Registration Info

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP? 

Step 1: Interested players should complete the Membership Registration Form below.

Step 2: After you have successfully submitted your membership registration, you will need to choose your payment option. Players may pay the applicable membership fee in full, or use our convenient installment plan (see details below) at the time of registration.

Step 3: Once the league has received both your membership registration form and your payment, the league will finalize your reservation and send your 2019 Player Contract, guaranteeing your playing opportunity for the upcoming  summer season.

Step 4. Be ready to report to Virginia Beach, VA on June 2nd for an outstanding summer baseball experience.

STEP 1 – Membership Registration Form:

2. Player agrees to be bound by all rules and regulations of League, now existing or hereafter promulgated, including, without limitation, playing to the best of Player’s ability as requested, being present at all home and away contest during the entire season, exhibiting a good attitude to other players, coaches, officials, business managers, and fans, and participating in promotional activities and clinics sponsored by Team and/or the League, if requested by Team or the League to do so. Player further agrees to take proper care of the uniform and such other Team or League equipment as may be issued to Player by Team or League and to return it to Team or League when requested to do so by Team management. Player certifies that all the information contained on the player's Membership Registration Form, furnished by Player to League, is correct in all respects, and that Player is not ineligible under the rules of any collegiate athletic association. Player recognizes and agrees that any failure by Player to abide by all rules and regulations of League may result in immediate dismissal from the League.

3. Player agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Tidewater Summer League, LLC., Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League, Virginia Beach Collegiate Baseball League, Virginia Wesleyan University, City of Norfolk and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents, of and from all liability which may arise by reason of taking any action in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph 3, whether arising out of simple negligence or gross negligence of any type of nature. Player, having extensive experience and knowledge of the game of baseball, further recognizes and agrees that baseball is a dangerous activity, and that in the course of playing the game or in practicing, Player may suffer injury, illness, or disability which may result in permanent and total disability to Player or even in the death of Player, and that the possibility of injury, illness, disability or death cannot totally be eliminated without substantially affecting the quality and purpose of the game of baseball. Accordingly, Player, for Player and all of Player’s heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and assigns, hereby absolutely and unconditionally releases Team and League and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents of and from all liability which they or any of them otherwise might incur by reason of any injury, illness, disability or death to Player while engaged in playing baseball or participating in any other activity, including travel, on behalf of Team or League pursuant to this Agreement, whether arising out of simple negligence or gross negligence. The preceding sentence shall not be construed as absolving any person of or from liability from his or her own intentional misconduct or as eliminating any liability for damages to the extent of available insurance coverage. As a condition of this Agreement, Player must maintain his own personal medical insurance coverage at his own cost and expense.

4. Player recognizes and agrees that League has expended and will expend significant sums of money and effort to provide Player with the opportunity to obtain instruction in the game of baseball and to engage in play using wooden bats and which otherwise approximates playing conditions which are found in professional baseball, all in a manner which does not affect Player’s amateur status, and that for the breach of this Agreement by Player, League may not have an adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, it is agreed that for any breach of this Agreement by Player, League shall be entitled to seek, in addition to any other right or remedy which may be allowed to League under applicable law, including damages, an injunction restraining the further violation of the Agreement by Player.

5. Player acknowledges and agrees that League and Team will be recording, filming, and photographing throughout the season. Player consents to such recording, filming, and photography, and hereby irrevocably grants to League and Team the rights to film, record, edit, reproduce and otherwise use Player’s name, photograph, likeness, signature, biographical information, appearance and actions in connection with the distribution, advertising, publicizing, and exhibition of such for promotional purposes without compensation now and throughout the future.

6. Player acknowledges that this Player Agreement is binding for the 2019 season, whereas Player hereby agrees to play in the League, and upon arrival, will sign and fill out the remaining Player contract forms before being given permission to play by League for the season. Player acknowledges to the best of his ability that all information given is correct and accurate.

7. Player acknowledges that if he would like his release from the league, the front office will grant the release, however it is understood that no refund will be given. All players will be expected to be prompt to all games and practices and also maintain professionalism on and off the field. This contract will place this player in the league and guarantee him a roster spot. As a player in this league, I will uphold all aspects of professionalism as I represent myself, my family, the league and my respective college.

8. REFUND POLICY:
All payments are non-refundable.

9. WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS:
There are zero refunds for weather related cancellations.

10. PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
Playing top-level summer collegiate baseball is a privilege. As in every aspect of life, this privilege carries many responsibilities. The exercise of personal responsibility as a member of the league is important to you as an individual in advancing your baseball career and realizing your full baseball potential and to our communities, which are enriched and ennobled by the example you set as role models for our kids. The league cannot attain its goals and fulfill its mission without your full cooperation and commitment to act professionally and responsibly, both on the baseball diamond and in your adopted communities. Every player in the league is expected to conduct himself, on the field and off the field, in a manner consistent with good behavior and in a manner that does not adversely affect his respective organization’s reputation, or the player’s own integrity, reputation and credibility. Each player must recognize that he represents, not just his college and university, but also his summer team, his host family, his adopted summer community and the league, and that every action he takes will reflect upon his team and the league. Without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing statement or any specific rules and regulation otherwise promulgated by the league or the player’s individual team, each player shall be aware of the following principles and always comply with them. Each player shall comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the league and the individual team he plays for, both on the field and off the field. The League Commissioner shall have responsibility, in his sole discretion, to discipline a player, to include suspension or dismissal from the team, for conduct it determines is inappropriate, violates any rules or regulations, or is contrary to the league’s expectations set forth in this statement. –The legal drinking age in Virginia is 21 years of age, and each player is expected to obey the law. Players over 21 years of age, who have alcoholic beverages off the field, shall be expected to drink responsibility and always conduct themselves in a responsible manner. –Player who are staying in the dorms at Virginia Wesleyan University shall recognize that they are guest of VWU and shall follow all rules and regulations as set forth by Virginia Wesleyan University with regard to living in the dormitories and with personal conduct on campus. Players are subject to expulsion from the dormitory, cancellation of their meal plan, and expulsion from the league, with no refund of any monies paid for violation of any University or league rules and/or regulations.

11. LEAGUE DISCIPLINE POLICY *
Arrest for misdemeanor – Immediate Removal From the League; B. Arrest for felony – Immediate Removal From the League; C. Use of Drugs-immediate removal from the League; D. Ejection from a Game-Suspension dependent upon seriousness of the fraction; E. Fighting on field of play-Immediate Removal from the League; F. Damaging Property-(fields, facilities, housing) suspension or removal dependent upon seriousness; G. Social Networking-any negative banter in regards to the League, its staff or players will result in suspension or removal dependent upon seriousness; H. League Fee – must be paid in full according to payment schedule; I. Team policies A. Coaches may implement team rules in addition to the league policies listed above. These team rules will be discussed with student athletes before the season starts. Suspensions, Removals and all disciplinary issues are at the sole discretion of the league commissioner. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

12. HOUSING POLICY & FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY *
As a player in the league, it is understood that any damage done to the room will be the sole financial responsibility of the player or players that have incurred the damage. Players shall abide by all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of your host facility, and players staying on campus are subject to all rules and regulations of the University.

13. PAYMENTS:
It is the player/members responsibility to make all payments as outlined on the league's website. Unless arrangements are made with the league office, failure to make payments as outlined may result in the player being removed from a team’s active roster and placed in an inactive status or may result in dismissal from the league, with no refunds.* (required)

BY CHECKING THIS BOX I AM HEREBY SIGNING AND AGREEING TO THE STATEMENTS ABOVE.
I AGREE

IMPORTANT: You must check the “I Agree” box and click SEND before moving on to Step 2 (the payment section below).

.

STEP 2 – Payment Section

PAY WITH CREDIT/DEBIT CARD:

OPTION 1 – PAY IN FULL

Players may pay their 2019 league membership fees in full at the time of registration.


Membership Dues
Players Name



OPTION 2 – INSTALLMENT PLAN

Players may use the installment plan to pay their 2019 membership fees, which breaks the membership fees into 3 payments. The initial payment of $300.00 is due immediately, and then is followed by 2 additional payments, due 2 months and 4 months after your registration date respectively.


Position Players
Number of payments 3
Start payments At checkout
Due* Amount
At checkout $300.00 USD
Every 2 months (x 2) $400.00 USD
Total $1,100.00 USD
Pitcher Only
Number of payments 3
Start payments At checkout
Due* Amount
At checkout $300.00 USD
Every 2 months (x 2) $200.00 USD
Total $700.00 USD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
Sign up for

PAY IN FULL WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER: 

Personal Checks/Cashier’s Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to:

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

and be mailed to:

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

C/O: MICHAEL DOOLEY

PO BOX 1566

NAGS HEAD, NC 27959

Please remember to include players full name in the memo line of all checks/money orders.

.

HOUSING & MEAL PLAN PAYMENT DEADLINE: (if applicable) 

For players staying in the dorms at VWU, your housing & meal plan payment of $1,000.00 is due by April 1, 2019.

Housing/Meal Plan Payments can be made using Personal Checks/Cashier’s Checks/Money Orders and should be made payable to:

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

and be mailed to:

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

C/O: MICHAEL DOOLEY

PO BOX 1566

NAGS HEAD, NC 27959

Please remember to include players full name in the memo line of all checks/money orders.

visit our housing page for details about our housing and meal plan option by clicking HERE

.

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, including making their initial $300.00 payment, 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.

.

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

Please Note:

  • The league maintains a very strict NO REFUND policy regarding all player payments.
  • All player suspensions, removals and all disciplinary issues are at the sole discretion of the league commissioner. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946