Why the CWL?

The California Winter League is the premier instructional league in the nation and provides players with the opportunity to be trained by former Major League Baseball players and current professional league coaches and managers.

If you are looking for an instructional league to play in this winter that will GET YOU SIGNED, the California Winter League (CWL) is the place for you! Our 2019 CWL season runs from February 7th – March 3rd, with coaches and players reporting Monday, February 4th and departing Monday, March 4th.

CWL Informational Videos:

   

Professional Instructors and Scouts

CWL instructors are not only highly qualified with years of experience to help make each player better, but many come to the CWL with the ability and eagerness to sign players from the league to their respective organizations.

The CWL has instructors and coaches from the following Independent Professional Baseball Leagues: Frontier League, American Association, Can-Am League, Atlantic League, United Shore Professional Baseball League and Pacific Association; all of which come with contracts in hand ready to sign players who stand out.

In addition to instructors, the CWL features MLB pro scouts from various organizations who routinely check out the talent at the CWL.

 

Professional Instructors and Scouts

Clemens interacts with California Winter League players

Clemens interacts with California Winter League players

Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, giving CWL players hitting tips

Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, giving CWL players hitting tips

10-time All Star and former NL MVP, Steve Garvey, speaking to CWL players

10-time All Star and former NL MVP, Steve Garvey, speaking to CWL players

Tommy John speaking to CWL players about pitching

Tommy John speaking to CWL players about pitching

Professional Opportunities

For players that have been overlooked in the draft or with independent professional teams, the best opportunities are here at the California Winter League to improve themselves, showcase their abilities, and GET SIGNED.

In nine seasons, we have helped 700+ players that have joined the CWL get professional playing opportunities.

In addition, the CWL and the longest running independent league, the Frontier League, entered an agreement naming the CWL as the Exclusive Winter League of the Frontier League. Frontier League teams will be looking to sign players exclusively from the CWL instead of other winter leagues. Since 2015, every Frontier League team has guaranteed two spring training roster spots to CWL players, however they have always gone above and beyond this agreement typically signing 35-40 CWL players before spring training begins. Over the past few years, several players have moved from the CWL to the Frontier League and on to MLB affiliated baseball including Kevin Lenik (Royals), Luke Barker (Brewers), Matt Pobereyko (Mets), Mickey Janis (Mets), Jarrett Martin (Giants, A’s), and Danny Hoy (Mets). The CWL and the Frontier League have extended their agreement through 2020 and hope to continue to help aspiring professional baseball players achieve their goals and dreams. For all of 2018 CWL Professional Contract Signings, click here.

Player Amenities

The CWL offers all of that plus amenities in the beautiful city of Palm Springs.

The beautiful Mt. San Jacinto, home of the famous aerial tramway.

The beautiful Mt. San Jacinto, home of the famous aerial tramway.

Palm Springs is located in the Coachella Valley and has the perfect climate for baseball. It is consistently in the mid-70s  and it rarely rains, so the CWL offers the best venue for preventing game cancellations due to weather.

During your time here we will house you at the upscale Marquis Villas Resort, which offers elegantly-furnished villas with fully-equipped kitchens, private patios or balconies, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a spa.

Upscale Marquis Villas located near downtown Palm Springs.

Upscale Marquis Villas located near downtown Palm Springs.

 

Every game at Palm Springs Stadium will be broadcasted live on CaliforniaWinterLeague.com with select games on local AM radio (Team 1010 KXPS) so friends and families will be able to hear every pitch and every swing live from Palm Springs Stadium!

broadcasting

Broadcasters calling games and tracking advanced player statistics.

Other amenities include a membership to the newly renovated EOS Fitness, transportation to and from the gym, housing and stadium, as well as receiving local and national media coverage and exposure.

Full gym membership to EOS Fitness included.

Full gym membership to EOS Fitness included.