Youth Coaches Session

Now in its third year, the ABCA Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger will feature 12 presentations on Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 2020 ABCA Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Clinic topics will include pitching, hitting, base running, defense, practice planning and program organization for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old. The Youth Coaches Session is open to all registered convention attendees.

This year's Youth Coaches Session lineup features a variety of professional, college and youth coaches who have a range of experience with youth baseball.

The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held from Jan. 2-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with the Youth Coaches Session, the convention features the main-stage clinics, Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, award celebrations, meetings and more! Registration for the 2020 ABCA Convention is now open and all details are posted at, including registration, hotel and travel information, schedules and other details.


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Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
9:30am Spencer Allen, Northwestern University & Sam Incandela, Diamond Dawgz
Pregame Practice: More Than Just a Warmup
10:10am Tyson Blaser, New York Yankees
The 15 Minute Catcher
10:50am David Franco, Seattle Mariners
Using Mental Skills to Create Consistent Ballplayers 
11:30am Lunch Break - Visit the ABCA Trade Show! 
12:30pm Jamey Carroll, Pittsburgh Pirates
Guiding Generation Z to Greatness
1:10pm Justin Toole, Cleveland Indians
Facilitating a Learning Environment
1:50pm Chris Ramirez, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Creating a Complete Offense, Not Just a Swing
Saturday, January 4, 2020
9:50am Joe Eisenmann, PhD
Long Term Athlete Development 
10:30am Ty Neal, Former College Coach
Throwing at a High Level to Maximize Health, Accuracy and Longevity
11:10am Nick Schnabel, University of Michigan
Preparing the Complete Infielder
11:50am Lunch Break - Visit the ABCA Trade Show!
12:50pm Derek Johnson, Cincinnati Reds
Youth Pitching
1:30pm Zach Dillon, Katy Twelve Baseball
Substance vs. Hype: Building and Sustaining a Sincere Player Development Program in Travel Baseball
2:10pm David Sharp, USA Baseball
Youth Practice Ideas: Effective Use of Time

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.