Back in 1972 Jack Hawkins, a coach with a vision, created Be the Best, a clinic where baseball and softball coaches gather annually to interact with, learn from and get to know some of the greatest in the game.
Each year, Be the Best attracts approximately 2,000 attendees who are interested in honing the craft of coaching. Coaches representing age groups from Little League through college participate in the clinic that includes former pro baseball players and managers, decorated Olympian athletes, college and university coaches and other credible professionals from the worlds of baseball and softball. Guest speakers cover topics on everything from how to build a championship program and create a team culture to pitching mechanics and effective practice drills.
After 42 years, Jack Hawkins sold what is now the longest-running baseball and softball clinic in the country, to Greg and Dan Allen of Bergen County, New Jersey. The entrepreneur brothers, who have vast coaching experience themselves, continue to build upon the foundation of Be the Best as being a convention created and run BY coaches FOR coaches.
A highly anticipated event held every January, Be the Best Coaches’ Convention has long been recognized as a diverse, informative and downright fun forum for baseball and softball coaches, players and enthusiasts across the country.