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 2019 clinics begin on the morning of Friday, January 4 and conclude on Sunday, January 6. Speakers were arranged by the ABCA Second Vice President and Third Vice President, which are Stu Fritz of Hope College and Dan McDonnell of the University of Louisville.
The 2019 clinics will be led off by 2018 NCAA Div. I champion coach Pat Casey from Oregon State University, a tradition of the annual convention. The speaking lineup also features NCAA Div. II champion head coach Tim Huber of Augustana University as well as four-time NJCAA Div. III national champion coach Doug Wren of Tyler Junior College, who is presenting alongside Patrick Murphy of Alabama Softball and Jeff Petty of the Canes Baseball.
Past national champion coaches Tim Corbin of Vanderbilt and Greg Brown of Nova Southeastern are in the lineup as well as former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. For the first time, the clinics include a technology panel featuring Brian Conger of Tarleton State, Travis Hergert of North Iowa Area Community College, Jason Stein of Duke University and Dillon Lawson of the Houston Astros.
Topics include offense, pitching, practice planning, team development, base running, defense and strategies. It’s the can’t miss clinic of the year!
Speakers for other sessions at the ABCA Convention, including the Youth Coaches Session and the Expo Theater, will be announced soon.
Registration for the 75th annual ABCA Convention is open now at www.ABCAConvention.org
. Full information about the convention, including the clinics, ABCA Trade Show, Youth Coaches Session, ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame Banquet and Expo Theater is available at www.ABCA.org/convention