The highly-anticipated 74th annual ABCA Convention is set for Jan. 4-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The clinics, ABCA Trade Show and meetings will be held in the Indiana Convention Center while other special events and meetings will be held in the adjoining JW Marriott Hotel.
More than 6,000 baseball coaches and 330 exhibiting companies are expected for the 2018 Convention in Indianapolis. Activities begin in full force on Thursday, Jan. 4, including committee and divisional meetings as well as the first day of the ABCA Trade Show and the new Expo Theater, which was introduced in 2017.
New this year, the inaugural Youth Coaches Breakout Session presented by TeamSnap, which is geared toward coaches of ages 9-14, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6.
The 2018 ABCA Convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year's Trade Show will feature over 190,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with more than 330 companies showcasing state-of-the-art baseball products, services and more! Over 5,000 coaches attend this four-day event annually with the ABCA Trade Show running the first three days of the convention.
The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its more than 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 25 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
|7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Member Registration & Check In|
|8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.||Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC|
|9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||ABCA Trade Show|
|9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Spouses Breakfast|
|10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.||Expo Theater Presentations|
|6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.||Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame | Coaches of the Year
|7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.||Member Registration & Check In|
|8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC|
|9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.||ABCA Trade Show|
|9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||Youth Coaches Breakout Session presented by TeamSnap|
|10:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.||Expo Theater Presentations|
|12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.||Honors Luncheon presented by Diamond Kinetics
Presenting: Asst. Coach of Year | Meritorious Service | Honor Award
|1:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.||Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC|
|7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.||Pitching & Hitting "Hot Stove" Discussions|
|9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.||Catching, Infield, Outfield & Base Running "Hot Stove" Discussions|
|8:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.||Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC|