2021 ABCA Virtual Convention Clinic Speakers


The main-stage clinic speakers have been announced for the 2021 Virtual ABCA Convention! The 24 clinic presentations, presented by ATEC, will run the gamut of baseball topics from Thursday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The speaker lineup features a multitude of coaches from every division, including six current NCAA Div. I head coaches and two NJCAA national champion coaches!

The tremendous list of speakers has been arranged by ABCA Second Vice President Rick Hitt of South Florida State College with the assistance of ABCA Third Vice President Jim Schlossnagle of TCU. In addition to the main-stage clinics, the ABCA Convention also features 12 presentations in the Youth Coaches Session, numerous presentations in the Expo Theater as well as Hot Stove Panel Sessions. It will be more than 50 educational sessions during the Virtual Convention!
 
Coaches will be able to watch all of these clinics from wherever they are located this year! As in the past, presenters will also host a live Q&A session with attendees at the conclusion of their presentation.

Convention registrants will be able to log in to watch live on one device at a time. Coaches will want their own individual registrations in order to use all features of the Virtual Convention, including the Q&As, ABCA Trade Show, live video discussions, meetings, direct messaging, chat panels and forums. All Convention registrants will get access to clinic presentations on-demand by Feb. 1. ABCA members who do not register for the Convention will get access to the videos as part of their memberships in May.

Registration for the 2021 ABCA Virtual Convention is now open! The Early Bird registration rate is $90 by Dec. 15.
  
  

2021 ABCA CLINIC SPEAKER LINEUP


Monte Lee, Clemson University

Four Building Blocks of Offense: Movement, Approach, Timing, Environment

John McCormack, Florida Atlantic University
The Art of Coaching 1st and 3rd Bases

Chris Pollard, Duke University
Developing Command in Today’s Velo-First Environment

Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia
Catching Skills and Drills

Dr. Barry Davis, Rider University
Transforming a Losing Environment into a Consistent Winner

Todd Interdonato, Wofford College
Team Offense with Small Ball Incorporation

Bryan Peters, Long Beach State University
Hybrid Offense: Combining Old School & New School Approach

Nick Schnabel, University of Michigan
Developing Your Infield, One Position at a Time

Charlie Greene Jr., Milwaukee Brewers
Developing Today's Elite Receivers

Bobby Scales, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Art of Stealing Bases

Jim Brower, Brower Baseball/Former MLB Pitcher
Being the Bridge: Successfully Connecting Pitchers with Data

Rudy Garbalosa, Lynn University
Execution Defense: Relays & Rundowns

Reginald Hollins, Tuskegee University
Outfield Play with Drill Work

Tim Neiman, DeSales University
Comprehensive Leadership in College Coaching

Rich Billings, Lake-Sumter State College
Controlling the Running Game from the Outfield

Marc Rardin, Iowa Western Community College
Total Team Defense & Practice Drills

Johnny Wiggs, Santa Fe College
The Basics of Developing Dynamic Pitchers

Jeff Willis, LSU Eunice
Offensive Approach: Controlled Chaos Hitting with Base Running

Major Brett Blalock, U.S. Army & Greg Frady, Ninaimo NightOwls
The U.S. Army, Leadership Under Pressure, and What Coaches Can Learn from this Value System

Barry Dean, Alabama Baseball Coaches Association
Embracing the Coach and Official Relationship

Mark Seaver, Wake Forest University
Maximizing On-Field Performance by Minimizing Movement Pattern Issues in the Weight Room

Nick Raynor, Topsail High School (NC)
Developing the Complete Infielder

Larry Vucan, Southlake Carroll High School (TX)
Developing a Player Evaluation System

The clinic schedule will be announced later this fall. Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.