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 12 presentations tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old. 

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

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 close to 10,000 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!


ABCA Members that did not attend the 2021 Virtual ABCA Convention will receive on-demand access to the 2021 clinics in the ABCA Video Library beginning May 24, 2021. If you're not signed up for membership, register here!

The 2022 Youth Coaches Session speakers will be announced in September. 
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