19th EBCA Convention 2024 @ Budapest (H)


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One Day Friday 8 November 2024
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One Day Saturday 9 November 2024
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One Day Sunday 10 November 2024
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19th EBCA Convention 2024


Sunday 10 November 2024 - Sun 10 November 2024

Gear up for the 19th annual European Baseball Coaches Association convention in Budapest, Hungary. Celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2024, expect the brilliance of MLB/MiLB and ISG speakers, alongside sponsors an vendors. Immerse yourself in ample networking opportunities with coaches from Europe and beyond. Join us for a dynamic blend of expertise, celebration, and global connections in the stunning city of Budapest.

Registration includes one year EBCA  Premium Membership and lunch on Saturday & Sunday @ Benczúr Hotel.

Register now for only € 120* - LUNCH INCLUDED!
(*: EBCA Premium Membership 2025 included)
EARLY BIRD: register (& pay) before August 31st, 2024 and get 10 raffle tickets for free.

Special rates for attendees available: lodging will be possible at the Benczúr Hotel (***).

Come and join us for a great baseball coaching convention and get inspired for next season.

Members (and former members) can easily register by logging in first at the member area on our website.

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Benczúr Hotel

Benczúr utca 35, 1068 Budapest, Hungary


Jerry Weinstein - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event
Jerry Weinstein
Field Coordinator and Catching Coach
Colorado Rockies

Jerry Weinstein is a renowned figure in the world of baseball, celebrated for his extensive coaching career spanning over five decades. Born with an innate passion for the sport, Weinstein's journey began in his hometown of New York City. He attended Long Island University, where he played college baseball and laid the foundation for what would become a distinguished coaching career.

Weinstein's coaching prowess became evident early on, leading him to various coaching positions across different levels of the sport. Notably, he served as the head coach for Sacramento City College, where he achieved remarkable success and earned multiple Coach of the Year honors.

His expertise extends beyond college baseball. Weinstein has also made significant contributions to USA Baseball, guiding national teams to victory in international competitions. His dedication and strategic acumen have earned him widespread respect within the baseball community.

Beyond coaching, Weinstein is a revered educator and mentor. He is known for his innovative approaches to player development and his commitment to nurturing young talent. Weinstein's coaching philosophy emphasizes not only skill development but also character building, instilling in his players a deep respect for the game and a strong work ethic.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Weinstein is an accomplished speaker and clinician. He regularly shares his wealth of knowledge and experience at coaching seminars and clinics worldwide.

Currently, Jerry Weinstein continues to leave an indelible mark on the sport as the Field Coordinator and Catching Coach for the Colorado Rockies. His insights and contributions have helped shape the next generation of baseball players and coaches. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Jerry Weinstein himself at [Event Name], where he will undoubtedly share valuable perspectives on coaching, leadership, and the timeless allure of America's pastime. --- Feel free to adjust or personalize this biography as needed for your event website!

Darin Everson - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event
Darin Everson
Hitting Coach
Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NY Mets AA team)

Darin Everson is a respected figure in the baseball community, known for his expertise as a hitting coach and player development specialist. Everson's journey in baseball began as a player, showcasing his skills at James Madison University where he was a standout athlete. After college, he transitioned into coaching, driven by his passion for the game and a desire to mentor young talent.

Everson's coaching career has been marked by notable achievements. He has held coaching positions at various levels within the Minor League Baseball system, honing his craft and earning a reputation for his innovative approach to hitting instruction. His dedication to player development and his ability to connect with athletes have been instrumental in the success of the teams he's worked with.

Currently, Darin Everson serves as the Hitting Coach for the New York Mets' AA team, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. In this role, he plays a pivotal role in helping aspiring players refine their hitting techniques and reach their full potential. Everson's coaching philosophy emphasizes not only the physical aspects of hitting but also the mental and strategic elements that contribute to success on the field.

Beyond his coaching responsibilities, Everson is actively involved in player development programs, clinics, and coaching seminars, where he shares his knowledge and insights with aspiring coaches and players alike. He is committed to advancing the game of baseball by nurturing talent and fostering a deep appreciation for the sport.

Darin Everson's impact extends beyond the field. His leadership, dedication, and commitment to excellence serve as an inspiration to all who aspire to succeed in baseball. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Darin Everson at the EBCA Convention 2024, where he will share valuable insights into hitting mechanics, player development, and the intricacies of the game.

TBA - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event

Tom O'Connell - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event

The first high school coach ever elected President of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Tom O’Connell recently retired after 51 years of coaching baseball. From 1969 – 2000, he coached at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee where his teams won more games than any sport in the school’s history. After retiring from the school as a teacher, he coached the next 15 years at suburban Catholic Central High School in Burlington, Wisconsin where his Hilltoppers won five State Championships while appearing in the State Quarterfinals a record ten straight years. For the last five years of his career, he worked at reviving a program which had fallen on hard times in St. Francis, Wisconsin.

Throughout his career, O’Connell received many accolades including being selected National Coach of the Year three times: in 2004, 2010 and 2011. In 1995, he coached the USA Baseball North Team in the United States Olympic Festival in Colorado, the last of such festivals ever conducted. He was also named Midwest Coach of the Year four times, conference coach of the year on numerous occasions, and has been inducted into five different Halls of Fame including that of the ABCA where in 2007 became only the 16th high school coach to be inducted in its history.

After leading the High School Division of the ABCA from 1984-1996, he was elected an officer of the group and served as President in 2002. He now serves on the Board of Directors and hosts the International Coaches Reception at its annual convention. He presided over the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association for 20 years and in 1991 was named the Wisconsin Man of the Year.

When asked, O’Connell will readily say he is most proud of two of his accomplishments: one is helping develop the ABCA Code of Ethics and chairing a committee which chooses yearly recipients for the Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award, one of the organizations most prestigious honors, which is presented to active coaches whose careers have embodied the concepts in the ABCA Ethics Code, and the other is his ongoing work in international baseball first as a resident Envoy Coach and for the past 20 years educating coaches with ISG Baseball.

An accomplished author, O’Connell has published three books, Coaching Baseball: Techniques and Tactics, one of the top selling baseball handbooks, Coaching Youth Baseball, a manual for youth coaches, and Play Ball: 100 Baseball Practice Games. He also edited Cincinnati Red’s pitching coach Derek Johnson’s successful Complete Guide to Pitching.

Coach O’Connell is a frequent speaker at clinics around the United States and Europe having presented at coaching clinics in eleven states, eleven European nations and in New Zealand. He is president of ISG Baseball and oversees the organization and planning of its annual winter coaching clinics. O’Connell served as the Lead Envoy Coach in Germany for Major League Baseball beginning in 1993 – spending fifteen of his summers developing players and coaches – and has scouted for the Dodgers, Reds, Phillies and Orioles.

Besides his avocation in baseball, he has been intensely involved with Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish music festival in the world, serving on its Board of Directors, supervising Festival activities and booking entertainment. He and his wife Paula celebrated their golden anniversary in 2017. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

TBA - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event

TBA - Speaker @ 19th EBCA Convention 2024 - European Baseball Coaches Association - Event

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