The American Baseball Coaches association is excited to welcome GameChanger by DICK’S Sporting Goods as its newest official partner. GameChanger joins the ABCA as a Triple Partner and will be the presenting sponsor of the two-day ABCA Youth Coaches Session at the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas. These clinics will feature topics for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old.
“The ABCA’s partnership with GameChanger is yet another step forward in providing youth sports coaches with the knowledge and technology to positively impact the athletes of the future,” said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. “With GameChanger’s support, we are proud to be able to bring an additional day of presentations to this year’s Youth Coaches Session in Dallas.”
GameChanger by DICK’S Sporting Goods is the leading scorekeeping and team management app for youth and high school baseball and softball teams.
“Our support of the ABCA Youth Coaches Session aligns with our company mission to elevate the youth sports experience and inspire and enable sports participation,” said Mark Rooks, Vice President of Relationship Management, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We look forward to partnering with the ABCA to collectively invest in the future of the game.”
The ABCA and USA Baseball recently announced that GameChanger has been named the exclusive partner of Baseball ACE Community Clinics. A collaboration of the ABCA and USA Baseball, the Baseball ACE Community Clinics are being held at facilities nationwide and providing coaches with the opportunity to refine their skills and network with others in their community. GameChanger will provide more than 200,000 teams with access to the Clinics to ensure these valuable skills are shared with as many coaches, parents and sports enthusiasts as possible.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of August 4, 2018, the Company operated 729 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering a comprehensive range of services including technology solutions such as online registration and league management services, and mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping; team gear such as uniforms and equipment, fan wear, and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 10,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 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.