2023 ABCA Convention General Session


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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 nearly 25 clinics, presented by ATEC, will run from Friday, January 6 through Sunday, January 8 and be held in the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

The clinic speakers at the ABCA Convention are arranged annually by the ABCA Second and Third Vice Presidents. ABCA Second Vice President Matt Noone of Babson College and Third Vice President Bob Whalen of Dartmouth College are working to put together an excellent lineup of speakers for the 2023 Convention. The General Session will be led off by the 2022 NCAA Div. I National Champion, who will be crowned in Omaha in June 2022. The entire speaker lineup will be announced in September!

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

There is no better educational clinic experience for a baseball coach than attending the ABCA Convention. However, for those members who can't attend in-person, the ABCA also offers a Live Video Stream of the General Session and General Session Q&A.
 
All coaches that register for the Convention or Live Video Stream will receive the entire on-demand clinic video set in their ABCA account by no later than February 1 after the Convention. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits at a later date. 

Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention opens on September 1, however, 2021-22 ABCA members will have the opportunity to take advantage of Priority Convention Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville! This priority access allows 2021-22 members to get registered and hold a hotel room in the ABCA discounted room block before registration opens to new and former members. If you haven't signed up for your 2021-22 membership yet, do so now at www.ABCA.org/apply!

2022 GENERAL SESSION CLINIC SPEAKERS

The 2023 General Session Clinic Speakers will be announced in September!

Friday, January 7, 2022 
8:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Welcome, Awards Presentation and Chris Lemonis, Mississippi State University
Building a Championship Program
9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m. Mark Martinez, San Diego State University
Team Infield Defense: Translating Skill Work to Competitive Team Defense
10:20 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Nate Yeskie, Texas A&M University
Pitching – How to Address Inefficiencies
11:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Brian Cain, Peak Performance Coach
The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance – How to Move from Talking about the Mental Game to Doing It
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
12:40 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Jeff Pickler, Cincinnati Reds
Game Day Strategies: Balancing Our Feel for the Game Alongside Today’s Data, During the Heat of Battle
1:20 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Bobby Applegate, Colorado State University Pueblo
See It, Breathe It, Trust It, then Flip the Script – Developing Pitchers through Adversity
2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Jeremy McMillan, Texas A&M University
Boosting Baseball Specific Power: The Use of Plyometric and Jump Training
2:40 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Brendan Eygabroat, UMass Boston
The Catching School: Drills to Develop a Well-Rounded Catcher
3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Mike Roberts, Cotuit Kettleers
Move Your Team into New School Base Stealing Techniques
Saturday, January 8, 2022
8:30 a.m.-9:10 a.m. Bruce Bochy, Former MLB Manager & Dr. Kevin Freiberg, Author
Bochy Ball: The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business and Life
9:10 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Darren Fenster, Boston Red Sox
Isolating the Outfielder: Developing the Game's Most Impactful Position
9:50 a.m.-10:20 a.m. Coffee Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
10:20 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Rob Cooper, Penn State University
How to Repair a Broken Culture that You Created
11:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Derek Matlock, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Team Practice that Builds Accountability, Energy and Execution of the Game
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
12:40 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Kevin Graber, Phillips Academy – Andover
Systematic Chaos: The Control Freak's Guide to Deprogramming Today's Robotic Base Runners
1:20 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Bobby Valentine, Former MLB Manager
A Life in Baseball
2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Eddie Smith, Utah Valley University
Hitting the Ball Hard – Old School Meets New School
2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Snack Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
3:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Deskaheh Bomberry, Sacramento City College
Maximizing Pitchers' Practice Time
3:40 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Mitch Thompson, McLennan Community College
Maximizing Your Team Offense
4:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Tyler Shewmaker, Vanderbilt University
Training Today's Catchers - Priorities & Setups Behind the Dish
Sunday, January 9, 2022
8:30 a.m.-9:10 a.m. Austin Wates, Kansas State University
Developing Self-Sufficient Dynamic Hitters
9:10 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Travis Lallemand, Crowder College
Consistent Terminology & Weekly Structure for Infield Play
9:50 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Dominic Savino, Glenbrook North High School
Building Dynamic Hitters: Developing In-Game Adjustability through Practice Variability
10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Adam Foster, Angelo State University
What Makes Us Great: A Coach's Transition, Practice Organization & Competition and Our Identity

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.



2023 ABCA Convention

January 5-8, 2023
Gaylord Opryland

Priority Convention Registration for 2021-22 ABCA members will begin August 15! Priority Convention Registration allows 2021-22 members to get registered and hold a hotel room in the ABCA discounted room block before registration opens to new and former members. Click here for more information regarding Priority Convention Registration.

Registration Timeline:

August 15 @ 10am ET
2021-22 Members with 10+ Continuous Years

August 22 @ 10am ET
All 2021-22 Members

September 1 @ 10am ET
Open to Everyone

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