The American Baseball Coaches Association announced Wednesday its two-year partnership renewal with GameChanger, the leading scorekeeping and team management app for youth and high school baseball and softball teams. GameChanger will be the presenting sponsor of the Youth Coaches Session at the 2021 and 2022 ABCA Conventions.
“The addition of the Youth Coaches Session to our Convention lineup has had a tremendous impact on the growth of the ABCA in recent years,” said Craig Keilitz, Executive Director of the ABCA. “We want to thank GameChanger for their continued support and their commitment to helping the ABCA provide more resources for youth coaches.”
The Youth Coaches Session at the ABCA Convention are clinics that feature topics for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14 years old. The 2021 Youth Coaches Session will be held virtually and will include 12 presentations over four days, beginning Thursday, Jan. 7 and running through Sunday, Jan. 10.
“Coaches are the game changers that shape the lives of millions of players on and off the ballfield,” said Sameer Ahuja, COO of GameChanger. “The positive impact on players, teams and society is immeasurable. The team at GameChanger is humbled to give back to coaches that give everything of themselves. We are proud of our partnership with ABCA, but especially this year as coaches worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges of an unprecedented time. Thank you coaches and the ABCA for your dedication, relentless determination and leadership.”
GameChanger will also be a featured Platinum Exhibitor at the 2021 Virtual ABCA Convention Trade Show. This year's Virtual Trade Show will run Jan. 7-9 from 11:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. ET each day.
GameChanger empowers youth athletes, coaches, and families to stay connected through scorekeeping, team management tools, developmental resources, and live game streaming. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger covers over 4 million games and over 550,000 teams a year, making them the leader in their space. The app’s live streaming and team management technology is available for all youth sports, with deep stats and scorekeeping capability for baseball, softball, and basketball. GameChanger is based in New York City and is proudly part of the DICK’s Sporting Goods family.
About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 13,000 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.