ABCA Convention Schedule

 

The 78th annual ABCA Convention is slated for January 6-9, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago! The festivities will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 6 with the opening of the ABCA Trade Show and the Expo Theater. The ABCA Trade Show 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 & 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 will have clinics throughout a three-day span with product demos and releases by ABCA partners and exhibitors.

ABCA Second Vice President Jim Schlossnagle and Third Vice President Matt Noone of Babson College are working on  excellent lineup of speakers for the nearly 25 General Session clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC. The General Session clinics will get underway on Friday, Jan. 7 with a presentation by the 2021 NCAA Division I National Champion who will be crowned in Omaha in June 2021. The General Session clinics will run through the morning of Sunday, Jan. 9.

The Youth Coaches Session will run concurrently on Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8. 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 2021 & 2022 Lefty Gomez Award recipient and the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2021 & Class of 2022. Additionally, there will be the Divisional Coaches Meetings & Rookie Coaches Mentorship on Thursday evening, a Coaches' Networking Social in the ABCA Trade Show on Friday evening and Hot Stove Panel Discussions on Friday and Saturday night!

All coaches that register for the convention or live streaming option will once again receive the entire clinic video set after the convention. Members that do not take part in the in-person Convention or live stream will receive access to the on-demand video set at the end of May.

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Registration for the 2022 ABCA Convention is now open as well as registration for the Clinic Live Stream! The Convention, which is the 78th annual ABCA Convention, will be held in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022. 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, Register Now and we'll see you in Chicago!
2022 ABCA CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE • Chicago, Illinois
This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
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 7, 2022
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
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame Class
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Infield & Outfield Hot Stove Sessions

Saturday, January 8, 2022
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
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Culture & Strength and Conditioning Hot Stove 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 9, 2022
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 



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

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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

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