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 Tidewater Summer 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. With great coaches, housing and a development program designed by former professional players, the TSL offers 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.

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.

Visit our ABOUT US page to learn more about the upcoming 2021 summer season of the Tidewater Summer League.


2020 TSL Champions – Greenbrier Knights