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ABCA Membership Benefits

Joining the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) means gaining access to a wealth of perks. From participating in the largest baseball convention in the world to securing a $1 million Personal Liability Insurance policy, members enjoy an array of advantages. With over 800 coaching clinic videos available on-demand, complimentary subscriptions to coaching publications, and exclusive discounts on baseball gear, training tools, rental cars, and hotels, the benefits are extensive. Additionally, members have the opportunity to engage in surveys and legislative initiatives.

Since its establishment in 1945, the ABCA has grown into the premier association for baseball coaches worldwide, boasting a membership of over 15,000 coaches, with nearly 8,000 attending the annual ABCA Convention.

Explore below to discover all the exceptional benefits, which we continually working to enhance!

The ABCA membership year runs September 1 through August 31. Membership dues are $75 annually.


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Attend the World's Largest Baseball Convention each January, featuring over 50 educational coaching clinics across the main-stage clinics, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater. Clinic topics include pitching, hitting, fielding, strength & conditioning, team building, motivation and a variety of other topics! The Convention also features the ABCA Trade Show with more than 350 companies showcasing the latest baseball products and innovations. Other events include the Question & Answer Forums, Hot Stove and Rookie Coaches Mentorship Panel Discussions, award celebrations, networking socials and more!

The 2025 ABCA Convention is being held in Washington, D.C. from January 2-5, 2025! For those member coaches that cannot attend in-person, the clinics will once again be live streamed online! Convention registrants receive on-demand video access to all clinics from the recent convention within a month after the conclusion of the Convention. All other ABCA members receive that year's on-demand clinic videos in their account later in the membership year.

Registration for the ABCA Convention fully opens on September 1 each year, however, ABCA Members have the opportunity to take advantage of Priority Convention Registration each August! This exclusive access for current ABCA Members allows members to get registered and hold a hotel room in the ABCA discounted room block before registration opens to new and former members. If you haven't signed up for your membership yet, do so now at!

Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Documentation is also offered through participation in the ABCA Convention. Members who attend the ABCA Convention or live stream the ABCA Convention Clinics can go to to find out more. Documentation is uploaded directly to ABCA members' accounts after the event!

ABCA members can also attend Barnstormers Regional Coaching Clinics for free! The ABCA runs four of these one-day clinics, which feature clinic presentations, on-field demonstrations and a networking social, annually!



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The ABCA Video Library is the premier resource for baseball coaches worldwide; it's a dynamic resource hub tailored to empower coaches across all levels of baseball. From seasoned veterans to eager novices, this online platform, which features over 800 on-demand coaching clinics, is a treasure trove of knowledge and insight. 

The extensive video collection spans a wide range of topics, from fundamental drills to advanced strategies, acting as a virtual mentor for coaches dedicated to improving their craft. The library includes all clinics from the ABCA Convention dating back to 2008 as well as recent Barnstormers Regional Clinic presentations and webinars. New videos are added continually throughout the year to ensure the content stays relevant with emerging trends and innovations in coaching methodology.

Members have the convenience of accessing the videos through both the online platform and the My ABCA mobile app. With the ability to search and filter videos by event, coaching topic, and other criteria, members can easily pinpoint the content they desire.

Membership ensures continuous access to the newest techniques and best practices, cementing its status as an essential tool for your continual growth and development.



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All current members get a free subscription to the ABCA's Inside Pitch Magazine. Be sure to renew by Sept. 1 each year so you get all six issues! The magazine is published in September, November, January, March, May and July. Members can also access all full issues as well as the entire archive of past issues for free at!

Receive the ABCA Press Box weekly email, with links to articles about baseball news, coaching trends and training tips.

Want to contribute? You can submit coaching articles, which will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee for possible use in Inside Pitch Magazine.

Tune into the ABCA Podcast, which releases new episodes multiple times per month. You can subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast streaming platform or listen online!

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Personal Liability Insurance is provided FREE for U.S. residents with an active ABCA membership. As part of your membership dues, you will receive $1,000,000 in liability coverage while performing your coaching duties. It's a $400 value! View full information, including Frequently Answered Questions, at



ABCA members enjoy exclusive discounts through the ABCA Member Discount Program, saving on a variety of products and services to support their professional development and coaching needs.

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Use the ABCA Job Postings and Open Dates Listing for free! Unlike many other platforms that charge hundreds of dollars for similar services, ABCA offers members this benefit for free. With over 80,000 monthly views, your job postings receive unparalleled exposure. Whether you're hiring for a position or seeking employment opportunities, the ABCA Job Boards serve as your comprehensive solution. Similarly, if you're in need of filling open dates for scheduling, you can list your available dates or discover other openings through the ABCA Open Dates Listings.

Participate in surveys regarding rule changes and legislative issues affecting the sport at your division.

Be a part of the organization that selects major awards, including Coaches of the Year as well as All-Region, All-American and Player of the Year awards in college, junior college and high school.

The ABCA is consistently enhancing its offerings for members. Alongside these advantages, the American Baseball Coaches Association believes that the highest calling of a baseball coach is to teach life's lessons and model the character traits of honesty, integrity, respect, and personal responsibility.

Join the ABCA today to become a part of this esteemed organization! 

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