Blue Wave Baseball is now conducting open tryouts for its 14U team with Coach Aron Garcia for the 2023 Fall-Winter season.

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

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. (See Bio below).


In general, Blue Wave14U conducts fielding practice each Monday at OC Great Park, Irvine, and hits every Thursday at the Northwood High School varsity batting cage.

Blue Wave 14U practice sessions for the year are posted here and priced individually. Blue Wave team players pay $30 per fielding session and $25 per hitting session.

Players only pay practice session fees if they can participate – you never pay for practices if you are not there!
All practice sessions must be paid online at least 24 hours prior to a practice session.


Blue Wave 14U will play in the CCYB Fall League starting SEP 10 through NOV 5.

CCYB League games are played on local high school fields each Sunday, either two 7-inning games or a 9-inning game.

League games will conclude with a CCYB-NCS tournament for the playoffs with three games over two weekends. Nov. 11/12 and 18/19th. Two seeding games on the 11/12th, championship rounds on the 18/19th.

After completing Fall League games and playoffs, Blue Wave 14U will play local tournaments and scrimmage games through December and January.

Blue Wave 14U will also play selected scrimmage games along the way, again, mostly on Sundays.


Each player will pay a $49 Fall League Fee that covers league entry fees and baseballs. Also ensures roster spot for all games scheduled.

Team players will pay a Game Fee of $25 per 7-inning game or $35 for a 9-inning game. Guest players will pay $35 for a 7-inning game, $50 for 9-inning game. Pitcher Only is free. You do not pay if you are unable to be at the game.

Game fees cover field cost, umpire fees, and coaching fees.

Team roster will be set at 12 players for 7-inning game, 14-15 for 9-inning game. Fall League team players have priority for all league games, Guest players will only be added if short of our full-time rostered fall season players.


First off, all new 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.

Typically, new players will attend both a fielding and hitting practice session at no cost.

Once the player has completed both tryouts, Coach Garcia will either offer the player a roster spot on his team or pass on the player.

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


  • Based in Irvine, CA.
  • Practice twice weekly
  • Play Tournaments Twice Monthly!
  • For 8th Graders or 2028 Incoming HS Freshmen
  • Focused on player development
  • Prepare For High School Baseball with High School Coaches
  • Top Coaches With High School, College, and MLB experience
  • No Monthly Dues – Only Pay When You Play

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


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.


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, Cleveland catcher Austin Hedges, and Angels catcher Chad Wallach.