The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 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.
More than 7,000 coaches are expected to attend the 76th annual ABCA Convention, which will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s the largest annual meeting of baseball coaches in the world and includes clinics, the ABCA Trade Show, Hall of Fame inductions, meetings and more! The ABCA Barnstormers Clinics are one-day coaching clinics that cover all will be visiting 20 cities in 2019.
ABCA membership benefits include the ability to attend the ABCA Convention, free registration for the Barnstormers Clinics, free Personal Liability Insurance for U.S. residents, a free subscription to Inside Pitch Magazine (published six times per year), the ability to participate in legislative and rule surveys, discounts on baseball equipment and products, travel discounts, a 30% discount on all ABCA instructional videos, award recognition, professional development, networking and more!
The ABCA video website includes more than 350 instructional clinics, mostly from the past ABCA Conventions dating to 2008. The videos are accessible in the ABCA app.
First and foremost, the ABCA strives for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity to the highest degree.