ABCA Convention Schedule

 

The 77th annual ABCA Convention will take place in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 7-10, 2021! More than 7,000 coaches are once again expected to be in attendance for the World's Largest Baseball Convention featuring the ABCA Trade Show, clinics, award celebrations, networking opportunities, social gatherings and more!

Activities will begin in full force on Thursday, Jan. 7 with the opening of the ABCA Trade Show and Expo Theater as well as committee and divisional coaches meetings. The clinics will kick off on the morning of Friday, January 8 and run until early afternoon on Sunday, January 10. 

Friday will also feature the Coaches Social in the ABCA Trade Show as well as one of the most prestigious events, the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame Banquet, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. The ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be inducted during the ceremony and the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award will also be presented.

The convention will also feature the two-day Youth Coaches Session. The Youth Coaches Session, presented by GameChanger, has nearly 15 clinics specifically focused on topics for youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.

The 77th annual ABCA Convention is scheduled to be held January 7-10, 2021 just outside of Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. While the COVID-19 situation may cause social distancing limitations, rest assured, the ABCA is prepared to provide great content and resources for our member coaches!
 
We are closely monitoring the recommended guidelines and safety measures for appropriate social distancing and capacity limits on large gatherings. We will update and change our plans, if needed, please check www.ABCA.org/convention regularly for updates.  ABCA Membership sign ups are open for the 2020-21 membership year. 2020-21 ABCA Memberships will run through August 31, 2021.
2021 ABCA CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE • Washington, D.C.
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Thursday, January 7, 2021
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
1:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Coaches' Divisional Meetings
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting

Friday, January 8, 2021
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions 
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Spouses Breakfast
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
ABCA Trade Show
10:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A 
12:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
1:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
1:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
1:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A 
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show & Social
4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame Class
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Infield & Outfield Hot Stove Sessions

Saturday, January 9, 2021
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In presented by Traveling Teams
8:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:10 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
10:00 a.m.-1:40 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
10:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
12:35 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
1:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
1:15 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
1:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Youth Coaches Session Post-Clinic Q&A
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
3:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hitting & Pitching Hot Stove Sessions
9:15 p.m.-11:15 p.m. Catching & Base Running Hot Stove Sessions

Sunday, January 10, 2021
8:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions