Expo Theater


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The American Baseball Coaches Association's Expo Theater is an area where ABCA Partners and Trade Show exhibitors present their newest products, host panel discussions and answer coaches questions on their products. The 2023 Expo Theater will run on the ABCA Trade Show floor in the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center from Thursday, Jan. 5 until Saturday, Jan. 7. 

The 2022 Expo Theater included presentations from ABCA Partners like Blast Motion, C25 Training Products, Driveline Baseball, GameChanger, HitTrax, MySwing Baseball, Next College Student Athlete, Pocket Radar, ProPlayAI, Rapsodo, TopVelocity, V1 Sports and Wilson Sporting Goods!

The 2023 Expo Theater presentation schedule will be released in the Fall after registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention opens!

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 EXPO THEATER SCHEDULE

The 2023 Expo Theater presenters & schedule will be released in the fall.

 
Thursday, January 6, 2022
1:10 p.m. The 6 Elements of Velocity that Build Dominant Pitchers
Brent Pourciau, M.S. Kinesiology

1:55 p.m. Strength Matters Most: A New Analytics Frontier in Player Development
Ryan Crotin, Ph.D. CSCS RSCC

2:40 p.m. How WilsonTeamShop.com Helps You Focus on Coaching & Travel Ball Reimagined with Diamond Allegiance
Ed Easley, Easley Baseball; Nick Spalding, Wilson Sporting Goods; Tracy Smith, Diamond Allegiance; Pat Casey, Diamond Allegiance

3:25 p.m. How New Technology Ecosystems are Empowering Coaches Within the Game
Taylor Alexander, Steve Goody and Todd Blyleven of Pocket Radar, Inc. along with Rocky Collis, MUSTARD; Andrew Beile, Athletes Go Live; Tom Koerick, SkillShow;  and Kyle Crawford, K-Motion/PG Tech

4:10 p.m. Baseball is Back! Let's Talk Data-Driven Player Development
Coaching Panel moderated by Blast Motion

4:55 p.m. Redefining the Way Catchers Train
Charlie Greene Jr., Milwaukee Brewers; Charles Galiano, C25 Training Products and former Milwaukee Brewers Catcher

 
Friday, January 7, 2022
10:10 a.m. Hitting Biomechanics: Changing the Gamify with HitAI on HitTrax
Dr. Mike Sonne; Chief Scientist, ProPlayAI; Mike Donfrancesco, CEO, HitTrax; Max Dutto, Assistant Director of Hitting, Driveline Baseball

10:55 a.m. Come See What's New for 2022
Ken Strnad, VP of Marketing, GameChanger; Kyleigh Meisler, Partnerships & Events Manager, GameChanger

11:40 a.m. V1 Sports Ground Force and Video Technology: Eliminating Game Pressure with Ground Pressure
Chad Miller, Founder, Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center; Phil Stotter, Director of Sports Science, V1 Sports

12:25 p.m. Transforming Data Into Results: Getting the Most Out of Your Rapsodo Technology
Seth Daniels, Rapsodo with a Coaching Roundtable Panel

1:10 p.m. PULSE, EDGE and TRAQ: The Future of Baseball Metrics
Kyle Boddy and Jason Ochart, Driveline with Special Guests

2:35 p.m. Recruiting Trends: How COVID Changed the Game
Nelson Gord, Director of Baseball, NCSA; Chris Wietlispach, VP of Team Solutions, NCSA; Don Mitchell, President and Founder, College Baseball Advisors

3:20 p.m. Top Velocity: Developing the 100MPH Pitcher
Brent Pourciau, M.S. Kinesiology

 
Saturday, January 8, 2022
9:10 a.m. Navigating the "Sea of Data" in Modern Scouting and Performance Enhancement
Jonny Gomes, two-time World Series Champion; Jon Updike, MLB Scout

9:55 a.m. QuixStix – Get Outside and Play, Have Fun the QuixStix Way!
Michael Donohue

10:40 a.m. Using Biomechanics: How Access Changes Everything
Dr. Mike Sonne; Chief Scientist, ProPlayAI; Casey Mulholland, Founder, Kinetic Pro; Steve Merriman, Pitching Coach, The University of Michigan

11:25 a.m. mySwing Baseball: An introduction to Real-Time 3D Training, Analysis and Injury Prevention
Omar Iglesias Perez, Alexander Alvarez

12:10 p.m. Mental Health Meets Performance – Where the Real Training Begins
Scott Fox, Champion Playbook

12:55 p.m. Innovative Arm Protection: Introducing a New Era of Protective Gear and Workload Management
Jason Colleran, Founder, The Kinetic Arm



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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