Blue Wave 12U

Coach Carlos Cornejo – (949) 683-3453 –

Coached by former Mater Dei high school standout player Coach Carlos Cornejo, Blue Wave 12U practices twice weekly at the OC Great Park and plays local tournaments twice each month and local scrimmage games.

Cornejo played four years on scholarship at Curry College in Boston and served for several years as assistant varsity coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Assistant Coach Joe Carrig also played at Mater Dei and four years collegiate baseball at Curry College.


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.


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).


  • 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.


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 12U 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


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

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

Tournamet/Game Schedule

  • DEC 8 BASEBALL FOREVER 1-DAY TOURNEY @ HEARTWELL PARK/LONG BEACH – Player Tournament Fee of $40 must be paid prior to Noon SUN DEC 1.
  • DEC 14-15 XDS HOLIDAY BASH @ MILE SQUARE/EL DORADO – Player Tournament Fee of $75 must be paid prior to Noon SUN DEC 8.

Tournament/Game Fees & Deadline

  • In general, Player Tournament Fees are due a week prior to the respective tournament/games above as noted.
  • We also require 10 paid players by the deadline posted for each tournament/game or we cancel the event.
  • If the respective tournament/game is cancelled, players that already paid fees for the event will be refunded or applied as a credit to the next tournament/games.
  • Players must pay the entire Tournament Fee as posted even if you will miss a game or part of the tournament, there are no partial fees unless specifically noted.
  • The Tournament/Game schedule is published at the beginning of each season and updated as needed. It is the responsible of each player and parent to notify Blue Wave you will miss any tournament or game scheduled

Dec 8 One-day Tournament

  • $40 Tourney Fee Due Noon SUN DEC 1

Dec 14 -15 XDS Holiday Bash

  • $70 Tourney Fee Due Noon SUN DEC 1

Monthly Training Fee

Monthly fees are due at the first day of the month of the current month you participate in.