Tips & Tricks for Using SPA News

To help our readers make the best use of the SPA News site, we offer the following tips:


1.    There are many pages of articles written and posted on this site (5 articles to a page).  To move through the pages, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select the page that you would like to view, or select the Next or Previous post buttons.

2.    To Email an article to the address of your choice, Click on the “E-mail” action at the end of the article, and an email will automatically be generated using the email program on your computer. 

3.    To return to the opening page of news, just Click on the “Softball Players Association” Title at the top of each page.

4.    To read all of the articles about a particular Age Division, Click on that age in the “Tag cloud” area on the right side of the page, or in the Actions area at the bottom of each article.

5.    To read all of the articles about a particular Classification, Click on that age in the “Tag cloud” area on the right side of the page.

6.    To read all of the articles written by a particular author, Click on the author’s name at the top of the article. 

7.    To read all of the articles posted in a particular month, Click on that month in the “Month List” area on the right side of the page.  Likewise, to view all of the articles posted on a particular day, Click on that day on the Calendar.

8.    You may rate an article, by clicking on the stars at the bottom of the article, with 1 star being the lowest and 5 stars the highest rating. 

9.    To submit an article for publishing on the SPA News page, simply Email the text and any pictures, etc, to or choose "Contact Us" on the right side of any News Page.  Submitted articles will be reviewed, edited, and when selected published to the page.

10.  While comments are welcome via Email to , as well as through the "Contact Us" selection on the right side of each page, the "comments" features mentioned otherwise on this page have been disabled, and are reserved for future use.

About the Editor

Ho Hoffman of Wadsworth,Ohio is a sports writer for the Medina (Ohio) Gazette daily newspaper. Hoffman also has been playing competitive softball for nearly sixty years and 3,000 games starting in the adult fast pitch leagues as a teenager and continuing through into today's 70's senior division.  

Hoffman for the past twenty years has also been playing on senior softball travel teams. In addition, he along with Red Bole are the tournament directors of the highly successful SPA Ohio Buckeye Classic June senior softball tournament which last year drew 77 teams, in the 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75 AA and AAA only divisions. 

He is also married. He and his wife Sue have three sons who are also active in softball and baseball. The youngest Matt plays adult slo-pitch softball, Mike plays Roy Hobbs 40-and over baseball and Marc is the founder, owner and president of U.S. Baseball Academy, the nation's largest baseball training program.


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