ABCA Convention Schedule

 

The 75th ABCA Convention took over the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from Jan. 3-6, 2019. In total, over 6,600 coaches attended the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas! Activities began in full force on Thursday, Jan. 3, including the first day of the ABCA Trade Show and Expo Theater as well as committee and divisional coaches meetings. The clinics kicked off on the morning of Friday, January 4 and ran until early afternoon on Sunday, January 6. 

Friday also featured one of the most prestigious events, the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame Banquet, which took place at 6 p.m. The seven-member ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was inducted during the ceremony and the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award was presented.

For a second consecutive year, the convention also featured the Youth Coaches Session. The Youth Coaches Session, presented by GameChanger, featured nearly 15 clinics specifically focused on topics for youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.

The 2020 ABCA Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee from January 2-5, 2020. Registration for the 2020 ABCA Convention will open on September 1. ABCA Official Hotels will also open room blocks on September 1.
2020 ABCA CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE • Nashville, Tennessee

Thursday, January 2, 2020
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
1:15 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 3, 2020
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Spouses Breakfast
9:45 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
9:45 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
Expo Theater Presentations
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame Class
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Infield & Outfield "Hot Stove" Discussions

Saturday, January 4, 2020
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-11:40 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 
9:35 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
9:45 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
12:40 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hitting & Pitching "Hot Stove" Discussions
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Catching & Base Running "Hot Stove" Discussions

Sunday, January 5, 2020
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