ABCA Convention Schedule

 

The 77th annual ABCA Convention is scheduled for January 6-10, 2021. For the first time in history, the event will be fully virtual meaning that you can get a front row seat to the World's Largest Baseball Convention from wherever you are located! More than 7,000 coaches are once again expected to take part in the Convention.

The event will feature clinics across the main clinic hall, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater just like an in-person event. Furthermore, attendees will be able to participate in live post-clinic Question & Answer Sessions with the speakers as well as Hot Stove Roundtable Discussions.

The ABCA Trade Show, which typically engulfs 200,000 square feet with baseball exhibits, will now be able to be accessed digitally as well so that attendees can still check out the latest products and innovations from vendors and chat directly with exhibitors! Exhibitors will be running show specials so that attendees can snag deals on products and some products will be raffle giveaways for attendees as well! Coaches will be able to schedule meetings with exhibitors and connect both via video and text chats throughout the show.

Virtual networking opportunities for coaches to connect with fellow ABCA members will also be a feature of the ABCA Virtual Convention! Coaches can message back-and-forth or create their own video meet ups with friends and coaching peers throughout the event.

The tentative Virtual ABCA Convention schedule is below. The schedule is subject to change and all times listed are Eastern Time Zone. We will be announcing the clinic speaker order during the second week of December! Registration for the 2021 ABCA Virtual Convention is now open!
2021 VIRTUAL ABCA CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. All times listed are Eastern Time Zone.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Introduction & Opening Main Stage Presentation
7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Main Stage Presentation #2
9:00 p.m.-10:15 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting

Thursday, January 7, 2021
10:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
Exhibitors will be staffing their virtual booth during this time. Coaches may visit the Virtual Trade Show and set meetings with exhibitors during this time or at any other time throughout the Virtual ABCA Convention.
11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Catching Hot Stove
8:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Base Running Hot Stove

Friday, January 8, 2021
10:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
Exhibitors will be staffing their virtual booth during this time. Coaches may visit the Virtual Trade Show and set meetings with exhibitors during this time or at any other time throughout the Virtual ABCA Convention.
11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. NCAA Umpiring Rules Presentation
3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Diversity in Baseball Discussion presented by the ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee
8:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Pitching Hot Stove

Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. FCA Breakfast Presentation
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
Exhibitors will be staffing their virtual booth during this time. Coaches may visit the Virtual Trade Show and set meetings with exhibitors during this time or at any other time throughout the Virtual ABCA Convention.
11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
12:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Leadership Hot Stove
8:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Hitting Hot Stove

Sunday, January 10, 2021
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Post-Clinic Q&A Sessions
12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Infield Hot Stove
8:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Outfield Hot Stove