ABCA Convention

ABCA Convention

Thank you for making the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim a great success! More than 4,500 coaches, the ABCA official partners, 300 exhibiting companies and many more made the 73rd annual ABCA Convention the largest ever on the West Coast.

2017 ABCA Convention
Jan. 5-8, 2017 – Anaheim, California
Hilton & Marriott Hotels / Anaheim Convention Center

2017 Hotel Information
Host Hotels: Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim

2017 Transportation Discounts

Family Activities & Discounts in Anaheim


Four days of non-stop baseball are on deck once again in the first week of January! The 73rd ABCA Convention is set for Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Events will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center with the adjacent Marriott and Hilton as the host hotels.

The 2016 convention in Nashville was the largest ever with over 5,600 coaches registered and more than 330 companies in the ABCA Trade Show. We're expecting a great crowd once again in Southern California.

Meetings, clinics, the ABCA Trade Show as well as several awards presentations and honors will highlight the 2017 Convention. Activities begin in full force on Thursday, Jan. 5, including committee and divisional meetings as well as the first day of the ABCA Trade Show and the all-new Expo Theater.

Second Vice President Rich Maloney (Ball State University) and Third Vice President John Kolasinski (Siena Heights University) have arranged an outstanding lineup of clinic speakers beginning Friday morning.

At the ABCA Trade Show, over 300 companies will be on hand to display state-of-the-art equipment and products, including coaching aids, apparel, field equipment, pitching machines and software. We have already heard about many new products that will be released at the ABCA Trade Show.

Two of the most prestigious events are the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet, which will be held on Friday at 6 p.m., and the ABCA Honors Luncheon, which will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Ten great coaches will be inducted to the ABCA Hall of Fame this year, along with the presentation of the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award and the ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year on Friday. The Honors Luncheon features several other presentations on Saturday.

Committee chairs will contact members regarding time and place of meetings, mostly held on Thursday afternoon. All divisional business meetings will take place on Thursday evening. ABCA members may contact their division's chair regarding legislation. The ABCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors each meet twice at the convention.

For those who bring families or extend your stay for some vacation time, Disneyland is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Anaheim Convention Center and there is a discount for ABCA Convention attendees, which you will receive in your confirmation email. We have family activities listed at



Thursday, January 5, 2017
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Coaches' Divisional Meetings
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting
Friday, January 6, 2017
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Spouses Breakfast
10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame | Coaches of the Year 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
10:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Honors Luncheon presented by Diamond Kinetics
Presenting: Asst. Coach of Year | Meritorious Service | Honor Award 
1:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Pitching "Hot Stove" Discussion
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hitting "Hot Stove" Discussion
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting
Sunday, January 8, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC



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