wHY THE NWCBL?
We believe there are many reasons why the NWCBL is the right choice for a majority of collegiate baseball players that live in Western Washington. With our housing option at Edmonds CC, out-of-the-area players have a reason to consider the NWCBL.
- If you live in Western Washington you know about the traffic. We have centrally located fields along the I-5 corridor that are easy to access. The schedule changes for 2016 will allow for more regional weeknight play and cross-region games on the weekends. All of our fields -- from North to South -- are from Lynnwood to Lacey.
- Western Washington is a magnificent place to be in the summer. Come check out the Emerald City and all it has to offer.
- Quality people and coaches
- We have coaches who have coached at the collegiate level and are professional. All teams have paid assistant coaches.
- We will always support what's best for each player -- even if that means that we may lose them to the West Coast League for a 10-day contract.
- Opportunity to play with your old high school or summer ball friends who are back for the summer or play on an opposing college team.
- Quality fields
- Many of our fields has turf infields -- Edmonds CC is all turf. The weather should not be a significant factor in not being able to get our games in.
- The schedule is crafted in such a way that players who need to work during the day are able to do so. All weekday games are scheduled in the evenings.
- Teams will not play every day. Players should expect three to four games per week.
- Double headers will be scheduled as much as possible to limit travel times and expenses.
- Affordable cost
- For the level of competition, number of games, quality of umpires and fields, quality of coaches, and opportunities for individual players to develop and move on, we feel $750 for position players and $575 for pitcher-onlys is an affordable cost. Profitability is not our overarching goal, and we have not turned a profit in our first two years of existence.
- Opportunity to advance
- We had 4 players get picked up by West Coast League teams last summer, and in 2015 we had 5 players stick with West Coast League clubs.
- Prepare for the next year
- Players will be able to work at different positions, be used in a variety of roles, and will be able to focus on development.
- This is not a high school league. All players are members (or incoming members) of collegiate programs. Umpires are NCAA certified.
- Summer ball is about development and we understand your college coaches are entrusting us for two months to try and help you succeed.
- This a great league for many different reasons:
- Coming back from rehab or from injury.
- Just finished a redshirt year and need live game reps.
- Ability to compete against college players and get many AB's or IP.
- Improve skills for four-year college recruitment.
- Opportunity to make the North Sound Emeralds team.
- There are only a small percentage of college baseball players that play in the elite summer leagues such as the Cape Cod League, Northwoods League, or Texas Collegiate League. The NWCBL fills the demand for the majority of college baseball players in Western Washington who are not yet polished enough for those opportunities or need to live at home. Many players need to work summer jobs or take classes to get on track in school.
- Showcase Opportunity and College Placement
- The past two years the NWCBL has provided a showcase where all players from the league can attend free of charge. In 2014, one player was signed to a Division I school.
- Diverse representation
- In 2014 we had 40 colleges and universities represented in the NWCBL from 15 different states. All levels were represented: NCAA D-1, D-2, D-3, NAIA, NJCAA, and the NWAC.
- In 2015, 41 schools were represented from every level of college baseball.
Triton Field, Edmonds CC - Lynnwood, Wash.
Eastside Eagles pitcher Andrew Bean (Everett CC)
The Elliott Bay Pilots turn a double play
Jordan Silva (Peru St. College)of the Eastside Eagles
Hunter Henry (Edmonds CC) of the Eastside Eagles