Take your game to the next level and truly showcase your talent with Blue Wave tournament and showcase teams for high school players.

Blue Wave is now recruiting exceptional players for our summer teams that will play in some of the top local tournaments and showcase events in Southern California.

NO B TEAMS OR STUFFED ROSTERS

Unlike some organizations that field dozens of teams or stuff their rosters so the best players do not need to pay, we simply create two teams with limited rosters to ensure our players get more innings and more exposure.

Blue Wave Underclass is for incoming freshmen (2026 grad year) and sophomore (2025 grad year) high school players. Blue Wave Upperclass is for varsity-level juniors (2024 grad year) and incoming seniors (2023 grads).

Each team will play five tournaments/showcase events and at least 20 games or more in June and July with some of the top local coaches in Orange County.

In May, each team will conduct several practice sessions and/or scrimmage games to prepare for the summer season.

TRYOUT SET FOR MAY 2

Tryouts for new players will be held from 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 a deposit upon approval by the respective Blue Wave coach.

BLUE WAVE UNDERCLASS (2026/2025 GRADS)

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.

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. Deposit is $300 with the balance due prior to the first tournament. All fees are refundable prior to the first scrimmage game or tournament game. Payments are also available.

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.

BLUE WAVE UPPER-CLASS (2024/2023 GRADS)

Blue Wave Underclass team is coached by Aron Garcia, a coach at Crean Lutheran High School and one of the top youth baseball coaches in Southern California. His Blue Wave Upper-class team is for varsity starting high school players and will compete in either the 18U or 17U division in the following local tournaments and showcase events:

  • May 27-30 Baseball Factory Memorial Day Classic will officially kick off the summer season and be held at Azusa Pacific and East LA College. This is a 3-game guarantee, and our team will compete in the top 18U division. Local college recruiters are expected to attend, BF scouts also score each game. Baseball Factory is a top-tier recruiting service and several Blue Wave alumni have been recruited through their team showcases over the year.
  • June 9-12 Five Tool SoCal Regional will be played at Amerige Park and East LA College with a 4-game guarantee. Five Tool is one of the top collegiate recruiting services and hosting several events in California for the first time. They expect to have several recruiters and scouts at each of their events. Blue Wave will compete in the 17U division for this metal bat showcase.
  • July 1-8 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. This is a wood bat tournament and draws local college recruiters for teams that make the semi-finals and championships games at the Stadium.
  • July 15-17 California Travel Ball Varsity Showcase at OC Great Park expects to be the top event of the summer with an invite-only 30 top Club Teams and for varsity-level players in a single division. Hosted by CCYB, each team plays 9-inning wood bat games each day for three days at OC Great Park with the top four teams advancing to a championship. Coaches from college coaches already confirmed include UCLA, UCSB, LBST. CSUN, CSF, USC, UCI, SDST, ASU, GCU,  APU, Hope, Concordia, St Mary, and W. Kentucky. College recruiters will also select an All-Tournament Team and host a workout for the team on Sunday night after all games are finished.
  • AUG 1-7 Five Tool West World Series will cap the summer season with an invite-only event with a 4-game guarantee played at Amerige Park, East LA College, Biola University, and Great Park, Irvine. 30+ teams will compete for this event that is expected to be heavily scouted. Blue Wave Upperclass will compete in the 17U division for this metal bat national event.

The player fee for the Blue Wave Upperclass is $895 for position players and free for a qualified pitcher only. Player fees include the five tournaments, practice sessions, and scrimmage games. The deposit is $300 with the balance due prior to the first tournament. All fees are refundable prior to the first scrimmage game or tournament game. Payment options are available.

Blue Wave Upperclass players will play a minimum of 20 games and are provided with a recruiting profile on our Blue Wave Upperclass team listed on Field Level.

ABOUT BLUE WAVE

Established in 1996, Blue Wave is one of the oldest club baseball organizations in Orange County. Blue Wave teams have played more than 8,000 games over the years and won more than 150 tournaments, 12 national championships, and have been ranked on multiple occasions over the years.

More than 450 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, Arizona State, Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, UCSB, Santa Clara, University of Central Florida, Clemson, Babson College, and more.

More than three dozen Blue Wave alumni have played professionally, including current MLB players Dylan Moore (Mariners), Austin Hedges (Cleveland), and James Kaprielian (Oakland).

On top of the above, former Blue Wave players and coaches have also gone on to coach at local high schools, colleges, and the pros, including Rich Pohle (Brea Olinda HS), Bret LeVier (San Juan Hills HS), Jason Smith (Canyon HS), Brett Kay (Jserra HS), Ben Owens (Tustin HS), Darric Merrell (Temecula Valley HS), Jon Hurst (Diamond Bar HS), Drew Hillman (Laguna Hills HS), Matt Florer (USD), Justin Viele ( SF Giants), and Wes Oberlin (Athletic Director Sacramento State).

For more info contact:

Steve Kruse

Founder & General Manager

(949) 202-7748