Expo Theater

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The American Baseball Coaches Association's Expo Theater is an area where ABCA partners, exhibitors and member coaches give presentations on a variety of baseball topics. The 2022 Expo Theater will run on the ABCA Trade Show floor in the McCormick Place Convention Center from Thursday, Jan. 6 until Saturday, Jan. 8. 

Each year at the Expo Theater, exhibitors present their newest products, host panel discussions and answer coaches questions on their products. This year's Expo Theater includes 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!

ABCA Members registered for the 2022 ABCA Convention or Live Stream will receive on-demand access to all of the clinic videos at the conclusion of the event. All 2021-22 members that do not register for the 2022 Convention will receive on-demand access to the 2022 clinics in the ABCA Video Library beginning May 23, 2022.
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Registration for the 2022 ABCA Convention is now open as well as registration for the Clinic Live Stream! The Convention, which is the 78th annual ABCA Convention, will be held in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022. The Convention will feature four days of coaching clinics across the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, Hot Stove and Question & Answer Sessions, award celebrations, committee & league meetings, networking events and so much more! Save the Date, Register Now and we'll see you in Chicago!


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. The Team Shop Platform: This one-stop shop for EvoShield uniforms and apparel & Wilson, DeMarini and Slugger gear helps you save time and money and have more time for coaching!
Ed Easley, Easley Baseball; Nick Spalding, Wilson Sporting Goods

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

5:40 p.m.  
Friday, January 7, 2022
10:10 a.m. Hitting Biomechanics: Changing the Gamify with HitAI on HitTrax
Dr. Mike Sonne, Mike Donfrancesco, Cody Decker and Will Carroll

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

4:35 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

5:20 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. HIT / HUNT: It's Not the Weapon, It's the Warrior

10:40 a.m. Using Biomechanics: How Access Changes Everything
Dr. Mike Sonne, Lennon Richards, Nate Pearson, Will Carroll

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. Jason Colleran, Founder, Kinetic Arm

2022 ABCA Convention
 – Jan. 6-9, 2022
World's Largest Baseball Convention!

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December 17
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