Islander History

The Islanders baseball program was formed in the Fall of 2013 when LC Smith moved to Maui.  From a few volunteer baseball clinics parents approached LC Smith about forming a team for developing the local youth players.  Over the first year practices and clinics were held open to players ages 10-13 years old.  From this original group the Kihei Rays Bronco Team was formed and played in the Central Maui Bronco League and is still active in Pony League.  The Islanders have hosted clinics and showcases on island with Major League Legend and L.A. Dodger great Reggie Smith and Trosky Baseball.  We have raised over $15,000.00 in the past 3 years to help support baseball opportunities for local players through our Annual Golf Tournament.  The fundraising has supplied uniforms, food and tournament expenses for players.  The Islanders have traveled to Arizona for MLB Spring Training twice already and played in the USSSA Super NIT Championships.  We are very thankful for the support of such great families and businesses on Maui.  Without their love and support this could not be possible.  

       

Coaches

LC Smith - Head Coach/Coordinator

Chad Blackwell - Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Chad brings a wealth of experience to the Islanders and Hitter's Paradise, a former MLB Player for the Kansas City Royals, Professional player for the No Ka Oi Warriors, University of South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC) and Pensacola State Pirates (JUCO).  Chad's easy going personality works perfect while training players about the nuances of the game of baseball.  His overall knowledge of baseball is a huge asset when guiding athletes through the process of becoming a better player.  

Thomari Story-Harden - Hitting Coordinator

 

Thomari has been mentoring and training players over the past decade all across the world.  His background of playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers allows him to use his experiences while teaching the game of baseball and most importantly hitting.  Thomari has coached a multitude of players from ages 7u-18u through his organization Team Avenue.  One of the nicest men you will ever meet that puts the players and teams first in priority.  Thomari has been coaching with the Islanders for 3 years.  www.teamavenuebaseball.com  

Fall Baseball Development Program - September 2018

July 23, 2018

This all inclusive baseball program is designed to develop all the skills needed to perform at the highest level.  With years of experience coaching and training athletes at the highest level, we have the recipe for success.  All you have to do is bring the effort!  This 12 week program will educate and motivate you into the player your team needs come spring time.  Ages 12-18 years allowed.  Limited to the first 10 players signed up.

  • 12 weeks over 3 months with breaks for holidays
  • Goal setting and action step mentorship
  • arm strengthening
  • speed training
  • core strength training
  • agility workouts
  • professional coaching
  • individual skill development
  • video analysis
  • defensive training
  • Total Pitching Philosophy
  • Hitting Approach and Technique training
  • Arm care 
  • Flexibility and body maintenance
  • nutrition guidance
  • Islander Hat and Shirt

COST: PRICELESS (call now for price and to reserve your spot today)

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.

 

Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic - October 4-7 2018 - Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Fall Classic has been the premier Fall showcase event over the past decade.  They have a Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classic each October.  This is where the best of the best teams from all over the West Coast, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas and the Midwest will be playing in front of scouts.  This is an invite event and players will need to be evaluated by Coach L.C. Smith to get placed on a Trosky Baseball Team.

Trosky Showcase - December 2018

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 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

Spring Summer Fall 2018

  • MLB Spring Training USSSA Tourney - Phoenix, AZ, March Spring Break
  • Prospect Wire Hawaii Day Showcase - Oahu - Millilani HS - May 12-13, 2018
  • Perfect Game East Cobb Invitational 17u - Lakepointe Perfect Game - June 3, 2018
  • Prospectwire San Diego Invitational - San Diego College Fields - June 15-19, 2018 
  • NCAA College World Series Experience - Battle of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska, June 
  • Perfect Game BCS National Championship 17u - Ft. Myers FL - July 8, 2018
  • Perfect Game World Series - Lakepointe Perfect Game South - July 21-25, 2018
  • Perfect Game Fall National Championship (upperclass) - Camelback AZ - Sept 13, 2018
  • Perfect Game Fall National Championship (underclass) - Camelback AZ - Sept 20, 2018
  • Team USA Nationals - Goodyear, AZ, June 22-29, 2018

  

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.