TIDEWATER COLLEGIATE SUMMER BASEBALL LEAGUE
The TSL provides college baseball players the opportunity to participate in a highly competitive, well organized, collegiate, summer, baseball league during the summer months, and gain valuable playing experience after the college season has ended.
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 50 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 Collegiate Summer Baseball League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, playing games in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area. As one of the country’s top developmental leagues, the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League remains focused on providing our players with a professionally ran summer playing experience.
Our 9 inning games are played on quality fields; using experienced, collegiate umpires, collegiate quality baseballs & equipment, for the purpose of providing a high quality environment for our players to continue to develop their baseball skills during the summer months.
The Tidewater Summer League provides a “spring training” style environment, where daily lifting, strength & conditioning, hitting, throwing and fielding work outs are combined with a competitive baseball game, providing our players with consistent, quality work outs that promote development and growth, and that work is reinforced and evaluated daily during the games played.
We are led by our experienced coaching, whose shared goals are focused on helping develop college baseball players. Our outstanding coaching staff has decades of experience helping collegiate student/athletes develop and include current and former head coaches and assistant coaches from NCAA Div. I, Div. II, Div. III, NJCAA, NAIA, NCCAA; current and former professional baseball scouts; and former professional and collegiate players who have the experience and knowledge to help players take the next step in their development.
To ensure our members get the most from their summer baseball experience, roster limits are strictly enforced, as are the league’s strict “pitch count/days rest” rules for pitchers; providing maximum playing opportunities, while ensuring the health and safety of all of our league members.
College summer leagues have played a role in the careers of many current and former professional baseball players, providing them the opportunity to improve their skills and understanding of the game, while gaining invaluable experience that helped with both their collegiate and professional careers.
Not 100% sure about where you will be playing college baseball for the next school year – each summer, Junior College Players & other players looking to transition to a new school have been able to parlay their summer baseball experience into a new collegiate playing opportunity. Our league is “watched” by dozens of great collegiate programs.
Extended Summer Playing Opportunities – Also, each summer, once our season has ended, several of our league’s top players receive invitations to join other teams in some outstanding summer league’s whose season run into early August, such as the Coastal Plain League, the Texas Collegiate League, the Valley League, the Perfect Game League & the Northwoods League.
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.
Visit our League Info page for more information about the league, it’s 70+ year history, alumni, champions and more.