Youth Coaches Session

Now in its third year, the ABCA Youth Coaches Session presented by GameChanger will feature 12 presentations on Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 2020 ABCA Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Clinic topics will include pitching, hitting, base running, defense, practice planning and program organization for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old. The Youth Coaches Session is open to all registered convention attendees.

This year's Youth Coaches Session lineup features a variety of professional, college and youth coaches who have a range of experience with youth baseball.

The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held from Jan. 2-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with the Youth Coaches Session, the convention features the main-stage clinics, Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, award celebrations, meetings and more! Registration for the 2020 ABCA Convention is now open and all details are posted at ABCA.org/convention, including registration, hotel and travel information, schedules and other details.
 
 

2020 ABCA YOUTH COACHES SESSION SPEAKERS


 
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
9:30am Spencer Allen, Northwestern University & Sam Incandela, Diamond Dawgz
Pregame Practice: More Than Just a Warmup
10:10am Tyson Blaser, New York Yankees
The 15 Minute Catcher
10:50am David Franco, Seattle Mariners
Using Mental Skills to Create Consistent Ballplayers 
11:30am Lunch Break - Visit the ABCA Trade Show! 
12:30pm Jamey Carroll, Pittsburgh Pirates
Guiding Generation Z to Greatness
1:10pm Justin Toole, Cleveland Indians
Facilitating a Learning Environment
1:50pm Chris Ramirez, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Creating a Complete Offense, Not Just a Swing
 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
9:30am Joe Eisenmann, PhD
Long Term Athlete Development 
10:10am Ty Neal, Former College Coach
Throwing at a High Level to Maximize Health, Accuracy and Longevity
10:50am Nick Schnabel, University of Michigan
Preparing the Complete Infielder
11:30am Lunch Break - Visit the ABCA Trade Show!
12:30pm Derek Johnson, Cincinnati Reds
Youth Pitching
1:10pm Zach Dillon, Katy Twelve Baseball
Substance vs. Hype: Building and Sustaining a Sincere Player Development Program in Travel Baseball
1:50pm David Sharp, USA Baseball
Youth Practice Ideas: Effective Use of Time

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.