CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today the four host sites for its 2023 Regional Clinics this fall as part of its ongoing Coaches Clinic program. USA Baseball Regional Clinics are two-day immersive events hosted in professional baseball facilities that provide coaches of all levels unprecedented levels of instruction from former Major League Baseball (MLB) players, coaches from MLB and Minor League Baseball, USA Baseball national team alums, national team coaches, and highly decorated coaches from the college and high school ranks.
The 2023 events will be hosted at Wintrust Field in Schaumburg, Illinois, from September 9–10; at Trenton Thunder Ballpark in Trenton, New Jersey, from September 16–17; at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from October 21-22; and a clinic presented in partnership with MLB and the Arizona Fall League at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona from November 4–5.
“We are thrilled to once again host four USA Baseball Regional Clinics in professional ballparks around the United States in 2023,” said Andrew Bartman, USA Baseball’s Director of Coaching Development and 2020 Coach Educator of the Year. “USA Baseball continues to cultivate a diverse and knowledgeable group of presenters to develop a one-of-a-kind coaches education experience. Not only will attendees receive free meals and USA Baseball gear as part of their attendance, but they will be absorbing exceptional training through lecture-style and on-field instruction from some of the best minds in the game.”
“The development of coaches in our game at all levels is mission critical. USA Baseball continues to take a leadership role in this initiative and the Arizona Fall League is proud to be a partner,” said Arizona Fall League Director Chuck Fox.
Regional Clinics provide their attendees with over 10 hours of instruction over two days. The first day will include guest instructors providing lecture-style and discussion-based training and a cocktail hour and dinner for the participants to network with the instructors and USA Baseball staff. The second day takes place on-field, demonstrating the concepts introduced on day one. Lunch will be provided for all participants and will offer another opportunity to meet and speak with the instructors and fellow coaches in attendance. In addition, all coaches who register will receive a gift bag of USA Baseball gear and an in-depth program manual to take home.
Furthermore, attending a Regional Clinic satisfies the clinic attendance requirement for level “C” of the free USA Baseball Coaches Certification Program. The program is three-tiered and consists of ascending levels “A” Certification, “B” Certification, and “C” Certification. The program aims to create a higher standard of coaching education to enhance coaches’ ability to serve their athletes, teams, and communities. The curriculum includes educational resources that cover essential topics such as health and safety, creating a positive environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management, and skill-specific development.
2023 USA Baseball Regional Clinics:
- September 9–10: Schaumburg, Illinois (Wintrust Field)
- September 16–17: Trenton, New Jersey (Trenton Thunder Ballpark)
- October 21–22: Chattanooga, Tennessee (AT&T Field)
- November 4–5: Scottsdale, Arizona (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
USA Baseball is proud to partner with MLB and the Arizona Fall League for its Scottsdale, Arizona Regional Clinic from November 4–5. Occurring in conjunction with the 16th edition of the Fall Stars Game, all clinic attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the game on Saturday evening at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The cocktail hour reception will also be hosted there that evening.
Registration for a USA Baseball Regional Clinic is $119 per attendee or $99 per attendee for a staff of three or more coaches. Space is limited for each location. USA Baseball is happy to offer discounted hotel options for its participants that can be found on the USA Baseball Travel Services page.
Current presenters for the Regional Clinics include:
- Xan Barksdale: Two-time Collegiate National Team coach and 2019 USA Baseball Service Provider of the Year
- Butch Chaffin: Two-time USA Baseball national team coach and 2020 USA Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year
- Kevin Graber: Field Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs and ABCA and NHSBCA Region Coach of the Year
- Brian Hamm: Yale University Head Coach and 2022 Skip Bertman Award winner
- Matt Herges: Former bullpen coach for the San Francisco Giants and pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Ryan McGinnis: 2022 ABCA National Ethics Coach of the Year and two-time Wisconsin Coach of the Year
- Adam Moseley: Three-time USA Baseball national team coaching alum
- Jeremy Sheetinger: Georgia Gwinnett College Head Coach and 2021 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year
Presenters also include Andre Butler, Tim Funkhouser (2022 Illinois 4A Baseball Coach of the year), Alex Jurczynski (Princeton), Mike Petrowski (Rider), Robbie Robinson (Sacramento River Cats [AAA San Francisco Giants]), and Rob Swendra (St. Cloud State). Additional presenters will be added throughout the year and can be found online on the Regional Clinics registration page.