The American Baseball Coaches Association is pleased to announce Triple Crown Sports as one of its newest official partners. Triple Crown, a seasoned sports event management company with a coast-to-coast reach that provides quality tournament experiences with both teams and families in mind, joins the ABCA as a Double Partner and is a supporting sponsor of the 2018 ABCA Barnstormers Coaching Clinics.
"We are excited to begin our partnership with Triple Crown Sports," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "Triple Crown's unique events are a great way to ensure long-lasting, positive experiences for athletes and their families, which can only help grow the game of baseball. Their support of the ABCA and our 2018 Barnstormers Clinics in particular will continue to enable our organization to provide quality coaching information to thousands of coaches, particularly at the youth and high school levels."
“Our new partnership with the ABCA will go way beyond our annual involvement at the ABCA Convention,” said Joe Santilli, executive director of baseball at TCS. “We intend to deepen the relationships that we have in the industry to assist the ABCA in making a positive impact on the sport. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to support and attend the future Barnstormer Clinics, which provide such direct results by educating coaches on a grassroots level.”
The ABCA Barnstormers Clinics are one-day events designed for baseball coaches and focus on fundamentals, practical position-specific drills, coaching cues, and practice organization tips. Each of the one-day coaching clinics are hosted by ABCA member coaches and feature ABCA member speakers from that region. The 2018 Barnstormers Clinics will mark the third year of the events.
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Triple Crown Sports has been producing events in youth athletics and the college ranks for more than 30 years. Triple Crown has established a national footprint with destination-friendly tournaments in baseball, fastpitch, volleyball and basketball; under the Pathway Baseball banner, TCS continues to be a leader in the sport by creating unique experiences through identification and exposure opportunities that will help players grow and prepare for their future in the game.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its more than 8,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.