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 and professional ball over the years.

His Blue Wave Varsity-Garcia team is open to all varsity starting high school players regardless of age or grad year but will compete in the top 18U or 17U division in the top local tournaments and showcase events this Summer 2023, including:

  • JUNE 2-4 FIVE TOOL SOCAL SUMMER KICKOFF.  Open to all varsity level players and has a 3-game guarantee and will be a round-robin format. Full social media coverage provided with over 2000 scouts and colleges following Five Tool channels online. Five Tool Baseball specializes in baseball showcases, tournaments, leagues, and media coverage of high school and collegiate ball players. Based in Keller, Texas, Five Tool hosts over 200 events each year and has helped over 10,000 baseball players compete at the college level. Five Tool can be found at, and the following social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Tik Tok.

Cost is $175 per position player. Pitcher only is free.

  • JUNE 9-12 BASEBALL FACTORY FATHER’S DAY CLASSIC. Play 3 games guaranteed with Baseball Factory scout on each field at OC Great Park, Irvine. Players may also participate in Baseball Factory skills challenge day (60 YD, arm strength, exit velo) with top performers posted on scouting blog. Complimentary personal player webpage to send off to college recruiters and pro scouts.

Cost is $175 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JULY 2-5 AABC 18U CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER. Open to all current high school varsity players and incoming college freshmen that was to take shot at one of the most prestigious World Series events in amateur youth baseball. The winner of this regional receives one of 12 spots into the AABC Connie Mack World Series and includes $7,000 for travel funds. Play four games guaranteed in top Orange County fields.

Cost is $225 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JULY 13-17 2023 CALIFORNIA TRAVEL BALL VARSITY SHOWCASE. Without a doubt the top showcase in Southern California with more than 135 coaches and recruiters attended last year, including UCLA – UCSB – LBST – CSUN – CSF – USC – UCI – SDST – ASU – GCU – APU – Hope – Concordia – St Mary – UC Davis – Bakersfield – Georgetown – TCU – Santa Clara – LMU – Cal State Bakersfield – Cal Poly – UC Riverside – Lewis & Clark –
    New Mexico St – Pepperdine – CBU – UCON – Pacific – Oregon – Oregon St – Washington St – University of Washington – Stanford – CSUSB – UCSD – Golden West – TCU – CSLA – Arizona – Arizona St – Cal – Hawaii – BYU – Cal Baptist – NY Yankees – Boston Red Sox – Phillies – Santa Clara – UNLV – Blue Jays – Chicago Cubs – Fresno St – ECUI – Westmont – Utah – CMS – UC Davis – Matinek  – Cal Baptist – Fresno St – Claremont Mudd Scripps –
    Pomona-Pitzer – Westmont – SDCC – FJC – and more.

This sold-out event features 40 of the top travel ball programs in California and their top players. Each team plays one 9 inning wood bat game each day.

Coaches from CSF and CSUN not only scout but select and determine an All-Tournament Team and host a workout for that team Sunday night after the games have finished.  All-Tournament Team players receive some tba items and are invited to the college coaches’ workout with Don Sneddon, Rick Vanderhook, Chad Baum, Mike Curran, Ron Payne, Turner Bias, AJ Kennedy, and Scott Serigstad.

This is a first-class event and can be followed at: 

Cost is $225 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JULY 28-31 NEVADA TRAVEL BALL UNDERCLASS & VARSITY SHOWCASE. SoCal’s best 2022 showcase comes to Las Vegas for regional college recruiters and scouts, including a campus tour at UNLV Baseball. Limited to 20 top travel ball programs and each team will play three 8-inning wood bat games, no new inning after 2.15 hours with one game each on 3 of the days.  Four run max per inning.

Sponsors include Adidas – Buckboard BBQ – Bownet – Anderson Bat.

Cost is $395 per position player, Pitcher Only is free. Does not include player hotel and travel expenses.


Players only pay for events they play in but the player fee must be paid to be placed on the roster. Rosters are capped and the first paid is first placed on the roster. New players need coach approval before paying any fees.

Request to play in any game or event by contacting Kruse at (949) 202-7748 or 


Tryouts for new players will be held from 7 to 8:30 PM Monday May 1 at OC Great Park Baseball Field 9. New Players must register online at to participate. No cost to register.


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