BLUE WAVE 11U

Coach Spencer Ludin
spencerhl12@cox.net
(714) 393-6231

Blue Wave 11U is a new team with tryouts in December and full-time play in January for the 2020 baseball year with Coach Spencer Ludin, one of the top up and coming young coaches in Orange County.

This team will practice twice weekly and play league games on Sundays in the Spring, with an occasional tournament as the team starts to develop.

Coach Ludin wants to mold a team of solid players over the next year, then enter the Cooperstown tournament in New York as a 12U team.

Ludin coached high school baseball since 2015 at Beckman High School, where he served as freshmen coach in 2015 and 2018, before leading the Beckman JV team as head coach to the Pacific Coast League JV Championships in 2019.

Coach Ludin is well suited to continue the winning tradition at Beckman, where he played his high school baseball from 2008-2012 and the three-year varsity starter was a member of four Pacific Coast League DIV III Championships and the overall CIF Champion in 2011

He was named First Team All-League twice (2011, 2012), First Team All-City in 2011, and named Offensive Player of the Year three times. Ludin led the Beckman 2011 CIF Championship Team in Average and Hits.

Coach Ludin also played for Blue Wave from 2008-2012 and was recruited by UC Davis, San Diego St. Cal Poly SLO, Long Beach State, USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Baptist and the Atlanta Braves Organization.

He was also an exceptional football player at Beckman and chose to play football in college, graduating in 2017 from Livingstone College in North Carolina with Honors. Coach Ludin played in the HBCU Spirit Bowl and doing a combine with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and CFL Saskatchewan.

PROCESS & COMMITMENT

Blue Wave is a full-time “Club Team,” not a casual rec team. Our goal is to prepare our players and teams to play at the high school level and beyond.

Blue Wave wants players that are committed to “the process” by attending all practices and games if possible.

Blue Wave players also work on their fundamentals, conditioning and hitting in their spare time as much as possible when not practicing with us. We expect Blue Wave players should be able to catch a ball, throw the ball correctly, and hit the ball.

Blue Wave looks for “team players” and “baseball families” as well. We strive to make each player better from one season to the other and improve our “team game” from one season to the other as well.

With that in mind, players are expected to play the “entire season” if they accept a position on any Blue Wave team. And, a 30 days advance notice is required when a player leaves the team.

OUR SEASONS

The Blue Wave “Spring Season” runs January through May (5 months), tryouts typically in December.

“Summer Season” is three months, June through August, with players moving up in age division for the “Fall Season” that runs from September through December (4 months).

PLAYER COSTS

  • Cost is $225 per month training fee for practice sessions.
  • New players pay a one-time “New Player Registration” of $279 that includes player Game Jersey, Game Cap, Practice Shirt, Cage Shorts, and administrative set up.
  • Players pay Tournament Fees or Game Fees as posted on the team page. The cost of the Tournament or Game costs and payment deadlines are also posted on the team page when scheduled.

FREE REGISTER TO TRYOUT

All players must register online at www.bluewaveathletics.com/register in order to tryout or participate in a practice or game. There is no cost to register.

OPEN TRYOUTS SET

Open Tryouts are generally set in December for the 2020 team starting January 1 that plays through Spring season. Summer season is June through August and Fall Season September through December.

Spring 2020 tryouts for Blue Wave 11U will be held from 5 to 7 PM Monday DEC 9th & DEC 16 @ OC Great Park Baseball Field 5, 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine.

Individual tryouts can also be arranged during the season by contacting Steve Kruse @ (949) 202-7748 or steve@bluewaveathletics.com.

Practice Schedule

  • Fielding Practice 5 to 7 PM MONDAYS @ Great Park Baseball Field 5, Irvine
  • Hitting Practice 6-7:30 PM THURSDAYS @ Great Park Baseball Field 5, Irvine

GAME SCHEDULE

  • To Be Scheduled