ABCA Convention Schedule


The 75th ABCA Convention will take over the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas from Jan. 3-6, 2019. Activities will begin 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 will begin on the morning of Friday, January 4 and run until early afternoon on Sunday, January 6. 

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

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

Registration for the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas opened on September 1.

Thursday, January 3, 2019
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
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.-10:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting

Friday, January 4, 2019
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
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.-3:55 p.m.
Expo Theater Presentations
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 75th Anniversary Celebration 
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame Class of 2019
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Infield & Outfield "Hot Stove" Discussions

Saturday, January 5, 2019
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 
9:35 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
1:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Pitching & Hitting "Hot Stove" Discussions
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Catching & Base Running "Hot Stove" Discussions

Sunday, January 6, 2019
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