Captains Responsibilities

ATLANTIC LEAGUE

Captain’s Responsibilities

Being a Captain has certain obligations that each team Captain must agree to.

Failure to abide by Captain responsibilities may result in any of the following actions at the discretion of WAKA:
* Removal from the Captains position
* Automatic game forfeits
* Game suspension

Each Captain must attend the mandatory Captain’s call held prior to the beginning of the season. More info will be routed to Captains once teams are formed.

Player Management
- All players on your roster are entitled to play an equal amount of time. You may not bench someone in favor of other players.
- Your final roster is set by the league and may have as many as 26 players.
- Make sure you and your players know the rules.
- Encourage your team to go to the sponsor bar regularly after games and attend other social events throughout the season.
- Remember, WAKA is more of a social organization than a competitive sports league.

Beverage Policy
- St Nicholas Park DOES NOT allow alcohol at the field.
- Failure for players to abide by this rule could result in loss of the field.
- Anyone seen with an open container, either clearly visible in their car or on the field, will be immediately asked to leave the park.
- Continued violations will result in permanent removal of the player from the league and / or team forfeits.
- No cans or bottles.
- All trash leaves with you. Fines will be imposed by the park for excessive trash.

Ref Responsibilities
- Each team has ref responsibilities for an equal amount of games throughout the season.
- Failure to provide refs will results in penalties for your team, including forfeits.
- Please provide players are that knowledgeable with WAKA rules.
- Players planning to ref should be on time and help to start the game at the designated playing time.

Games
- Last 6 innings OR 1 hour -- which ever comes first.
- At game start time, your team must have the minimum number of players (8 players consisting of 4 girls / 4 guys).
- Each game allows for a 15 minute grace period following game start time.
- If after 15 minutes, your team does not have the required minimum number of players, the game is a forfeit.
- As always, there are issues that may cause a delay in the start of the game which is understood. However, players arriving late is not one of them.

Conduct / Ref Interaction
- You are responsible for the conduct of your team and players at all times while at the park.
- Any harassment of other players, WAKA representatives, or referees must be dealt with immediately.
- Only Captains and named co Captains can "discuss" a call with a referee

Weekly Communication
- Ensure that your team is aware of the schedule and regularly checks the website for updates.
- Email your team a day or two prior to game day to remind players of the start time and field you are playing on.
- You are responsible for making sure that you have players available, on the field, and on time for games they are scheduled to referee.
- Help the newer players with strategy & tips.
- Captains need to prepare a lineup prior to game start time and provide a copy to the Captain of the team you are playing.

Ghost Man on Third - Weekly Game Recaps
- Each season, Atlantic league publishes a weekly newsletter called the "Ghost Man on Third," or GMOT.
- Each Captain, or their designee, is required to provide game recaps each week to the GMOT editor.
- Failure to provide two consecutive recaps will result in point deductions and could affect standing for the season.

Field Setup
- You may be asked to help set-up fields if you have the early game and take them down for the late game.
- Try and get your players involved with the league, join the board, send in photos etc.

Most importantly, Captains should be team leaders and encourage fun on and off the field.

Have fun, and have a great season!

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