ABCA and SmartMitt announce new partnership

November 16, 2022

SmartMitt The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced today its new partnership with SmartMitt, an advanced, data-driven training and coaching tool for baseball and softball pitchers.

“We’re excited to begin our partnership with SmartMitt,” said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. “The technology they’ve developed allows pitchers to work on their skills using a modern training tool that’s both informative and fun, and we look forward to our coaches learning more about SmartMitt’s training solutions in January at the upcoming ABCA Convention in Nashville.”

SmartMitt will showcase their technology at the 2023 ABCA Convention Trade Show, and SmartMitt co-founder Thomas Frenz will present alongside Perry Husband on “Pitch Tunneling in the Effective Velocity World” on the Expo Theater stage on Thursday, January 5.

“SmartMitt is honored to be an official partner of the ABCA,” said SmartMitt co-founder Thomas Frenz. “The goals of SmartMitt and the ABCA are aligned, beginning with our love of baseball. By partnering with the ABCA, we hope to support coaches and their programs, player development, and overall advancements to the game for future generations. We founded SmartMitt with the goal of building a better target to help pitchers become top-tier athletes, be recognized by college coaches, and have fun throwing a bucket of balls during practice. We are proud that SmartMitt now serves dozens of Division I and championship teams, and we’re excited for our partnership with ABCA.”

About SmartMitt
SmartMitt is an LED pitching target for baseball and softball, designed to develop better athletes and make practice more productive and fun. Using state-of-the-art technology, SmartMitt gathers and records data on every pitch, delivering useful feedback to players, coaches, and recruiters. SmartMitt targets are proudly made in the U.S.A.! To learn more, visit

About the ABCA
Founded in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 33 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.