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Upcoming Events

Coach Smith is always trying to be creative in helping out the players of Hawaii to get exposure.  This year we are teaming up with Kaha Wong and Big Island Baseball, Trosky Baseball and Team Avenue.  We will be attending 3-5 events this summer.  These events will have college and pro scouts attending and evaluating our players.  


Memorial Day - Big Island Showcase - May 24-27 (24 players) SOLD OUT

this event will have a showcase and 4-5 games played in Hilo at Wong Stadium.


**Perfect Game Invitational - June 3-7, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia 

this event is 17u players playing in front of college and pro scouts, Team Avenue Baseball and BPA players will be attending NEED 3 PLAYERS


Firecracker Classic - Los Angeles - June 27 - July 5 (5 Teams) SOLD OUT

this event will be a showcase and 3 college tours, playing 4-5 games


Under Armour Showcase Tourney - June 28 - July 4  SOLD OUT

4 games/showcase that will be data recorded by UA scouts and college scouts.


**Summer Cruise Camp - July 26 - August 3, 2019 NEED 4 players

12u-18u players 6 games, 2 in Orlando and 4 in the Caribbean aboard the Carnival Cruise, professional coaches, international opponents in Dominican Republic, St. Thomas and Turks


Contact Coach LC Smith at 601-543-7166 if you are interested in any of these events



Trosky Baseball at Perfect Game World Series - Georgia

In July of 2018, Coach Smith took 30 of the best 15u and 16u players in the country to compete in the Perfect Game World Series outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  Only the top 20 teams/programs are invited annually to this event.  Both teams finished 5-2 and lost in the championship game of the silver bracket.  The 16u was led by Big Island players Maui Ahuna (Univ. of Kansas commit), Safea Muaui and Kalai Rosario (both University of Hawaii commits).  Maui was selected to play for Team USA after this event.  In a strange turn of events, the 16u had to play a game that lasted until 2:00 am EST in the deepest fog you have ever seen.  Overall great event, at any one time there were over 20 Division I coaches watching our games.  

Players Moving On

In 2018 Coach Smith helped 12 players in the state of Hawaii move on and accomplish one of their goals in playing college baseball.  Schools included 4 year colleges in Oregon and California and junior colleges in Washington.  Proving again that if you put in the work, coach Smith has the passion to help your player get to the next level.  One early commit of JR Ritchie (freshman Bainbridge, WA) to Oregon State University.  JR has been working with Coach LC Smith for 3 years.  Also this year coach Smith has placed 2 players on mainland travel programs for the summer of 2019.  The key to Coach Smith's success in helping players is a consistent workout regiment, goal setting and logging of hours, proper video production and recommendations.  If you are interested in having your player evaluated contact Coach Smith today.

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)

Islanders at Spring Training

March 20, 2018

The Islanders Baseball Club made their 4th straight pilgrimage to Major League Baseball Spring Training in Arizona this spring.  Traveling with a roster of 12 players, 3 coaches and several families it was another successful trip for the Islanders Ohana.  This year we participated in the Arizona USSSA Spring Training Classic, where over 40 teams from all over the US competed for the championship.  After a 2-1 finish in pool play the Islanders advanced to championship round and played outstanding overall with a 3rd place overall finish behind Team Easton who eliminated the Islanders.  The Islanders held a 2 run lead until the final out of the 7th inning when Team Easton could not be denied with a walk off hit to secure their spot in the finals. 

While in Arizona the Islanders visited several major league parks and also had a private behind the ropes tour of the Texas Rangers Baseball Facility in Surprise AZ with free tickets to see the Rangers play.  Touring the locker rooms, weight room and all baseball facilities was a very special treat provided by Coach LC Smith.  Many former players of coach Smith came by to visit with the Islanders including Bryan Baker of the Colorado Rockies, Carson Sands of the Chicago Cubs that went bowling with our players while in town.  


Special thanks to all of the sponsors and parents that made this trip possible for the Islanders Baseball Club.

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


Islanders Baseball partners with Trosky Baseball

Coach L.C. Smith has been networking with many National Baseball Organizations to promote players from Hawaii so that they can be seen by college and professional scouts.  Trosky baseball has brought Coach L.C. Smith on board as a National Team coach and scout to help promote local island players from all schools and teams.  This process began with our Winter Showcase that was held at Baldwin High School indoor in December.  Over 50 players attended and were scouted.  Coach Smith was able to secure scholarship offers from 5 different colleges to players from this lone event.  Most recently Coach Smith has teamed up with Kaha Wong of the Big Island Baseball Club to unite players to represent Hawaii this summer and fall at National Events across the country. 

MLB Legend Reggie Smith Pure Swing Baseball Clinic

October 14, 2017 – 09:00 AM

Kihei Rays Spring Practice

February 8, 2018

Aloha Rays/Islanders baseball players.  We will be starting up practice.  These practices will be for League ages 13 to 16.  (What players birthday is on May 1 2018) This will be for the Spring pony and colt league.  The practices will start Tuesday February 6th at Kalama park Junior Field.  We will be practicing on juniors field from 4-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We will need to sign paperwork.  The cost will be $150 for all players.  This will include the 12 game Spring League.

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 Texas Rangers 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.

Ryley Widell - 2015 King Kekaulike HS, Minnesota Twins 7th Rd 2017 MLB Draft

Being from Hawaii, I didn't have a lot of exposure and knowledge for what it takes to be successful at the next level. Fortunately I met LC and he completely turned it around for me and is a big part in where I am now. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't understand the true dedication it takes to achieve your dreams, in and out of baseball. He's not only made me a better baseball player, but a better person. Day by day he will push you to better yourself, it's hard, but that's what it takes to be successful. He has been around the game for a long time so his knowledge is significant. His guidance and instruction is valued to push you towards your ultimate goal.  His lessons are sincere and cares for every individual that goes through him. I highly recommend LC Smith as a coach and instructor. His love for the game shows through his coaching and the constant stories he tells. It has always been a pleasure to be mentored by him. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Ryley Widell 

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
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.

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.  L.C. is 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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