Blue Wave is now recruiting players for its team that will compete in the prestigious 17U USA Baseball National Championships June 15-22 in Arizona.
Northwood High School Assistant Varsity Coach Aron Garcia will lead the Blue Wave 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.
Formerly known as the Junior Olympics or “J.O.’s,” this is a highly competitive week-long showcase where standout players are selected to play on the USA 15U and 17U National Teams. This event is also well attended by college recruiters and pro scouts as more than 70 of the top teams in the Western Region have been invited to play.
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 led the 12U USA Baseball team to the world cup 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. 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.
Tryouts will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Wednesday May 23 at Dean Harvey Field at Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa (across from the OC Fairgrounds).
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.