The ABCA was founded in 1945 and still exists today to serve YOU, the coaches! Today, the ABCA has over 15,000 members from all 50 states and 41 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 and expand your coaching knowledge, skills and philosophies.

DEVELOP your program and coaching style to enhance your experience.

  • Protect yourself during your coaching duties through a $1 million liability insurance policy.
  • Receive weekly coaching tips and articles along with the latest association news directly to your e-mail inbox via the ABCA Press Box e-newsletter.
  • Fill or search for open coaching positions on the ABCA Job Board.
  • Gain recognition through nominating your program or players for major awards, including All-America, All-Region, National Players of the Year, Academic Excellence and many more!

CONNECT with coaches at all levels of the sport both in-person and online.
  • Network with nearly 8,000 coaches from all 50 states and over 40 countries at the annual ABCA Convention or with coaches specifically in your region & local community at Barnstormers Regional Clinics.
  • Exchange ideas with the coaches from around the globe within the forums & chat features of the My ABCA mobile app.
  • Join the conversation with fellow coaches on our social media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
  • Engage in stimulating conversations, ignite new thoughts and renew your enthusiasm for coaching by taking part in Q&A Forums, Hot Stove Discussions, Rookie Coaches Mentorship at the ABCA Convention or through live interactive webinars on the ABCA website!

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!

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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 almost 8,000 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 the discounted ABCA hotel room block 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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2024 ABCA Annual Convention
The 80th annual ABCA Convention will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas (Grapevine), Texas from January 4-7, 2024!

When: January 4–7, 2024
Where: Grapevine, TX
2024 ABCA Clinics Live Video Streaming
For those members who can't make it in-person to the 2024 ABCA Convention, we're bringing the clinics to you, LIVE! Watch all of the Main-Stage clinics and Q&As plus the Youth Coaches Session clinics in realtime. Registrants will also receive on-demand access to the full video set (main-stage, Youth Session, Expo Theater and Q&As) from the Convention in their ABCA account after the Convention!

When: January 5–7, 2024
2025 ABCA Annual Convention
The 81st annual ABCA Convention will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (National Harbor, M.D.) from January 2-5, 2025!

When: January 2–5, 2025
Where: National Harbor, MD
2026 ABCA Annual Convention
The 82nd annual ABCA Convention will take place at a TBD location from January 8-11, 2026!

When: January 8–11, 2026
2027 ABCA Annual Convention
The 83rd annual ABCA Convention will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago from January 7-10, 2027!

When: January 7–10, 2027
Where: Chicago, IL

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