Blue Wave 14U is coached by Northwood High School assistant baseball Coach Aron Garcia and is focused on preparing 8th graders for high school baseball and beyond.
Garcia is one of the top youth team coaches in the Western region and excels at preparing players for their freshman year of high school and beyond.
Garcia’s teams are consistently competitive and highly ranked every year, he has more than 70 tournament and league titles to his credit, as well as 14U national championships in 2009 and 2010.
His 14U team was 67-14 in 2010, ranked 18th in the nation by Perfect Game national scouting service, and finished first or second in more than a dozen tournaments over a five-month span. His 11U team won 7 out of eight tournaments they entered in 2015 and were ranked No. 1 in Southern California and No. 10 nationally by USSSA.
Garcia’s 2018 Blue Wave 12U team won eight tournament titles in eight months, compiling a 53-8-2 record that was capped off with the Cooperstown All Star Village Week 9 Championship.
Garcia is also well experienced in playing in national tournaments; he was a member of the 1987 Northwood Little League team that played Taiwan in the Little League World Series.
He was featured in a feature article in the OC Register about his experience in the LLWS, as well as when he was featured in a June 27, 1988 Sports Illustrated as “The Comeback Kid.” And, in case you missed it, you can read the online version here HERE.
He was also a four-year varsity starter at Irvine High School, where he played short stop. After high school he attended Saddleback College, where he played baseball and football. He has coached baseball and football since 1996 at Irvine High School, Mater Dei and, currently, Northwood High School.
Blue Wave 14U practices twice weekly on a high school field and will play tournaments twice a month starting in September.
COST TO PLAY
Player fees are $200 per month to cover the cost of practice sessions, field rentals, and coaching.
Tournament/Game fees are additional and only paid when a player participates in a game or tournament. Local two-day tournaments are typically $70 per player, unless the tournament involves hotel or travel expenses for coaches.
All fees can be paid online on this team page or by check payable to “Blue Wave Athletics” and given to Coach Garcia prior to the start of the month or tournament.
No refunds are allowed once paid and all players must give 30 days notice if you decide the quit the team at any point in the season.