Blue Wave Varsity is coached by Aron Garcia, one of the top youth coaches in Southern California with a winning tradition and has seen several hundred of his players go on to college ball and professional over the past dozen years.

His Blue Wave Varsity-Garcia team for varsity starting high school players and will compete in either the 18U or 17U division in the top local tournaments and showcase events this Fall-Winter season, with the following events remaining through December.

    • NOV 20 USD SHOWCASE. Open to uncommitted high school players (freshmen to seniors) that will play two games in front of USD baseball coaches, including former Blue Waver Matt Florer, USD pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. $129 per position player, $49 per pitcher only. Guest Coach Matt Sorensen will manage the team for this event.
    • DEC 9-11 USA PREMIER CHRISTMAS CLASSIC – 18U.  For Blue Wave Varsity players with Coach Aron Garcia. Three-game guarantee and great competition in the last major local tournament of the year. Cost is $175 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

Scrimmage games will also be scheduled and sent out to everyone as soon as scheduled.


Players only pay for events they play in but must pay fee to be placed on the roster. Rosters are capped and first paid is first placed on the roster. New players need to have coach approval before paying game, tournament, or showcase fee.

For more information contact Steve Kruse at (949) 202-7748 or 


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 and Collegiate Preparation Programs that are focused on developing players for the next level for any ballplayer at any age.

Garcia is one of the top youth team coaches in the Western region and excels at preparing players for high school, college and beyond. In his 18 years as a coach, several hundred of his former players have gone on to play college and professionally.

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 high school varsity-level teams have won numerous tournaments and showcase events.

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 Northwood High School, and currently at Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine.

Aron Garcia

Head Coach & Trainer
Vice President of Player Development