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ABCA Convention Clinics

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The World-Renown ABCA Clinics are the highlight of the annual ABCA Convention and run the gamut of baseball topics over the course of three days. The 2025 ABCA Convention clinics, presented by ATEC, will run from Friday, January 3 through Sunday, January 5 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

The main-stage clinic speakers at the ABCA Convention are arranged annually by the ABCA Second and Third Vice Presidents. ABCA Second Vice President John McCormack (Florida Atlantic) and Third Vice President Jim Cahill (North Forsyth (Ga.) High School) are compiling an outstanding lineup of nearly 25 speakers for the clinics. The clinics will kick off with a presentation featuring a presentation from the head coach who secures the 2024 NCAA Div. I National Championship, determined in Omaha in June. The full speaker lineup will be unveiled in early September!
Following each presentation, the clinic speaker will engage in a Question and Answer breakout session with all attendees.

For those members unable to attend the Convention in-person, the ABCA will once again offer a Clinic Live Video Stream, which will feature all of the Main-Stage presentations and Q&A Forums, as well as the Youth Coaches Session clinics.

All coaches who register for the 2025 ABCA Convention or ABCA Clinic Live Video Stream will receive the entire set of on-demand clinic videos from the event, which includes the Main-Stage, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater presentations, in their ABCA account by February 1, 2025. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits later in the membership year.

The 2025 ABCA Convention is slated to take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from January 2-5, 2025! Marking the return of the World's Largest Baseball Convention to the nation's capital for the first time since 1975, the annual event draws over 8,000 baseball coaches from around the world for four days of continuous baseball excitement! Registration presented by Traveling Teams opens to everyone on Tuesday, September 3, with exclusive Priority Registration access granted to 2023-24 ABCA Members in August before opening to everyone. Check out the full registration timeline here!


The 2025 ABCA Clinics will be announced in September!
Friday, January 5, 2024
8:30a.m. Jay Johnson, LSU
Building a Championship Program
9:40a.m. Darin Everson, New York Mets
A Systematic Approach to Develop Hitters' In-Game Performance
10:20a.m. Dr. Joseph LaPlaca, Ares Elite Sports Vision
Seeing Is Winning, But Who's Looking? The Fatal Mistake of Ignoring Vision
11:00a.m. Andy Stankiewicz, USC
Twin Killing: Double Play Feeds and Pivots
11:40a.m. Lunch Break
Concessions available outside ABCA Trade Show and by Expo Theater!
12:40p.m. Brian Bannister, Chicago White Sox
Valuing Absolute vs. Relative Attributes of Pitchers
1:20p.m. Mike Curran, Ohlone College
Creative Strategies to Induce Chaos and Improve Offensive Run Production
2:00p.m. Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
How the Negro Leagues Changed Baseball and Our Country
2:40p.m. Dave Esquer, Stanford University
Coaching Culture – The Locker Room and Coach’s Room of Today 
3:20p.m. Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies
Catching Nuggets from 60+ Years of Coaching Catchers
Saturday, January 6, 2024
8:30a.m. John Savage, UCLA
Pitching to Win: Essentials of a High-Level Pitcher
9:10a.m. Nathan Whitaker, Bestselling Author
I Am Who My Record Says I Am – And Other Lies I've Loved
9:50a.m. Coffee Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show!
10:20a.m. Matt Talarico, New York Yankees
Lessons From Developing Today’s Base Stealer
11:00a.m. Bill Mosiello, Ohio State University
Old School vs. New School Hitting – Adapt or Die
11:40a.m. Lunch Break
Concessions available outside ABCA Trade Show and by Expo Theater!
12:40p.m. Todd Fitz-Gerald, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
Practice the Douglas Way: A Championship Formula
1:20p.m. Zach Sorensen, Atlanta Braves
The Hard 90: How to Prepare, Compete, and Progress in the Mental Game
2:00p.m. Mike Gambino, Penn State University
Indoor Practice Planning: The Space-Time Continuum
2:40p.m. Blake Beemer, Butler University
Covering Ground: Outfield Play from the Northeast to the Southwest
3:20p.m. H.R. Powell, University of Miami
Power Development in Baseball: A Simplistic Approach to Adding MPH and Increasing Exit Velocities
4:00p.m. T.J. Bruce, TCU
What I’ve Learned: TCU Infield Play
Sunday, January 7, 2024
8:30a.m. Nick Derba, University of Maine
A Tool Kit to Build and Enhance Your Catchers
9:10a.m. Ron Siers, Salisbury University
Leadership 4.0: Empowering Student-Athletes to Lead for Extraordinary Outcomes While Modeling Exemplary Teammate Characteristics
9:50a.m. Jeff Sherman, Flower Mound Marcus High School (TX)
Three Offensive Principles That Transfer to REAL In-Game Results
10:30a.m. Kevin Brooks, Angelo State
Daily Routines for Defensive Dominance

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.
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