BLUE WAVE UNDERCLASS 15U & 16U
Blue Wave Underclass is for 15U-16U high school freshmen (grad year 2024) and sophomores (2023 grad) that want to play extra games and selected local showcase events when their high school program allows.
Blue Wave Undeclass is coached by Aron Garcia (see adjacent profile) and will carry 12 to 15 players for games and showcase events depending on pitching.
There are no mandatory practices for this team, though optional practice sessions on Mondays at the OC Great Park in Irvine are available as many high school programs are still not operating due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Blue Wave Underclass will play single USA Premier League 16U games in the Fall-Winter season at the OC Great Park and selected local tournaments and showcase events once current COBID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Local league and tournament vendors expect to resume hosting local games late September or early October. Until local games are available, Blue Wave Underclass will play occasional travel events in Arizona every four to six weeks as needed to provide gameplay options for our players.
Player Fees for practice sessions, games, and tournaments when scheduled are listed on this page along with any requirements. Players must register and pay before they participate but are not required if you do not play, refunds also provided for any event that is canceled.
Players pay $79 for cap and shirt through the Blue Wave Shop online on this website.
All players must REGISTER online to tryout, play, or participate in any Blue Wave event. There is no cost to register.
Those interested should contact Steve Kruse (949) 202-7748 at [email protected]
COACH ARON GARCIA
Head Coach & Trainer
Vice President & Board Director
Northwood High School assistant Coach Aron Garcia is head coach Blue Wave’s highly regarded High School Player Preparation Program that is focused on developing seventh and eighth graders for high school baseball.
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, currently, Northwood High School.