State Clinic Update as of 1/16/19 @ 1:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT – as of 1/16/19 @ 1:00 PM the itinerary for the 2019 IHSBCA State Clinic remains unchanged and ALL events will proceed as scheduled.  This includes all speaker, vendor, and HOF activities.  The IHSBCA leadership has been tracking the weather and, at this moment, it appears we are good for Thursday and Friday, but Saturday remains the wild card in the puzzle.  Since we can’t predict the future we have made contingency plans in case the Saturday weather arrives quicker than predicted, but as of now we will remain ON SCHEDULE.

I have only received a few inquiries and those are about the Saturday Rules Meeting.  We will decide Friday morning (by 10:00 AM) if the Rules Meeting needs to be changed to Friday afternoon, but, again, as of now we will remain ON SCHEDULE.   A change to Friday afternoon would require starting all the afternoon sessions earlier so we can be done in time to set up for the banquet.

We currently have one of the largest coaches pre-registrations that we have ever had and with the normal walk-up registrations we will have another bumper crowd at the clinic!  Kudos to our coaches for bringing new coaches and also their staffs.  Baseball is alive and well in Indiana!  We have several key topics to discuss at the district meetings on Friday so make sure each school has the head coach and / or a representative at those meetings.  Your district letter will be on your badge this year and all meeting rooms are listed in the brochure you will receive at registration and the online brochure on the website.

With speakers, vendors, HOF members and inductees coming from all over the state and beyond, we felt it was important to share this update to let everyone know what we are thinking and that we have planned for other options, if necessary.  Our goal is to run another successful clinic and make sure we consider the safety of all parties in the process.

In one aspect, it feels almost like spring as we are making “weather decisions!”

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.  Please call or e-mail if I can be of service.

If I have forgotten anything please let me know 🙂
Brian Abbott
IHSBCA Executive Director

Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association