The ABCA was founded in 1945 and still exists today to serve YOU, the coaches! Today, the ABCA has nearly 10,000 members from all 50 states and 25 countries around the world. Our members represent all levels of the game of baseball and together make up the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level.

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How we can help you...

LEARN how to expand your coaching knowledge, skills and philosophies.


DEVELOP your coaching style and your program to enhance your experience.


CONNECT with coaches at all levels of the sport both in-person and online.

What you'll receive as an ABCA member...

The American Baseball Coaches Association offers a myriad of benefits to members, including attending the World's largest baseball convention, a $1 million Personal Liability Insurance policy, free subscriptions to magazines and publications, surveys and legislative action, a discount program and more!

  • Access to the World's largest baseball convention hosted every January including coaching clinics, Trade Show, award presentations, meetings and more!

  • Free subscriptions to Inside Pitch Magazine and the ABCA Press Box e-newsletter.

  • Free $1 million Personal Liability Insurance coverage ($400 value!).

  • Discounts on convention clinic videos, hotels, rental cars, uniforms & apparel, championship rings, ABCA event registrations, and more!

  • Use the ABCA Job Postings and ABCA Open Dates Listings as much as you want.

  • Display that you're a member of the national coaches association by joining the ABCA members-only LinkedIn group.

  • Be a part of the organization that selects major yearly awards, including Coaches of the Year, All-Region, All-America and Player of the Year honors across college, junior college and high school divisions.

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ABCA Events...

ABCA members have access to hundreds of events that the ABCA holds annually throughout the nation!

ABCA Convention: An ABCA membership enables you to register for the World's Largest Baseball Convention. Join over 6,000 of your coaching peers for four days of coaching clinics, baseball product releases, networking & a whole lot more! All attendees also receive every convention clinic video in their ABCA video library for free at the conclusion of the convention!

Barnstormers Clinics: Membership grants you a discounted registration rate to any of the ABCA Barnstormers Regional Coaching Clinics held throughout the fall! These one-day coaching clinics, presented by Blast Motion and supported by Triple Crown Sports, cover the gamut of baseball topics while bringing together coaches from all over the region for a full day of coaching education.

Baseball ACE Clinics: You're invited to attend or host an ACE Community Clinic for free! These clinics, which are part of the Baseball ACE collaboration between ABCA & USA Baseball, are organized by the host program with outside help from the ABCA and USA Baseball. Typically running around three hours, Community Clinics, offer a more intimate setting for coaches to learn and network with other coaches in their communities.

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University of Maryland

When: October 20, 2018
Where: College Park, MD
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UNC Charlotte

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Charlotte, NC
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North Central College

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Naperville, IL
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Hartfield Academy

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Flowood, MS
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Reds Youth Academy

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Cincinnati, OH

Questions about ABCA membership? Email membership@abca.org or call the ABCA national office at 336-821-3140.