15U USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

Blue Wave will compete in the prestigious USA Baseball 15U National Championships June 22-29 in Arizona against 70+ top club teams from throughout the Western region.

Coach Carlos Cornejo – (949) 683-3453 – carlos@bluewaveathletics.com

Coach Carlos Cornejo will skipper the team that will play a minimum of six games on MLB fields in the Glendale, Peoria and Goodyear, Arizona, complexes for the White Sox/Dodgers, Padres/Mariners, and Reds/Indians.

More than 70 of the top teams on the West Coast have been invited to play.

Formerly known as the Junior Olympics or “J.O.’s,” this is a highly competitive week-long event where standout players are selected to play on the USA Baseball national team.

Former Blue Wavers David Nick (Diamondbacks), Austin Hedges (Padres), and James Kaprelian (Yankees) played were selected and played for the USA Baseball National teams in 2008, 2010, and 2014 respectively. Current Blue Waver Ben Reiland participated on the 12U USA team that won the world title in Taiwan in 2017.

Cost to attend this event with Blue Wave is $495 per player, you do not have to play summer ball with Blue Wave to be selected to play on our JO team. There is no cost for a “Pitcher Only” and we can also arrange “partials” if you cannot play the entire week.

Housing, travel, and meals are additional and all players need to be chaperoned by a parent or legal guardian unless other arrangements are made.

Hotel rooms have been blocked and expected that most players will stay with the team at the same location.

All new players must register online HERE in order to tryout or participate on any Blue Wave team. There is no cost to register, but provides required roster information and processes player liability release.

Returning players do not need to register, but must contact the respective team coach in regards to roster availability.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Blue Wave players and families attending the 15U National Championships June 22-29 are encouraged to stay at our designated “Team Hotel,” the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenixt/Avondale, one of the better locations for this event.

Besides staying at the same hotel, we often plan group activities during the week, including breakfast and some dinners as a team, so staying in the same hotel makes it easier, but not mandatory if you have alternative places to stay.

All reservations must be made online as follows below, DO NOT CALL HOTEL DIRECT.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Team Name: Blue Wave

Hotel/Resort: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale, 11460 W. Hilton Way, Avondale, AZ 85323

Arrival Date: June 22, 2018

Departure Date: June 29, 2018

Bedding Type: 2 Queen Beds

Price: $109 per night + tax

Breakfast Included: Hot buffet

Amenities: On-site guest laundry (coin), microwave and mini-fridge in every room, complimentary internet access, pool, fitness center and whirlpool – Will receive loyalty points

Team Hotel Reservation Link:

https://aws.passkey.com/gt/216291646?gtid=2425f754d4c5baeb6637611d9b1f48d0

Please make your individual room reservations utilizing the “Team Hotel Reservation Link” or call USA Baseball Travel Services to discuss all your discounted options for this event. DO NOT call the hotel directly, as they will not accept reservations for this event.

 **If you receive a message indicating that no lodging options are available, please adjust your arrival and departure dates to those listed above.  If your dates differ from those listed above and are not available in the online system, please list the team dates provided to make your reservation and note your requested dates under the “Additional Requests” section. You can also call USA Baseball Travel Services for assistance.

RESERVATION DEADLINE:  All individual reservations must be submitted via the Team Hotel Reservation Link no later than June 1, 2018If you do not meet this deadline, your rooms will be released.  However, discounted housing will still be available by following the instructions below.

If you are reserving a room after the Reservation Deadline, please call the USA Baseball Travel Services line at 919-433-9759.

We will keep your reservation with a complete rooming list and submit that list to the hotel closer to the date of the tournament. If the hotel is able, they will provide you with a specific confirmation number about a week prior to the tournament.  If a confirmation number is not provided, please use your confirmation email at check-in. Until then, please know that your room(s) will be guaranteed through our contracted group block. Reservations must be made, modified, or cancelled via the Team Hotel Reservation Link/Official USA Baseball Hotel Booking Tool up to seven (7) days before the tournament start date. If you have questions, please call USA Baseball Travel Services at 919-433-9759 or email travel@usabaseball.com. Please note that the USA Baseball Travel Services hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.

 

SCHEDULE

  • FINAL TRYOUT/PRACTICE @ 5:30-7:30 PM WED MAY 23 @ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY, 55 FAIR DRIVE, COSTA MESA
  • PRACTICE – 5:30-7:30 PM WED MAY 30 @ VANGUARD
  • PRACTICE – 5:30-7:30 PM WED JUNE 13 @ VANGUARD
  • PRACTICE – 5:30-7:30 PM WED JUNE 20 @ VANGUARD
  • JUNE 22-29 – USA BASEBALL 15U NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ ARIZONA

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