ABCA 2019 Hitting Hot Stove
sponsored by CCCBCA
Saturday January 5
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas - Tate Ballroom 1
The ABCA hosts the World's largest baseball convention each January with over 6,000 coaches worldwide and more than 300 exhibiting companies as part of the ABCA Trade Show. The convention features over 50 clinics on a variety of baseball topics. In addition to the more than 25 main-stage clinics, there are Expo Theater presentations from ABCA Partners, exhibitors and coaches as well as the Youth Coaches Session with content tailored specifically coaches of youth-level players up to age 14. Clinic topics include pitching, hitting, fielding, strength & conditioning, team building, practice organization, motivation & more! The convention also includes divisional and committee meetings, Hot Stove Discussions and other special events.
This Year's Hot Stove Speakers
Bill Mosiello, Assoc. Head Coach, Texas Christian Uni.
Bill started his coaching career at Cerritos College where he won four conference titles and two state championships in four years. He has been instrumental in program success everywhere he has been. He has coached at Cal State Fullerton, Ole Miss, Arizona State, professional baseball with the Yankees and Angels as well as summer ball in the Alaska League & Cape Cod. He brings this extensive background where he has always been instrumental on the offensive side. He has worked with 80 major league players, 28 All Stars. TCU has had four straight College World Series appearances.
Steve Springer, Quality at Bats
Steve Springer is from Huntington Beach California and has been in professional baseball for over 35 years as a player Scout and Coach. He played 14 years in the minor leagues spending 11 years in 3A receiving 2 call ups with the Cleveland Indians in 1990 in the New York Mets in 1992. He did not start in high school and was cut from college. Now he speaks all over the country inspiring players that know one is too small to play this game while also teaching the mental side of hitting. He is the Owner of Qualityatbats.com
Eric Newman, University of California, San Diego
Eric Newman has done a tremendous job with his Tritons since taking over in 2011. In seven seasons he has a .639 winning percentage. In the past two seasons the Tritons have won the West Region and represented the CCAA in the Division II World Series. UCSD has been to the West Regional Tournament 4 out of the past 5 seasons. Their success has brought recognition. In both the 2017 & 2018 seasons Coach Newman has received the ABCA’s West Region Coach of the Year Awards. He has been the the CCAA Coach of the Year in 2012.
The 2018 UCSD Tritons were very good offensively. They averaged 8.3 runs per game with 5.5 walks. They hit 127 doubles and 78 homeruns. A very tough combination to deal with. Patient enough to get 329 walks but aggressive enough to hit 218 extra base hits.