The Prescott Senior Softball Association (PSSA) was founded in 1990. The first chairman was local resident Tom Tobin, who has since passed away. An annual senior softball slow-pitch tournament is held annually in May in his honor. The Organization is an Arizona non-profit corporation and is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors elected annually by the playing members. Current directors are listed here.
For the past several years, PSSA has consisted of approximately 200 softball players between the ages of 50 and 80+. Play is generally year-round and consists of three Leagues. The A League is generally made up of players ages 50-65 and is very competitive, the I League is slightly less competitive, and the B League is generally intended for players over the age of 70 and is more for pure recreation. However, there are some older players whose ability allows them to play in the A League, while some younger players new to the game or less competitive may play in the I or B Leagues.
Additionally, PSSA supports Tournament Teams in the 55+, 60+, 65+, and 70+ age groups. These teams participate in tournaments in Arizona in addition to New Mexico, California, Nevada and Utah. Regular-season league games are played every Monday and Thursday mornings at Pioneer Park (unless situations require the games to be moved elsewhere). The Cactus League begins in February. Players are assigned to teams and are evaluated as to playing ability during this period. In April, the Summer League managers actually draft their teams based on player evaluations during the Cactus League. The Summer League runs from mid-April to early September and consists of approximately 38 scheduled games per team. All teams are sponsored by local businesses and receive uniform shirts and caps. Following the regular summer season, a double elimination Championship Tournament is held in each League. From September through November PSSA schedules a Fall League, similar to the Cactus League. During December and January the heartiest players will meet and play pick-up games, weather permitting.
PSSA also sponsors a Summer Barbecue and a Fall Awards Banquet. New players interested in participating merely have to show up at Pioneer Park on Monday or Thursday mornings. They are assigned to a team as soon as the appropriate paperwork is completed.
PRESCOTT SENIOR SOFTBALL, INC.
P.O. BOX 11462
PRESCOTT, AZ 86301