Inside Pitch Magazine, Winter 2015

Last Inning: ABCA, Inside Pitch announce partnership

ABCA LogoThe American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the leading professional organization for amateur baseball coaches, announces its newly forged relationship with Inside Pitch as an official partner of the ABCA. "The Inside Pitch magazine has been provided to attendees of our annual convention for the past three years. The quality of the magazine and its contents are excellent and the goals of Inside Pitch are consistent with those of the ABCA," says ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "Through this relationship, our entire membership will have access to Inside Pitch and will be afforded opportunities to contribute to the magazine.ā€

Both the ABCA and Inside Pitch were busy in 2014. Along with a new design for its Covering All Bases newsletter, the ABCA recently launched a new website which offers new features, an updated look and simpler navigation for its members and others interested in the organization. The website redesign also includes the site, which offers special discounts and free access to members and convention attendees. The ABCA has also enhanced the registration processes for both its membership and its annual convention, made its online Job Postings and Open Dates pages free for anyone to view, and has increased its presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to help spread news and encourage networking among members.

After unveiling its Summer issue at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, Fl., Inside Pitch launched a new-look website of its own, which is more content-focused and easier for visitors to navigate. Inside Pitch also announced that its online publication can now be downloaded and viewed across all platforms, including iOS, Google Play, Amazon and HTML5. The updated app includes full issue content along with exclusive extras such as videos, slideshows, music, hyperlinks and other multimedia.

"I have tremendous respect for the members, board of directors and the executive committee of the ABCA," said Inside Pitch Publisher Keith Madison, who is an ABCA Hall of Famer himself. "Our relationship with this organization will broaden our reach and provide both the ABCA and Inside Pitch with a larger platform to promote quality instruction, cutting edge information and character in the game we all love. Saying that Iā€™m excited about this initiative would be an understatement.ā€

About Inside Pitch
Inside Pitch
is a quarterly instructional baseball magazine for players, parents, coaches and fans that promotes integrity, thought, development and improvement of the game of baseball in a direct, unique, and first-class manner. Inside Pitch will continually strive to be informative, entertaining and inspirational for the reader and fan of amateur baseball, whether coach, player, instructor or administrator. Inside Pitch is a cross-platform publication that can be downloaded and viewed with iOS, Google Play, Amazon and HTML5 and includes full issue content along with exclusive extras such as videos, slideshows, music, hyperlinks and other multimedia.

About the American Baseball Coaches Association
Established in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the foremost professional organization for amateur baseball coaches. Its membership has grown to over 6,600 members representing all 50 states, more than 20 different countries and eight divisions across amateur baseball: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The Association is involved in numerous programs that promote the integrity of the profession and the development of the game of baseball. Each January, the ABCA hosts the largest baseball convention in the world.

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