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 2018 CWL season runs from January 25th – February 18th, with coaches and players reporting January 22th.

2018 CWL Player Registration Form

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, came with contracts in hand, ready to sign players who stood 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 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 24 rosters spots for players coming out of the league. Despite the 24 player minimum, the Frontier League ended up signing 36 players out of the 2017 CWL season. For all of 2017 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!

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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.

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