TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE
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 is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, and follow NCAA rules and regulations .
Founded in 1946 in Norfolk, VA and currently located in Virginia Beach, VA, the Tidewater Summer League has consistently delivered a great summer baseball experience for over 70 years. More than fifty of our former players have went on to play professional baseball. More than a dozen of them have played in the Major Leagues, some earning All Star recognition, among other various awards, one winning the 2015 National League Batting Title (Michael Cuddyer) and two alum playing together and winning MLB’s 2019 World Series (Ryan Zimmerman & Daniel Hudson).
The TSL’s development division, the City League, is widely regarded as one of the country’s top collegiate developmental leagues. We remain focused on player development and providing young collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience. For players not from the Hampton Roads area, housing is available (at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront) for an additional fee. With great facilities, coaches, housing and a development program designed by former professional players, the City League is a great opportunity for collegiate players to develop their skills, gain valuable playing experience while spending part of their summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. Click here to learn more about the 2021 City League.
The TSL’s premier division, the Premier League, was established in 2020, with the goal of providing elite collegiate players the opportunity to compete against some of the top collegiate players from around the country, in a professional baseball atmosphere. In 2021, the Premier League expanded by adding the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League’s teams into our newly formed Western Division. Both the Eastern and Western Divisions will feature four teams each, giving the Premier Collegiate League eight teams competing for the TSL’s League Championship, the 2021 Harry Postove Cup. Our teams are located across southeastern Virginia and northeast and central North Carolina. with great facilities, loyal fans and great collegiate summer programs that simulate a minor league season. Click here to learn more about the 2021 Premier League.
Collegiate players from across the country join us each summer, representing NCAA Div 1, 2 & 3 schools, NJCAA schools, NAIA, NCCAA and NAICU schools, hailing from more than 30 different states.
Tidewater Summer League has been fielding baseball teams across the greater Hampton Roads area for over 70 years.
Our goals remain to:
Provide quality playing and development opportunities for collegiate baseball players;
Maintain a quality venue for area college coaches and professional scouts to evaluate potential prospects;
Help connect collegiate programs and players;
Provide a high quality, well organized platform that assists in helping to develop players, coaches, interns and umpires;
Assist in the maintenance and improvements of our area fields and facilities;
Continue providing great family entertainment for our area’s baseball fans, as we have done since 1946.