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, and CCCAA 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 League is considered the premier collegiate summer league.[2][3] In 2011, Baseball America scouted and ranked Top 10 prospects from 19 leagues, indicated below with (BA).[4] Ballpark Digest tracks attendance for 14 leagues, indicated below with (BD).[5] Many collegiate summer teams occupy cities and ballparks where a minor league team has left a city.[6]

Active leagues

This list is organized by federation

National Alliance of College Summer Baseball


National Amateur Baseball Federation

National Baseball Congress

Other (unaffiliated) leagues

Defunct leagues

See also


  1. Grunebaum, Dave (August 6, 2012). "Summer Baseball Grooms Players for Majors". Voice of America. Archived from the original on August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. " College: Summer Scene: Summer League Top Prospects: Summer College Leagues: Top 10 Prospects". Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  3. "10 Best College Baseball Summer Leagues". Made Man. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  4. " College: Summer Scene: Summer League Top Prospects: 2011 Summer College Leagues No. 1 Prospects". Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. "2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  7. "Home Page | National Alliance of College Summer Baseball – Pointstreak Sites". Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  8. Great Lakes UBL
  9. Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois
  10. Midwest Collegiate League
  11. Tri-State Collegiate League
  12. Great Lakes Bay Baseball Association
  14. Coastal Collegiate League
  15. M.I.N.K. Collegiate Baseball League
  16. Pacific International League
  17. Rocky Mountain Baseball League
  18. Western Baseball Association
  19. Bay Area Collegiate League
  20. Cascade Collegiate League
  21. "Official site of the Fort Collins Foxes Baseball Club". Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  22. Cotton States Baseball League
  23. Expedition Baseball League
  24. Interstate Collegiate Baseball League
  26. Maryland Collegiate Baseball League
  27. Palm Springs Collegiate League website
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