American Baseball Coaches Association Member In 1945, a group of college baseball coaches gathered in New York City to formulate ideas for the promotion and improvement of the collegiate game. More than 140 coaches responded to the survey approving the formation of a college baseball coaching organization.
Since those early years, the Association has grown to over 7,000 members with members from more than 20 different countries. By 1980, the AACBC's membership had broadened significantly to include coaches other than just college members. At the January, 1981 convention held in Miami, the membership voted to change the name of the Association to the present name of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
The American Baseball Coaches Association had three 2015 national champion coaches – Brian O'Connor of Virginia, Joe Brown of SUNY Cortland and Jeremiah Robbins of Lewis-Clark State – as well as best-selling author Jon Gordon and MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz as just some of their Clinic Speakers. Over 5600 ABCA members attended the clinics at the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville.
Tom House, NPA founder and former pitching coach for several Major League Baseball teams, has been introducing innovative techniques since working with Nolan Ryan in the mid-1980's. House and the NPA have helped countless athletes improve their skills, avoid injuries and prolong their careers. The NPA works with athletes and coaches who are serious about making every pitch count. Through our individualized workouts, programs and clinics, we'll take you from good to great.
The National Pitching Association (Tom House) The Pitching Guru
Nations Baseball Nations Baseball was formed to bring together the best elements in youth baseball today. Starting with advanced technology, the Nations Baseball website features the most complete roster system and team classification system in the country. Teams compete in Metro, Select, Elite and Premier, leagues and tournaments around the nation with opportunities to attend World Series events in the most attractive locations in the country.
USSSA The primary focus of USSSA Baseball is the development of programs that allow teams of all skill levels to compete against one another. USSSA believes the overall development of all players can be enhanced by the experience and fun of national tournament play. Until now the majority of players were denied this opportunity because of their skill level. USSSA Baseball offers programs for four levels of play. Major and AAA programs are national programs that culminate in a World Series. The AA program is a regional program ran by the participating states that culminates at a National tournament. The A level is for recreational teams and is at a state level only.