2020 Event Schedule

The 2020 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches’ Convention will take place January 9 – 11, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Expo Center.

Session Date Session Time Room 2020 Presenter 2020 Topic Location
Program, presenters and sessions subject to change. Please check back for regular updates.
Thursday, January 9 4:45pm - 9:00pm

Registration/Check-In

Expo Center Pre-Function Area
Thursday, January 9 6:15pm - 7:00pm Break-Out #1 Dan McDonnell Team Offense and Defensive Drills/Maximizing Practice Time Earth Ballroom B
Thursday, January 9 6:15pm - 7:00pm Break-Out #2 Bill Murphy The Pitching Delivery Through Basic Human Movement Earth Ballroom A
Thursday, January 9 6:15pm - 7:00pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage TBA TBA Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 6:15pm - 7:00pm Infield Demo Area TBA TBA Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 7:15pm - 8:00pm Break-Out #1 Erik Bakich Biometric Driven Coaching Earth Ballroom B
Thursday, January 9 7:15pm - 8:00pm Break-Out #2 Peter Fatse Offensive Principles for Player Development Earth Ballroom A
Thursday, January 9 7:15pm - 8:00pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Carson Cross Pitching Demo - Topic TBA Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 7:15pm - 8:00pm Infield Demo Area Mike Leonard Receiving the Ball: The Art of Pitch Presentation Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 8:15pm - 9:00pm Break-Out #1 Dan McDonnell USA Baseball Motivation: Bringing A Team Together Earth Ballroom B
Thursday, January 9 8:15pm - 9:00pm Break-Out #2 Bill Murphy Skill Acquisition for Pitching Development Earth Ballroom A
Thursday, January 9 8:15pm - 9:00pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Bill Springman Top 10 Hitting Drills - Live Demo Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 8:15pm - 9:00pm Infield Demo Area Marc DelPiano Position Player Throwing Program for the Northeast Arm Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 9:15pm - 10:00pm Break-Out #1 Dan McDonnell Baserunning to Score More Runs Earth Ballroom B
Thursday, January 9 9:15pm - 10:00pm Break-Out #2 Erik Bakich Building an Intentional Culture Earth Ballroom A
Thursday, January 9 9:15pm - 10:00pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Bat Demo Bat Demo Expo Center Floor
Thursday, January 9 9:15pm - 10:00pm Infield Demo Area Greg DiCenzo Indoor Practice Drills for Northeast Baseball Coaches Expo Center Floor
 
Friday, January 10
 
Friday, January 10 7:45am - 12:00pm

Registration/Check-In

Expo Center Pre-Function Area
EARLY BIRD SESSIONS
Friday, January 10 8:15am - 9:00am Break-Out #1 Dave Turgeon Training and Transfer Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 8:15am - 9:00am Break-Out #2 Kevin Graber Backyard Baseball 2.0 Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 9:00am Exhibitor Zone
Exhibitor Zone Opens
Exhibitor Zone
Friday, January 10 9:15am - 10:00am Break-Out #1 Steve Trimper Walk Off Winning: A Game Plan for Leading Your Team to Success Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 9:15am - 10:00am Break-Out #2 TBA TBA Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 9:15am - 10:00am On Deck Sports Batting Cage Peter Fatse Individual Drill Work: Implementing A Hitting Routine Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 9:15am - 10:00am Infield Demo Area Jim Penders Baserunning: Much More Than Three Left Turns - Interactive Session Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 10:15am - 11:00am Break-Out #1 Darren Fenster Isolating the Outfielder Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 10:15am - 11:00am Break-Out #2 Greg Moore 5 Lead Ups for Fastball Command Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 10:15am - 11:00am On Deck Sports Batting Cage Travis Beausoleil, Brendan Eygabroat & Bill Springman Favorite Hitting Drills - Live Demo Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 10:15am - 11:00am Infield Demo Area Mike Leonard Preparing Your Body to Compete: Effective Pre-Practice Routines Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 11:15am - 12:05pm Break-Out #1 Jim Penders Catching Appetizer: Communicating & Receiving Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 11:15am - 12:05pm Break-Out #2 Steve Trimper Practice How You Want to Play… Routines That Need to Be Done Each Day Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 11:15am - 12:05pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Matt Buschmann The Change-up: Finding the Right Grip for Your Pitcher Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 11:15am - 12:05pm Infield Demo Area Doug Mientkiewicz First Base Play - A Field Demo Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 11:00am - 1:10PM

NEIBA Annual Meeting

Strawberry/Maple Sugar Rooms
Friday, January 10 12:05pm - 1:10pm

EXHIBITOR TIME/LUNCH

Exhibitor Zone
Friday, January 10 12:05pm - 1:10pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Bat Demo Bat Demo
Friday, January 10 1:10pm - 2:10pm Break-Out #1 Nick Ahmed & Peter Fatse A Hitter’s Evolution with Nick Ahmed: Improving Pitch Recognition and Making Key Swing Adjustments Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 1:10pm - 2:10pm Break-Out #2 Darren Fenster Baserunning: The Game's Most Detailed Skill Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 1:10pm - 2:10pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Greg Moore Pitcher's Pre-Practice Check-List: Gather, Arm Yourself and Set Up Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 1:10pm - 2:10pm Infield Demo Area Marc DelPiano A Trip Around the Bases: Positioning, Footwork, Feeds & Pivots at Each Bag Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 2:25pm - 3:25pm Break-Out #1 Brendan Eygabroat, Matt Buschmann, Mike Leonard & Peter Fatse How to Utilize Technology to Improve the Modern Player (Resource Considerations): A Panel Discussion Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 2:25pm - 3:25pm Break-Out #2 Jim Penders Catching Main Course: Blocking, Throwing, and Beyond Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 2:25pm - 3:25pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Marc DelPiano The 6 F's of FUNdamental Infield Play Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 2:25pm - 3:25pm Infield Demo Area Greg Moore Ten Teaches/10 Minutes: Daily PFP - Live Demo Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 3:40pm - 4:30pm Break-Out #1 Nick Ahmed Infield Play: Practice Routines and Insights from a Gold Glover Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 3:40pm - 4:30pm Break-Out #2 Matt Buschmann How to Best Use Technology to Improve Pitching Performance presented by Rapsodo Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 3:40pm - 4:30pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage TBD TBD Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 3:40pm - 4:30pm Infield Demo Area Doug Mientkiewicz First Base Play - A Field Demo (Repeat Session) Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 4:45pm - 5:35pm Break-Out #1 Paul Menhart, Greg Moore, Carson Cross & Matt Buschmann moderated by Todd Donovan Pitching Today: A Roundtable Earth Ballroom B
Friday, January 10 4:45pm - 5:35pm Break-Out #2 Ben Freakley Mental Skills Development to Improve On-Field Performance Earth Ballroom A
Friday, January 10 4:45pm - 5:35pm On Deck Sports Batting Cage Bat Demo Bat Demo Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 4:45pm - 5:35pm Infield Demo Area Steve Trimper The Proper Relay/Cut-Off to SAVE RUNS! - A Live Demo Expo Center Floor
Friday, January 10 6:00pm Exhibitor Zone
Exhibitor Zone Closes
Exhibitor Zone
Friday, January 10 5:45pm - 6:55pm Break-Out #1
 
Talking Baseball presented by On Deck Sports:
Featuring Nick Ahmed, Paul Menhart and Doug Mientkiewicz hosted by Sweeny Murti
 
Earth Ballroom B
 
Saturday, January 11
 
Saturday, January 11 7:15am - 9:30am

Registration/Check-In

Expo Center Pre-Function Area
Saturday, January 11 8:30am - 9:15am Thunder/Harvest/
Hot Suns Rooms
Carson Cross Modern Approach to Developing Pitchers Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 8:30am - 9:15am Strawberry/Maple Sugar Rooms Dave Turgeon Infield Play Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 8:30am - 9:15am Peeping Frog Room Kevin Graber Rock-2-Rail: Embracing Social Media, Smartphone Technology & Old-Fashioned Interpersonal Communication to Build Core Values Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 9:30am - 10:15am Thunder/Harvest/
Hot Suns Rooms
Darren Fenster The Four Pillars of Player Development Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 9:30am - 10:15am Strawberry/Maple Sugar Rooms Mike Leonard Developing A Complete Catcher Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 9:30am - 10:15am Peeping Frog Room Bill Springman Hitting: Keeping It Simple Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 9:30am - 10:15am Hunting Room Greg DiCenzo Make the Most of Your Indoor Practice Time Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 10:30am - 11:15am Thunder/Harvest/
Hot Suns Rooms
Ben Freakley Mental Skills Development Strategies: A Discussion Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 10:30am - 11:15am Strawberry/Maple Sugar Rooms Dave Turgeon Coaching 101 Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 10:30am - 11:15am Peeping Frog Room Kevin Graber Backyard Baseball 2.0 (Repeat Session) Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 10:30am - 11:15am Hunting Room Travis Beausoleil Batting Practice Approaches Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 11:30am - 12:15pm Thunder/Harvest/
Hot Suns Rooms
Steve Trimper Quality vs. Quantity: High Impact Team Drills To Create Pressure and Stimulate Focus Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 11:30am - 12:15pm Strawberry/Maple Sugar Rooms Carson Cross Efficient Ways to Execute Pitch Design Expo Center Meeting Rooms
Saturday, January 11 11:30am - 12:15pm Peeping Frog Room Matt Hyde Identifying Big Leaguers as Amateur Players:
What Did They Look Like Before They Were Famous?
Expo Center Meeting Rooms

Click here to view the full handout from the past 2019 World Baseball Coaches' Convention
2019 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches' Convention Event Handout

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