New in 2017: The ABCA Convention Expo Theater

New in 2017: The ABCA Convention Expo Theater

The American Baseball Coaches Association is excited to announce the all-new Expo Theater, a major addition to the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim. The Expo Theater is a new area for ABCA partners, exhibitors and member coaches to give presentations on a variety of topics.

The 2017 Expo Theater schedule includes 19 presentations. The area will include a stage and audio/video as well as seating for member coaches.

The Expo Theater will be located inside the ABCA Trade Show Exhibit Hall and will be open during the Trade Show starting Thursday, Jan. 5 through Saturday, Jan. 7.

 

2017 EXPO THEATER SCHEDULE 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017


TEAMWORKS
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Leveraging Communication Technology in your Baseball Operations
Speakers: Mitch Heath, Director of Operations - Teamworks; David Perkins, Chief Operating Officer - USA Baseball

eCOACH

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
New Brand of Coach
Speaker: Chris Burke, Baseball Analyst - ESPN

4ARM-STRONG
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Preventing Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Speakers: Lee Ramage, Inventor - 4Arm-Strong; Jerome Williams, Professional Pitcher

ABCA RESEARCH COMMITTEE
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Metric-Based College and Professional Recruiting Network
Speakers: Gary Pullins, Bob Keyes, Steve Fiorindo

TEXAS BASEBALL RANCH
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Developing the Complete Throwing Athlete - An Integrated Approach
Speakers: Ron Wolforth, Founder and Owner; Flint Wallace, Director of Player Development; Randy Sullivan, Rehab Coordinator - Texas Baseball Ranch

 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017


4ARM-STRONG
10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
Preventing Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Speakers: Lee Ramage, Inventor - 4Arm-Strong; Phil Coke, Professional Pitcher

MATT FONTENO, Assistant Coach - Saint Mary's College
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Go Catch It - Developing the Elite Outfielder

KAINOA CORREA, Assistant Coach - Univ. of Northern Colorado
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Developing an Infielder's Daily Routine

DIAMOND KINETICS
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
How Technology Unlocked My True Potential at the Plate (and Made a 2016 MLB HR Champion)
Speakers: Dr. Buddy Clark, Co-Founder - Diamond Kinetics; Dan Koosed, General Manager - Orange County School of Baseball

DRIVELINE BASEBALL
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Integrating Overload and Underload Tools into Practice
Speakers: Kyle Boddy, President/Founder; Mike Rathwell, CEO; Jason Ochart, Lead Hitting Instructor - Driveline Baseball

TYLER GILLUM, Assistant Coach - South Mountain C.C.
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Growth U: Winning for More Than 9 Innings

MATT TALARICO, Assistant Coach - Wright State University
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Creating a Base Stealing Role for Your Entire Team

MOTUS GLOBAL
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wearable Tech, Biomechanics, Weighted Balls and Advanced Performance Training in Pitchers
Speakers: Ben Hansen - Motus Global; Glenn Fleisig - AMSI/MLB/Motus Global; Mary Smiley - Intel; Jason Howell, Pitching Coach - Georgia Tech; Kyle Boddy, President/Founder - Driveline Baseball; Will Carroll, Injury Expert - Cox Media

4ARM-STRONG
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Preventing Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Speakers: Lee Ramage, Inventor - 4Arm-Strong; Joe Musgrove, Professional Pitcher


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017


4ARM-STRONG
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Preventing Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Speakers: Lee Ramage, Inventor - 4Arm-Strong; Ted Lilly, Professional Pitcher

RAPSODO
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Is All Spin Equal? A Deeper Look at True Spin
Speaker: Seth Daniels, Director of North America - Rapsodo

XAN BARKSDALE, Catching 101
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Developing Catchers Who Lead Your Team

BRANDS WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Three Simple Brand-Building Steps Can Take Your Program from Bad to Good or from Good to Great
Speakers: Jeremy Darlow, Author - Brands Win Championships / Director of Marketing - adidas; Michael Ehrlich, Director of PR - adidas

BILLY BOYER, Assistant Coach - University of Washington
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Mastering the Flips and Pivots of the Double Play