2024 ABCA Convention Clinic Speakers

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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 2024 ABCA Convention clinics, presented by ATEC, will run from Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

The 23 main-stage clinic speakers at the ABCA Convention are arranged annually by the ABCA Second and Third Vice Presidents. ABCA Second Vice President Bob Whalen of Dartmouth College and Third Vice President John McCormack are putting together an excellent lineup of speakers for the 2024 ABCA Convention.

The General Session will be led off by the 2023 NCAA Div. I National Champion head coach that will be crowned in Omaha at the NCAA Div. I College World Series in June. The remaining lineup of speakers will be announced in early September!

Following every clinic presentation, the presenter will host a Question & Answer breakout session with attendees.

For those members unable to attend the Convention in Dallas, the ABCA will once again offer a Clinic Live Video Stream of the General Session, General Session Q&A and Youth Coaches Session.

All coaches who register for the 2024 ABCA Convention or Clinic Live Video Stream will receive the entire set of on-demand clinic videos from the event, which includes the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater presentations, in their ABCA account by February 1, 2024. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits later in the membership year.

In order to ensure the best experience for all attendees, the 2024 ABCA Convention in Dallas will have a registration limit and is expected to sell out. Priority Convention Registration for the 2024 ABCA Convention will open to 2022-23 ABCA members in August. Registration for the 2024 ABCA Convention will open to everyone on September 1. Make sure your ABCA account information is up-to-date in order to receive the latest updates on the 2024 ABCA Convention as it gets closer!


The 2024 General Session Speakers will be announced in September!  
Friday, January 6, 2023
8:30a.m.-9:40a.m. Mike Bianco, University of Mississippi
Enjoy the Ride – The Good and Bad
9:40a.m.-10:20a.m. Steve Trimper, Stetson University
"Practice? We're talking about Practice???" High Impact IF and OF Drills that Get Your Team Ready to Compete Through Game-Like Situations
10:20a.m.-11:00a.m. Dr. Keith Smithson, Washington Nationals
Maximizing Visual Performance for Baseball: Techniques and Technologies to Assess, Train and Enhance Vision from Youth to the Pros
11:00a.m.-11:40a.m. Chuck Ristano, Florida State University
360 Degrees of Pitching Development: From Evaluation to Execution
11:40a.m.-12:40p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
12:40p.m.-1:20p.m. Laz Gutierrez, Nova Southeastern University
Mental Skills at Play
1:20p.m.-2:00p.m. Mike Glavine, Northeastern University
Northeast Made: Practice Planning & Structure the Northeastern Way
2:00p.m.-2:40p.m. Dr. Scott Brooks, Arizona State University
How to Bake Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Your Program
2:40p.m.-3:20p.m. Peter Fatse, Boston Red Sox
E+I=C, Building Blocks for Developing an Impactful Offense
3:20p.m.-4:00p.m. Tom Griffin, Carson-Newman University
How to Develop Your Catcher to be the Ultimate Game Coordinator
Saturday, January 7, 2023
8:30a.m.-9:10a.m. Matt Blake, New York Yankees
How to Develop Pitchers Using an Objective Framework
9:10a.m.-9:50a.m. Sam Cila, The Program
"Take My Hand" – No Excuses and Taking 100% Responsibility
9:50a.m.-10:20a.m. Coffee Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
10:20a.m.-11:00a.m. Tim Leiper, San Francisco Giants
Time and Space: Winning Baserunning, Leads, Secondary Leads and Timing
11:00a.m.-11:40a.m. Michael Earley, Texas A&M University
Body Control and Direction: Building Adjustable, Efficient Hitters
11:40a.m.-12:40p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
12:40p.m.-1:20p.m. Adam Moseley, Hoover High School (AL)
Competitive DNA: Developing a Winning Pitching Program
1:20p.m.-2:00p.m. Jordan Bischel, Central Michigan University
Northern Baseball – Preparing Indoors for an Outdoor Sport
2:00p.m.-2:40p.m. Dave Turgeon, IMG Academy (FL)
Training the Minds and Skills of Our Players
2:40p.m.-3:20p.m. Elton Pollock, Presbyterian College
Lingo Matters: Developing Independent Hitters Who Can Adjust
3:20p.m.-4:00p.m. Nathan Hemphill, PSP3
No Strength Coach, No Problem: An Approach to Strength & Conditioning for Your Baseball Athletes
4:00p.m.-4:40p.m. Greg Mamula, University of Delaware
Developing Our Offensive Identity Through BP
Sunday, January 8, 2023
8:30a.m.-9:10a.m. Derek Woodley, Defiance College
Developing Habits Through Catching Drill Progressions
9:10a.m.-9:50a.m. Jim Chester, Gardner-Webb University
Developing an Elite First Baseman: Skills and Drills for a Neglected Position
9:50a.m.-10:30a.m. Butch Chaffin, Cookeville High School (TN)
Hitting: Using Verbal Cues to Fix Flaws
10:30a.m.-11:10a.m. Dan Skirka, Murray State University
Racer Infield Drills and Competitions

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.