2022 ABCA Convention General Session


Presented by Wilson/ATEC

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 nearly 25 clinics, presented by ATEC, will run from Friday, January 7 through Sunday, January 9 and be held in the McCormick Place Convention Center.

Presenters are being arranged by ABCA Second Vice President Jim Schlossnagle of TCU with the assistance of ABCA Third Vice President Matt Noone of Babson College. In addition to the General Session clinics, the ABCA Convention also features the Youth Coaches Session as well as the Expo Theater – a total of over 50 educational presentations across the three stages during the convention!

The speakers for the 2022 ABCA Convention will be announced in early September. Each clinic speaker will also host a breakout Question & Answer session with those in attendance following the conclusion of their presentation. ABCA Members registered for the 2022 ABCA Convention or Live Stream will receive on-demand access to all of the clinic videos at the conclusion of the event. All 2021-22 members that do not register for the 2022 Convention will receive on-demand access to the 2022 clinics in the ABCA Video Library beginning May 23, 2022.

The 2022 ABCA Convention is scheduled to be held in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022. The event will be the 78th annual ABCA Convention and a record number of coaches are expected to join us for the event! Priority Convention Registration will open for current 2020-21 ABCA members in AugustConvention registration will open to new and former members on September 1, 2021. The Convention will feature four days of coaching clinics across the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, Hot Stove and Question & Answer Sessions, award celebrations, committee & league meetings, networking events and so much more! Save the date for January 6-9, 2022 and we'll see you in Chicago!
 

2021 GENERAL SESSION CLINIC SPEAKER SCHEDULE

The 2022 General Session Speaker Lineup will be announced in early September 2021.
The General Session Clinics at the 2022 ABCA Convention will run Friday, Jan. 7 through the morning of Sunday, Jan. 9.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:00 p.m. ABCA Convention Introduction & Lead-Off Clinic
Major Brett Blalock, U.S. Army & Greg Frady, Ninaimo NightOwls

Organizational Values: Foundations for Training Application and Winning On and Off the Field
7:30 p.m. Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia
Catching Drills and Skills
 
Thursday, January 7, 2021
11:00 a.m. Bobby Scales, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Art of the Steal
12:15 p.m. Johnny Wiggs, Santa Fe College
Basics of Developing Dynamic Pitchers
2:45 p.m. Charlie Greene Jr., Milwaukee Brewers
Developing Today's Elite Receivers
4:00 p.m. Monte Lee, Clemson University
Four Building Blocks of Offense: Movement, Approach, Timing, Environment
5:15 p.m. Tim Neiman, DeSales University
A Coach's Legacy: What Will Your Legacy Be?
 
Friday, January 8, 2021
11:00 a.m. Dan Roszel, University of Kentucky
The Pitcher as the 9th Fielder
12:15 p.m. Bryan Peters, Long Beach State University
The Hybrid Offense
2:45 p.m. Chris Pollard & Dusty Blake, Duke University
Developing Command in Today’s Velo-First Environment
4:00 p.m. Marc Rardin, Iowa Western Community College
Total Team Competitive Practice Drills
5:15 p.m. Jim Brower, Brower Baseball/Former MLB Pitcher
Successfully Connecting Pitchers with Data
 
Saturday, January 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. John McCormack, Florida Atlantic University
Coaching the Bases, Directing Traffic and Managing the Runners
12:15 p.m. Dr. Barry Davis, Rider University
Elite Programs Built by Elite Coaches
2:45 p.m. Jeff Willis, LSU Eunice
Offensive Approach: Controlled Chaos
4:00 p.m. Todd Interdonato, Wofford College
Team Offense
5:15 p.m. Larry Vucan, Southlake Carroll High School (TX)
Developing a Player Evaluation System
 
Sunday, January 10, 2021
11:00 a.m. Reginald Hollins, Tuskegee University
Outfield Play with Drill Work
11:15 a.m. Barry Dean, Alabama Baseball Coaches Association
Coach & Player – Umpire Relationship
12:15 p.m. Nick Schnabel, University of Michigan
Developing Your Infield, One Position at a Time
1:30 p.m. Rich Billings, Lake-Sumter State College
Controlling the Running Game from the Outfield
2:45 p.m. Mark Seaver, Wake Forest University
Maximizing On-Field Performance by Minimizing Movement Pattern Issues in the Weight Room
4:00 p.m. Nick Raynor, Topsail High School (NC)
Reading the Hops: Maximizing Outs, Minimizing Errors
5:15 p.m. Rudy Garbalosa, Lynn University
Execution Defense: Relays & Rundowns



2022 ABCA Convention
 – Jan. 6-9, 2022
Join us for the World's Largest Baseball Convention!

Registration Timeline
Mark Your Calendar:

August 16 
Early Registration open to members who attended 2021 Virtual ABCA Convention

August 23 
Early Registration open to all 2020-21 members

September 1
Registration open to all

October 15
Last Day of Early Bird Registration rate of $90

November 19
Last Day of Advance 1 Registration rate of $100

December 17
Last Day of Advance 2 Registration rate of $120