Join The CWL

League Information


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The league will play all games at the Palm Springs Stadium complex.

Participating players will be asked to report on Monday, January 20th. California Winter League games will take place January 23rd through February 16th. There will be two days of MLB workouts on January 21st and 22nd before regular season games begin on the 23rd. The playoffs will be held February 13th-15th with the CWL Championship game to follow on February 16th. Players depart Palm Springs on February 17th. Each team will play 20 to 23 games with playoffs.

MLB scouts and professional Managers and Coaches come from all over the United States to be a part of the CWL coaching staff and sign players for their 2020 rosters. On average, around 40% of CWL players receive a professional contract offer during and following the CWL season.

For more registration information, or information on how to play in the league please contact CWL General Manager Justin Reschke at 760-778-4487 or by email at

Player Fees and Discounts

The regular price to attend the California Winter League, which includes housing and two meals per day in addition to everything listed below, is $3300 if paid in full at the time of registration or $3500 with a deposit paid at the time of registration and the balance being due by January 1st, 2020. There are early bird discounts based on when a player registers either with a deposit or the full amount. A deposit of $1000 guarantees your spot in the CWL and gives you the flexibility to pay off the remaining balance however you wish before January 1st. The deposit also locks in early bird pricing based on when you register, so most players choose to register with a deposit early to guarantee a lower overall registration fee. 2020 early bird pricing structure:

  • If a player registers before June 1st, the registration fees will be $2600 is paid in full or $2800 with the deposit and payment plan option
  • Before July 1st: $2800 paid in full or $3000 with a payment plan
  • Before August 1st: $2900 if paid in full or $3100 with a payment plan
  • Before September 1st: $3000 if paid in full or $3200 with a payment plan
  • Before October 1st: $3100 if paid in full or $3300 with a payment plan
  • After October 1st: $3300 if paid in full or $3500 with a payment plan

All balances are due in full by January 1st. Even a deposit guarantees your spot and locks in early bird pricing. The payment plan option is not available after December 15th.

Additional discounts:

  • $750 discount if player provides their own housing
  • $200 discount for players with professional experience
  • $1,000 deposit due upon registration (no refunds will be issued on deposits for any reason, but credit will be applied to a following season.)
  • Total balance after deposit due by 1/1/2020
  • Payments after the initial deposit can be made however and whenever players wish by calling our office at (760) 778-4487.

Fees Cover:

  • Lodging: CWL players stay in downtown Palm Springs at the Marquis Villas resort
  • Two meals per day – Combination of restaurant vouchers and catered meals at the stadium and groceries provided with full kitchens in the rooms
  • Shuttle transportation all day during the season between the Marquis Villas, Palm Springs Stadium, and Eos Fitness facilities.
  • Catcher’s gear will be provided (if needed)
  • Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Palm Springs, California
  • MLB alumni player/coach instruction
  • Current Independent League managers and MLB scouts in attendance daily working with players and looking to sign players
  • Game action
  • Uniforms (Pants, Jersey, Hat, Belt, Socks, Workout Shorts, Workout Shirt)
  • Equipment (Bats, Balls, Helmets)
  • Locker room facility
  • Clubhouse manager services including uniforms laundered daily and other amenities to create a professional environment
  • Eos Fitness membership for the duration of the league

Your registration is a firm commitment to participate in the CWL. Cancellations will not result in a refund, but credit will be applied towards future seasons.