Archived News

  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams
    May 25, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America teams on Thursday evening. The honorees were announced at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Div. III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region teams announced
    May 24, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America Committee.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams announced
    May 23, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings awards timelines & announcements
    May 23, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to announce its schedule for the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Awards Program including the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams, ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams and the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams in every division.
  • "Calls from the Clubhouse" podcast - Year-Round Approach to Arm Training
    May 23, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association's “Calls from the Clubhouse” podcast comes out twice during most months and includes a corresponding Twitter chat (#ABCAchat). It is hosted by ABCA College Division Liaison Jeremy "Sheets" Sheetinger.
  • 2017 ABCA Barnstormers Clinics sites & dates announced
    May 18, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association hosted six “Barnstormers Clinics” this fall, with seven presentations per day in six locations on the West Coast. This new program will be expanded into more cities around the country in 2017.
  • Nominate your team for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award
    May 09, 2017
    The recipients of the inaugural ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, which honors high school and college programs that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year, have been announced. Over 140 high school and college programs were recognized.
  • Three Ways to Get Your Program Involved with Turn 2 For Youth
    April 06, 2017
    Turn Two for Youth is a non-profit organization seeking to deliver new and used baseball equipment to underprivileged children in poverty-stricken areas.
  • ABCA inducts 2017 Hall of Fame class
    January 26, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association inducted its 10-member 2017 ABCA Hall of Fame class during this year's ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the ABCA Convention in Anaheim, California.
  • 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim concludes
    January 08, 2017
    More than 4,500 coaches attended the 73rd annual ABCA Convention in Anaheim Jan. 5-8, 2017, making it the largest baseball convention ever on the West Coast. The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center was packed with more than 4,000 coaches over three days, the ABCA Trade Show had more than 300 exhibiting companies and hundreds of other meetings and events took place.
  • ABCA launches 2017 ABCA Convention official app
    December 15, 2016
    For the second year in a row, the American Baseball Coaches Association has an official app for the ABCA Convention! The free app is presented by Diamond Kinetics and is available for Apple and Android devices. It contains all of the information about the convention.
  • New in 2017: The ABCA Convention Expo Theater
    December 12, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is excited to announced 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 and will be open Thursday through Saturday during the convention.
  • 2016 ABCA Barnstormers Clinics conclude
    December 05, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association hosted six “Barnstormers Clinics” this fall, with seven presentations per day in six locations on the West Coast. This new program will be expanded into more cities around the country in 2017.
  • ABCA names Turn Two for Youth as Official Charity
    November 01, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced that Turn Two for Youth is now the official charitable organization of the ABCA, as voted by the ABCA Board of Directors.
  • Former MLB pitcher Abbott to receive ABCA Honor Award
    October 25, 2016
    Former University of Michigan great and College Baseball Hall of Fame member Jim Abbott will receive the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Honor Award at the ABCA Convention in Anaheim on Jan. 7, 2017. Abbott, who is now a motivational speaker, took home USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur baseball player in 1987.
  • Todd Gongwer added to ABCA Convention clinic lineup
    October 18, 2016
    Noted author and coach Todd Gongwer, who wrote the successful book LEAD…for God’s Sake, has been added to the speaker lineup for the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim Jan. 5-8, 2017. Gongwer has spoken before countless organizations, including many college and university teams, professional organizations and major businesses.
  • Oklahoma State's Walton named ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year
    October 18, 2016
    Oklahoma State University’s Rob Walton has been named 2016 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year. The award will be presented by Baseball America during the ABCA Honors Luncheon presented by Diamond Kinetics on Jan. 7, 2017 in Anaheim.
  • NJCAA's Leicht to receive ABCA Meritorious Service Award
    October 11, 2016
    Mary Ellen Leicht, the Executive Director of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), is the recipient of the American Baseball Coaches Association’s 2017 Meritorious Service Award, which will be presented at the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim. Leicht has played a vital role in the growth of that organization and has proven herself as an advocate for junior college student-athletes.
  • ABCA Giveaway: Convention Dream Package
    October 05, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is giving away an ABCA Convention Dream Package! The package includes free 2017 convention registration, free three-night hotel stay & a $500 travel stipend. Contest will be held on the ABCA Twitter Handle: @ABCA1945
  • Scott Berry to receive ABCA Ethics in Coaching Award
    October 04, 2016
    Longtime Mayville State University head coach Scott Berry is the recipient of the 2017 ABCA Ethics in Coach Award. The year’s award will be presented during the clinics at the ABCA Convention on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2016 in Anaheim.
  • Duane Banks named 2017 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award winner
    September 27, 2016
    Duane Banks has been named the 2017 recipient of the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Board of Directors and former head coach at the University of Iowa, Banks established himself as a great leader on the diamond and also as an ambassador for the growth of baseball around world.
  • 2017 ABCA Convention Clinic Speakers
    September 06, 2016
    The clinic speakers and topics for the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim have been announced! The American Baseball Coaches Association's 73rd annual meeting begins with the ABCA Trade Show and meetings on Thursday, Jan. 5 and the clinics will be led off by national champion coach Gary Gilmore of Coastal Carolina University on Friday, Jan. 6.
  • Registration Open! Summary of 2016-17 benefits
    September 01, 2016
    Registration is open for 2016-17 ABCA membership and the 2017 Convention in Anaheim. What does the American Baseball Coaches Association offer with its $45 membership dues? To name a few benefits: the ABCA Convention, Personal Liability Insurance, subscriptions to publications, discounts on videos, championship rings, hotels, rental cars and more!
  • ABCA offers Personal Liability Insurance again for 2016-17
    August 30, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has renewed its $1 million Personal Liability Insurance benefit to all members in the United States beginning Sept. 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. This coverage typically comes into play when a lawsuit is filed against the coach for bodily injury or property damage.
  • ABCA launches new Hall of Fame website
    July 12, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association has launched a new website www.ABCAHallofFame.org to recognize the association’s highest honor – the ABCA Hall of Fame – as well as the prestigious ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award. The new website features bios and photos of all honorees dating back to the inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 1966 and the first ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award in 1962.
  • 2016 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year announced
    July 01, 2016
    The 2016 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. The Regional and National Coaches of the Year will be honored at the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet on Jan. 6, 2017 in Anaheim, California, as part of the 73rd annual ABCA Convention.
  • 2016 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year announced
    June 30, 2016
    The 2016 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. The Regional Coaches of the Year are eligible for ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year in their respective divisions, which will be announced on Friday, July 1.
  • ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America & Gold Glove teams
    June 23, 2016
    The 2016 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America and Gold Glove teams have been announced. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA High School All-America Committee.
  • 2016 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region Teams
    June 21, 2016
    The 2016 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region teams have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I Gold Glove Team announced
    June 19, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I Gold Glove Team on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska.
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