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Professional Baseball and Softball Training on Maui!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a better overall baseball or softball player?  Well now you have the best resource to take your game to the next level.  L.C. Smith has coached, trained and instructed at every level from Little League to Major League players.  A former Head High School baseball and Head Softball coach and current Associate Scout for the Boston Red Sox with over 15 years organizing tournaments, showcases, clinics and leagues all over the world is right here on Maui.  From initial evaluation, individual and team training to overall development programs that can be detailed to each players specific needs.  Call 601.543.7166 to get information on how you can take your game to the next level!

Exposure Baseball Tournaments and Showcases

Attending the right baseball tournaments and showcases can be a difficult task.  There are literally hundreds of events that take place all over the United States every year.  Knowing the right ones to attend and what to do when you attend these events is paramount when trying to invest your hard earned money.  NOT EVERY PLAYER NEEDS TO ATTEND A SHOWCASE OR MAJOR TOURNAMENT!  Having a correct evaluation of your talent with feedback and plan of action is the most important step in realizing where you need to invest your time and money.  Development and understanding the process of becoming a complete player will insure that they have clear goals and expectations.   Stop wasting your money and get an evaluation and game plan today!  Call L.C. Smith 601.543.7166 to setup your initial evaluation.

Upcoming Baseball Exposure Trips

Islanders Baseball and Coach LC Smith have access to Premier Baseball Exposure Trips all over the United States and the World.  Partnering with other organizations to allow Islander players the opportunity to experience baseball at the next level.  Please contact LC Smith at lcs1178@hotmail.com if you have any questions or want to attend any of these events.  

Perfect Game Qualifier-Mesa, Arizona
  • September 8-10, 2017
  • $650 per player
  • Played at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Home.  
  • Wood Bat event
  • Team Jersey and Hat
  • 3 games guaranteed then elimination round
  • Upperclass Event - 2018 graduate or younger
  • Goal Setting and Action Step Workshop
  • Public Speaking Seminar
  • Hitting Seminar
  • Pitching Seminar
  • One on One Training
  • Perfect Game Profile Evaluation
  • Video Analysis pitching and hitting
  • http://teamavenuebaseball.com/player-events/scouted-events/item/pg-evoshield-underclass
Perfect Game Championship
  • September 15-18, 2017
  • $650 per person
  • Venue: Camelback Ranch, Los Angeles Dodgers/Chicago White Sox Complex
  • 4 games minimum then elimination round
  • Upperclass event for 2018 graduate or younger
  • Wood bat event
  • Goal Setting and Action Step Workshop
  • Public Speaking Seminar
  • Hitting Seminar
  • Pitching Seminar
  • One on One Training
  • Perfect Game Profile Evaluation
  • Video Analysis pitching and hitting

Trosky Showcase - December 2017

Nate Trosky and Trosky baseball have been a presence in Hawaii for over 5 years helping players get opportunities to play summer baseball and beyond.  His expertise in training, coaching and mentoring are a big reason that his organization has been so successful.  We had over 80 players at this past year's event and 5 current college coaches and 3 MLB Scouts in attendance.  This event is a must for all of our players on Maui.

International Baseball 

Dominican Republic Baseball Experience (Winter)

This unique opportunity is a once in a lifetime experience to play baseball and be engulfed in the Dominican culture.  Parents and players will leave with a different perspective after this trip.  The exposure that our players receive on how the Dominican Players train and play on a day to day basis is priceless.  We travel all around the Boca Chica and Santo Domingo area playing and training with different teams and coaches from the Dominican.  Current college coaches will be in attendance and coaching our players. 

  • December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  • 12u - 18u ages welcome
  • Morning beach training
  • 6 games against Dominican Teams
  • Active College Coaches and Pro Scouts giving evaluations
  • Dominican Coaches
  • One on One Video Analysis
  • Weighted bat hitting workout
  • Player Evaluation
  • College Recruiting Lecture for players and parents
  • all player meals included
  • lodging included
  • games at a Pro complex
  • Player/Parent Banquet
  • Team Party on cruise boat
  • uniform and hat provided
  • $2600 per player
  • http://teamavenuebaseball.com/player-events/scouted-events/item/dominican-republic-experience-winter

Spring Summer 2018

  • MLB Spring Training USSSA Tourney - Phoenix, AZ, March Spring Break
  • Prospect Wire Hawaii Day Showcase - Oahu - UH Stadium
  • NCAA College World Series - Battle of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska, June 
  • Team USA Nationals - Goodyear, AZ, June

Aaron Barrett (the Bear) - MLB Washington Nationals RHP

I had the pleasure to work with LC Smith early in my minor league career and I saw how many doors he opened for young players. He helped me with my workouts and showed me the right way how to instruct kids. LC Smith has a passion for the game, but also has a passion to get the most of your kid in every aspect of life. 

 

-Aaron Barrett

 

Washington Nationals Reliever

Jonathan Papelbon - MLB Closer Red Sox, Phillies, Nationals

“If your interested in your son getting quality baseball instruction and guidance through the recruitment process, then LC Smith is your guy. I have known him for years and the passion he has for the game and the players is second to none.”

Jonathan Papelbon - Closer - Philadelphia Phillies
World Series Champion
5 time MLB All Star
Boston Red Sox career saves leader
Fastest Pitcher in MLB history to 200 saves

Addison Russell - Pace HS/MLB Chicago Cubs Infielder

Playing for coach LC Smith was a fun baseball experience. He recruited great ball players that had even better personalities. He surrounded us with positive teammates that would push all of us to do better.

 

Addison Russell
Pace High School 2012
Auburn University
USA Baseball 18u National Team
11th Draft Pick 1st Round Oakland A's 2012
Shortstop Chicago Cubs 2015

2016 World Series Champion

Mitchell Peterson - Stillman University/South Walton HS RHP

I have been coached under LC Smith for over three years. I have been blessed being able to be under his coaching both in tournament play and LC also being assistant coach to South Walton High School in my senior year. LC has been my first true instructor and coach. He has spent numerous hours with me one on one,building great fundamentals in my pitching,hitting,and fielding. He has challenged me and pushed me to a whole new level. He has taught me so much with my conditioning and even nutrition. he has taught me the mental toughness to compete, and succeed. Most importantly he has taught me Christian values and life skills. I was able to compete under coach LC with the Florida Mustangs at the age of 16. In just our first year as an elite team, he brought us to the national championship game for the WWBA Perfect Game in Marietta GA. I was able to pitch and play second in that game. This will be one of my greatest moments in my young baseball career. LC is smart, athletic and a Godly man that has taught me so much. LC Smith is "The Man".

 

Mitchell Peterson
South Walton High School 2011
Tallahassee Community College

Stillman University, Tuscaloosa, AL 

Patrick Ervin - University of North Florida Infielder

There are a lot of people in the baseball industry who claim they are interested in helping young athletes achieve their goals of playing baseball at the college and professional levels. However, there are only a handful of people in the baseball industry who truly care about the welfare of the young athlete as a person and continue to voluntarily stay connected after the athlete commits to play college and/or professional baseball. L.C. Smith is one of these handful of people who truly cares about your son. He is honest and sincere while being very proactive in a highly competitive industry. When he says he is going to do something you can consider it done. There are few people like L.C. who love the game and the athletes who play the game enough to volunteer their time to evaluate players and provide exposure for those players to a vast network of college and professional scouts. This passion makes L.C. extremely instrumental during the critical exposure phase of the recruiting process.”

Eric M. Ervin
Father
Patrick Ervin
Pace High School 2012
University of North Florida
New York Mets 39th Round 2012

Trevor Stephan - University of Arkansas/New York Yankees RHP

November 19, 2013

 

My son Trevor played for Coach LC Smith this summer at a Perfect Game event in Florida.  We really didn't know what to expect, but it couldn't have been a better experience.
After the tournament, Coach Smith created an assessment and evaluation for my son for his online profile.  After this assessment, Trevor recruitment activity was outstanding (20 times the activity than Trevor's berecruited.com profile)  When Trevor verbally committed to Hill Junior College, I called the recruiting service (Fieldlevel) to downgrade and compliment their product, their representative told me to thank Coach Smith for the activity because his assessments are highly respected and he thought highly of your son.  I don't know what Coach Smith wrote because it is confidential, but we're very appreciative!
We've been a travel baseball family for a long time and our son is blessed to have an opportunity to play baseball beyond high school (we have seen a lot of good and bad coaches/teams).  Coach Smith's love of the game is easy to see and he's one of the really good guys we've came across on this journey.  
I highly reccommend Coach Smith and feel free to call me directly with any questions.

Sincerely,
Bill Stephan
Trevor Stephan, 2014 Grad
Magnolia West High School, Texas
Hill Junior College

University of Arkansas (SEC)

New York Yankees 3rd Round 2017

Coach L.C. Smith

L.C. Smith has coached at various levels of organized baseball. Currently he is an Associate Scout for the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Club.  L.C. is also the Director of Golf at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei, Hawaii.  Before moving to Maui, Hawaii he was the Head Baseball Coach at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, FL and the General Manager/Owner of the Emerald Coast Sports Academy, LLC. in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida that was an indoor hitting facility fully equipped with weight room, batting cages and pitching tunnels.  The ECSA hosted several regional baseball tournaments and also High School showcases and baseball tournaments on college campus'.  Coach Smith has recently been lucky enough to start taking players to China, Dominican Republic and all over the US to enhance their overall baseball knowledge and experiences. In China LC Smith led the Team Avenue Aces to a 4-2 finish and Runner up at the 22nd Annual Beijing International Boys Baseball Championships and also a 5-1 finish at the Battle of Omaha 19u tournament during the NCAA College World Series.
In 2008 was the 1st President of the North Florida Baseball Academy and Florida Mustangs 15u-18u Baseball program. Over those 3 years he led them to numerous tournament championships. As well as coaching the 16u Mustangs (that finished ranked #3 by Perfect Game in 2009) to a runner-up finish at the WWBA National Championship at East Cobb out of 186 teams, he also coached the 14u Mustangs (finished ranked #44 in the nation) to the Grand Slam World Series Title in 2009.
In 2001 he was an assistant at Starkville Academy in Starkville, Mississippi, and was later named Head Coach of both Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball in 2002. The Volunteers won the North State Championship in baseball and softball.
In 2003-2004 he was an assistant coach at Meridian Community College where they won the State Championship, Regional Championship and District Championship advancing to the NJCAA World Series.
In the summer of 2004 Coach Smith served as an assistant for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the North Woods League (collegiate amateur wooden bat) in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Coach Smith also served 2 seasons as an assistant at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was a part of the team that won a GCAC Championship. He also served as an assistant at Okaloosa-Walton College in 2007-2008.
Coach Smith has also organized and instructed at numerous camps, clinics, showcases and tournaments across the country including LSU, MSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, FSU, Tulane, Tennessee, Memphis, Meridian Community College, University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Lipscomb University, Northwest Florida State, Chipola, Valdosta State, University of West Florida, Pensacola State, Tallahassee Community College, Tusculum College, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and TPX/Demarini Top 96.

Coach Smith has had over 100 players sign College Scholarships and has coached 25 players that were taken in the MLB Draft since 2004. 



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