ABCA Convention Schedule

 

The 79th annual ABCA Convention is slated for January 5-8, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center! The festivities will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 5 with the opening of the ABCA Trade Show and the Expo Theater. The ABCA Trade Show will feature more than 300 baseball companies displaying state-of-the-art equipment and services, releasing new products and showcasing the latest and greatest in innovative services, technology & more! Many of the companies will be unveiling new products for the first time and offering special sales as part of the ABCA Trade Show! The Expo Theater will have clinics throughout a three-day span with product demos and releases by ABCA Partners and Trade Show exhibitors.

ABCA Second Vice Matt Noone of Babson College and Third Vice President Bob Whalen of Dartmouth College are working on excellent lineup of speakers for the nearly 25 General Session clinics, which are presented by Wilson/ATEC. The General Session clinics will get underway on Friday, Jan. 6 with a presentation by the 2021 NCAA Division I National Champion who will be crowned in Omaha in June 2022. The General Session clinics will run through the morning of Sunday, Jan. 8.

The Youth Coaches Session will run concurrently on Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7. The Youth Coaches Session, which is presented by GameChanger, will have nearly 15 presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14. 

Following each of the clinic presentations in both the General Session and Youth Coaches Session, the presenter will host a Question and Answer breakout with all attendees.

Other events during the weekend include the ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet to honor the 2023 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award recipient and the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Additionally, there will be the Divisional Coaches Meetings & Rookie Coaches Mentorship on Thursday evening, a Coaches' Networking Social in the ABCA Trade Show on Friday evening and Hot Stove Panel Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights!

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!
2023 ABCA CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE • Nashville, Tennessee
This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, January 5, 2023
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
1:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Coaches' Divisional Meetings
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting

Friday, January 6, 2023
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Spouses Breakfast
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
ABCA Trade Show
10:10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A 
12:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
1:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
1:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
1:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A 
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Coaches Social in the ABCA Trade Show! 
4:35 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Banquet
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame Class
9:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Hitting Hot Stove Forum
9:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Infield Play Hot Stove Forum

Saturday, January 7, 2023
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:10 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
9:10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Expo Theater Presentations
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
10:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
12:35 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
1:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
1:15 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
1:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
3:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Leadership & Culture Hot Stove Forum
5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Strength & Conditioning Hot Stove Forum
7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Catching Hot Stove Forum
7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Base Running Hot Stove Forum
9:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Pitching Hot Stove Forum
9:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Outfield Play Hot Stove Forum

Sunday, January 8, 2023
8:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 



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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