Past Editions:
5th EBCA Convention
2008 VIENNA (AU)


Tom HansenSport Psychologist New York YankeesTom Hansen is a Ph. D. in sport psychology and has coached baseball players
ranging from World Champions to Little Leaguers since 1983. 
Career highlights include : 
• Full-time Performance Enhancement director for the New York Yankees (2001) 
• Performance Enhancement Consultant for the Texas Rangers (1999, 2000) 
• Performance Enhancement services for Anaheim Angels & Minnesota Twins 
• Head baseball coach and tenured professor at Skidmore College (NY) (90-97). 
• Co-Author of 'Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time'
Tom O'ConnellISG Vice President - ABCA Hall of FameTom O’Connell is leading the ISG staff, once again. He was the first high school coach
ever elected to lead the American Baseball Coaches Association as President.
In 1991, he was inducted in the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Hall of
Fame and in the ABCA Hall of Fame in 2007.
O’Connell was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2004 by the ABCA.
Besides speaking at clinics in the US and Europe, he is a scout for the Orioles and a
successful author. He just finished his 3rd book Baseball Practice Games that
should reach the market by Spring 2009. 
Jeff AlbertSt-Louis Cardinals - Hitting CoachJeff Albert is the hitting coach at Batavia (Cardinals affiliate). 
Albert played collegiate baseball at the Division III and Division II levels, with a
couple of stops among independent professional teams.   
He is owner and operator of, which is a site dedicated  
to baseball training and analysis. He is also a certified strength and conditioning
specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 
Bill HolmbergTeam Italy Pitching Coach
FIBS Baseabll Academy coordinator
Bill Holmberg is an American coach who started his career in 1980 at Christopher 
Colombus High school (USA) before coming over to Italy in 1989 and becoming the 
manager and Technical director of Godo baseball club for 12 years. He then served
as a pitching coach for San Marino, the Italian Junior National team and since 2007,
for the Italian Senior National Team. 
In 2004, he was named Director of the MLB-Italian Academy and, in 2005, field 
coordinator for the annual MLB Academy that saw many European players sign
contracts with MLB organizations. 
Bill is also an international scout for the Chicago Cubs. 
Steve JanssenSparta Feyenoord Head CoachSteve started his coaching career at a young age and, at only 36 years old, has
a lot of baseball experience behind his back. From 2002 to 2005, Janssen was the
pitching coach for the Dutch National team (under Davey Johnson) that won the
European championship in 2003 and 2005 and reached the 6th place at the 2003
World Cup and at the 2004 Olympics from Athens 
The General Manager from the SJ Baseball Academy was the Head Coach of
Sparta Feyenoord in 2008, and just signed a contract as the Head Coach of
Neptunus Rotterdam, one of the top European ballclubs
Karl OnziaSparta Feyenoord Hitting CoachKarl Onzia, a career .454 hitter in the Belgian Top League, has won several MVP
and hitting titles in his country. He coached the D2 team Merchtem and promoted
them to D1.  Karl is the hitting coordinator of the SJ Academy and served as the
Sparta Feyenoord hitting coach last year. 
Martin LangloisAustrian National Team ManagerMartin Langlois will represent the Austrian Federation at the EBCA Convention.  
He is the GM of the Austrian National team.