The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 20 sites that will host the nationwide 2019 Barnstormers Regional Coaches Clinics. The Barnstormers Clinics are presented by Blast Motion
and will run September through November, leading up to the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville.
This year's schedule features return trips to several popular host sites including Athens, Chicago, Dallas, Dayton, Los Angeles and Seattle. The ABCA will also travel to a handful of new sites located on the East and West Coast, as well as in the Southeast, Midwest and even Canada.
Barnstormers Clinics are one-day events for baseball coaches that feature presentations from ABCA member coaches within that region. Presentations vary from video instruction to on-field demonstrations to live practice commentary, and focus on fundamentals, practical position-specific drills, coaching cues, and practice organization tips.
Speakers at each event will cover a variety of topics, including hitting, pitching, arm care, catching, practice efficiency and planning, base running and defensive play. Blast Motion will also give a presentation during each event about hitting and the advantages of using motion detection and analytics to improve a hitter's performance.
The events are hosted by ABCA member coaches and typically run 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year, the clinics will be free for ABCA members. Coaches who are not ABCA members may join the ABCA to attend.
As in 2018, Baseball Coaches Insider
, the exclusive provider of the ABCA Barnstormers Clinics Video Package, will be filming 10 of the events. All attendees that attend & check in on-site at the filmed clinics will receive these clinic videos for free in their ABCA Video Library on ABCAvideos.org
. The videos from all 10 filmed clinics will be available to everyone for purchase after the events. To step inside the clinic experience, check out the official Barnstormers Clinics Video Library
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion
is an information company that provides motion analysis and performance insights. By intelligently combining the bio-mechanics of movement with sensor data, video capture technology, and cloud-based software services, we’ve redefined the way people train, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information on Blast Motion, please visit blastmotion.com
Triple Crown Sports
is a supporting partner of the 2019 Barnstormers Clinics.