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 provides a professional “spring training” type experience, with daily baseball related work outs covering strength and conditioning, speed and agility, hitting, throwing, receiving, position play, base running, etc. plus a baseball game each day where players receive live at bats and some reps in the field with which to evaluate all the off the field work they are putting in.
Our league follows all NCAA rules and regulations, and all players must have NCAA eligibility remaining. Teams will play a regular season schedule of games from early June through the first week of July, followed by our post season 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.
In addition to the daily work outs, team practices and games, the league will also host several clinics for our players, and will also be hosting a scout day, where college coaches and professional scouts will be able to evaluate our players and their skills.
“Pitch count restrictions/days rest” rules will be strictly enforced to maximize player safety and proper arm care. Professionally ran by experienced league administrators who have over 50 years of combined summer league management experience.
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.
Housing is available – 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).
Serious about becoming a better baseball player – For collegiate athletes who are serious about becoming a better baseball player, the Tidewater Summer League was designed for you. Whether you are looking to move from the bench to the starting line up, from the pen to the starting rotation, or from the collegiate spotlight to the MLB Draft, what coaches and scouts are looking for is consistency.
Our summer development program is designed to give you the tools necessary to not only improve your skills, but to provide the platform of a solid daily personal baseball related work out that will enable you to perform at your best every time you take the field.
The Tidewater Summer League, along with it’s coaches and staff, are committed to our players, and their development. Every player in the Tidewater Summer League is important, every player’s individual summer experience while they are with us matters, and our program is designed to give every player the opportunity to build and master a solid daily personal baseball related work out routine and get in daily live reps and playing experience during our daily games.
Located in Virginia Beach, VA, a world class vacation destination, the Tidewater Summer League is the place to be this summer. Please consider spending part of your summer with us.