A Cape Cod Baseball League night game at Doran Park in Bourne, Massachusetts

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. In contrast to college baseball, which allow aluminum or other composite baseball bats, players in these leagues use only wooden bats, hence the common nickname of these leagues as "wood-bat leagues". Collegiate summer leagues allow college baseball players the ability to compete using professional rules and equipment, giving them experience and allowing professional scouts the opportunity to observe players under such conditions.

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 Alaska Baseball League (ABL) and the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) are considered the two premier collegiate summer leagues.[2][3]

Active leagues

This list is organized by federation.

National Alliance of College Summer Baseball

Source:[4]

National Amateur Baseball Federation

National Baseball Congress

Minor League Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline

Other (unaffiliated) leagues

Defunct leagues

See also

References

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  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. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. 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. ^ "Home Page | Alaska Baseball League".
  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. ^ "Ohio Valley League".
  15. ^ Pacific International League
  16. ^ "Rmblcolorado.com". www77.rmblcolorado.com.
  17. ^ "Home Page | Sunflower Collegiate League - Pointstreak Sites". sunflowerbaseball.pointstreaksites.com.
  18. ^ "westernbaseballassociation.com". westernbaseball.
  19. ^ https://www.azsummerball.com/
  20. ^ Bay Area Collegiate League
  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. ^ "Home Page | Golden State Collegiate Baseball League".
  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. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League". www.minkleaguebaseball.com.
  30. ^ Old North State League
  31. ^ http://pccl.usapremiersports.com/
  32. ^ "Power Summer Collegiate League – PSCL BASEBALL". palmspringscollegiateleague.com.
  33. ^ *https://www.sunsetleaguebaseball.com/page/show/3290923-teams-2017-summer-?subseason=390639
  34. ^ https://westcoastleague.com/
  35. ^ https://wwwestleague.com
  36. ^ https://www.mtwestsummercollegebaseball.com/
  37. ^ "Northern League (Summer Collegiate) - BR Bullpen".