Captain's Responsibilities

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. Captain and Co-captains that do not follow these guidelines can and will be removed as a team captain and even suspended if there is a serious infraction.

Paper Forfeits:

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A paper forfeit results in a ¾ point deduction in the standings. 3 or more paper forfeits may result in your team not being eligible to play in the tournament at the discretion of the league.

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 50 minutes 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 lose an inning for every 5 minutes your team is 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.
* 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.
* A game will be recorded as a loss with a 12 run differential for any team(s) that forfeits a game after it starts if they declare a forfeit or are forfeited by WAKA such as in the case of a team unsportsmanlike conduct. (ie if the score is 6-0 at the time of forfeit it becomes 12-0. If the score is 8-2 the score becomes 14-2.)
In the case where an injury causes a team to not have enough players at some point past the start of the game will result in a 5-0 loss or the actual score at the time of the injury, if it was a larger run differential.
* Games delayed by lightning or other unforeseen circumstances will not have time added. A game is considered official after 3 complete innings.
* WAKA provides the bases and kickballs. You must leave the kickball on the pitcher’s mound after your game. If a team leaves it on the sidelines or removes it from the field, your team may receive a paper 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 manner. If multiple players are acting in an unsportsmanlike manner 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 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:

* All beverages must be in an opaque closed container. Absolutely no cans, glass bottles, or solo cups are allowed at the field. We suggest you get a bubba keg or insulated water bottles and pre-fill your beverages at home.
* Teams are responsible for throwing their trash in the garbage cans located at the fields (NO CANS OR BOTTLES!!!).
* 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.
* Anyone that violates these rules can expect to be suspended and the team may forfeit that game.

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.
* Only registered players who are on your 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. After week 2 of games, players not in the proper shirt will not be allowed to play.
* 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 player’s own risk. WAKA reserves the right to make the final decision on any player’s eligibility to play due to injury or illness.
* Game lineups are final at game start time. Late players should be added to the end of the roster. 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.

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.

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