Expo Theater


The American Baseball Coaches Association's Expo Theater is an area where ABCA partners, exhibitors and member coaches give presentations on a variety of baseball topics. The 2019 Expo Theater will feature nearly 25 clinics and be located down the hall from the main clinic hall. Expo Theater presentations will run from Thursday, Jan. 3 through Saturday, Jan. 5.

The 2019 Expo Theater schedule will be released later this fall.

2018 ABCA EXPO THEATER SCHEDULE • Indianapolis, Indiana

Thursday, January 4, 2018
1:45 p.m. Sean Travers, 64 Club/Ontario Blue Jays
Developing Middle Infielders: Test It, Teach It, Train It
2:20 p.m. Blast Motion
Defining Technology's Role in Your Program
Speakers: Justin Goltz, Baseball Channel Manager - Blast Motion;
Panel of Special Guests
3:05 p.m. TeamSnap
How Using an App Made Me a Better Coach
Speaker: Bruce Reed - TeamSnap
3:30 p.m. Powerchute
Weight vs. Wind: Don't Fight the Resistance
Speaker: Barry Larkin - MLB Hall of Famer
4:15 p.m. Umpires Media
Know the Rules... Rule the Game!
Speaker: David Yorke, President/CEO - Umpires Media Inc.
5:00 p.m. Texas Baseball Ranch
Effectively Using the Lower Half; Developing Synergy, Sequencing & Torsion in the Throwing Movement Pattern; Khaos Training
Speakers: Flint Wallace, Director of Player Development; Ollie Kadey, Durathro Coord.; Ron Wolforth, Founder & CEO - Texas Baseball Ranch

Friday, January 5, 2018
9:50 a.m. TeamSnap
How Using an App Made Me a Better Coach
Speaker: Bruce Reed - TeamSnap 
10:15 a.m. Crossover Symmetry
Arm Health OS (operating system) - Developing and Monitoring Arm Health & Performance
Speakers: Duggan Moran, Matt Unthank - Crossover Symmetry
11:00 a.m. gameSense Sports
Advanced Hitting: Technologies to Improve Timing
Speakers: Jerry Weinstein, Moderator; Peter Fadde - gameSense Sports; Joe Bingold - Senaptec; Jason Sherwin - deCervo;  Tim Nicely - V-Flex
11:45 a.m. AstroTurf
How Artificial Turf Affects the Game of Baseball
Speakers: Nino Giarratano, Head Coach - University of San Francisco; Greg Beals, Head Coach - The Ohio State University
12:30 p.m. J.T. Maguire, Assistant Coach - Lander University
Outfield: The Forgotten Position
1:30 p.m. Operation Hawkeye
STRIKE FORCE: Leveraging Diamond Skills to Support Children and Families of Special Operations Heroes
Speaker: Will Thomas, Founder - Operation Hawkeye
2:15 p.m. Rapsodo
The Development of a Sinker - How I Got Back to the Majors with Rapsodo
Speaker: Craig Breslow
3:00 p.m. Drew Briese, Head Coach - Centre College
Winning Practice: Routines, Expectations and Activation for Daily Success
3:35 p.m. gameSense Sports
Creating Next Level Hitters by Training Pitch Recognition
Speakers: Dr. Peter Fadde, Chief Science Officer - gameSense Sports and Professor of Learning Systems Design & Technology - Southern Illinois Univ.
4:20 p.m. Next College Student Athlete
How Technology is Changing the Recruiting Game
Speaker: Nelson C. Gord, Director of Baseball - NCSA 

Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:45 a.m. Tucker Frawley, Associate Head Coach - Yale University
An Infielder's Blueprint: Creating Structure, Purpose and Competitiveness in the Practice Setting
10:20 a.m. Arizona Mound Company
Pitchers Approach to Practice
Speaker: Elliott Waterman - University of San Francisco
11:05 a.m. Motus Global
Integrating Smart Data into Winning Baseball Programs
Speakers: Will Carroll & Carlo Alvarez - Motus Global; Bill Sampen, Former MLB Pitcher; Gary Vaught, Head Coach - Univ. of Indianapolis
11:50 a.m. Driveline Baseball
Bringing Modern Hitting Training to Your Practice
Dan Heefner, Head Coach - Dallas Baptist University; Jeff Albert, Hitting Coordinator - Houston Astros; Jason Ochart - Driveline Baseball; Dillon Lawson, Hitting Coach - University of Missouri; Shawn Schlechter, Hitting Coach - North Iowa Area Community College
 1:15 p.m. Stephen Mackey, 2Words.TV
Beyond the Scoreboard: Your Game Plan for Building a Culture of Character