2/17/15 Board Meeting
1/28/15 General Meeting
1/09/15 Board Meeting
12/19/14 Board Meeting
11/20/14 General Meeting
11/7/14 Board Meeting
10/7/14 Board Meeting
9/15/14 Board Meeting
8/20/14 General Meeting
8/13/14 Board Meeting
7/23/14 Board Meeting
7/2/14 Board Meeting
6/4/14 Board Meeting
5/14/14 Board Meeting
5/7/14 General Meeting
4/30/14 Board Meeting
3/22/14 Board Meeting
3/15/14 Board Meeting
2/18/14 Board Meeting
2/5/14 Board Meeting
1/29/14 General Meeting

Announcements and News                      

 [New!]The Gold Country Senior Softball Association over 50 year old slow pitch softball league will be holding sign-ups and new player practices every Saturday morning in March  ( The 7th, 14th, 21st, and  28th), weather permitting.    All new players must attend and play at least one sign-up session.

The signups and practices will be held at Softball Field #2 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley from 9:00 am – 12 noon.   Bring your equipment to play.

Weekday league games are played on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday starting at 5:30pm.  Saturday league games are played on Saturday mornings starting at 9:00am.  The league plays from April through September.

Discover the fun and camaraderie of playing slow pitch softball with the “Boys of Summer” Gold Country Senior Softball Association.

[New!]A Celebration of Life for Merle Hackett is being held on Sunday, March 15 at the Fitness Center at 645 Eskaton Circle in Eskaton Village.  It will be a potluck and will be between 1:00 and 4:00. Everyone is invited to attend.

[New!]Board meeting previously scheduled for March 11, has been changed to 11:00 am, Friday, March 13, at Players Pizza in Penn Valley.

[New!]The 2015 Registration form is now available.  You may mail the form to the address shown on the form, or bring it to any of the Saturday sign-up sessions held in March.   Your completed registration and payment must be received by Saturday March 28 to be eligible for the draft.  Players registering after the draft will be placed on teams only when suitable vacancies are available.  NOTE:  All new players must attend and play at one of the March Sign-up sessions.

          2015 Registration in PDF format

          2015 Registration in Word format

[New!]The Rules of Play have been updated for the 2015 season.  Click here to see the new rules.

[New!]DREW REYNOLDS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT   The Penn Valley Rotary will sponsor the Drew Reynolds softball tournament for the second time this spring on May 23 & 24th. The tournament held previously in Grass Valley honors Drew Reynolds, a UPS driver killed by an impaired driver in 2004. Rotary will continue to use the proceeds to support drug awareness, prevention and recovery programs in our community. Sponsors and potential participants can find information on the tournament at http://www.playingfordrew.com/

[New!]Board meeting held February 17.  Click here for the minutes.

More Sad News.  Jan Juric passed away on February 4th while undergoing bypass surgery.  Jan’s Celebration of Life was held a Saturday, February 14th.    Jan played last year on the championship Tripps team.  He will be greatly missed by all his GCSSA friends.

Sad news.  We have been notified of the passing of one of our current members and two of our past members.  All three players had many friends in our organization, and will be sadly missed.

Tom Holland who played last season in the Saturday League on the AJA Video team was found dead at his home last October, apparently from complications of the cancer that he had been battling for years.  Tom had also played in the weeknight league before he started having health problems.

Merle Hackett, a veteran of the Weeknight and Saturday Leagues, passed away on January 27.  Merle had not played for several years, but was a frequent fan at the park for GCSSA games.

Dennis Cole, who had played years ago in the Weeknight league and the winter basketball league, passed away several days ago.  Dennis had been fighting cancer for the past few years while caring for his wife Darleen.

General Meeting held January 28th, at Buttermaker's Cottage in Western Gateway Park.  Click here to see the minutes.

For anyone interested, Steve Burnett will hold practice every Saturday in January and February at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting, at Western Gateway Park.  Come out and knock the cobwebs off and get ready for April.

Batting practice will continue through the off season on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am weather permitting.  Marty Richardson will be the primary person for running the practice.

Board seated for 2015 season.   Dan House is  Board President.   Other officers are:  Vice President - Steve Burnett;   Secretary - Ray Patton;  Treasurer - John Stillwell;  Sgt. at Arms - Greg Marshall;  Asst. Secretary - Richard Eacobacci;  Asst. Treasurer - Tony Clark. 

The website email address has changed.  The new address is gcssasoftball@gmail.com.

Volunteers are still needed to learn how to save lives using our AED (defibrillator).  After completing  the necessary training,  you would be qualified to come to the aid of a fellow senior player on the ball field who may be suffering a serious cardiac event.  Please contact any board member if you are interested.


Minutes from Recent Board and General Meetings


February 17, 2015


January 28, 2015


January 9, 2015


December 19, 2014


November 20, 2014


November 7, 2014


October 7, 2014


September 15, 2014


August 20, 2014


August 13, 2014


July 23, 2014


July 2, 2014


June 4, 2014


May 14, 2014


May 7, 2014


April 30, 2014


March 22, 2014


March 15, 2014


February 18, 2014


February 5. 2014


January 29, 2014




 Just click on any link below to select a  previously issued newsletter .

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Media Coverage of Gold Country Senior Softball Association 


The Union   (Must have a Union log-on ID to read the full articles.)

Senior Softball League like no other by Walter Ford  7/12/14

Senior Softball All-Stars 7/9/14

Young at Heart  (7/10/13)

Stars go Supernova  (7/13/12)

Senior Sluggers: Gold Country Senior Softball All-Star Game   (8/23/11)


Timeless Articles

 Article contributed by Larry Clark about Yankee Stadium


Touchdown Productions:

DVD videos of the 2012 All Star games, and All-Star games of previous years, can be ordered from Touchdown Productions.  Contact sales@touchdownproductions.com       



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