During last weekend’s American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) national convention, Nova Southeastern baseball head coach Greg Brown had the esteemed honor of being among the main stage clinic speakers, sharing his knowledge about “Empowering the Athletic Catcher” at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
Presenting for the first time at the convention, Brown was one of only 29 speakers selected to speak on the main stage among the 6,650 attendees at the 75th convention. Brown focused on evaluation of catchers and developing the athleticism required to catch in today’s modern game with escalating velocity and the implementation of data, presenting for a session crowd of approximately 5,000 coaches from all levels on Saturday morning.
“Presenting at the 2019 ABCA convention was a humbling experience,” Brown said. “To be able to collaborate with so many baseball people that span from Little League coaches to MLB personnel is a great honor and the response from the community has been very positive that I was able to have an impact on their development of catchers. I am very thankful to the ABCA for giving me the opportunity to share the stage with so many great coaches.”
The American Baseball Coaches Association, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 10,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.
In the ninth year under Brown’s guidance, the NSU Sharks began spring practices on Jan. 7 and look to open up their season on Feb. 1.