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.
Register for the ABCA Convention
Register for the Clinic Live Stream
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!