The ABCA was founded in 1945 and still exists today to serve YOU, the coaches! Today, the ABCA has nearly 13,000 members from all 50 states and 25 countries around the world. Our members represent all levels of the game of baseball and together make up the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level.

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How we can help you...

LEARN how to expand your coaching knowledge, skills and philosophies.

DEVELOP your coaching style and your program to enhance your experience.

CONNECT with coaches at all levels of the sport both in-person and online.

What you'll receive as an ABCA member...

The American Baseball Coaches Association offers a myriad of benefits to members, including attending the World's largest baseball convention, access to over 400 coaching clinic videos, a $1 million Personal Liability Insurance policy, free subscriptions to magazines and publications, surveys and legislative action, a discount program and more!

  • Access to the World's largest baseball convention hosted every January including coaching clinics, Trade Show, award presentations, meetings and more!
  • Watch over 400 past ABCA Convention clinic videos, webinars and other videos on-demand either online or in the My ABCA mobile app.
  • Use the ABCA Coaching Resource Library containing drill videos, coaching documents and charts online and in the My ABCA mobile app.
  • Free subscription to Inside Pitch Magazine and ABCA Press Box e-newsletter. Members can also read past Inside Pitch Magazine issues online and in the My ABCA mobile app.
  • Free $1 million Personal Liability Insurance coverage ($400 value!).
  • Discounts on training aids, uniforms & apparel, gear, field maintenance equipment, championship rings, hotels, rental cars, and more!
  • Post on the ABCA Job Postings and ABCA Open Dates Listings as much as you want, all for free.
  • Be a part of the organization that selects major yearly awards, including Coaches of the Year, All-Region, All-America and Player of the Year honors across college, junior college and high school divisions.

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ABCA Events...

ABCA members have access to the numerous events that the ABCA holds annually throughout the nation!

ABCA Convention: An ABCA membership enables you to register for the World's Largest Baseball Convention. Join over 7,000 of your coaching peers for four days of coaching clinics, baseball product releases, networking & a whole lot more! ABCA members also receive priority registration for both the convention and host hotel before registration is open to new members. If you are unable to attend, you can live video stream the clinics online and in the My ABCA mobile app!

Barnstormers Clinics: Membership grants you free registration to any of the ABCA Barnstormers Regional Coaching Clinics held throughout the fall! These one-day coaching clinics, presented by Blast Motion, cover the gamut of baseball topics while bringing together coaches from all over the region for a full day of coaching education.

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The 78th annual ABCA Convention will take place at the McCormick Place in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022! Nearly 10,000 coaches are expected to take part in the event, which will feature over 50 clinics across the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater! The event will also have Q&A forums, Hot Stove Panel Discussions, the ABCA Trade Show, award celebrations, networking events and... Details
When: January 6–9, 2022
Where: Chicago, IL

Questions about ABCA membership? Email or call the ABCA national office at 336-821-3140.