ProjectU Collegiate Beach Clinics and Showcases

ProjectU Beach Volleyball CampThe ProjectU Collegiate Beach Showcases are about connecting athletes with college coaches who have the ability to take your game to the next level. Event locations include; Louisville, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. In partnership with the AVP Academy, each event is open to all athletes who are committed to understanding themselves and moving ahead as a player. This event is open to any and all entrants limited only by age, gender, grade, or number.

“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 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

Cost: $175 per player for Multi-Day Event or $90 for Single Day clinic. Partner not required.online registration

***All participants must have a current VolleyAmerica membership to attend our events, for additional details, visit here. Exception: Minneapolis, each participant must have a current USAV membership.

Clinic Schedule:
9am-11am Introductions, Warmup and On-court Drills
11am-12pm Coaches Panel (Off Court): Coaches answer your questions, subjects to include; how to get recruited in beach, best practices for skill development, how to get connected to the beach community when there is no beach club in your area, among others
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-3pm: On-court Drills with Coaches

2018 Schedule and Location Information:

KC BEACH (KANSAS CITY, KS)
Colleges Expected: Tulane University, Missouri State, Carson-Newman, Ottawa, Spring Hill, Texas Christian University, and more to be announced
Session Dates: May 19th-20th: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete
Location Information:
KC Beach
7120 Gibbs Rd
Kansas City, KS 66106
Event Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn- Shawnee
16555 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66217
913-248-1900-Mention ProjectU Collegiate Showcase
Room Options: 2 Queens or 1 King, $129 per night plus tax, Minimum 2 night stay, Deadline: April 27th, 2018

KING LOUIE’S SPORTS COMPLEX (LOUISVILLE, KY)
Colleges Expected: Carson-Newman University, Spring Hill, Florida International and more to be announced
Session Dates: June 2nd-3rd: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete
Location Information:
King Louie’s Sports Complex
600 N English Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
502-896-2037

McPETES (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) USAV Beach Regional Qualifier
Colleges Expected: Tulane University, University of Hawaii, Texas Christian University, Houston Baptist, Carson-Newman University
Mike Placek of Collegebeachvb.com with more to be announced
Session Dates: June 9th-10th: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete or $65 per team for the National Qualifier only, click here for details
Location Information:
McPetes
90 Humboldt Dr
Big Lake, MN 55309
763-263-6556

HUNTINGTON BEACH- BROOKHURST ST (LOS ANGELES, CA)
Colleges Expected: University of Hawaii, Loyola Marymount University, Texas Christian University, Carson-Newman University, Victor Valley, College of the Redwoods, St. Marys, and more to be announced
Session Dates: June 16th-17th: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete
Location Information:
Huntington Beach: Brookhurst St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Florida State Sand Volleyball Courts (TALLAHASSEE, FL)
Colleges Expected: University of Hawaii, Florida State University, Florida International, Stetson University, Carson-Newman, and more to be announced.
Session Dates: August 4th and 5th: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete
Location Information:
Florida State Volleyball Courts
Stadium Dr and Spirit Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304

NORTH COURTS-NORTH BEACH (CHICAGO, IL)
online registrationColleges Expected: Tulane University, University of Hawaii, Georgia State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Louisiana State University, Carson-Newman University, Florida International, Missouri State and more to be announced.
Session Dates: August 11th-12th: Day 1: Check in time at 8:30 am, Clinic Session from 9am-3pm. Day 2: 7:30 am Check in time, 8:00am tournament Start. Cost $175.00 per athlete
Location Information:
North Beach: North Courts
1600 Lake Shore Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-742-PLAY

HICKORY POINT BEACH (TAVERAS, FL)
Colleges Expected: Florida Southern, Florida International, Carson-Newman, Spring Hill, University of Tampa with more to be announced
Session Dates: April 7th: Check in time at 4:30pm Clinic Session from 5:00pm-7pm. Cost $90 per athlete. Sign up for tournament on fiestaonsiestakey.com. Pay separately.
Location Information:
Hickory Point Beach
27531 FL-19
Traveras, FL 32278

List of Colleges in Attendance: **Colleges mentioned with locations are with the specific locations are tentative only. **

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ProjectU Spring Training Camps

Beach Volleyball Training Camps, Made for Young Athletes

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 include creative on-court skill work, strength and speed development training, as well as, leading edge nutrition ideas. 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 (Palmonline registration Beach Shores, FL) and Dockweiler Beach (Playa del Rey, CA); The event is open to all athletes who are committed to understanding themselves and moving ahead as a player and a person.

California Staff: California Pro Jeremy Casebeer, Top Ranked AVP player Florida Staff: Rico Guimaraes, Boys and Girls Under 17 National Coach for USA Beach, and Local AVP Pro to be named

“Over the years, we have developed a gestalt theory of elite performance in beach volleyball. Not only will 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

Dates and Cost:
online registrationDockweiler Beach:  March 28th-March 30th $285 per athlete

DOCKWEILER BEACH (PLAYA DEL REY, CA)
Session I: March 23-25: Training will take place between 2:00pm-6:00pm on Friday and 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Snacks will be provided during the session.
Session II: March 28-30: Training will take place between 10:00am-2:00pm on Wednesday to Friday. Snacks will be provided during the session.
Location Information:
Dockweiler Beach
12000 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Meet for registration behind El Segundo Cafe, click here for map

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 a sponsored JVA beach club, a coach within the USAV High Performance Beach Program, as well as, a certified personal trainer.

Click link for additional TMP Beach Volleyball Tournaments and Camps

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