NVTBL will be reporting and providing educational content from the 75th annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention this weekend in Dallas. Coverage of the convention will include best of articles, podcasts, videos and much more.
The convention kicks-off tomorrow with the ABCA Trade Show, displaying the latest baseball products from over 300 vendors, and continues through the weekend with over 50 different clinics, presentations and instructional sessions with the best baseball coaches, instructors, trainers and speakers in the country.
Pat Casey, head coach for Oregon State University, will lead-off presentations Friday morning, continuing the convention’s tradition to have the coach from the past NCAA Division I champion speak first.
The convention will also feature NCAA Division II champion head coach Tim Huber of Augustana University and four-time NJCAA Division III national champion coach Doug Wren of Tyler Junior College. Past national champion coaches Tim Corbin of Vanderbilt and Greg Brown of Nova Southeastern and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will also speak. Topics will include offense, pitching, practice planning, team development, base running, defense and strategies.
Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to be attending my first annual ABCA convention. When Rob first came to me about this opportunity, ideas for articles, blogs, podcasts and other content started going off like popcorn in my head. What better place to grow and network NVTBL’s educational content than the largest gathering of baseball minds in the country?
Coverage will include a little bit of everything. I want to document and share as much as my experience as possible while making sure content will summarize important ideas and thoughts. My goal at the end of the weekend will be to provide all of our coaches, players and parents insightful educational content while giving an inside look at the convention, which will be coming to the National Harbor in 2021.