International Stars Baseball is a non-profit organization committed to transforming lives through baseball. We cultivate opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as cultural exchange, that results in tangible benefits to both young players and underprivileged communities.
Our organization’s roots began in 2012 by providing baseball training and mentorship to kids in the city of Detroit and in 2013 we began offering collegiate opportunities to young players from around the world. Since our inception, we have mentored hundreds of young athletes, including over 400 youth players through our Detroit Baseball Academy and helped place over 20 international players into colleges across the U.S.
International Stars Baseball is a global network of players, coaches, scouts, and teams that operates several unique programs that serve our charitable cause. Our current programming lineup includes:
- Detroit Baseball Academy to provide athletic training and mentorship to underprivileged youths ages 5-14 in the city of Detroit
- College Baseball Showcase to provide collegiate athletic opportunities to young players from around the world
- International Baseball Tournaments, Invitationals, and “Goodwill” tours for young players seeking collegiate opportunities
- International Professional Player Placement to help talented young athletes achieve their dream of a career in professional baseball through our partner Baseball Jobs Overseas
Each of our programs is designed to uplift the individual player and foster positivity and vibrancy in the communities we serve. Through our efforts, we seek to create positive social and economic change by:
- Creating a safe environment for kids to participate in athletic, character-building activities
- Providing additional education and life skills, including teamwork and leadership
- Providing mentorship, including athletic counseling and drug awareness programs
- Developing athletic and interpersonal skills that can lead to scholarships and professional opportunities
To achieve our goals, International Stars has connected with current and former Major League Baseball players and professional athletes from around the world who help serve our mission. These connections continue to be invaluable. Since 2013, our players have participated in noteworthy tournaments around the globe, and some have gained collegiate and professional opportunities.
Our local roots, civic-mindedness, and love of the game has earned International Stars a reputation as one of the most respected organizations for connecting players and teams across six continents, including the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
To put it simply- We. Do. Baseball. It is our sincere joy and privilege to leverage our deep experience in professional baseball to provide underprivileged young players and aspiring athletes the opportunity of a lifetime. We are pleased to invite you to join us in our mission and look forward to welcoming you into the International Stars Baseball community.
Founder and Executive Director
International Stars Baseball
Board of Directors:
Larry White (Detroit Academy)
Mauro Mazzotti (College Showcase)
Alex Mansfield (College Showcase)
Kevin Roovers (Prague Baseball Week)
Alex Carter (Prague Baseball Week)
Wes Roemer (Prague Baseball Week)
Petr Novotny (Prague Baseball Week)
Jay Prinstein (Detroit Academy)
Layton White (Detroit Academy)
Landon White (Detroit Academy)
David Burns (Europe)
Ty Eriksen (Europe)
Margaret Cassetto (USA)
Patricie Sixtova (Europe)
William Orlewicz (USA)