Small Group Corner

Team Captain Responsibilities:

Age Requirement

Roster Information

Online Player Orientation


Referee Fees

Equipment and Field Set-up

Score Updates


Age Requirement:

  • All players must be 18 years or older in order to be able to play.

  • Small group members are responsible for knowing if their group members are old enough to play in our leagues. Any small group found with and underage player(s) on the field/roster will have the player in question removed immediately as well as a one game suspension issued to the small group members for the following game


Roster Information


  • Recruit teammates that are fun, social, and put people before the game

  • Small groups will be placed in combination with Individual (solo) players to create “House Teams”

  • Payment for Registration for the Small Groups (also see Small Group Registration instruction page)

  • Have all team members create an account an completely register on the Player Management System

  • Avoid forfeits and fees by having players RSVP for each game on the Player Management System

  • Find subs for games when players are short (Subs must register prior to the game. No subs allowed in Playoff and Championship Games)

  • Roster Checks:

    • Starting with the first game after the close of registration, all players will be required to bring photo ID’s to each game.  If you feel a team has an illegal player, you must notify us via text on the emergency line (254-307-2052) prior to the start of the game.  Once the game has been started, roster checks can no longer be honored unless a player arrives to the game late.  Please note, both teams will automatically be roster checked should a request be made.

    • Players not on the roster or registered as a sub will result in an automatic loss​ of the game

    • No subs are allowed in playoffs or championships

    • No player can be registered after the close of registration

    • Player that can no longer play due to job schedule change, injury, etc will receive a prorated league credit 

Online Player Orientation




Players are responsible for showing sportsmanship during the game, including:

  • Managing the actions of the themselves and small group members

  • Bringing up concerns with the opponent in a respectful manner to the House Team Captain

  • Working with TXSportsWaco office on all sportsmanship issues and follow-up

  • Reading the Overly Aggressive Player section of the rules for the sport




Referee Fees

Payments: Officials must be paid prior to the start of the game. League officials reserve the right to cancel/forfeit game play due to non-payment.

All games will be officiated by referees, umpires, and monitors coordinated by TXSports Waco (unless indicated on the league registration page). Compensation for officials is to be provided by participants on-site before the game starts for the services they provide as independent contractors.  The recommended payment method is Venmo, a FREE mobile exchange services allowing account holders to send and receive money using their smartphones.  Officials will not start a game until fees are paid in full; they reserve the right to cancel/forfeit a game due to non-payment.  If a team forfeits, the team that forfeits is responsible for payment of both teams’ fee in order to remain eligible to participate in subsequent weeks (Captain will be invoiced/billed). You will be notified at the beginning of the season the exact league fees.

Payment Guidelines: Below are some tips to help make paying Officals’ fees fast and easy to help games get underway as soon as possible!

  • All TXSports Waco officials will have Venmo accounts making transactions very convenient and eliminates the need to carry/collect cash.

  • Prior to the start of the season, captains or a voluntary/elected team representative can collect fees on a per-player basis in a Venmo account for the entire season or multiple weeks in advanced if a team expects steady attendance.

  • When seasonal fees are collected internally by a team in a Venmo account, players can easily send and receive their individual weekly amounts of total team fees requiring one single transaction with the official each week.

  • Teams can choose to have weekly fees paid in an equal amount per player based on actually weekly attendance (pay to play) OR by number of total roster positions (pay your weekly share whether you play or not as a committed rostered player - RECOMMENDED BY TXSPORTS WACO to encourage healthy attendance and also in the event of a forfeit).

  • Fees can be paid in any combination of Venmo funds or cash, no personal checks will be accepted.

Below is a breakdown of officials’ fees paid per team, per game.



If only 1 official is present, the official fee is $12.50/Team







Indoor Volleyball

$10/Team (For Leagues with Official Referee)

Sand Volleyball

$7.50/Team (For Leagues with Official Referee)

Indoor Soccer

$10/Team (For Leagues with Official Referee)

Outdoor Soccer


**Basketball, Football, and Soccer will have 2 officials. In the event there is ONLY 1 official, a discount will be provided as noted above.

Equipment and Field Set -up

  • Captains are responsible for bringing required equipment to each game

  • Required Equipment will be listed on the League Registration page


Score Updates

  • Scores sometimes are entered incorrectly on accident, Captains can email to request and update at least 24 hours prior to the next game.



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