BLUE WAVE UNDERCLASS (2026 & 2025 grads)

Blue Wave Underclass is for incoming freshmen (2026 grad year) and sophomore (2025 grad year) high school players and will play five tournaments/showcase events and play at least 20 games in June and July and conduct several practice sessions and/or scrimmage games in May to prepare for the summer season.

Blue Wave Underclass team is coached by Chris Reiland, a longtime Orange County youth baseball coach and presently coaches at Aliso Niguel High School. His Underclass summer team will compete in the 16U division of the following tournaments and showcase events:

  • June 2-5 Five Tool Baseball SoCal Kickoff. Five Tool Baseball is a top-tier collegiate recruiting organization hosting their first event ever in Orange County that features a 4-game guarantee.
  • June 10-13 Baseball Factory Father’s Day Classic. Another top-tier recruiting service and several Blue Wave alumni have been recruited through their team showcases over the year. This event is a 3-game guarantee and played at OC Great Park, Irvine.
  • June 22-July 1 USA Premier Firecracker Classic. The oldest and largest event of the summer with a 4-game guarantee and played at OC Great Park and local fields.
  • July 7-10 Five Tool Baseball Arizona Classic Qualifier. One of our top events of the summer and will be played at San Diego State University and is a qualifier for Freshman and Sophomore berths for the Arizona Fall Classic. Players must be 2026 or 2025 grads only and will be a 4-game guarantee.
  • July 22-25 Baseball Factory 16U Southwest Championships. One of the top recruiting events of the summer and will be played at Vanguard University and has a 4-game guarantee. Each player receives a free player profile and each game is attended and scored by a BF scout.

The player fee for the Blue Wave Underclass is $895 for position players and free for a qualified pitcher. The player fee includes five tournaments, practice sessions, and scrimmage games. The deposit is $300 with the balance due prior to the first practice session. All fees are refundable prior to the first scrimmage game or tournament game. Payments are available upon approval.

Underclass team players will play a minimum of 20 games and are also eligible to play with our Varsity-level team and events when the Blue Wave Upperclass team is short position players or qualified pitchers.

Players are also provided with a recruiting profile on our Blue Wave Underclass team listed on Field Level.

TRYOUTS SET FOR MAY 2

Tryouts for new players will be held 5:30-8:30 PM Monday May 2 at OC Great Park Baseball Field 9, Irvine. New players must register online at www.bluewaveathletics.com/registration to try out, practice, or play with any Blue Wave team or participate in any Blue Wave event. There is no cost to register.

Returning players do not need to re-register but need to sign up and pay the deposit upon approval by the respective Blue Wave coach to lock down your roster spot.

If interested, contact Steve Kruse (949) 202-7748 or

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