2021 ABCA/Driveline Convention Scholarship Recipients Announced

December 23, 2020

Convention Scholarship

The American Baseball Coaches Association announced the 10 recipients of the 2021 ABCA/Driveline Convention Scholarship on Wednesday in the association's weekly member e-newsletter, ABCA Press Box. Each of the scholarship recipients receive a free convention registration covered by Driveline Baseball along with a commemorative Virtual ABCA Convention shirt.

Several hundred applications were submitted by ABCA members from December 7 through the application deadline on December 21. Recipients were then selected by the ABCA and Driveline Baseball. This is the third consecutive year that the ABCA and Driveline have teamed up to grant convention scholarships to member coaches. The program was expanded from eight scholarships to 10 last year.

2021 ABCA/Driveline Convention Scholarship Recipients:

  • Salvador Banda, Bay Area Elite Baseball (CA)
  • Billy Barker, Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)
  • Mike Conley, Whitby Chiefs (Canada)
  • Thomas Giles, Thomas Jefferson High School (IA)
  • Ben Johnson, Winona State University (MN)
  • RJ Kammandel, Omaha Tigers (NE)
  • Shane Marshall, Central Valley Christian High School (CA)
  • Jake Matthew Redman, Grand Island Home Federal (NE)
  • Warren Tsang, Pitbull's Baseball (NY)
  • Tyler Vaughn, Luther College (IA)

Each recipient receives:

  • Free Convention Registration for 2021 Virtual ABCA Convention
  • Commemorative ABCA/Driveline Convention Shirt

  • The ABCA Convention is the World's Largest Baseball Convention. The 2021 Convention is the 77th annual convention and the first-ever fully virtual ABCA Convention due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Participants can access the Virtual ABCA Convention from anywhere in the world to take part in five days of coaching clinics, the ABCA Trade Show, Q&A sessions, Hot Stove Discussions, networking opportunities and more! The Convention kicks off in just two weeks on Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. Eastern with the Welcome and first clinics. Events will take place January 6-10, 2021 and all registered participants will have access and be able to re-watch the convention clinics on-demand by January 22. To learn more about this year's Virtual ABCA Convention,  visit ABCA.org/convention. To learn more about ABCA membership, please visit ABCA.org/membership

    Driveline is committed to providing usable, scalable solutions for coaches of all levels and budgets. They continuously study the game and openly publish their data in peer-reviewed journals and on their blog. You can visit their website at www.drivelinebaseball.com or get in touch with them at [email protected] or (425) 523-4030. Driveline will be part of the ABCA Trade Show in the Virtual ABCA Convention and will have two presentations in the Expo Theater during the event! Be sure to visit Driveline's booth in the Virtual ABCA Trade Show to meet with live representatives and learn more about Driveline Baseball then catch their live Expo Theater presentations during the Convention! All ABCA members have access to a discount on DrivelinePlus as part of the ABCA Membership Discount Program