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 and located in Virginia Beach, VA, we are one of the oldest Baseball Leagues in the Mid-Atlantic region, consistently delivering a great summer baseball experience for 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.
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.
The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League is a developmental league, focused on providing our players with a professionally ran summer playing experience. We are led by our experienced coaches and staff, whose shared goals are focused on helping develop college baseball players. Our games are played on quality fields; using experienced, collegiate umpires, collegiate quality baseballs & equipment, for the purpsose of providing a high quality enviorment for our players to continue to develop their baseball skills during the summer months.
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. Further, every season, players looking to tranistion to a new school have been able to parlay their summer baseball experience into a new collegiate playing opportunity.
Tidewater Summer League (formerly known as the Norfolk City League & Norfolk Summer League) has been fielding baseball teams across the greater Hampton Roads area throughout the decades. Our goal is to provide quality playing opportunities for collegiate baseball players; to maintain a quality venue for area college coaches to evaluate potential prospects, helping to connect programs with players; and to continue providing great family entertainment for our area’s baseball fans, as we have done since 1946.