The speakers and schedule for the World-Renown ABCA Clinics have been announced! The 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 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 have put together an excellent lineup of speakers for the 2024 ABCA Convention.
The General Session will be led off by Jay Johnson, LSU head coach and 2023 NCAA Div. I National Champion. The lineup includes seven NCAA Div. I head coaches, including 2024 College World Series participant Dave Esquer from Stanford University as well as 2013 national champ John Savage from UCLA. NCAA Div. II champion head coach Kevin Brooks of Angelo State is a presenter. Several professional coaches also dot the roster. Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, was selected to speak by the ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee.
Following every clinic presentation, the presenter will host a Post-Clinic Question & Answer session with attendees, presented by Coaches Insider.
For those members unable to attend the Convention in Dallas, the ABCA will once again offer Live Video Streaming of the General Session, General Session Q&A and Youth Coaches Session. This year's platform will include a chat area for attendees, who will also be able to submit questions to be considered for the Post-Clinic Q&A.
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 in late May.
The 2023 ABCA Convention had record attendance and in order to ensure the best experience for all attendees, the 2024 ABCA Convention in Dallas will once again have a registration limit. We once again expect the event to sell out in 2024! Registrations are accepted first come, first served so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible!