ProjectU Super Sessions and Showcases

TMP Beach ProjectU LogoIn partnership with the AVP Academy, The ProjectU Super Sessions and Showcases are about connecting elite athletes with college coaches who have the ability to take your game to the next level. The beach volleyball clinic and tournament will be held the summer of 2018. Event locations include Chicago, New York City, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Los Angeles. The event is open to athletes who are committed to understanding themselves and moving ahead as a player.

“Over the years, we have ventured to bring leading edge ideas and training to beach volleyball. With top college coaches in one location, this event will be a major opportunity for young athletes. It will be a point for elite athletes in real time to learn next level concepts, showcase their skills and potentially, change the direction of their future in beach volleyball. ” -Stephen McCarthy. Director, TMP Beach Volleyball

ProjectU Super Session and Showcase Benefits:

  • Day 1: Instruction, on and off court, from some the best coaches in the country, start at 9am and end at 3pm with 1 hour lunch.
  • Day 2: Tournament: 3 game minimum: U14, U16, and U18 age divisions, start at 9am
  • Within a tournament environment, be observed by Olympic-level and college-level coaches
  • Leave Camp with better understanding of yourself and a handle on your dreams

Tentative List of Colleges in Attendance:
Tulane University
University of Hawaii
Georgia State University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Colorado-Mesa University
Loyola Marymount University
Texas Christian University
Louisiana State University
and more to be announced

Cost:
$175 per player for tournament and clinic, registration opens Feb 1st.

Location Information:
Minneapolis June 9th-10th
Los Angeles June 16th-17th
New York City June 23rd-24th
Seattle July 21st-22nd
Miami August 4th-5th
Chicago August 11th-12th

About TMP Beach:
Stephen McCarthy, Director of TMP Beach, has prepared over 15,000 youth, high school, college athletes for over a span of 17 years. He has trained players who have played the following professional sports: NBA and NHL. He has developed over 150 NCAA athletes within the sports of basketball, volleyball (indoor and beach), soccer, swimming and hockey. TMP Beach Volleyball club started in 2014. Currently, Stephen is a USAV certified official, a USAV Beach Impact and BCAP I certified volleyball coach, a member of AVCA and JVA, a coach within the USAV High Performance Beach Program, as well as, a certified personal trainer.

About Scott Davenport of AVP Academy:
Scott Davenport, a professional beach volleyball coach for top professional and youth teams, most recently, leading a Canadian women’s team to a 5th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has worked, and continues to work with various levels including Olympians, FIVB, AVP, NORCECA, NCAA, USAV, SCVA and AAU. His teams have acquired over 50 podium finishes and garnished numerous international and domestic individual honors, including FIVB Best Blocker, FIVB Best Defender and USAV Beach team of the Year. Scott’s developmental program consistently sees his teams improve their rankings every year.

ProjectU Spring Training Camps

AVP Pro Jeremy Casebeer will be on staff at LA camps

Our ProjectU Spring Beach Volleyball Training Camp is an on and off court camp over a 3 day period that will cover innovative, individualized, creative on-court skill work, strength and speed development training, as well as, leading edge nutrition. ProjectU Spring Training beach volleyball camps are a partnership between TMP Beach and the AVP Academy. In addition to the TMP Beach staff, a local AVP pro will be in attendance. The camps will be held over the month of March and early April on the beautiful beaches of Riviera Beach, FL and Los Angeles, CA; The event is open to all athletes who are committed to understanding themselves and moving ahead as a player and a person.
“Over the years, we have developed a gestalt theory of elite performance in beach volleyball. This camp will be a point for athletes to learn from one of best players on AVP tour but also to hear about new, innovative training and skill development techniques that have applied to develop the best in the sport.” -Stephen McCarthy, director of TMP Beach

ProjectU Spring Beach Volleyball Camp Highlights:

  • Mission of camp is to develop a “love for the game”
  • Discover how to use your memories in elite performance
  • Develop your ability to use your instincts and intuition with game like drills and cauldron games
  • On court skill development and video feedback
  • Learn through experiential leadership and communication drills

Details:
4pm to 6pm on Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be provided following Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Dates:
Miami March 16-17th
Los Angeles March 23rd-25th or March 30th-April 1st

Cost:
$285 per athlete

Locations:
Irvine Valley College Beach Volleyball Courts
5500 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Palm Beach/ Riviera Beach, FL
Palm Beach Shores
181 South Ocean Avenue
Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404

online registration

About TMP Beach:
Stephen McCarthy, Director of TMP Beach, has prepared over 15,000 youth, high school, college athletes for over a span of 17 years. He has trained players who have played the following professional sports: NBA and NHL. He has developed over 150 NCAA athletes within the sports of basketball, volleyball (indoor and beach), soccer, swimming and hockey. TMP Beach Volleyball club started in 2014. Currently, Stephen is a USAV certified official, a USAV Beach Impact and BCAP I certified volleyball coach, a member of AVCA and JVA, a coach within the USAV High Performance Beach Program, as well as, a certified personal trainer.

About Scott Davenport of AVP Academy:
Scott Davenport, a professional beach volleyball coach for top professional and youth teams, most recently, leading a Canadian women’s team to a 5th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has worked, and continues to work with various levels including Olympians, FIVB, AVP, NORCECA, NCAA, USAV, SCVA and AAU. His teams have acquired over 50 podium finishes and garnished numerous international and domestic individual honors, including FIVB Best Blocker, FIVB Best Defender and USAV Beach team of the Year. Scott’s developmental program consistently sees his teams improve their rankings every year.

Minnesota Coach McCutcheon on The Love of The Game

University of Minnesota’s head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon joined myself to talk about the love of sport and how to properly develop young athletes.  Coach shared his story growing up in New Zealand playing multiple different sports and developing over his lifetime a love for volleyball.  He talked about how he came to focus on one sport, volleyball, his transition to coaching and some of his principles of success.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

Coach Hugh McCutcheon Bio: Complete bio

Coach Russ Rose on Balanced Development

Coach Russ Rose of Penn State University joined Stephen McCarthy to discuss the waterfront of ideas related to young volleyball players and coaches around the concept of balanced development.  Coach Rose talked about the role of technology in a young persons life, the proper role of club volleyball, why is it important to play more than one sport, and finally, how coaches and athletes can develop a balanced long-term approach to elite performance in life and sport.

For the complete interview, click here.

Coach Russ Rose Bio Information:

Record breaking. History making. Legendary. All of these words can be used to describe the tenure of Penn State women’s volleyball head coach Russ Rose’s career in Happy Valley. At the helm of the Nittany Lion squad for 35 years, his name has become synonymous with the pride and tradition of the program. The leader of arguably the most successful collegiate women’s volleyball program in the country, Rose continues to pass along the confidence and character he has gained during his career.

During his tenure, Rose has collected wins at a staggering pace. Never having posted fewer than 22 wins in a season, he concluded the 2013 season as the NCAA leader in career winning percentage, having won more than 86 percent of the matches he’s coach at Penn State. He is just the third active DI women’s volleyball head coach to reach 1,000 career wins, Since then, he’s amassed another 125 victories, which puts him just four wins shy of tying the all-time record for career triumphs. Full bio

Why We Work in The Summer Camp Business

Natalie Montague of Nike Sports Camps and US Sports Camps

Today Stephen McCarthy is joined by Natalie Montague of Nike Sports Camps and US Sports Camps to talk about why we work in the summer camp business and the role US Sports Camps plays every summer in young athletes lives.

Areas covered:

  1. Why are we in this industry
  2. What are the deeper motives of coaches, athletes and parents for participating in summer sports
  3. The role her family and summer camps has played in finding the desire to help other young people and coaches have a positive summer camp experience.

For the complete interview, click below. For more information about Natalie, US Sports Camps and Nike Summer Camps, visit their website.

Can Diet Really Increase Your IQ?

Written by Dr. Cate on April 2nd, 2017

In his mid 20’s, Silicon Valley wiz-kid and entrepenur Dave Asprey had accomplished everything he’d set out to achieve, but his success had cost him his health.

When the scale hit 300, he realized it time to take better care of himself. Ditching mainstream diet advice that had gotten him nowhere, he adapted a healthy, low-carb, natural-fat diet and lost 100 pounds. To his surprise, he discovered he’d also gained some serious brain power–initially somewhere around 15 IQ points.

IQ is rated on a standard, bell-shaped curve. The average IQ score is set at 100, meaning if your IQ is 100 you’re smarter than 50% of adults, and the other 50% are smarter than you. 15 points is equal to a standard deviation. That means gaining 15 points and going from 100-115 moves you from smarter than 50% of the population to smarter than 84%. Of course, just by taking IQ tests again and again, you can get better at IQ tests and can falsely raise your IQ. But a gain of 20 to 30 points is extraordinary and unlikely to be just due to practice.

For the complete post, click here.

Collegiate Beach Volleyball Surpasses Benchmarks

Lexington, Ky. (March 2, 2017) – On the eve of the sixth season of competition for NCAA collegiate beach volleyball, the AVCA notes that over 1000 women are participating at 64 Division I, II and III institutions and 50% of those participants are exclusively playing beach volleyball.

Beach volleyball was added to the emerging sports list by the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics in 2009. The first season of competition took place during the spring of 2012, when 15 Division I schools added varsity programs. Fourteen more programs started in 2013 followed by ten more in 2014, triggering a transition to NCAA Championship status. Funding was approved in 2015 and the NCAA hosted the 1st National Collegiate Beach Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama in May of 2016. This year, the championship returns to Gulf Shores on the weekend of May 5-7.  For complete press release, click here

2017 USAV Beach High Performance Skills Assessment Camp

2016 HP Camp Gulf Shores, AL

In 2017, Beach High Performance is re-conceptualizing the tryout model into a two day skills assessment camp. With this new model, athletes will not only have more time to showcase their skills to the evaluators but also receive high level training from top level beach volleyball coaches. All athletes are highly recommended to attend both days for the most thorough evaluation and to receive the most coaching. Please contact beachhp@usav.org if you have conflicts or questions. For 2017 Junior Pipeline Pathways and additional information, click here.

The following dates and locations are the four Zonal Skills Assessment Camps that are offered for Spring 2017

Date (2017)  Location   Zone Registration
March 4-5 Hickory Point, Tavares, FL Atlantic Zone Click here to register
March 18-19 West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA Pacific Zone Click here to register
April 1-2 Houston Sportsplex, Houston, TX Border Zone Click here to register
April 29-30 Oasis Sand Bar, Cedar Rapids, IA Central Zone Click here to register

We should include a fourth macronutrient: time between meals

By Dr. Cate Shanahan, Author of Deep Nutrition

There’s a lot of important discussion around macronutrients in the nutrition world regarding what percentage of our daily calories should ideally come from protein versus carb versus fat. In all this discussion, what’s often overlooked is the fact that simply overeating puts a stress on the system. I think we should include a fourth macronutrient: time between meals. The longer you can go without a meal or a snack or a beverage other than water, the healthier your mitochondria will be.

For complete aritcle, click here