ABOUT US

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is widely regarded as one of the country’s top collegiate developmental leagues. The  Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues. We remain focused on player development and providing young collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend part of your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

With great facilities, coaches, housing and a development program designed by former professional players, the Tidewater Summer League offers an outstanding opportunity for collegiate players to continue to develop their skills and gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended. Our outstanding coaching staff has decades of experience helping students/athletes get the most out of their summer baseball experience.

All games are played locally so there is no travel, Games will be played at Sam Maddox Field at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, VA. The league’s short season format allows players the opportunity to get in a great summer baseball season, while allowing time for players to participate in other strength and conditioning, speed and agility, hitting, throwing and/or velocity training programs during their summer break.

College summer leagues have played an instrumental role in many current and former professional baseball players’ careers, providing them with the opportunity to improve their skills and understanding of the game while gaining invaluable experience that helped with their collegiate and professional careers.

Housing options will be available for players who do not live in the area. Our players will be staying at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, where they can enjoy all of the activities that a world class vacation resort has to offer.

If you are a current collegiate player, incoming freshmen, or graduating high school senior, looking to get on the field and gain valuable playing experience playing against other collegiate players from around the country this summer, while living and playing in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach, VA, please consider joining us. 

2021 IMPORTANT DATES 

July 5, 2021 – Player Check In – League Housing

July 6, 2021 – Report Day; Practice & Uniform Handout

July 7, 2021 – Opening Day

July 7 – July 25, 2021 – Daily Games

July 25, 2021 – Final Day of Regular Season

July 27, 2021 – All Star Game

July 28 – August 1, 2021 – Post Season Championship Tournament

August 2, 2021 – Player Check Out – League Housing

2020 Tidewater Summer League Champions – Greenbrier Knights

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

Well organized, high quality, competitive, wood bat summer baseball;

Experienced Coaches dedicated to player development;

Short season allowing players to have a productive summer baseball experience and still have time to enjoy their summer break;

The league strictly adherence to our pitch count/days rest rules and incorporate our pitcher’s live innings into a healthy throwing routine;

Annual All-Star Game ;

Post Season Championship Tournament;

Games played at great facilities in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton and Chesapeake;

3-man crew of experienced collegiate umpires for all regular season and post season games;

Live game feeds, with league, team and player stats & standings via Game Changer;

Live internet broadcast of select games via Facebook and/or Twitter;

Player of the Week Awards, League MVP Awards and other player recognition;

Housing is available (for an additional fee) for players who do not live in the Hampton Roads area. (see below)HOUSING IS NOW FULL 6/1/2021

Safety – The league takes the safety of our players, coaches, staff and fans very seriously and has implemented stringent COVID-19 related protocols and safety measures;

Baseballs, Jerseys, Hat, Socks & Belts* provided;

*Please note the following exceptions:

  1. Baseball pants are NOT provided by the league or teams. It is the responsibility of each player to bring their own baseball pants (1 pair white & 1 pair grey);
  2. Bats and Helmets are NOT provided by the league or teams. It is the responsibility of each player to provide himself with an adequate supply of bats for their personal use throughout the season, as well as a batting helmet and any other protective gear;
  3. Housing is NOT included in the league membership fee, but is available to league members for an additional fee.
2019 TSL All Star Game, Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

COST:

League Membership Fees for the 2021 season is as follows:

Position Players / 2 Way Players: $995.00

Pitcher’s Only: $695.00

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Please note: our Registration/Sign Up page is password protected.

Eligible players interested in joining us for the upcoming 2021 summer season should email the commissioner

Subject line “PLAYER”;

You must include the following information:

1.your name;

2.cell phone number;

3. primary position you play & any secondary positions you play;

4. college you attend; (If you are a college bound high school senior, list your high school and college you will be attending this fall);

5. hometown; (if not in the tidewater area, where will you be staying during the season);

Send your email to:

tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com

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HOUSING IS NOW FULL.

If you need housing and would like to be added to the waiting list, please email the league.

HOUSING IS NOW FULL.

HOUSING

The Tidewater Summer League is excited to offer our players the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront during the summer season.

Arrangements have been made with the Ocean Cove Motel and Cottages, located on the corner of Pacific Avenue and 24th Street, in the heart of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, to provide a great lodging option for our players.

1 block from the boardwalk and ocean, and walking distance to dozens of great restaurants and eateries, you can spend part of your summer living at the oceanfront like a local, while gaining valuable playing time in the field and getting in your at bats during a great summer season of baseball.

Players are eligible to participate in the league’s housing program and teammates will be housed together. Players will be staying in small cottage style apartments on Pacific Avenue in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Players choosing to stay in the league’s housing will check in on July 5th (4:00pm) and will check out August 2nd (10:00am). Total cost for the stay, including all applicable taxes and fees is $1,200.00.

These 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments come with fully furnished kitchens, including cookware and dinnerware, bed linens are provided and there is laundry facilities on site. Property is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, stores and other amenities, and just one block from the boardwalk.

There is a very limited number of available beds for the upcoming summer season and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. These will fill up fast and once they are gone they are gone. This is the only housing option the league provides.

HOUSING IS NOW FULL.

Housing Cost for the 2021 season is as follows:

Housing Cost for the 2021 City League season $1,200.00, including all taxes, charges and fees.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946