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 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 and check-in on site in Chicago will once again receive the entire clinic video set after the convention. If you're unable to join us in Chicago, all members will receive access to the on-demand video set later in the membership year.

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!
 
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
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
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