Captains

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 45 minutes from the scheduled start time.

  • Any team that does not have a minimum of 3 females at the field or facility at game time shall loose an inning if 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.

  • Matches delayed by unforeseen circumstances will not have timed added. A match is considered official after 3 complete games.

  • WAKA provides the balls and cones. You must leave the dodgeballs on the court after your match.

  • 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 (for Outdoor Dodgeball):
Matches 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.


 

Team Rosters:

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

  • 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.

  • WAKA reserves the right to make the final decision on any players eligibility to play due to injury, illness or general safety concerns.

  • 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.