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Tue Oct 26 2021

Senior Softball - Dome Ball Update

Oct 26, 2021, 2:44 PM


Hi all,


Almost time to turn the clocks back and turn the calendar forward to November which means it’s time to start thinking about winter, snow, and the start of the 2021-2022 Senior Dome Softball season. At this time, the dome committee has been in contact with Michael Sheggeby, the RCTC dome director, to find out when setup for the dome should take place and what COVID protocols may be in place once the dome is up. When we do have these answers from Michael, we will be sending out an email survey to determine the number of players we will have for Mondays, Wednesdays, and possible Fridays in the dome. (Very) Preliminary conversation with Michael is pointing to an early to mid-December starting date.


We will be operating the league in the same format we have used in previous years. Mondays and Fridays (if we have enough players sign up for Fridays) will consist of a batting practice followed by a scrimmage/game for all who choose to play. These days will be more for the senior recreational players looking to stay active through the winter months.


Wednesdays will again consist of drafted teams playing scheduled games with a short warmup/batting practice taking place before the first game. Players wanting to play in the Wednesday league games will declare themselves eligible to be drafted for each session, and the season will be split up into several sessions with a draft taking place prior to each session. In the same manner as the RMSS summer league, the Senior Dome Softball winter league will focus on fun, fitness and fellowship.


Players will be required to fill out and submit a player registration/waiver form prior to participating in practices or games. Attached is a pdf file of the player registration/waiver document. This document may be completed and then returned as per the instructions shown on the bottom of the page.


I am looking forward to seeing all of you in the dome soon! Also looking forward to another fun and successful Senior Dome Softball season!


Jim Goodman

Update

Thu Jul 15 2021

Senior Softball

6:48 AM (4 hours ago)


to Randy, bcc: me


I wanted to thank everyone for helping out to celebrate our 15th anniversary of RMSS playing softball in Rochester.


Special congratulations to Dave Warnke, Jim Cook & Bob Adams for receiving Life Achievement Trophy/Award at our picnic yesterday.


Next Monday we start our 3rd session of playing softball & Wednesday July 21st., we play at Bear Cave Park in Stewartville. 

When you come into Stewartville take a right by Strikers Corner (bowling alley/restaurant), might be a different name (new owners).

If you go by the Dairy Queen on the left you went too far. Give yourself a little extra time for getting to the park on Wednesday. McQuillan Park is booked for a tournament, that's why we cannot use it.


Everyone have a great safe weekend and see you next Monday.

Randy Kahl

RMSS Coordinator

Upadate

Sun Jul 11 2021

Senior Softball

4:29 PM (2 hours ago)


Time for our first post- Covid RMSS summer season picnic -> after July 14 (end of Session 2 games). We’ll include recognition of our 15th year “in business.”

Let’s Celebrate and see if anyone can share some of their experiences over the past 15 years of being associated with our RMSS league. Significant others, friends and family are also invited to the picnic.

Since our board is out of practice with hosting picnics, we are going with “minimal” preparation and cleanup efforts for this picnic. Our “main course” will be pizza slices. See below what the RMSS league itself will provide (including 15 Years Anniversary Cake).

RMSS itself provides:

·  Pizzas for “main course!”

·  15 Years Anniversary Cake

·  Buckets of Ice Cream, Ice Cream Scoops

·  Bottles of water bottles and cans of soda

·  Coolers with ice for water and soda

·  Hand sanitizer

·  Napkins, paper plates and bowls, plastic forks, spoons. and knives

·  Garbage bags

Important:

1. League players associated with each Team or League Sponsor (i.e., those who asked for/received team/league sponsorship money) are asked to invite their sponsor contacts to the McQUILLAN Fields Shelter at approximately 11:15 AM. We will have a short ceremony expressing our appreciation of their support.  They are invited to share our food and beverages.

2. Iffff you know how to contact some now “re-tired” RMSSers, please invite them.

3. FYI, we did have a positive case of COVID by one of our players, so inform anyone with little kids.

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Session 2 Picnic

Fri Jun 25 2021

July 14, 2021, End of Session 2 Picnic ANNOUNCEMENT


Senior Softball

Fri, Jun 25, 10:47 AM (1 day ago)


Time for our first post- Covid RMSS summer season picnic -> after July 14 (end of Session 2 games). We’ll include recognition of our 15th year “in business.”


Let’s Celebrate and see if anyone can share some of their experiences over the past 15 years of being associated with our RMSS league. Significant others, friends and family are also invited to the picnic.


Since our board is out of practice with hosting picnics, we are going with “minimal” preparation and cleanup efforts for this picnic. Our “main course” will be pizza slices. RMSS players are asked to bring side dishes. See below what the RMSS league itself will provide (including 15 Years Anniversary Cake) and what league players are asked to provide.


RMSS itself provides:

·  Pizzas for “main course!”

·  15 Years Anniversary Cake

·  Buckets of Ice Cream, Ice Cream Scoops

·  Bottles of water bottles and cans of soda

·  Coolers with ice for water and soda

·  Hand sanitizer

·  Napkins, paper plates and bowls, plastic forks, spoons. and knives

·  Garbage bags


RMSS PLAYERS provide:

·  Side dishes, preferably non-desserts

·  Their own alcoholic beverages


Important:

1. League players associated with each Team or League Sponsor (i.e., those who asked for/received team/league sponsorship money) are asked to invite their sponsor contacts to the McQUILLAN Fields Shelter at approximately 11:15 AM. We will have a short ceremony expressing our appreciation of their support.  They are invited to share our food and beverages.


2. Iffff you know how to contact some now “re-tired” RMSSers, please invite them.


3. FYI, right now, based upon experience with most recent years’ picnics, we don’t plan on any after eating picnic activities. Most folks had left soon after dessert was over.


Chuck Brand Jim Cook Randy Kahl

Update

Sat May 22 2021

Comming events (approximate)

  • 2-June:  Draft for session 2

  • 7-June:  Last (position) games Sesion 1

  • 4-June:  Rosters on Web

  • 5-June:  Schedule on Web

  • 9-June:  Session 2 start

Update

Thu Apr 29 2021

The website is moving


The current ISP/Web development environment vendor; WEBs is moving to a different platform. This change has prompted a switch to a new vendor; WIX. The transition of the website will occur over the next month or so. There will likely be some inconvenience during the change, but I will do everything I can to make sure the information you need is available.


Stay tuned.


Joe Koerner

Website/technology director

Update

Sat Feb 06 2021

Hopefully 2021 is more promising - No Guarantees 


We expect to continue using our COVID-19 Pandemic Protocol at least until the end of June or the rest of the summer. For right now our league will start on Monday May 3rd & end on Monday September 27th, hopefully for a total of 40 games. 


While there will be a continue risk of contracting COVID-19 and hopefully most of us can be vaccinated. We believe softball being a outdoor sport and we follow COVID-19 protocols, that Senior Softball can be safe as possible 


Please check out everything on our website and our league is looking forward to seeing everyone out on the softball field - spread the word, all are welcome! 


Randy Kahl RMSS Coordinator

Update

Wed Jan 20 2021

Dome Season is under way.

Update

Mon Jul 06 2020

For 2020 all players must have signed a registration form documenting they have read and will follow the RMSS COVID-19 guidelines as documented here before participating in any RMSS practice or game.  The COVID-19 guidelines are also available under the More tab.

The first RMSS practice will be Wed. July 8th & continue on Monday July 13th & Wed. July 15th, starting at 8:30 AM.  You will be able to register at one of the practices.

The deadline for registrations is 11am on Wed July 15

We will determine the number of teams based on player registrations.  On Wed. July 15th we will have a draft (players & teams) after practice. League games will then start on the following Monday, July 20.  We plan to have 2 sessions this season.

We need a volunteer for an Assistant (Field) Coordinator.  This person is responsible for field/equipment set up and take down and other  game day field activities, such as pool player assignments

Practicing before game time is your option, just be ready to play 15 minutes before the game starts. Batting practice, limit 10 balls per batter, sanitize balls etc. Game time, on deck player picks up batted players bat by barrell & returns it to the batting rack. If the pitcher or anyone else decides to move the pitching screen, they need to sanitize the area touched. Please look over the COVID-19 plan again, before playing!

We will have a player league meeting before the first official game starts.  All board members & myself will be out front to go over details.

If we end up with only 3 teams due to numbers, the board has approved a option for playing similar to one used at Dome Ball.

Play 3 games per day (each team plays 2 games)

Games at 9,10,and 11

No new inning after 50 minutes

Play 2 innings, 2 innings, then 1 thereafter (flip flop-team on defense would stay out for 2 innings)

All games on Field 3- batting practice for 1 team on Field 3, 1 team on Field 4, for the 9am game.  The team with their 1st game at 10am can use Field 4 for warm up/batting practice.  The team not playing at 11am can use Field 4 for warm up/batting practice.

Thanks for being patient during this ongoing pandemic.

Randy Kahl

RMSS Coordinator

Update

Sun Mar 15 2020

Based on the ongoing and increasing Coronavirus (COVID-19) urgency and measures being taken at a World-Wide level, your RCTC Dome Directors are cancelling the rest of the dome season starting on Monday - 3/16/2020 until further notice. 


We fully agree that this the responsible and prudent action to take especially considering the ages of our players. The Directors will keep you aware of any new RCTC Dome happenings.


BUT - the news is not all bad and Spring Ball and recruiting for players will start soon. Here are some key dates pertinent to Spring and Summer Ball. We can use your help in the recruiting efforts and results which will determine if we have 6 or 8 teams to start the season.