Collegiate summer baseball

Collegiate summer baseball leagues are amateur baseball leagues in the United States and Canada featuring players who have attended at least one year of college and have at least one year of athletic eligibility remaining. Generally, they operate from early June to early August. Players use wooden baseball bats, hence the common nickname of these leagues as "wood bat leagues".

To find a collegiate summer team, players work with their college coaches and prospective teams' general managers. They report to summer leagues after completing their spring collegiate season with their NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA, and NWAC teams. Some players arrive late due to their college team's postseason play, which sometimes runs into early June. In some cases, players are drafted during the collegiate summer season. These draftees can remain with their collegiate summer team until they sign a professional contract. During the season, players are housed by volunteer host families and bussed to and from road games.[1]

The leagues vary greatly in their attendances, quality of play, and ability to attract scouts. The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is considered the premier collegiate summer league.[2][3]

Active leaguesEdit

This list is organized by federation.

National Alliance of College Summer BaseballEdit

Source:[4]

National Amateur Baseball FederationEdit

National Baseball CongressEdit

Other (unaffiliated) leaguesEdit

Defunct leaguesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grunebaum, Dave (August 6, 2012). "Summer Baseball Grooms Players for Majors". VOANews.com. Voice of America. Archived from the original on August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: College: Summer Scene: Summer League Top Prospects: Summer College Leagues: Top 10 Prospects". www.baseballamerica.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "10 Best College Baseball Summer Leagues". Made Man. Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Home Page | National Alliance of College Summer Baseball – Pointstreak Sites". www.nacsb.org. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tournament and Showcase Baseball Events » GLBBA". Great Lakes Bay Baseball Association.
  6. ^ "Tournament and Showcase Baseball Events » GLBBA". Great Lakes Bay Baseball Association.
  7. ^ "Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois Home Page". HomeTeamsONLINE.
  8. ^ Midwest Collegiate League
  9. ^ "Tri-State Collegiate League". Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  10. ^ http://alaskabaseballleague.org/view/alaskabaseballleague/
  11. ^ "CenTex Collegiate Baseball League". CentexBBL.
  12. ^ Coastal Collegiate League
  13. ^ "Houston Collegiate Summer League is the premier summer college wood bat league in Houston, Texas". www.hcsleague.com.
  14. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League". www.minkleaguebaseball.com.
  15. ^ Pacific International League
  16. ^ "Rmblcolorado.com". www77.rmblcolorado.com.
  17. ^ "westernbaseballassociation.com". westernbaseball.
  18. ^ https://www.azsummerball.com/
  19. ^ Bay Area Collegiate League
  20. ^ OFallonHoots.com
  21. ^ "Cascade Collegiate League". CCL.
  22. ^ "Official site of the Fort Collins Foxes Baseball Club". www.fortcollinsfoxes.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  23. ^ "Cotton States Baseball League". www.cottonstatesleague.com.
  24. ^ "Home Page | The Expedition League - Pointstreak Sites". expeditionleague.pointstreaksites.com.
  25. ^ http://www.goldenstatecollegiatebaseballleague.com/view/goldenstatecollegiatebaseballleague
  26. ^ "Interstate Collegiate Baseball League". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  27. ^ "Home". Kansas Collegiate League Baseball.
  28. ^ "Maryland Collegiate Baseball League Home Page". HomeTeamsONLINE.
  29. ^ Old North State League
  30. ^ http://pccl.usapremiersports.com/
  31. ^ "Power Summer Collegiate League – PSCL BASEBALL". palmspringscollegiateleague.com.
  32. ^ *https://www.sunsetleaguebaseball.com/page/show/3290923-teams-2017-summer-?subseason=390639
  33. ^ "Home Page | Sunflower Collegiate League - Pointstreak Sites". sunflowerbaseball.pointstreaksites.com.
  34. ^ https://westcoastleague.com/
  35. ^ https://www.mtwestsummercollegebaseball.com/
  36. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Northern_League_(Summer_Collegiate)

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