Captains Responsibilities

WAKA Captains Information:

All WAKA team captains are approved by WAKA on the basis that they understand & agree to the guidelines listed below. Our primary goal is to make sure all players have fun and stay safe in our social athletic organization. Captains and Co-captains that don't agree to or abide by the guidelines can be removed as a team captain or suspended if there is a serious infraction.


Paper Forfeits:
A paper forfeit results in a ¾ point deduction in the standings. At WAKA's discretion teams with 2 or more paper forfeits may not be eligible to play in the league and national tournament.


Referee Duty:
Each team is required to send referees as per the league schedule. Captains need to make arrangements for your refs to be at the game and on time. If your team misses ref duty you will receive a paper forfeit. It is expected that teams will send qualified referee's who have read and understand the rule book.


Game Start Time, Equipment & Forfeit Policy:

  • Games are required to start on time and last no more than 1 hour from the scheduled start time.

  • Any team that does not have a minimum of 4 females and 4 males at the field at game time shall loose an inning of kicking for every 5 minutes you are not ready. After 15 minutes the game is a forfeit, you may scrimmage but the game will show as a 5-0 loss. Teams may not negotiate deals. Individual leagues may have a variation of this as set by the local representative.

  • A game will be recorded as a 5–0 loss for any team(s) that forfeits a game prior to the actual start of the game such as in the case where you do not have enough players.

  • Any regular season game, where a team is losing by 12 or more after the 3rd inning is considered complete and the score is official. You may scrimmage past that point but the score shall not change.

  • 10 minutes of the hour of play must remain in order to begin an inning.  If less than 10 minutes remain, and an inning has just been completed (meaning the home team has kicked), the game is over.

  • Games delayed by lightning or other unforeseen circumstances will not have timed added. A game is considered official after 3 complete innings.

  • WAKA provides the bases and kickball’s. You must leave the kickball and bases at home plate after the 8pm game.

  • Captains are required to reply back to your reps email request for the final game score within 48 hours. Otherwise the game may be marked as a forfeit.


Rain-outs:
Games that need to be made up will be replayed at the end of the regular season and in the order that they occur. Sometimes parks may not have any available makeup dates and the season may have to be shortened.


Sportsmanship:
Captains are responsible for the conduct of themselves and their players. WAKA can and will suspend players who violate the rules or do not act in a sportsmanlike manor. If multiple players are acting in an unsportsmanlike manor the game will result in a forfeit.

Teams that intentionally run out the game clock in the late innings by not taking the field in a reasonable amount of time etc may have their game ruled a forfeit. 

Only Captains and Co-Captains can "Discuss" calls with a referee. Please keep discussion of calls short as you will only lose out on game time.


Park Rules: 
Absolutely no glass or kegs are allowed at the field.

  • Teams are responsible for properly throwing their trash away after the game.

  • Pets are allowed but you must clean up after them.

  • Security, lock you car and keep anything of value in your trunk where it cannot be seen.

  • The above rules also apply to your guests and you are responsible for them.


Team Rosters:

  • Captains must have a copy of their official WAKA roster on hand at all times.

  • WAKA may add players to your team as needed for a maximum of 26 players. WAKA also may have a minimum requirement such as 8 females per team.

  • Only registered players who are on your official WAKA roster may play.

  • WAKA will conduct random roster checks and illegal players will result in a forfeit, the captain being suspended and possibility of not being eligible to play in the tournament rounds.

  • All players must wear an official WAKA shirt for that league and it must be the correct team color.

  • Players wearing a cast or walking boot (moon boot) are not eligible to play. Knee braces, ace bandages and wrist casts are acceptable but only at the players own risk. Pregnant women past the 1st trimester is an unnecessary risk and there-for not eligible to play. WAKA reserves the right to make the final decision on any players eligibility to play due to injury, illness or general safety concerns.

  • Game lineups are final at game start time. Late players should be added to the end of the roster and may only play if the team has not gone thorough the lineup yet. If a player misses his/her spot in the lineup and does not kick they are officially out of the game.

  • All players are entitled to an equal amount of playing time as WAKA "owns" the team rights not the captain.


League Bar & Parties:
WAKA is a social organization and fully expects team captains to encourage their players to visit the official league bar and attend the parties. Our bars serve non alcoholic drinks and food for those who choose not to drink.


Help Us Help You:
WAKA urges captains & players to discuss with your league representative any issues that we need to know about. General safety and player satisfaction is our most important goal.

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