Answers to All Your Inquiries
Q: When does CTWL take place?
The main CTWL season begins games with preseason-inspired Spring Training games for the first two weeks of May, which is immediately followed by the regular season. The regular season consists of 20 games - 10 2-game series played as doubleheaders - from mid-May to early August, where the postseason crowns the best of the best. Games are generally are held during the mid-late afternoon, and are played primarily on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
The league also offers an open Winter Tournament in early-mid January to allow for players from across New England to get game reps during the offseason. Tournaments are held on a Saturday or Sunday, and teams are guaranteed 2-3 games.
Q: Who can participate in the CTWL?
The CTWL is open to all boys 15-23 years old who live in the state of Connecticut. Players must be within the required age range as of May 1st of the year that player is participating in.
All players must also have little-to-no experience in professional leagues and tournament circuits.
Q: What style of play is used in the CTWL?
The main Pro Series format of the CTWL plays New England-style fastpitch WIFFLE ball, which includes no speed limit, big barrel bats with limited modifications, no baserunning, and the encouragement of scuffed and/or knifed WIFFLE balls.
Q: What is the cost of playing in the CTWL?
The CTWL charges a small fee to supply teams with uniforms and to offset league expenses. Additional charges may be levied by each team/franchise for additional needs.