Jason Garcia was raised in Garden Grove, California. His passion for the game of baseball arose from his illustrious experience at La Quinta High School where he earned the scholar-athlete award. Garcia represented California in the Sun Belt Classic, played in the Connie Mack World Series, and played for the Mariners’ scout team. As a senior, he ranked #3 in the county for number of perfect games (3) and no-hitters (4).
After high school, Garcia played 2 years at Long Beach City College. Garcia was an all-conference pitcher for LBCC and pitched in the JC all-star Game.
From this experience, he earned a baseball scholarship to BYU and played under Vance Law. Garcia was selected to the All-Mountain West Tournament Team and lead BYU to the MWC tourney title. His leadership qualities gained him the position of captain for which he was honored as a scholar-athlete by the Cougar Club.
Garcia earned an Associates of Arts degree from Long Beach City College and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from BYU.
After graduating, Garcia started his career as a Long Beach Police Officer. He was on the force for 13 years. During this time, he was honored as, the “Employee of the Year”, received the Los Angeles County Officer of the year award and a Meritorious “Class A” Award. These achievements owed to the discipline and hard work ingrained in him during his baseball career.
The qualities of baseball were still a part of his everyday life and his passion for the game never diminished. In 2011, Garcia was compelled to establish a new organization under the name Cali Gamers. He started with one team that was a combination of 7 and 8-year-olds. The first 6 months of the season they did not win one game. The majority of their games were mercies. Garcia believed that with the proper training and development these players could be successful. He trained his team 3-4 days a week and created a hard-working culture within his players. By the end of the 2012 season, the Cali Gamers were ranked #2 in California.
With a strong focus on training and academics, the Cali Gamers immediately became an organization families were interested in. The Cali Gamers organization grew to a total of 6 teams within the first 3 years of existence.
The Cali Gamers have since gone on to accrue some great wins for the organization. Their 6U, 7U, and 8U teams won the TBL World Series Championship. They had 10 players selected to the USSSA All-American games. Their 10U team won the TBL Spring Championships. Their 11U team won the USSSA Arizona S30 and their 12U team won Cooperstown all under the coaching of Garcia and his assistants.
In 2015, the Cali Gamers 10U team was the first to receive a bid to the 11U USA Baseball Futures Invitational in North Carolina. Garcia had 1 of his players selected to the 2016 USA 12U National Team.
Even with all the successes the organization had accumulated, Garcia still felt there was more to offer his players. Something that would groom them for longevity and allow them to play this game they loved for as long as they could.
In 2016 Garcia met Todd Fine the owner of Top Tier Baseball based in North Carolina. He loved everything Fine was doing with his program. Fine and his staff have similar core values to Garcia. They have set the bar in the world of youth baseball regarding development, training, respect, mental toughness, and life skills.
It was easy for Garcia to make the switch from Cali Gamers to Top Tier Gamers because Fine runs his program like Garcia does, based on the passion for the game, not money.
Garcia said this alliance is special and will give more of our youth throughout the country an opportunity to experience the greatness this program offers.
In 2016, Garcia started the Americans program. Created to bring together the “AMERICAN” people throughout our country that wanted to showcase their talents in front of the USA baseball staff in hopes of one day playing on our USA National Team.