The 2023 ABCA Convention is slated for January 5-8, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center! This will be the ninth time that the World's Largest Baseball Convention will be held in Nashville.
The festivities will kick off on Thursday, January 5 with the opening of the ABCA Trade Show and the Expo Theater. The ABCA Trade Show, which will run Thursday, January 5 through Saturday, January 7, will feature more than 300 baseball companies displaying state-of-the-art equipment and services, releasing new products and showcasing the latest and greatest in innovative services, technology and more! Many of the companies will be unveiling new products for the first time and offering special sales as part of the ABCA Trade Show! The Expo Theater, which will be located within the Trade Show, will have clinics throughout the three-day span with product demos, training and releases by ABCA partners and exhibitors.
ABCA Second Vice President Matt Noone of Babson College and Third Vice President Bob Whalen of Dartmouth College are working to put together an excellent lineup of speakers for the 23 General Session clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC. The General Session clinics will get underway on Friday, Jan. 6 with a presentation by the 2022 NCAA Div. I National Champion, who will be crowned in Omaha in June 2022. The General Session clinics will run through the morning of Sunday, January 9.
The Youth Coaches Session
will run concurrently on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7. The Youth Coaches Session, which is presented by GameChanger will have nearly 15 presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14.
Following each of the clinic presentations in both the General Session and Youth Coaches Session, the presenter will host a Question and Answer breakout with all attendees.
Other events during the weekend include the ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet
to honor the Lefty Gomez Award
recipient and the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2023
. Both the Lefty Gomez Award recipient and Hall of Fame Class will be announced in July!
Additionally, there will be Divisional Coaches Meetings & Rookie Coaches Mentorship
on Thursday evening, a Coaches' Networking Social in the ABCA Trade Show on Friday evening and six position-specific Hot Stove Panel Discussions
between Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7!
There is no better educational clinic experience for a baseball coach than attending the ABCA Convention. However, for those members who can't attend in-person, the ABCA also offers a livestream of the General Session, General Session Q&A and Youth Coaches Session.
All coaches that register for the Convention or Livestream will receive the entire on-demand clinic video set in their ABCA account by no later than February 1 after the Convention. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits
at a later date.
Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention opens on September 1, however, 2021-22 ABCA members will have the opportunity to take advantage of Early Convention Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville! This priority access allows 2021-22 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 2021-22 membership yet, do so now at www.ABCA.org/apply