ABCA - American Baseball Coaches Association Convention
Meetings, clinics, the ABCA Trade Show as well as several awards presentations and honors are all on deck at the 2015 ABCA Convention. Activities begin in full force on Friday, Jan. 2, including committee and divisional meetings as well as the first day of the ABCA Trade Show.
ABCA Second Vice President John Casey (Tufts University) and Third Vice President Jeff Messer (Slippery Rock University) have arranged an outstanding lineup of clinic speakers beginning Saturday morning.
At the ABCA Trade Show, over 325 companies will be on hand to display state-of-the-art equipment and products, including coaching aids, apparel, field equipment, pitching machines and software. Many products will be displayed for the first time.
A couple of "can't miss" events are the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet and the ABCA Honors Luncheon. The Association's most prestegious coaching awards will be presented during these two events. The Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet is on Saturday at 6 p.m. and the Honors Luncheon is on Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Committee chairs will contact members regarding time and place of meetings, mostly held on Friday afternoon. All divisional business meetings will take place on Friday evening. The ABCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors each meet twice during the convention. ABCA members may contact their division's chair regarding legislation.