The World-Renown ABCA Clinics are the highlight of the annual ABCA Convention and run the gamut of baseball topics over the course of three days. The 2020 clinics, presented by ATEC, will begin on the morning of Friday, Jan. 3 with 2019 NCAA Div. I national champion & head coach of the Vanderbilt University Commodores Tim Corbin. The 23 clinics will conclude on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 5.
Presenters were arranged by ABCA Second Vice President Dan McDonnell of the University of Louisville with assistance from ABCA Third Vice President Rick Hitt of South Florida State College.
Beyond Corbin, the clinicians are a very diverse group with college coaches from various levels including NCAA Div. I head coaches Rick Heller (Iowa) and Kerrick Jackson (Southern), several professional coaches and instructors, two former Major League players, a pair of high school coaches and two motivational speakers.
Longtime MLB manager Buck Showalter will speak about the role of coaches and the responsibility of the ABCA membership. Former MLB specialists Harold Reynolds (base running) and Brett Butler (bunting/small ball) are preparing their presentations for January. John O’Leary is sure to inspire the crowd and Dr. Kevin Elko will bring practical leadership advice.
In addition to the main-stage clinics, the ABCA Convention also features the Youth Coaches Session
as well as the Expo Theater
, with 30 more presentations on those stages over the course of four days. That brings the total to more than 50 educational sessions during the convention!
This year, for the first time, the main-stage clinic presentations will feature Live Video Streaming on the ABCA Videos Website
for those unable to attend the ABCA Convention in Nashville. Following the convention, all clinic presentations (main stage, youth session and expo) will be available on demand. All convention attendees who check in on-site will receive the complete set of clinic videos for free after the convention!
The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held from Jan. 2-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.