The 2020 ABCA Convention, which will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is SOLD OUT!
ABCA member coaches are also highly encouraged to take advantage of the Convention Live Stream. For the first time, the 23 main-stage clinics will be streamed live for ABCA members who aren't able to attend the Convention! The clinics run for two full days on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, and for a half day on Sunday Jan. 5. Live video streaming registrants will also receive all of the on-demand videos from the 2020 ABCA Convention for free! That includes the 23 main-stage clinics, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater (50+ videos).
The 2020 ABCA Convention is the eighth time in history that the event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. The festivities will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 2 with the opening of the ABCA Trade Show and the Expo Theater. The ABCA Trade Show will feature more than 300 baseball companies displaying state-of-the-art equipment and services, releasing new products and showcasing the latest and greatest in innovative services, technology & more! The Expo Theater will have around 20 clinics throughout a three-day span with product demos and releases by ABCA partners and exhibitors. The Expo Theater will also include member coach presentations.
ABCA Second Vice President Dan McDonnell of the University of Louisville and Rick Hitt of South Florida State College have put together an excellent lineup of speakers for the nearly 25 main-stage clinics presented by ATEC that will be released at the beginning of September. The main-stage clinics will get underway on Friday, Jan. 3 with a presentation by 2019 National Champion & Vanderbilt University head coach, Tim Corbin. The clinics will run through the morning of Sunday, Jan. 5.
Run concurrently on Friday & Saturday at the convention will be the Youth Coaches Session. The Youth Coaches Session will host about 15 clinics tailored specifically for coaches of youth-level teams up to age 14. Question and Answer sessions will follow up each main-stage & Youth Coaches Session clinic to give attendees time to pick the brain of each presenter.
Other events during the weekend include the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame Banquet to honor the Lefty Gomez Award recipient and the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2020 as well as Divisional Coaches Meetings & Rookie Coaches Mentorship Gathering on Thursday evening, a Coaches' Networking Social in the ABCA Trade Show on Friday evening and "Hot Stove" Position-Specific Discussions on Friday and Saturday night!
All coaches that registered and checked-in on site in Nashville will once again receive the entire clinic video set for free after the convention. The complete set includes the main stage clinics, Youth Coaches Sessions as well as Expo Theater presentations! All the videos will be available on www.ABCAvideos.org at the conclusion of the convention.