2019 Season Info

2019 SEASON INFORMATION

The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball 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.

Teams will be scheduled to play 30 games, including a 27 game regular season and three guaranteed games in the post season Postove Cup Championship Tournament, plus our annual All-Star Game. Games are 9 innings in length, played on high quality fields, with a 3-man crew of collegiate umpires.

Both “roster limits” and “pitch count restrictions/days rest” rules will be strictly enforced to maximize playing opportunities and player safety. The season will run from June 2nd – July 10th, 2019. Professionally ran by experienced league administrators who have over 50 years of combined summer league management experience.

For player’s not living in the Virginia Beach area, the league offers an outstanding housing option. For an additional fee, players can stay in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University, 2 players per room, and receive two meals per day in the dining hall and have access to all campus amenities, including the weight room and baseball training facilities (Visit our Housing page for more information).

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2019 SEASON IMPORTANT DATES

  • 6/2/19 – Player Check In (for players staying in the dorms)
  • 6/3/19 – Report Day – All Players – League Meeting & Practice Day
  • 6/4/19 – Opening Day – Regular Season Begins
  • 6/4/19 – 6/12/19 – Games played daily
  • 6/13/19 – League Scheduled OFF DAY
  • 6/14/19 – 6/22/19 – Game played daily
  • 6/23/19 – League Scheduled OFF DAY
  • 6/24/19 – 7/2/19 – Games played daily
  • 7/2/19 – Regular Season Ends
  • 7/3/19 – League Scheduled OFF DAY
  • 7/4/19 – ALL-STAR GAME
  • 7/5/19 – 7/8/19 – POSTOVE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
  • 7/5/19 – 7/7/19 – Bracket Play – Round Robin Format
  • 7/8/19 – Championship Game
  • 7/9/19 – Player Check Out (last day to check out for players staying in the dorms)

PLAYERS WHO WILL BE FLYING INTO VIRGINIA BEACH:

Players who will be flying into Virginia Beach should use Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Players should arrive on Sunday, June 2, 2019 and depart either Monday, July 8, 2019 (afternoon or evening departure time) or Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (early or morning departure). The league will be running a shuttle to pick up and drop off players from the airport.

LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

  • “Collegiate” players* are eligible.*current NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA athletes who have eligibility remaining in accordance with NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA regulation;
  • “Rookie” players*are eligible. *players who [1] have graduated from HS the same calendar year as the summer season; [2] will be attending college and playing collegiate baseball for the upcoming season; 
  • “Veteran” players*are eligible. *players who [1] have graduated from college the same calendar year as the summer season, but have exhausted their remaining eligibility to play NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA; [2] have not signed a professional contract in the game of baseball; 

LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Located in Virginia Beach, VA;
  • Games played on some of the best fields in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake;
  • 3-man crew of experienced collegiate umpires for all regular season and post season games, (Eastern Officials Association);
  • 26-man rosters– to ensure maximum playing opportunities;
  • League carries $ 1 Million Liability Insurance;
  • $25,000 Supplemental Medical Insurance (per occurrence);
  • Baseballs, Team Equipment, Jerseys, Hat, Socks & Belts* provided;
  • Experienced Coaches dedicated to player development;
  • Live game feeds, with league, team and player stats & standings via Game Changer;
  • Live internet broadcast of select games via Facebook and/or Twitter;
  • Each team will be scheduled to play 30 games, including a 27 game regular season schedule, and 3 games guaranteed in the Post Season Championship Tournament.
  • Annual All-Star Game ;
  • All league games are 9 innings;
  • League sponsored Direct Player Support Raffle, to help offset summer baseball expenses for our members (details below);
  • Discounts on great hotels in the Virginia Beach area through our league’s lodging partner LTD Hospitality for family and friends;

*PLEASE NOTE:

  1. baseball pants are NOT provided by the league or teams. It is the responsibility of each player to bring their own baseball pants (1 pair white & 1 pair grey);
  2. While each team will have a few composite wood bats available for use by the team, individual player bats are NOT provided by the league or teams. If desired, it is the responsibility of each player to provide himself with an adequate supply of bats for their personal use throughout the season;
  3. Housing/Meal Plan is NOT included in league membership fees. See our Housing Info page for additional information;

LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP FEES:

Pitchers Only: $700.00 

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season, including baseball related expenses.* (*see above)

WITH HOUSING: add $550.00, for a total of $1,250.00

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season and housing in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University, staying 2 per room.

WITH THE MEAL PLAN*: add $450.00, for a total of $1,700.00

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season, housing in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University, staying 2 per room, and 2 meals per day in the dining hall (breakfast & lunch).

*Meal Plan and Lodging are a package, and must be purchased together. Total Cost of Lodging & Meal Plan is $1,000.00 and includes all taxes and fees.

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Position players, hitters & two-way players: $1,100.00 

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season, including baseball related expenses.* (*see above)

WITH HOUSING*: add $550.00, for a total of $1,650.00

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season and housing in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University, staying 2 per room.

WITH THE MEAL PLAN*: add $450.00, for a total of $2,100.00

for a 30 game collegiate summer league season, housing in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University, staying 2 per room, and 2 meals per day in the dining hall (breakfast & lunch).

*Meal Plan and Lodging are a package, and must be purchased together. Total Cost of Lodging & Meal Plan is $1,000.00 and includes all taxes and fees.

 *see our Housing page for information regarding our Housing/Meal Plan

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Direct Player Support Raffle

To help offset the cost of summer baseball related expenses, and to increase playing opportunities for all collegiate players, the league offers our members the opportunity to participate in our “Direct Player Support Raffle”. There is no cost for players to participate in this raffle, and is available to ALL league members.

This is a league sponsored “Direct Player Support” Raffle, with a top prize of $2,000.00 and a total prize package of $4,000.00 (see below). Raffle tickets sell for $20.00 each, and participating members will be sent an amount of raffle tickets equal to the cost of their summer baseball membership expenses, including housing/meal plan if applicable.

For players who would like to participate in the raffle, once they have completed the registration process, the league will send their raffle tickets, which they can sell to both recoup their initial investment in summer baseball, and provide the funding to help pay some or all of the  remaining balance of their membership expenses, including housing/meal plan expenses, if applicable, depending on the total number of raffle tickets actually sold.

For players who pay their summer baseball expenses in full, they will be able to sell the raffle tickets  and simply keep the proceeds from the sales, allowing them to recoup some or all of their summer baseball expenses; as they would turn in only the completed ticket stubs, which contains the purchaser’s information, depending on the total number of raffle tickets actually sold.

While players are not required to sell these raffle tickets, the league offers our players the opportunity to participate in our league’s “Direct Player Support” Raffle to help offset the cost of league membership and housing fees. If a player sells all his raffle tickets, he will essentially be playing, and staying, for free. Parents and family members are eligible to enter and win.

PRIZES:

  1. Place: $2,000.00
  2. Place: $1,000.00
  3. Place: $300.00
  4. Place: $100.00
  5. Place: $100.00
  6. Place: $100.00
  7. Place: $100.00
  8. Place: $100.00
  9. Place: $100.00
  10. Place: $100.00
  • Drawing will be August 1, 2019.
  • Purchaser does not need to be present to win.

Partial Work Scholarships

There are a limited number of Partial Work Scholarships available for players who are interested in working with the league part time during the summer season (we work around your games, practices and team workouts).

Players can commit to working with our facilities maintenance staff and/or our guest services staff, and in turn will receive a credit that will be applied to their membership fees, equal to $10.00 per hour worked.

These partial work scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis, and are very limited.

At this time, all work scholarships have been awarded.

Please email the league directly to learn more about any of our financial assistance programs at tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com.

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Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946