Expo Theater

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 2019 Expo Theater featured nearly 25 clinics. Expo Theater presentations ran from Thursday through Saturday at the 2019 Convention.

The 2020 Expo Theater will run from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Saturday, Jan. 4. The complete 2020 Expo Theater schedule including speakers will be announced in the fall.

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.


Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
1:15pm Rob DiToma, Fordham University
Base Running: Why It Matters
2:00pm KP Sport What's Your Game featuring Jeff Krushell BPE, CSCS, Major League Baseball International Consultant & Former Toronto Blue Jays Strength & Conditioning Coach
Increase Player Potential: A Targeted Approach for Maximum Baseball Performance. Increase Athleticism - Increase Coach Ability.
2:45pm Rapsodo featuring Seth Daniels, Rapsodo & Dan Straily, MLB Pitcher
An Introduction to the RapScore with Dan Straily
3:30pm Crossover Symmetry featuring Matt Unthank MS, CSCS & Duggan Moran, Crossover Symmetry
Improving Power Generation and Transfer Through the Hips & Core
4:15pm Pocket Radar featuring Fred Corral, University of Missouri; Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies, Perry Husband, MLB and Collegiate Hitting/Pitching Consultant & Steve Goody, Pocket Radar
Accelerating Player Development with New App-Powered Video Radar System
5:00pm Texas Baseball Ranch featuring Ron Wolforth & Flint Wallace, Texas Baseball Ranch
In Search of Nasty™: The Texas Baseball Ranch's Constraints-Led Approach to Pitching Development
Friday, January 4, 2019
9:45am Driveline Baseball featuring Jason Ochart, Driveline Baseball & Jeff Albert, St. Louis Cardinals
Developing Hitters to Succeed in Today's Game
10:45am Driveline Baseball featuring Kyle Boddy, Driveline Baseball; Nate Yeskie, Oregon State University; Robert Woodard, University of North Carolina & Bryan Conger, Tarleton State University
Pitching Discussion Panel
11:50am TeamSnap featuring Phil Britton, TeamSnap
A Coach's Perspective: Using an App to Streamline Your Organization
12:15pm Bertec & Swing Catalyst Baseball featuring Scott Lynn, PhD & Justin Stone, Chicago Cubs
Using Ground Forces to Improve Swing Power and Efficiency
1:00pm Perfect Pitch & Throw featuring Pete Wilkinson, Former Collegiate Baseball News Tom House Teaching Professional of the Year
Pitching Performance and Health: The Velocity Training/Arm Care Train Wreck Revisited
1:45pm Next College Student Athlete featuring Nelson Gord, NCSA
Recruiting: An Expert Panel on Creating Opportunities for Your Players
2:30pm Turface Athletics featuring Larry Divito, Minnesota Twins head Groundskeeper
Condition Your Field Like You Condition Your Players
3:15pm John O'Neil, Cressey Sports Performance
The Wheel of Sustainable Long-Term Athletic Development
Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:35am TeamSnap featuring Phil Britton, TeamSnap
A Coach's Perspective: Using an App to Streamline Your Organization
10:00am HitTrax featuring Chas Pippitt & Tyler Zupcic, Baseball Rebellion & Bobby Pease, HitTrax
Proving Improvement: Using Technology to Measure Performance Inform Instruction and Prove Player Development
10:45am LeagueApps featuring Jeremy Goldberg, LeagueApps
Innovation and the Future of Youth Baseball
11:30am Blast Motion featuring Justin Goltz, Blast Motion
Measure What Matters
12:15pm Texas Baseball Ranch featuring Ollie Kady & Jonathan Massey, Texas Baseball Ranch & Randy Sullivan, Florida Baseball Ranch
A Deeper Look at Development, Ranch Style
1:20pm Darin Everson, Colorado Rockies & CJ Gillman, United States Air Force Academy
Game. Like Practice. – Practice Principles for In-Game Success
2:05pm Clay Cox, Paris Junior College (TX)
Engaging Today's Infielders
2:50pm Andrew Wright, University of Charleston (WV)
Rethinking Staff Development: Creating and Developing an Environment for Growth
3:35pm Katherine Roberts, Human Performance for Baseball
Driving Efficient Power in Baseball Through Foot Function, Ground Reaction Forces and the Kinematic Sequence
4:20pm Aaron Gershenfeld, The Citadel
The Pre-Game Routine: Preparing Your Catchers for In-Game Success

More Information: www.ABCA.org/convention