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. For those members that cannot attend the Convention in-person, the Youth Coaches Session & main-stage clinics will be lived streamed!

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 as part of their membership benefits beginning May 23, 2022.

Register for the ABCA Convention

Register for the Clinic Live Stream

Registration for the 2022 ABCA Convention is now open as well as registration for the Clinic Live Stream! The Convention, which is the 78th annual ABCA Convention, will be held in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022. 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, Register Now and we'll see you in Chicago!


The 2022 Youth Coaches Session speaking times will be announced later this fall.
The Youth Coaches Session at the 2022 ABCA Convention will run Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8.

Jack Dahm, Mount Mercy College
Game-Ready Practice Planning
Justin Dedman, University of Missouri
Training Aggressive Hitters: Movement, Approach & Environment
Todd Fine, USA Baseball
Developing a Championship Culture
Lauren Johnson, Peak Performance Coach
Elite by Choice
Steve Jones, Steel Sports
Never Be a Kid's Last Coach
Josh Kauten, K's Academy
A Systematic Approach to Pitcher Development
Seth Kenny, Top Tier Baseball
Efficient Youth Practice Planning
Uby Martinez, Liberty High School
Coding the Young Infielder
Deven Morgan, Driveline
Skills That Scale: A Data Driven Approach to Long-Term Youth Development
Dusty Napoleon & Jimmy Frankos, Northwestern University
Your Best Athlete Should Catch: Developing the Youth Catcher
Kyle Nelson, Burlington Central High School
The Hitting Pyramid
Gabe Ortiz, Kofa High School
Gold Standard Outfield: Drills to Create the Best Athletes on the Field
Joel Pelland, Peak Performance Coach
Six Pillars of Performance
Eric Wordekemper, Creighton University
Controlling Mind, Body & Ball

Clinic speakers, topics and schedule are subject to change.

2022 ABCA Convention
 – Jan. 6-9, 2022
World's Largest Baseball Convention!

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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

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