Youth Coaches Session


Presented by GameChanger

The Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger is an annual staple at the ABCA Convention. The Youth Coaches Session features presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old. The 2022 Youth Coaches Session will feature 14 clinics across two days, which is the most ever!

The Youth Coaches Session at the 2022 ABCA Convention will take place on Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January 8 in the McCormick Place Convention Center. The speakers for the 2022 Youth Coaches Session will be announced in mid-September 2021. Following each presentation at the convention, each clinician will host a breakout Question & Answer session with the coaches in attendance. 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 ABCA YOUTH COACHES SESSION SPEAKER SCHEDULE

The 2022 Youth Coaches Session Speaker Lineup will be announced in mid-September 2021.
The Youth Coaches Session at the 2022 ABCA Convention will run Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8.

 
Thursday, January 7, 2021
3:15 p.m. Nick Sussman, Washington Nationals Youth Academy
Helping Parents Help You
4:30 p.m. Zac Stout, Rogue Baseball Performance
Catcher Practice Design: Building Skills that Scale
 
Friday, January 8, 2021
3:15 p.m. Nate Metzger, Wright State University
Building Lasting Relationships With Our Players
4:30 p.m. Pat Pinkman, Seton Hall University
Youth Pitching Calendar & Economic Training Strategies 
 
Saturday, January 9, 2021
12:45 p.m. Jimmy Onate, Olentangy Liberty High School (OH)
Baseball Development Ranging from Physical to Mental Health
2:00 p.m. Eric Crozier, D-BAT Atlantic
Staying Connected: Mechanics to Help You Produce Your “A” Swing Consistently
3:15 p.m. Marc Polymeropoulos, Former CIA Senior Officer
Finding Clarity in the Shadows: Leading in the CIA
4:30 p.m. Anthony Plá, Lincoln University
Practice Planning: Practice with Goals in Mind
 
Sunday, January 10, 2021
12:30 p.m. Jeff Kinne, Hampden-Sydney College
Tiger Foundations of Hitting
1:45 p.m. Jeff Palumbo, East Carolina University
Infield Play the Confident Way
3:00 p.m. Tony Schifano, San Francisco State University
Creating Pressure with the Short Game
4:15 p.m. Jeff Duncan, Kent State University
The 3 Pillars to a Championship Culture



2022 ABCA Convention
 – Jan. 6-9, 2022
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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