League Rules & Policies

SPECIAL RULES

These rules supercede the standard WAKA RULES, but the standard rules apply to all situations not explicitly covered below.
  • No Bunting. A ball which is touched by the catcher prior to reaching the 1st-3rd base diagonal is considered a bunt and a foul ball.
  • 10 players only on defense.
  • Unlimited innings up to a 50 minute time limit. No new innings will begin after 50 minutes have elapsed.
  • A minimum of 4 women and 4 men are required to play in the field. This IS a standard WAKA policy but deviates from previous TX Republic policy, so is listed here for clarity.
  • If your team does not have 4 men or 4 women, you may take an "auto-out" at the end of the kicking lineup (each time through).  Only one auto-out will be allowed per game regardless of gender and your fielding limit will be reduced to nine players.  

LEAGUE POLICIES

  • Teams must consist of a MINIMUM of 14 players and a MINIMUM of 6 women. Groups that do not meet these minimum requirements will be combined with other groups and free agents at the discretion of the league manager.
  • Once a friend group reaches 8 players, it will secure a team spot and be able to select color preferences. Team shirt colors are on a first come first serve basis with no preference for seniority.
  • The season schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors beyond our control.
  • All players are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the RULES before play.
  • Paper forfeits will be assessed for violations of park policies. This means if anyone on your team is observed drinking alcohol, smoking, or allowing their dogs off-leash your team will be assessed a paper forfeit. 3 or more forfeits (paper and game combined) in a season will exclude a team from participating in the playoffs.
  • Each player may only register for one team in TX Republic.
  • Cleats are recommended but by no means required. Metal cleats are prohibited. Closed toed shoes must be worn during play.
  • Substitution players are permitted during the regular season, but subs may only be used to meet the minimum number of players requirement. All subs must be registered for the current season of TX Republic and no team may use more than two in a game. No substitute players will be allowed in the playoffs.
  • Verbal abuse of referees and players will not be tolerated, and repeat offenses will result in a the player being removed from the season of play without a refund.
  • TX Republic is about having fun playing a children's game, and as such there is a zero tolerance policy for fighting. Any physical altercation will result in the immediate ejection of all parties involved. Altercations in which punches are thrown will result in a 2 game suspension. Repeat offenses and extreme altercations will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may result in removal from the season of play without a refund.