ABCA Conventon 2014 - T-Minus 1 Day


Liam Carroll

Despite a cancelled flight, several rebookings and a snow storm, kudos to United Airlines for getting me to Dallas for the ABCA Convention. I'll try to post once a day based on my internet access...and I'll definitely share highlights when I'm back in London. Some randoms to get my reporting underway:

  • I did not get to turn left on any of my flights but Economy Plus is a big upgrade on Economy.
  • How they're able to keep planes up in the air in heavy snow is remarkable. Odd to see planes dripping the green and orange of de-icer.
  • The convention hotel is also hosting the two colleges playing in the Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma State and Missouri) will be buzzing.
  • A day ahead of the convention it was nice to bump into GB Baseball alum Brant Ust.

Finally, a brief rundown of what's to come:

  • Tomorrow evening there will be a reception for international coaches. From a simple social it's turned into a development meeting so I'm looking forward to see what they come up with.
  • On Friday morning Play Global! will host a's a great organisation co-founded by one of British Baseball's dearest, Tom Gillespie.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be filled with clinics, exhibitors, catching up with the likes of Sam Dempster, and lots of baseball and coaching talk.


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About Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Liam was a Regional Coach and then Development Coordinator for BaseballSoftballUK until May 2014. He returned to his hometown of London to work for BSUK in 2010 after stops in Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, California and Nevada. Growing up playing in Britain, Liam made the move to America to study and play university baseball. After figuring out that his future would be brighter as a coach rather than player, he moved to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to finish his degree and coach college baseball. Since then he’s coached youth and adult teams on both sides of the atlantic and with the Great Britain Baseball National Teams.

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