The Northwoods League is the nation’s premier summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid (this preserves their NCAA eligibility) and live with local host families during the summer months.
Each team operates similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before fans in a stadium. Major League scouts regularly attend Northwoods League games including 75 pro scouts in attendance at the 2012 NWL All-Star Game. 95 Northwoods League Alumni have made it to the Major Leagues and 129 Northwoods League Alumni were selected in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft.
For more information on the Northwoods League, log onto http://www.nwlguide.com/.