Youth Coaches Session


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The Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger is an annual staple at the ABCA Convention. The Youth Coaches Session is a two-day event featuring nearly 15 presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.

The Youth Coaches Session at the 2023 ABCA Convention will take place on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. For those members that cannot attend the Convention in-person, the Youth Coaches Session is live streamed along with the main-stage clinics and main-stage Q&A sessions.

The 2023 Youth Coaches Session speaker lineup will be released in September!

All coaches that register for the Convention or Livestream will receive the entire on-demand clinic video set in their ABCA account by no later than February 1 after the Convention. All other ABCA members will receive access to the on-demand video set as part of their membership benefits at a later date. 

Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention opens on September 1, however, 2021-22 ABCA members will have the opportunity to take advantage of Early Convention Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville! This priority access allows 2021-22 members to get registered and hold a hotel room in the ABCA discounted room block before registration opens to new and former members. If you haven't signed up for your 2021-22 membership yet, do so now at www.ABCA.org/apply!

2022 YOUTH COACHES SESSION CLINIC SPEAKERS

The 2023 Youth Coaches Session speaker lineup & schedule will be released in September!

 
Friday, January 7, 2022
9:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Steve Jones, Steel Sports
Never Be a Kid's Last Coach
10:10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Dusty Napoleon & Jimmy Frankos, Northwestern University
Your Best Athlete Should Catch: Developing the Youth Catcher
10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Uby Martinez, Liberty High School
Coding the Young Infielder
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show! Lunch is available in the Food Court inside the Trade Show!
12:30 p.m.-1:10 p.m. 
Jack Dahm, Mount Mercy College
Game-Ready Practice Planning
1:10 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Lauren Johnson, Mental Performance Coach
Elite by Choice
1:50 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Todd Fine, USA Baseball
Developing a Championship Culture 
2:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Eric Wordekemper, Miami Marlins
Controlling Mind, Body & Ball
Saturday, January 8, 2022
9:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Joel Pelland, Peak Performance Coach
Six Pillars of Performance
10:10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Deven Morgan, Driveline
Skills That Scale: A Data Driven Approach to Long-Term Youth Development
10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Kyle Nelson, Burlington Central High School
The Hitting Pyramid
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Check out the ABCA Trade Show! Lunch is available in the Food Court inside the Trade Show!
12:30 p.m.-1:10 p.m. 
Gabe Ortiz, Kofa High School
Gold Standard Outfield: Drills to Create the Best Athletes on the Field
1:10 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Josh Kauten, K's Academy
A Systematic Approach to Pitcher Development
1:50 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Justin Dedman, University of Missouri
Training Aggressive Hitters: Movement, Approach & Environment

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.



2023 ABCA Convention

January 5-8, 2023
Gaylord Opryland

Registration for the ABCA Convention opens on September 1 each year, however, 2021-22 ABCA members will have the opportunity to take advantage of Early Convention Registration for the 2023 ABCA Convention! This priority access allows 2021-22 members to get registered and hold a hotel room in the ABCA discounted room block before registration opens to new and former members. If you haven't signed up for your 2021-22 membership yet, do so now at www.ABCA.org/apply!

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