Tidewater summer league

As of March 26, 2020, the league continues to be cautiously optimistic that the current precautionary measures that have been enacted to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 will have been successful and that our summer season will be able to move forward as scheduled.

At this time, the league continues to make preparations for the upcoming 2020 summer season. With the NCAA’s cancellation of the collegiate baseball season, we feel that summer baseball in 2020 is more important than ever, and the Tidewater Summer League is planning on another great season of summer baseball.

There are still a few roster spots available with a couple of our ball clubs, so interested players should get registered now to ensure they will have a place to play this summer. 


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. The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, and follow NCAA rules and regulations .

Founded in 1946 in Norfolk, VA and currently located in Virginia Beach, VA, the Tidewater Summer League 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.  More than a dozen of them have played in the Major Leagues, some earning All Star recognition, among other various awards, one winning the 2015 National League Batting Title (Michael Cuddyer) and two alum playing together and winning MLB’s 2019 World Series (Ryan Zimmerman & Daniel Hudson).

The Tidewater Summer League is regarded as one of the country’s top collegiate developmental leagues, focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience. Collegiate 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.

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.

At this time, player registration for the City League is closed, HOWEVER, local players and players who will be attending summer school at one of our local colleges or universities and do not need housing are invited to join one of our Premier League teams. Interested players can visit our player portal here.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946