Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – ABCA Update: 2012 Convention and NCAA Legislative Items

Dave Keilitz, 18 year Executive Director*, ABCA provides timely updates on four major topics improving and impacting amateur baseball: 1) The 5 pillars of the 67th Annual Convention scheduled Jan 5-8 in Anaheim, CA., 2) Review results of 2011 changes: Pitch clock and bat standards, 3) NCAA Baseball legislation topics under review: reducing games from 56 to 52, APR qualifications and scholarships, and 4) Major League Players Association shift from Aug 15 to July 13 for signing cut-off date. *Dave Keilitz: 1964 1st team All-American, 14 year head coach Central Michigan U. (69% winning %), 51 players advanced to pro ball, recipient of numerous baseball awards.