TRYOUT NOW FOR 14U FALL TEAM WITH COACH ARON GARCIA

Blue Wave Baseball is now conducting open tryouts for its 14U team with Coach Aron Garcia for the 2024 Spring-Summer 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).

PRACTICE TWICE WEEKLY IN IRVINE

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.

Monthly training fees are $225 per month and paid prior to the beginning of each month for the twice-weekly practice sessions.

PLAY SCRIMMAGE GAMES, TOURNAMENTS

Blue Wave 14U will play league and scrimmage games on Sundays as well as selected tournaments.

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. Full-time team players have priority for all league games, Guest players will only be added if short of our full-time rostered fall season players.

Tournament fees are typically $70 to $95 per depending on entry fee, coaching fees, travel.

TEAM TRYOUT PROCESS

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.

FEATURES

  • 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

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

BLUE WAVE 14U SPRING SCHEDULE

All players may practice at each of their fielding and hitting sessions. In general, we conduct two fielding sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays at OC Great Park Field 9 and hit at Northwood High School on Thursdays in the batting cage.

Our Blue Wave 14U GOLD team predominately plays tournaments every other weekend and our Blue Wave 14U BLUE team will play game(s) every Sunday at Tustin High School JV field.

Anything in GREEN is a practice session, BLUE is for BLUE team games, GOLD is for tournaments we have scheduled currently.

Anything in RED means we are off and only noted as they are days that we would normally be practicing or playing.

For example, we have a few RED practice sessions because Great Park has other events planned and has blocked us out for those dates. Most are high school season tournaments.

Both team rosters are updated each week and are subject to change. Anytime one of our teams is short on players, we take from the other squad to fill any holes in a game or tournament roster.

All players must give us as much advance as possible when your player will not be at practices or games, especially the games.

Aron Garcia

Head Coach & Trainer
Vice President & Board Director

(562)301-6516

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.

ABOUT BLUE WAVE

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.