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Speakers of the House

Be the Best always draws the greatest in the game to speak, share stories and run clinics at the country’s longest-running baseball and softball convention. And this year, after moving home base to Atlantic City, the line-up is stronger than ever!

Don’t miss softball’s favorite husband and wife team, Ralph and Karen Weekly, the Gators’ Tim Walton, Kennesaw State’s Scott Whitlock, Michigan’s Carol Hutchins and many, many more!

Baseball speakers include Pat McMahon, Danny Borrell, Carlos Mendoza, Reggie Willits and Alan Cockrell – all from the Yankees’ organization. Plus, there’s Illinois’ Dan Hartleb and Drew Dickinson, Penn State’s Rob Cooper , Colorado Rockies’ Jerry Weinstein and lots of others!

Click here for the full speaker line up at Be the Best Baseball and Softball Convention.

Thursday, January 28 – Sunday, January 31, 2016

Harrah’s Resort
Waterfront Conference Center
Atlantic City, NJ


Register NOW for only $125.

Be the Best Line-Up: Want to Get Your Kids into College?

With the best baseball and softball coaches’ convention in the country just days away, it’s time to start thinking about how to maximize your experience. If you haven’t already, take a look at the schedule, check out the speakers, download the ALL IN app and make your game plan!

Coach like a college coach!
Pick the brains of some of the country’s top softball and baseball coaches at Be the Best. Learn what they look for, how they build a championship team, what it takes to become an elite pitcher, how they coach their offense and all you need to know about the recruiting process.

Don’t miss everyone’s favorite husband and wife coaching team, Tennessee’s Karen and Ralph Weekly; that peach of a guy from Kennesaw State, Scott Whitlock and local legend from Monmouth, Dean Ehehalt, plus many, many more!

You don’t have to sign up for anything. You can come and go as you please. But take a look at what we’ve got going on so you don’t miss what you want to see most.

See you on the 28th!

By Coaches for Coaches

After 42 years at the helm of Be the Best, Jack Hawkins handed the ball over to Greg and Dan Allen who, in their innovative entrepreneurial way have taken the convention to a whole new level.

Be the Best was created by a coach for other coaches and continues to be run with the same spirit. As well as owning several businesses, including Bader Field Sports, LLC, the Allens know the sports world from the inside out, from player, parent, coach and managerial perspectives. Surrounded by a team of former athletes, coaches and sports marketing professionals, the Allen brothers have all the bases covered for a grand slam of a convention.

As they take over Be the Best, the Allens are determined to keep Jack Hawkins’ vision alive. A convention created by coaches for coaches, Be the Best is personal yet professional, informative yet fun.

Past attendees will feel right at home with the event’s familiar format, including the ever-popular 20-minute Rap Sessions. In addition, this year’s convention has added a hands-on Player Clinics to the line-up on Saturday afternoon, a Coaches’ party on Thursday night, an ALL IN app to help maximize time and a welcoming environment that’s conducive to mixing and mingling with experts and fellow attendees.

The 43rd annual Be the Best Coaches’ Convention was created by coaches for coaches. Just like always.

See you in Atlantic City!

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