2018 ABCA Convention Clinic Speakers


The speakers for the World-Renown ABCA Clinics are mostly set, with 2017 NCAA Div. I National Champion head coach Kevin O'Sullivan from the University of Florida leading it off! The lineup also includes five-time national champion Augie Garrido, the NCAA Div. I all-time wins leader, as well as past NCAA Div. II champion coach Tracy Archuleta of the University of Southern Indiana and past NAIA champ coach Denney Crabaugh of Oklahoma City University.

The clinic speaker lineup is being arranged by ABCA Second Vice President John Kolasinski (Siena Heights University) and Third Vice President Stu Fritz (Hope College).
 
The clinics run the gamut of baseball topics over the course of three days, including pitching, hitting, fielding, strength & conditioning, team building and motivation. The 2018 clinics will kick off the morning of Friday, January 5 at the Indiana Convention Center and conclude on Sunday, January 7.

Kevin O'Sullivan, University of Florida
2017 Florida Gators: The Journey

Tracy Archuleta, University of Southern Indiana
The First Step: USI Infield Drills

Erik Bakich, University of Michigan
Creating Team Offense

Xan Barksdale, Catching-101
A 'New School' Approach to Coaching Catchers

Monte Brooks, The Master's University
Don't Cut Corners: Avoid Neglecting Corner Infield Play

Dana Cavalea, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Train Like a Pro: Reducing Arm Injuries and Increasing Performance for Pitchers

Tim Cossins, Chicago Cubs
Training the Exaggerate and Maximizing the Physical from Behind the Mask

Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City University
Trust the Backside for Consistent Pitching Mechanics

Matt Deggs, Sam Houston State University
The Pack Mentality - It's Only Impossible Until Someone Does It

Greg DiCenzo, College of the Holy Cross
PFP Mechanics - The 9th Defender

Darren Fenster, Boston Red Sox/Coach Your Kids
Embracing Each Athlete's Individuality

Augie Garrido, Cal State Fullerton/Texas
Baseball: A Game of Failure?...Or a Game of Opportunity?

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco
Building Solid BP Process

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist University
Training Hitters to Compete Agianst the Modern Pitcher

Rick Hitt, South Florida State College
Relays and Rundowns Remain the Aggressor

Bret Hoyer, John F. Kennedy High School (IA)
Competition Drills for Practice

Nick Mingione, University of Kentucky
The Last Line of Defense - Outfield Play

Trent Mongero, Glynn Academy (GA)
Secrets Top Infielders Use to Increase Their Consistency and Range

Craig Rainey, Adrian College
Building a Complete Hitter

Ken Ravizza & Tom Hanson, Heads-Up Baseball 2.0
Heads-Up Baseball 2.0: 5 Skills for Competing One Pitch at a Time

Matt Riser, Southeastern Louisiana University
Fearless & Relentless Baserunning: Stuck on Green

Scott Theisen, Saline High School (MI)
Building a Championship Culture

Bob Whalen, Dartmouth College
Developing High Percentage Infielders in Practice and Preseason

Nate Yeskie, Oregon State University
Building a Competitive Pitcher