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Youth Coaches Session

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The Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger is an annual staple at the ABCA Convention featuring nearly 15 coaching clinic presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.

The Youth Coaches Session at the 2025 ABCA Convention will take place on Friday, January 3 and Saturday, January 4 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The full speaker lineup will be unveiled in mid-September!
Following each presentation, the clinic speaker will engage in a Question and Answer breakout session with all attendees.

For those members unable to attend the Convention in-person, the ABCA will once again offer a Clinic Live Video Stream, which will feature all of the Main-Stage presentations and Q&A Forums, as well as the Youth Coaches Session clinics.

All coaches who register for the 2025 ABCA Convention or ABCA Clinic Live Video Stream will receive the entire set of on-demand clinic videos from the event, which includes the Main-Stage, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater presentations, in their ABCA account by February 1, 2025. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits later in the membership year.

The 2025 ABCA Convention is slated to take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from January 2-5, 2025! Marking the return of the World's Largest Baseball Convention to the nation's capital for the first time since 1975, the annual event draws over 8,000 baseball coaches from around the world for four days of continuous baseball excitement! Registration presented by Traveling Teams opens to everyone on Tuesday, September 3, with exclusive Priority Registration access granted to 2023-24 ABCA Members in August before opening to everyone. Check out the full registration timeline here!


The 2025 ABCA Youth Coaches Session Clinics will be announced in September! 
Friday, January 5, 2024
Connor Gandossy, Creighton University (NE)
Promoting Athleticism within the Modern Day Catcher
Zach Dillon, Baylor University (TX)
The Race to Six: Building a Dynamic Team Offense to Win No Matter the Circumstance
Tracy Hayes, Amplified Movement
3 Things Coaches Misunderstand About Mobility: Simple & Effective Ways to Integrate Mobility Within Existing Training
Lunch Break
Concessions available outside ABCA Trade Show and by Expo Theater!
12:30p.m. Drew Briese, Centre College (KY)/USA Baseball 13U, 14U & 15U
Planning & Drills for an Effective and Efficient Training Environment
1:10p.m. Bucky Mieras, West Metro Baseball (MN)
Relationships, Culture, Competition
Alan Orgain, LSU Eunice
The Pitching Windup: Five Phases and Throwing Drills
3:30p.m. Logan Stout, Dallas Patriots
How to be a Visionary Leader for You and Those Counting on You
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Jordan Baltimore, NY Empire Baseball
Cage to Game: Coaching Drills & Training Programs for Player Development and Team Success
10:10a.m. Austin Byler, Major League University
Champions Mindset: Inside the Mind of a Champion
Jason Corley, Capitol Hill High School (OK)
Taking the Outfield from Nothing to Something: The RedWolf Way
11:30a.m. Lunch Break
Concessions available outside ABCA Trade Show and by Expo Theater!
Anthony Gilich, Arizona State University
Leaders Develop Leaders
1:10p.m. RJ Farrell, Orange Lutheran High School (CA)/USA Baseball 12U
Preparing the Plan: How to Build Your Practice Structure
1:50p.m. Beth Woerner, Lebanon Valley College (PA)
How to Understand and Improve the Infield Prep Step
Tyler Kincaid, Blue Valley Southwest High School (KS)
We Talking 'Bout "Charts"???

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.
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