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 began on the morning of Friday, January 4 and concluded 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 were 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 included offense, pitching, practice planning, team development, base running, defense and strategies. It’s the can’t miss clinic of the year!
Speakers for the 2020 ABCA Convention will be released in early September! Clinic topics will included offense & defensive strategies, pitching, practice planning, team development and base running, among many others. The 2020 ABCA Convention will be held from Jan. 2-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration for the 2020 ABCA Convention will open on September 1 at www.ABCAConvention.org
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