Tidewater summer league


The Tidewater Summer League (est. 1946) combines experience, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to player development; with a high quality, well organized, competitive summer baseball program and the opportunity to spend part of your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

Founded in 1946 in Norfolk, VA and currently located in Virginia Beach, VA, the TSL has consistently delivered a great summer baseball experience for over 70 years. More than fifty of our former players have went on to play professional baseball,  and over a dozen of them have played in the Major Leagues, some earning All Star recognition, among other various awards, and one even winning the National League Batting Title. The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, and follow NCAA rules and regulations .

The TSL’s City Baseball League is regarded as one of the country’s top collegiate developmental leagues, offering a professional “spring training” type experience, focused on player development with daily work-outs designed to provide a solid daily baseball focused personal workout that will help players perform at the best every time the take the field. We recognize that consistency in your performance is determined by your daily personal work-outs, and the TSL’s City League has been organized by college and professional coaches and former MLB players to help collegiate players achieve their goals during our spring training style season.

Over 200 players from across the country join us each summer, representing NCAA Div 1, 2 & 3 schools, NJCAA schools, NAIA, NCCAA and NAICU schools, hailing from more than 30 different states, taking advantage of our training program and daily games. Housing and Meal plans are available for players not living in the Tidewater area, and the TSL remains focused on providing our players with a professionally ran summer baseball experience.

Learn more on our City League Page, click here.

In addition to our first class development division, the league is excited to announce that we have added the Premier Collegiate League to our summer baseball program. The Premier Collegiate League will feature top collegiate players from around the country, recommended by college coaches and professional scouts, providing players with a professional “minor league regular season” type experience. Players will stay with host families and play in great facilities filled with loyal and enthusiastic fans. Our teams are located within a close geographical area, reducing travel times to away games and providing players with additional time to work out, practice and enjoy their summer experience.

Learn more on our Premier League Page, click here.

Tidewater Summer League (formerly known as the Norfolk City League & Norfolk Summer League) has been fielding baseball teams across the greater Hampton Roads area for over 70 years. Our goal remains to provide quality playing and development opportunities for collegiate baseball players; to maintain a quality venue for area college coaches and professional scouts to evaluate potential prospects; to help connect collegiate programs and players; to provide a high quality, well organized platform that assists in helping to develop players, coaches, interns and umpires; to assist in the maintenance and improvements of our area fields and facilities; and to continue providing great family entertainment for our area’s baseball fans, as we have done since 1946.

Learn more about the league, it’s history and more, click here.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946