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 2017 CWL season runs from January 19th – February 12th, with coaches and players reporting January 16th.
2016 CWL Wrap-Up Video:
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.
In 2016, the CWL had instructors and coaches from the following Independent Professional Baseball Leagues: Frontier League, American Association, Can-Am League, Atlantic League, and Pacific Association; all of which, came with contracts in hand, ready to sign players who stood out.
In addition to instructors, the CWL featured MLB pro scouts from the following organizations: Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Check out the following interview with 2016 CWL catcher, Steven Pollakov, who signed with the Chicago White Sox out of the CWL last season:
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 seven seasons, we have helped 500+ players that have joined the CWL get professional playing opportunities.
In addition to the instructors and scouts who can sign players out the CWL, the professional independent league, the Frontier League, entered a two-year agreement with the CWL that guarantees 31 rosters spots for players coming out of the league. Despite the 31 player minimum, the Frontier League ended up signing 50 players out of the 2015 CWL season and 42 (and counting) out of the 2016 CWL season. For all of 2016 CWL Professional Contract Signings, click here.
The CWL offers all of that plus amenities in the beautiful city of Palm Springs.
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.
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!
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.