BLUE WAVE 14U-SCV NOW RECRUITING PLAYERS
Blue Wave Athletics is now recruiting players for a new 14U club baseball team based at Golden Valley High School in Santa Clarita for the 2019 Spring and Summer season.
Blue Wave 14U-SCV is for 7th and 8th grade ball players focused on preparing for high school baseball by playing for high school coaches, on high school fields, under a true High School Player Development system.
Blue Wave 14U-SCV will practice twice weekly and play games on weekends, including scrimmage games and tournaments, with the goal of playing 8 to 10 games each month.
CONSISTENT PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Blue Wave 14U SCV will practice each Wednesday and Sunday in February and March starting WED JAN 30 with hitting from 6-7:30 PM at the Golden Valley High School batting cages.
Fielding practice will be held each Sunday from 10 AM to Noon at Golden Valley High School, starting SUN FEB 3.
TOP PROFESSIONAL COACHES
In keeping with the Blue Wave tradition of hiring top coaches and professional trainers, SCV baseball veterans Joseph Anderson and Josue Iniguez will serve as coaches for Blue Wave 14U-SCV.
Coach Anderson is a Golden Valley High School grad, where he played four years (3 on varsity). He also has a master’s degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach as well as a journalism degree from Cal State University Fullerton.
Besides covering baseball for the Bleacher Report, the Santa Clarita Signal, and the Daily Titan (CSUF), he has three years of professional sports experience working in Public Relations for the Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Clippers, and the National Hot Rod Association.
TOP PITCHING COACH TO ASSIST
Blue Wave 14U-SCV assistant Coach Josue Iniguez currently serves as pitching coach for Golden Valley High School, where he helped both varsity and JV teams to their best seasons in the past two years.
Iniguez began his pitching career at Hart High School, then Pasadena City College, where he made the All-Star team his sophomore year. After PCC he attended Kansas State University under Head Coach Brad Hill.
Coach Iniguez played several years of pro ball in the independent leagues, including stints with the Rio Grande White Wings and Ruidoso Osos. He also played AA ball in Puerto Rico until retirement and returning to Santa Clarita to begin his coaching career.
Blue Wave’s High School Development Program goals are:
- Implement practice plans to ensure athletes on the team are prepared for High School Baseball upon 8th grade graduation
- Teach the fundamentals of the game, advanced shills and techniques
- Incorporate conditioning exercises to prepare players for high school competition
- Identify strengths/weaknesses of players, and work to improve those specific skill-sets
Cost for the program is $175 per month for practice and training sessions.
Game and tournament fees are additional, typically $20 per single game, $35 for a double header, $40 for a one-day local tournament, $70 for a two-day local tournament. Tournaments involving coaches travel and expenses are priced based on costs.
Monthly Training Fees are paid at the beginning of the month, game and tournament fees are due the day prior to the game or tournament. You only pay game or tournament fees when you play in them.
All fees can be paid online on this team page.
Remember, Blue Wave Athletics, Inc. is a fully compliant non-profit organization, you can raise donations from business, family, or friends to assist in your fees.
HOW TO TRYOUT
To arrange a tryout, please register on our website HERE to process player liability waivers and provide the information our coaches will need on each player. There is no cost to register.
Once registered, you may come to any of our practice sessions and simply check in with one of our coaches. Or, contact Steve Kruse at (949) 202-7748 to arrange.
BLUE WAVE TRADITION OF SUCCESS FOR PLAYERS & TEAMS
Blue Wave is one of the oldest and most respected club baseball organizations in Southern California, fielding teams in 11U through 18U age divisions. Based in Irvine, Blue Wave teams have played 5,000+ games, won 175 tournaments, 13 national championships, and been nationally ranked on multiple occasions.
Established in 1996, more than 375 Blue Wave alumni have played or are playing collegiate baseball at some of the top programs in the country, including: UCI, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Cal State University Fullerton, Stanford, PENN, Gonzaga, USF, University of Miami, Pepperdine, Long Beach State, Fresno State, Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas, Sacramento State, UCSB, Santa Clara, Clemson and more. More than three dozen Blue Wave alumni have played or are playing in the MLB ranks as well.
For more information, contact Steve Kruse at (949) 202-7748 or firstname.lastname@example.org