Blue Wave Baseball is now conducting tryouts for 13U & 14U its high school development teams that are focused on preparing 7th and 8th graders to play at the high school level.

Blue Wave 14U is for 8th graders and is coached by Aron Garcia, one of Orange County’s top youth coaches and present assistant baseball coach at Northwood High School for nearly 20 years.

Garcia knows what it takes to develop players and how to get them to the next level in their game to make their high school teams and beyond as hundreds of his players have gone on to top college programs as well as the pros over the years.

Blue Wave 13U Coach Michael Brady is starting a completely new team for incoming 7th graders and will focus on conditioning, skills development, infield drills, outfield drills, bullpens with catchers and pitchers, as well as scrimmage gameplay for live reps.

Coach Brady is an exceptional coach, trainer, and instructor who has played D1 college ball for the California-Berkeley Golden Bears and played professionally as an infielder and pitcher.


Both 13U and 14U fall teams conduct fielding practice each Monday at OC Great Park, Irvine, and hit every Thursday as well.

Each team also plays local scrimmage games, league games (14U), and tournaments and will play eight games or more per month on a consistent basis.

Both teams are currently conducting open tryouts all through July and August with the Fall season starting in September.

Players must REGISTER online to schedule a tryout or attend an open tryout, practice, or game with Blue Wave. There is no cost to register and no cost to try out with the team.


Blue Wave team members simply pay by the practice session, game, or tournament – there are no monthly dues! And, you only pay when you play or participate in any Blue Wave event. And, if it is canceled, we always refund your money.

Cost for local scrimmage games and local tournaments are additional and based on entry fees, travel, etc. In general, local scrimmage games are $25 to $35, and local tournaments average $75 to $95. You only pay game or tournament fees when you participate in the event.


Blue Wave also offers “Practice Only” options for players who do not want to play games but want to practice, either fielding or hitting sessions. Practice Only slots are limited.

Contact Steve Kruse (949) 202-7748 or to arrange a tryout.


Established in 1996, Blue Wave is one of the oldest and most respected “non-profit” club baseball organizations in Orange County. Blue Wave teams have played 6,500+ games, won 150+ tournaments, 12 national championships, and been nationally ranked on multiple occasions.

More than 400 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 or coaching Major League Baseball (MLB), including current Mariners Dylan Moore, Oakland A’s starter James Kaprielian, Rangers catcher Austin Hedges, and Angels catcher Chad Wallach.

Aron Garcia

Head Coach & Trainer
Vice President & Board Director


Longtime Orange County youth baseball Coach Aron Garcia is director of player development at all levels for Blue Wave’s highly regarded High School Player Preparation Program that is focused on developing players 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 shortstop. 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 Northwood High School, where he has been an assistant baseball coach for 19 years.

Michael Brady

Head Coach & Trainer

(949) 939-3447


Former MLB pitcher Michael Brady is head coach for Blue Wave 2027 team and resident pitching coach for Blue Wave players at all levels.

Brady grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita and attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School where he played on the high school baseball team.

After graduation, he played for the University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears and was drafted as a shortstop by the Florida Marlins in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft.

After playing 3rd and 2nd in Class A and Rookie league in 2009, Brady moved to pitching for the Jamestown Jammers in 2010 where he had a 1.59 ERA in 49 games out of the bullpen.

Over the next several years Brady pitched at all levels for the Marlins, Los Angeles Angels, Washington Nationals, and the Oakland Athletics, where he made his major league debut in 2017.

Besides his high school, collegiate and professional experience, Coach Brady has experience working with youth players and club teams. He also gives private lessons in pitching, fielding, and hitting.

Beside taking incoming freshman summer team, Coach Brady will also work with both 14U and 13U players at practice sessions and focus on working with our pitchers and bullpens on Thursdays.

More detail on Coach Brady is available at

You can also contact him at  and (949) 939-3447