Dave Keilitz, 19 year Executive Director*, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) overviews the upcoming the 68th Annual convention scheduled Jan 3-6 in Chicago. This year’s convention may be the largest ever with over 4,500 attendees. 29 40 minute clinics are slated which will address a wide range of technical skills, the mental game and strength and conditioning. Dave also discusses the value of informally networking with other coaches and teachers in the game as well as how the wide mix of vendor displays have grown to over 300 *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.