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 2022 Expo Theater will run on the ABCA Trade Show floor in the McCormick Place Convention Center from Thursday, Jan. 6 until Saturday, Jan. 8. 

Each year at the Expo Theater, exhibitors present their newest products, host panel discussions and answer coaches questions on their products. Companies presenting at the 2022 Expo Theater stage will be announced in the Fall. ABCA Members registered for the 2022 ABCA Convention or Live Stream will receive on-demand access to all of the clinic videos at the conclusion of the event. All 2021-22 members that do not register for the 2022 Convention will receive on-demand access to the 2022 clinics in the ABCA Video Library beginning May 23, 2022.
  
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!
 

2021 EXPO THEATER SCHEDULE

The 2022 Expo Theater schedule will be announced in Fall 2021. 
 
Thursday, January 7, 2021
10:15 a.m. New Age Solutions for Old School Problems presented by BaseballCloud
Kevin Davidson, CEO of BaseballCloud; Ryan Reinsel, Product Specialist at BaseballCloud; Brooks Robinson, Senior Product Coordinator at BaseballCloud; Eric Sexton, Product Strategist at BaseballCloud
11:30 a.m. Integration and the Future of Coaching presented by Driveline Baseball
Mike Rathwell, CEO of Driveline; Max Engelbrekt, Product Manager at Driveline; & Jason Ochart, Minor League Hitting Coordinator of the Philadelphia Phillies/Director of Hitting at Driveline Baseball
2:00 p.m. Rapsodo + Driveline: The Ultimate Player Development Platform presented by Rapsodo
Seth Daniels, Director of Diamond Sports for Rapsodo; Eric Jagers, Major League Assistant Pitching Coach of the Cincinnati Reds/Assistant Director of Pitching at Driveline Baseball; & Dan Aucoin, Manager of Baseball Analytics at Driveline Baseball
5:45 p.m. HackMotion Wrist Sensor: Finally Taking the “Guess Work” out of How the Wrists Work presented by HackMotion 
Mark Spencer, President of 4N6, LLC
 
Friday, January 8, 2021
10:15 a.m. Baseball Technology presented by WIN Reality
Chris O’Dowd, CEO of WIN Reality & Ryan Bennett, VP of Business Development for WIN Reality
11:30 a.m. Developing Hitters Through Competition and Technology presented by HitTrax
Andrew Barry, InMotion Systems & Jason Ochart, Minor League Hitting Coordinator of the Philadelphia Phillies/Director of Hitting at Driveline Baseball
12:45 p.m. The SSW Pitch – What Do Dustin May & Kyle Hendricks have in common? presented by Pocket Radar
Steven Goody, CEO of Pocket Radar & Barton Smith, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University
2:00 p.m. Coach with Blast at all Levels presented by Blast Motion
Jeffrey McGarry & Jon Moscot, Blast Motion; Tony Gilio, Director of Operations at Slammers Baseball (CO); Joey Hawkins, Player Development with the St. Louis Cardinals; Jason Thompson, Head Baseball Coach at Alamo Heights High School (TX); and Brett Thomas, Director of Player Development at University of Oregon
 
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:15 a.m. Improving Hitters' Swing Decisions and Timing by Training Pitch Recognition presented by GameSense
Dr. Peter Fadde, GameSense & Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies
11:30 a.m. The Million Dollar Minute presented by NCSA
Nelson Gord, Next College Student Athlete



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