TRYOUTS SET FOR SUMMER TEAMS

Blue Wave Baseball is now recruiting for high school summer baseball teams that are based at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana and play in the top local leagues, tournaments and showcase events in June and July.

Whether you are an incoming freshman or outgoing senior, Blue Wave has the right team for you, including an incoming Freshman Team for 2021 high school graduates, 16U Prospects Team for Sophomores (2020 grads), 17U Showcase Team for Juniors and young Seniors (2019/2018), and our AABC-sanctioned 18U Connie Mack League Team for Seniors (2018) and 2017 grads.

Each team plays 16+ games in June and July against top competition in major tournaments and showcase events in Southern California, including:



Besides the SoCal tournaments and showcase events above, Blue Wave will also participate in the USA Baseball 15U National Championships June 23-30 in Arizona.

Details on each Blue Wave summer team are outlined below and tryouts for all summer teams will be held in May at Mater Dei High School, 1202 W. Edinger, Santa Ana, as follows:


  • 7 PM WED MAY 17
  • 7 PM WED MAY 24
  • 7 PM TUE May 30


For more information on any of our teams or programs, please contact Steve Kruse @ (949) 202-7748 or Carlos Cornejo @ (949) 683-3453.


The Blue Wave Summer Teams Overview is also available to download HERE.

BLUE WAVE 14U FRESHMEN TEAM – 2021 GRADS

Blue Wave’s 14U summer team is for top incoming freshmen players that want to start on their high school team and move up the ladder quickly by playing top competition in the top tournaments for the age group this summer, including:


  • June 2-4 Boras Baseball Classic 2017 for 14U will be one of the top events of the summer for this age group, with 12 teams invited only to play on top fields, including JSerra High School.
  • June 10-11 SoCal AAU Summer Open is a highly competitive 14U tournament with all games played at Steed Park in San Clemente.
  • June 24-25 Xtreme Diamond Sports Summer Classic is one of the top tournament vendors in Southern California. Will face top 14U West Coast teams to prepare for the Firecracker Classic and AAA World Series.
  • July 1-7 USA Premier Firecracker Classic is the top competitive tournament of the summer in SoCal with more than 200 teams from throughout the nation attending each year. Plenty of scouts and recruiters for semi-final and championship games. All games played on top high school and college fields.
  • July 20-23 AAU West Coast Junior Olympics is also the official AAU SoCal World Series and draws team from throughout the West Coast for this 5-game guarantee event to cap off the summer competition.


Price is $695 per player and includes 16+ games as well as weekly practice sessions at Mater Dei High School in June and July. All fees must be paid prior to June 1 and only fees payment guarantees position on the team. Payments can be arranged if secured by credit card.

BLUE WAVE 15U USA BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

Mater Dei Assistant Coach Carlos Cornejo will skipper the Blue Wave team that will compete in the prestigious USA Baseball 15U National ChampionshipsJune 23-30 in Arizona.

Formerly known as the Junior Olympics or "J.O.'s," this is a highly competitive week-long event where standout players are selected to play on the USA 15U National Team and is attended by collegiate recruiters looking at younger high school players. Former Blue Wavers David Nick (Diamondbacks), Austin Hedges (Padres), and James Kaprelian (Yankees) played were selected and played for the USA Baseball National teams in 2008, 2010, and 2014 respectively.

More than 60 of the top club teams on the West Coast will play a minimum of six games on MLB fields in the Glendale, Peoria and Goodyear, Arizona, complexes for the White Sox/Dodgers, Padres/Mariners, and Reds/Indians.  

Players born May 1, 2001, or later are eligible to compete in this event no matter what grade you are in high school at the present time.  In short, long as you do not turn 16 before May 1 this year you are good to go!

Cost to attend this event with Blue Wave is $495 per player if you are also playing on one of the Blue Wave summer teams or $595 if you are not. You do not have to play summer ball with Blue Wave to be selected to play on the JO team.

Housing, travel, and meals are additional and all players need to be chaperoned by a parent or legal guardian unless other arrangements are made (such as going and staying with another player and parent).

Hotel rooms have been blocked and expected that most players will stay with the team at the same location near the various ball parks.

BLUE WAVE 16U PROSPECTS TEAM – 2020 GRADS

Blue Wave 16U is for top incoming sophomores (2020 grads) that want to play at a high JV to varsity level this summer as well as gain exposure in the top local recruiting events hosted by Perfect Game and Under Armour.

This team plays 16+ games in the following tournaments during June and July:


  • June 17-18 Xtreme Diamond Sports All-Star Tournament will be played against top local teams on Orange County area high school fields and serve as a tune-up for the following three showcase events.
  • July 1-7 USA Premier Firecracker Classic is the top competitive tournament of the summer in SoCal with more than 200 teams from throughout the nation attending each year. Plenty of scouts and recruiters for semi-final and championship games. All games played on top high school and college fields.
  • July 14-16Perfect Game SoCal Summer Heat is the main event of the summer in SoCal for Perfect Game, the nation’s largest recruiting service. Each game is attended by Perfect Game scouts, game scores and player statistics are also entered into the Perfect Game recruiting system.
  • July 21-25 Under Armour 16U Southwest Championships is one of the top local recruiting events each summer. Each game is electronically scored and attended by TeamOne/Baseball Factory scouts that feed highlights to local college recruiters and pro scouts. Baseball Factory is a top recruiting services organization and manages the Under Armour tournaments each year, which are well attended by local colleges including UCLA, UCI, USC, UCSD, UCSB, Pepperdine, Long Beach State and more. 


Cost is $695 per player. Includes all games and weekly practice sessions. All fees must be paid prior to June 1 and only fees payment guarantees position on the team. Payments can be arranged if secured by credit card.

BLUE WAVE 17U SHOWCASE TEAM - 2019/2018 GRADS

If you are an incoming junior or senior looking for plenty of games and looks by recruiters and scouting services, the Blue Wave 17U Showcase team should be at the top of your list this summer.

This team will play 19+ games in the top five local showcase and scouting events of the summer, including:


  • June 2-5 Junior Classic Qualifier provides a berth to the winner to the prestigious Fall Classic event held in Arizona in October each year and is heavily attended by college recruiters and scouts. Games are played locally against top West Coast teams, four games guaranteed.
  • June 17-18 Under Armour Father’s Day Classic is for 2018 grads and younger and will be held at the University of La Verne, Citrus College, and Maverick Field in West Covina. This is a well-organized showcase with a tournament scout at each game.
  • July 2-8 USA Premier Firecracker Classic is the top competitive tournament of the summer in SoCal with more than 200 teams from throughout the nation attending each year. Plenty of scouts and recruiters for semi-final and championship games. All games played on top high school and college fields.
  • July 13-16 Point Loma Collegiate Showcaseis an invite-only team showcase open to all San Diego collegiate recruiters and scouts. Blue Wave will play three showcase games against top local competition on one of the top college fields in Southern California.
  • July 28-AUG 1 Under Armour 17U Southwest Championships is one of the top local recruiting events each summer. Each game is electronically scored and attended by TeamOne/Baseball Factory scouts that feed highlights to local college recruiters and pro scouts. Baseball Factory is a top recruiting services organization and manages the Under Armour tournaments each year, which are well attended by local colleges including UCLA, UCI, USC, UCSD, UCSB, Pepperdine, Long Beach State and more. Blue Wave is the only organization to win this prestigious championship twice and more than two dozen Blue Wave players have been recruited directly at this event in the past six years.


Cost is $795 per player. Includes all games and weekly practice sessions. All fees must be paid prior to June 1 and only fees payment guarantees position on the team. Payments can be arranged if secured by credit card.

BLUE WAVE 18U CONNIE MACK – 2018/2017 GRADS

Blue Wave 18U will play 13 nine-inning wood bat games in the topAABC-sanctioned 18 Connie Mack wood bat summer league in Southern California to qualify for state, regional and world series competition.

All games are hosted byUSA Premier Baseball and played on top Orange County high school and college fields.

Blue Wave 18U will also play in the USA Premier Firecracker ClassicJune 30-July 6 in Orange County, one of the top tournaments in the nation with more than 200 teams attending. This tournament delivers four games guaranteed.

Cost is $695 per player. Includes all games and weekly practice sessions. All fees must be paid prior to June 1 and only fees payment guarantees position on the team. Payments can be arranged if secured by credit card.