Youth Coaches Session

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The speakers for the Youth Coaches Session at the 2024 ABCA Convention have been announced! The Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger is an annual staple at the ABCA Convention and is a two-day event featuring presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.

The Youth Coaches Session at the 2024 ABCA Convention will take place on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. The lineup of speakers includes 2022 ABCA/ATEC National Coaches of the Year, Anthony Gilich (Arizona State University) and Tyler Kincaid (Blue Valley Southwest High School) as well as two-time ABCA/ATEC National Assistant Coach of the Year Alan Orgain. Additional speakers include two more NCAA Div. I assistant coaches (Zach Dillon, Baylor University & Connor Gandossy, Creighton University), two coaches with extensive USA Baseball coaching tenures (Drew Briese, Centre College & RJ Farrell, Orange Lutheran High School), the NCAA's only female full-time assistant coach, Beth Woerner (Lebanon Valley College), and multiple coaches from nationally recognized travel baseball organizations (Jordan Baltimore, NY Empire Baseball; Bucky Mieras, West Metro Baseball; and Logan Stout, Dallas Patriots).
Following every clinic presentation, the presenter will host a Question & Answer breakout session with attendees.

There is no better educational clinic experience for a baseball coach than attending the ABCA Convention. However, for those members who can't attend in-person, the ABCA is also offering a Clinic Live Video Stream featuring the General Session clinics, General Session Q&A and Youth Coaches Session clinics.

All coaches who register for the in-person Convention or Live Clinic Video Stream will receive the entire on-demand clinic video set, which includes the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater presentations, in their ABCA account by February 1 after the Convention. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits later in the year.

The 2023 ABCA Convention had record attendance and in order to ensure the best experience for all attendees, the 2024 ABCA Convention in Dallas will once again have a registration limit. We once again expect the event to sell out in 2024! Registrations are accepted first come, first served so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible!


Jordan Baltimore, NY Empire Baseball
Cage to Game: Coaching Drills & Training Programs for Player Development and Team Success

Drew Briese, Centre College (KY)/USA Baseball 13U, 14U & 15U
Planning & Drills for an Effective and Efficient Training Environment

Austin Byler, Major League University
Champions Mindset: Inside the Mind of a Champion

Jason Corley, Capitol Hill High School (OK)
Taking the Outfield from Nothing to Something: The RedWolf Way

Zach Dillon, Baylor University (TX)
The Race to Six: Building a Dynamic Team Offense to Win No Matter the Circumstance

RJ Farrell, Orange Lutheran High School (CA)/USA Baseball 12U
Preparing the Plan: How to Build Your Practice Structure

Connor Gandossy, Creighton University (NE)
Promoting Athleticism within the Modern Day Catcher

Anthony Gilich, Arizona State University
Leaders Develop Leaders

Tracy Hayes, Amplified Movement
Three Things Coaches Misunderstand About Mobility: Simple & Effective Ways to Integrate Mobility Within Existing Training

Tyler Kincaid, Blue Valley Southwest High School (KS)
We Talking 'Bout "Charts"???

Bucky Mieras, West Metro Baseball (MN)
Relationships, Culture, Competition

Alan Orgain, LSU Eunice
The Pitching Windup: Five Phases and Throwing Drills

Logan Stout, Dallas Patriots
How to be a Visionary Leader for You and Those Counting on You

Beth Woerner, Lebanon Valley College (PA)
How to Understand and Improve the Infield Prep Step

Clinic speakers and topics are subject to change. The speaking schedule will be announced at a later date.

2024 ABCA Convention

January 4-7, 2024
Gaylord Texan


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