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TUCSON, Ariz. — Several conventions and clinics for baseball coaches are scheduled around the nation:
Clinic: Stabilizer Solutions Field Day, a groundskeeping event
Date: November 1, 2011 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Speakers: Barney Lopas, head groundskeeper for the Angeles, and Lisa Fernandez, three-time Olympic medalist and assistant women’s softball coach at UCLA.
Cost: FREE, includes complimentary lunch and raffle prizes.
Other Activities: A special side raffle will be conducted on Stabilizer’s facebook page for those visiting that page and attendees will be automatically entered.
Contact: To register, contact Stabilizer Solutions at 1-800-336-8466 or email
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Clinic: National High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention
Date: December 1-4, 2011
Location: Raleigh Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh, NC (Room reservations for convention is $99.)
Speakers: Tommy John, former MLB pitcher, will be the guest speaker at the Hall of Fame dinner; Clinic speakers include Bob Colburn, St. Andrew’s HS, DE; Eric Cruz, Flanagan HS, FL; Garye LaFevers, AzBCA president; Cal and Billy Ripkin, Ripken Sports; Tim Saunders, Dublin Coffey HS, OH, "Infield Play"; Harvey Ratner, HRA Sports Vision; John Lowery Jr, Martinsburg HS, WV; Len Anderson, Canyon del Oro HS, AZ, "Base Running"; Mike Woods, Hamilton HS, AZ; Ron Eastman, The Woodlands HS, TX; Tom Succow, Brophy Prep HS, AZ; Mike Curran, Esperanza HS, CA; Bobby Howard, Columbus HS, GA; Trace Pate, Farragut HS, TN; Sammy Serano, Catching; Larry Bowa, former MLB player; Guy Simmons, Richland College, TX, "Hitting"; Pete Moscaeillo, Personal Best Mental Toughness Training; Jim Darby, Easton Sports, Kevin Uhrhan, Louisville Slugger, and others on a panel discussion of BBCOR bats; Jason Thomas, Brazelport HS, TX and others.
Cost: $50 preregistration ($60 at the door) plus current BCA membership
Contact: Ron Davini, Executive Director, at (602) 615-0571 or visit for more information.
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Clinic: 67th Annual American Baseball Coaches Association Convention
Date: January 5-8, 2012
Location: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Two hotels in the area will accept reservations for the convention at the room rate of $104 plus taxes. For the Hilton call (877) 776-4932 and for the Marriott call (800) 266-9432.
Speakers: Erik Bakich, Maryland; Tom Griffin, Carson-Newman College; Charlie Greene, Milwaukee Brewers; Don Meyer, Northern State; Jim Penders, Connecticut; Bill Springman, Minnesota Twins; Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist; Steve Springer, Toronto Blue Jays; Rich Maloney, Michigan; Geoff Miller, partner of Winning Mind; Bobby Pierce, Troy State; Mike Jeffcoat, West Florida; Ron Wolforth, Trevor Bauer, Flint Wallace, Texas Baseball Ranch & Pitching Central; Dan Spencer, Texas Tech; Eric Cressey, Cressey Performance; Ed Servais, Creighton; Andy Stankiewicz, Grand Canyon; Mark Kingston, Illinois State, Ryan Brownlee, Iowa and others.
Cost: Preregistration $40; Hall of Fame banquet $15; Honors Luncheon $15 plus ABCA membership for 2012.
Contact: ABCA at (989) 775-3300 or visit for more information.
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Clinic: Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention
Date: January 12-14, 2012
Location: Waco, Texas
Speakers: Jim Lefebvre, "Hitting"; Mike Marshall, "Pitching"; Ray Birmingham, "Hitting"; Brian Cain, "The Mental Game"; Frank Anderson, "Pitching"; Jeff Banister, "Catching".
Cost: $55 before November 29 or $70 after. Includes membership and convention registration.
Contact: Rex Sanders at (979) 694-2934 or visit
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Clinic: 39th Annual Be The Best You Are Coaches Clinic
Date: January 12-14, 2012
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Speakers: Dave Magadan, Boston Red Sox hitting instructor; Brian O’Connor and staff, University of Virginia; Pat McMahon, NY Yankees; John Cohen and Butch Thompson, Mississippi State; Rick Peterson, pitching coach and 3P Sports; Dana Cavalea, NY Yankees strength & conditioning; Jim Lefebvre, hitting instructor; Andy Baylock, UConn; Gary Ward, New Mexico State; Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies; and Dean Ehehalt, Monmouth University. On Saturday, Jan. 14 there will be a clinic for players ages 12-18.
Contact: Jack Hawkins, PO Box 570, Brielle, NJ 08730; call (732) 528-5391; fax (732) 528-4843; email
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Clinic: 26th Annual Pennsylvania Baseball & Softball Coaches Clinic
Date: January 13-14, 2012
Location: Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree, Pittsburgh, PA
Speakers: Brent Strom, St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitching coordinator; Brad Weitzel, Florida; Matt White, Michigan; Tom Griffin, Carson-Newman; Dan O’Brien, Santa Clara; Steve Englishbey, Englishbey Hitting; Marc Marizzaldi, Seton Hill; Neal Packanik, Ace Baseball Inc.
Contact: Zach Jankowski at (724) 787-8707 or email
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Clinic: Sacramento Area Baseball Coaches Clinic
Date: January 14 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Croatian American Cultural Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Speakers: Jim Barr on pitching; manager Jerry Manuel on coaching youth baseball; Max Venable on hitting; Matt Walbeck on catching, all ex-Major League speakers; former UC Davis baseball coach Phil Swimley; Associate Sacramento State AD John Smith; physical therapist Kyle Yamashiro; Sacramento City College Baseball Coach Andy McKay and others.
Cost: $25 which includes buffet lunch
Contact: Phil Swimley at or visit
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Clinic: 9th Annual I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic
Date: January 16, 2012
Location: Greenville HS Auditorium, Greenville, IL (45 minutes east of St. Louis)
Speakers: John Mallee, ex-Marlins hitting coach; Tim Jamieson, University of Missouri; Andy Haines, Florida Marlins; and others.
Cost: $50 for first coach, $40 for second coach; $30 for each additional coach or staff rate of $150 (4-7 coaches). At door registration is an extra $10 per coach. Doughnuts and lunch are provided.
Contact: Joe Alstat (618) 664-5580, email or visit
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Clinic: 2012 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches’ Convention
Date: January 19-21, 2012
Location: Mohegan Sun World, Uncasville, CT
Speakers: Please visit for list of speakers.
Cost: Coach — pre-registration $139; at door $165; Student/Player (14-18 years old) — pre-registration $75. Group rates for five or more people, please call (860) 674-1500.
Contact: Visit or call (860) 674-1500 for more information.
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Clinic: 51st Illinois HS Baseball Coaches Association Clinic
Date: January 20-21
Location: Lombard/Yorktown Center at Westin Hotel
Contact: Dave Elko at for more information.
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Clinic: 43rd Annual Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Assoc Clinic
Date: January 27-29
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Westboro, MA
Speakers: Jim Lefebvre (hitting); Pete Moscariello (Personal Best Mental Toughness Training); Todd Fitz-gerald (American Heritage HS, FL on baserunning and HS pitching); Bernie Walter (U Maryland on throwing program and pickoffs); Jim Martin (Merrimack College on practice organization); John Casey (Tufts U); Ken Howe (Keene State) and others.
Cost: $40 for registration
Contact: Frank Carey at or Harvey Krupnick at
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