2024 ABCA Convention Clinic Speakers

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The speakers for the World-Renown ABCA Clinics have been announced! The clinics are the highlight of the annual ABCA Convention and run the gamut of baseball topics over the course of three days. The 2024 ABCA Convention clinics, presented by ATEC, will run from Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7 at the Gaylord Texan 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 Bob Whalen of Dartmouth College and Third Vice President John McCormack have put together an excellent lineup of speakers for the 2024 ABCA Convention.

The General Session will be led off by Jay Johnson, LSU head coach and 2023 NCAA Div. I National Champion. The lineup includes seven NCAA Div. I head coaches, including 2024 College World Series participant Dave Esquer from Stanford University as well as 2013 national champ John Savage from UCLA. NCAA Div. II champion head coach Kevin Brooks of Angelo State is a presenter. Several professional coaches also dot the roster. Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, was selected to speak by the ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee.

Following every clinic presentation, the presenter will host a Post-Clinic Question & Answer session with attendees, presented by Coaches Insider.

For those members unable to attend the Convention in Dallas, the ABCA will once again offer Live Video Streaming of the General Session, General Session Q&A and Youth Coaches Session. This year's platform will include a chat area for attendees, who will also be able to submit questions to be considered for the Post-Clinic Q&A.

All coaches who register for the 2024 ABCA Convention or Clinic Live Video Stream will receive the entire set of on-demand clinic videos from the event, which includes the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater presentations, in their ABCA account by February 1, 2024. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits in late May.

The 2023 ABCA Convention had record attendance and in order to ensure the best experience for all attendees, the 2024 ABCA Convention in Dallas will once again have a registration limit. We once again expect the event to sell out in 2024! Registrations are accepted first come, first served so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible!



Jay Johnson, LSU
Building a Championship Program

Brian Bannister, Chicago White Sox
Valuing Absolute vs. Relative Attributes of Pitchers

Blake Beemer, Butler University
Covering Ground: Outfield Play from the Northeast to the Southwest

Kevin Brooks, Angelo State
Daily Routines for Defensive Dominance

T.J. Bruce, TCU
What I’ve Learned: TCU Infield Play

Mike Curran, Ohlone College
Creative Strategies to Induce Chaos and Improve Offensive Run Production

Nick Derba, University of Maine
A Tool Kit to Build and Enhance Your Catchers

Dave Esquer, Stanford University
Coaching Culture – The Locker Room and Coach’s Room of Today

Darin Everson, New York Mets
A Systematic Approach to Develop Hitters' In-Game Performance

Todd Fitz-Gerald, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
Practice the Douglas Way: A Championship Formula

Mike Gambino, Penn State University
Indoor Practice Planning

Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Diversity in Baseball

Dr. Joseph LaPlaca, Ares Elite Sports Vision
Seeing Is Winning, But Who's Looking? The Fatal Mistake of Ignoring Vision

Bill Mosiello, Ohio State University
Old School vs. New School Hitting – Adapt or Die

H.R. Powell, University of Miami
Power Development in Baseball: A Simplistic Approach to Adding MPH and Increasing Exit Velocities

John Savage, UCLA
Pitching to Win: Essentials of a High-Level Pitcher

Jeff Sherman, Flower Mound Marcus High School (TX)
Three Offensive Principles That Transfer to REAL In-Game Results

Ron Siers, Salisbury University
Leadership 4.0: Empowering Student-Athletes to Lead for Extraordinary Outcomes While Modeling Exemplary Teammate Characteristics

Zach Sorenson, Atlanta Braves
The Hard 90: How to Prepare, Compete, and Progress in the Mental Game

Andy Stankiewicz, USC
Twin Killing: Double Play Feeds and Pivots

Matt Talarico, New York Yankees
Lessons From Developing Today’s Base Stealer

Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies
Catching Nuggets from 60+ Years of Coaching Catchers

Nathan Whitaker, Bestselling Author
I Am Who My Record Says I Am – And Other Lies I've Loved

Clinic speakers and topics are subject to change. The speaking schedule will be announced at a later date.

2024 ABCA Convention

January 4-7, 2024
Gaylord Texan


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