17U NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

Coach Aron Garcia – (562) 301-6516 or aronbaseball@yahoo.com

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

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.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Blue Wave players and families attending the 17U National Championships June 15-22 are encouraged to stay at our designated “Team Hotel,” the Courtyard Marriott Phoenix West/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: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix West/Avondale, 1650 North 95th Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85307

Arrival Date: June 15, 2018

Departure Date: June 22, 2018

Bedding Type: 2 Queen Beds

Price: $107 per night + tax

Breakfast Included: Continental

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

Team Hotel Reservation Link:

https://aws.passkey.com/gt/216290268?gtid=f771ced9650f4ee92aa4de6af333dc54

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 May 25, 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.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

  • FINAL TRYOUT/PRACTICE 5:30-7:30 PM WED MAY 23 @ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
  • PRACTICE 5:30-7:30 PM WED MAY 30 @ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
  • PRACTICE 5:30-7:30 PM WED JUNE 13 @ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
  • USA BASEBALL 17U CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 15-22, ARIZONA

Northwood HS located at 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine

Vanguard University located at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, across from OC Fairgrounds

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