For most teams ssusa really is nothing more then a three or at most four tourney per year thing.
The senior teams I have played with for the last 12 years averaged flying out to play once per year (because we are well located) but i would guess on average the senior teams might fly to two or three events.
IF...usssa can achieve a programs that mirrors ssusa in most cases on division rankings/team make up and playing rules they would be heading in the right direction.
if I was in Hall’s position the first thing I would do is forget about the west and concentrate on growing the east of texas program. once usssa makes their program viable in the eastern half of the country... the money teams from the west will follow.
also...Hall should start by putting most of usssa’s effort into the 40 program.. the 40, and maybe 50s guys know usssa well get them hooked on senior utrip and everyone else will age into it..40s will become 50s... 50s will become 55s . it should be long term not a fast money thing.
How can usssa do that..run 40 and maybe 50 qualifying for worlds tourneys in conjunction of the elite conference tourneys during the season starting saturday night/sunday morning. as an example..I am sure Maryville has empty fields starting saturday night...and a field at Sandy sits empty pretty early sunday morning.
i am disappointed that it seems as though the senior conference is taking up so much usssa effort...then again..that’s what the ex elite players know...unfortunately..we have seen how great taking care of the elite has worked in helpingbthe participation numbers in AA, A and B..
I wish USSSA success in seniors, and would love to see them succeed.