The Northwoods League is committed to being THE summer baseball destination for collegiate players. We are focused on providing a superior player experience, coupled with unparalleled technology in support of player development and visibility. What can you expect from a summer in the Northwoods League?
Every ballpark is equipped with 4-camera HD video production to support live streaming of games for friends and family to enjoy, free-of-charge. Additionally, games are archived to allow on-demand access for game review by players and coaches.
Trackman radars are installed in several ballparks across both divisions, providing coverage for players throughout the season. All half and full season players receive daily access to data collected during league games. Player data is also made available to all MLB teams.
3-Person Umpire Crews
The NWL provides the highest level of commitment to officiating outside of Triple-A and Double-A baseball, with 3-person crews and three umpire supervisors training and evaluating umpires throughout the season.
All-Star Game and Major League Dreams Showcase
Players have two opportunities to participate in showcase events for MLB scouts with the annual All-Star Game and Major League Dreams Showcase. Players for the All-Star Game are voted in by team coaches and media, while the Major League Dreams Showcase features players selected by a committee of MLB Scouts.
A 72-game season provides plenty of opportunities for at-bats and innings; and for those looking to get drafted, a chance to replicate the minor league experience. 35-man rosters allow for more opportunities to play, plus depth at pitching. Strict pitching guidelines provide additional protections for pitchers.
Northwoods League ballparks are entertainment centers in their communities, drawing more than one million fans annually. This commitment to the fan experience creates a buzz in our ballparks that can be felt by players and coaches – making a summer in The ‘Woods a memorable one.
What are Former Players Saying?
“For me it was a time where I really got to break out and shine.” – 3-Time Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer, on his experience playing in the Northwoods League for the La Crosse Loggers