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.

Registration for the 2020 ABCA Convention opened on September 1. The first 7,100 coaches to register will be admitted, so those planning to attend should register right away.

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.


Spencer Allen, Northwestern University & Sam Incandela, Diamond Dawgz
Pregame Practice: More Than Just a Warmup

Tyson Blaser, New York Yankees
The 15 Minute Catcher

Jamey Carroll, Pittsburgh Pirates
Guiding Generation Z to Greatness

Zach Dillon, Katy Twelve Baseball
Substance vs. Hype: Building and Sustaining a Sincere Player Development Program in Travel Baseball

Joe Eisenmann, PhD
Long Term Athlete Development

David Franco, Seattle Mariners
Using Mental Skills to Create Consistent Ballplayers

Derek Johnson, Cincinnati Reds
Youth Pitching

Ty Neal, Former College Coach
Throwing at a High Level to Maximize Heath, Accuracy and Longevity

Chris Ramirez, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Creating a Complete Offense, Not Just a Swing

Nick Schnabel, University of Michigan
Preparing the Complete Infielder

David Sharp, USA Baseball
Youth Practice Ideas: Effective Use of Time

Justin Toole, Cleveland Indians
Facilitating a Learning Environment

Clinic speakers and topics are subject to change. The speaking schedule will be announced later this fall.