My Untold Story on Raw Milk

David Augenstein

About four years ago, I started my quest to find a source of raw milk for the purpose of improving my performance as a human being, my family, and athletes looking for an edge.

On top of that, I found this unpublished interview with David Augenstein of the Journal of Natural Food and Health on the subject of raw milk and its value to the human being.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Lastly, if you are looking for more information, here are a few resources

  1. David Augenstein’s Journal of Natural Food and Health and
  2. Book: The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid
  3. Weston A. Price Foundation
  4. The McCarthy Project Past Research, click here, here
  5. Rawmilk.org And advocacy resource for
    natural, raw milk & non-pasteurized dairy
  6. Harvard Research on raw milk

Coach Tom Black: From California to Rio to Georgia

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Head Coach Tom Black of Georgia University

Today, Stephen was joined by Coach Tom Black of Georgia University to talk about the whirlwind of activity over the last year from coaching beach and indoor at LMA to coaching in the Rio Olympics to accepting the Georgia coaching position last month.  We talked about the power of change and the growth mindset and what it has meant to him over the last year as well as, how it may apply to young athletes.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Coach Tom Black Bio:
Black comes to Athens with 12 years of NCAA collegiate head coaching experience with time at UC San Diego and Loyola Marymount, accumulating a career record of 242-115 after posting six seasons with 20-plus wins.

Working with some of the top athletes in the country, Black has been extremely active with the U.S. Women’s National Team over the last few years, working alongside U.S. head coach Karch Kiraly. Black most recently served on the staff at the 2016 Rio Olympic games as an assistant coach, as the United States garnered a bronze medal.

Coach Trumbo on the Future of Stevenson Beach Volleyball

dave_trumboToday, Stevenson University Head Indoor and Beach Volleyball Coach Dave Trumbo joined Stephen to talk about the inaugural season for his beach team and great ways a student-athlete can enjoy the sport of beach. Some of the areas covered include:

  • The first practice in Maryland the first week of March, short-weather right? It was.
  • The first match win
  • The travel schedule for the 2nd year
  • The future of a two sport athlete at Stevenson

For the entire interview, visit here.

To connect with Coach Trumbo as well as, more information on the Stevenson program, visit here.

Webber International Coach on Selecting A Partner

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Coach Brian Goodhind of Webber International

Today, Stephen McCarthy will talk with Head Coach Brian Goodhind of Webber International University on the numerous variables related to the selection of a partner.  We will attempt to cover the entire spectrum of players from high school players who are looking for a local partner to college players and the coach is making the decisions to a pro level when your success and failure depend on your decisions. We cover personality, talent level, friendship, while attempting to answer the question of who is the best partner for you and your long term success?

For the complete interview, visit here.

Brian Goodhind Bio:

Brian just finished his sixth season at Webber and his fourth as the Head of the volleyball program. Brian came to us from Warner Christian Academy (South Daytona, FL), where he was the Co-Head Coach. While with Warner they won Back to Back State Championship’s while he was there (2009, 2010).

For complete bio, click here

How To Train Ugly

This week, Trevor Ragan of trainugly.com joined Stephen to talk about “how to train ugly.”  Trevor has had a tremendous amount of success breaking down the old, traditional view of training (i.e. control every aspect of the athletes technique, and drill over and over and over the same way, then hopefully eliminate enough mistakes to create success) with concepts like random vs block training and the growth mindset (touch the ball often, learn through mistakes and develop the ability to live in the moment and produce the results.) He shared his journey from talking to the researchers who knew about the concepts of motor learning and then ultimately, attempting  to educate coaches and athletes about a new way, how they can train ugly, have fun and have more success.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Oxygen Supplementation for Athletes

live_o2_logoToday on the show, Stephen McCarthy discussed the use and role of oxygen supplementation for young athletes, as well as, elite athletes.  LiveO2’s own Tom Butler joined the show to talk about the following ares related to his experiences in the world of oxygen.

  • History of Oxygen Supplementation and the benefits
  • Current success stories with athletes
  • The Story of LiveO2 and why it does what it does, and why it is important to the long term development of athletes.
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LiveO2 Adaptive-Contrast System

For the complete interview, visit here.

For additional information on LiveO2, visit our website.

Climbing The Hill as a Small School Standout

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Beach Volleyball Coach Russell Brock of LSU

Today, Stephen McCarthy will talk with Head Coach Russell Brock of the LSU Tigers beach volleyball program about some of  his ideas for players who do not live in hot bed locations to get noticed and eventually, play college beach volleyball. Coach about his personal experiences and what he recommends for players who come from smaller or lesser known schools.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Russel Brock Bio:
Russell Brock was selected to lead LSU’s sand volleyball program on December 4, 2013 by vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva.

Brock has spent the last eight seasons with the Rice University indoor program. He served as a volunteer coach from 2006-08 before being promoted to assistant coach from 2009-13. During his tenure, the Owls racked up 141 wins which included two NCAA Tournament trips and school’s first-ever Conference USA championship in 2009.

Before joining the Rice program, Brock spent 11 years at Baytown Christian Academy in Texas. He acted as the school’s athletics director, operations manager and coached the girls volleyball, boys soccer and boys basketball teams. Under his leadership, the volleyball squad captured four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state titles.

Brock was standout at the University of Southern California where he amassed 956 digs en route to the program’s all-time record, a mark he held for 10 seasons. He also set a NCAA mark with 45 matches with 10-plus digs. Brock graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in exercise science. For complete bio, click here

Beach Coach Russell Brock of LSU on the Art of Making Adjustments

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Beach Volleyball Coach Russell Brock of LSU

Today, Stephen McCarthy will talk with Head Coach Russell Brock of the LSU Tigers beach volleyball progam about some of his go to strategies for elite performance on game day.

Areas covered include:

1, Ideas for players who do not live in hot bed locations to get noticed and eventually, play college beach volleyball
2. Game day strategies and the variables associated with high level play
3. The art of making adjustments to what is happening on game day.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Russel Brock Bio:
Russell Brock was selected to lead LSU’s sand volleyball program on December 4, 2013 by vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva.

Brock has spent the last eight seasons with the Rice University indoor program. He served as a volunteer coach from 2006-08 before being promoted to assistant coach from 2009-13. During his tenure, the Owls racked up 141 wins which included two NCAA Tournament trips and school’s first-ever Conference USA championship in 2009.

Before joining the Rice program, Brock spent 11 years at Baytown Christian Academy in Texas. He acted as the school’s athletics director, operations manager and coached the girls volleyball, boys soccer and boys basketball teams. Under his leadership, the volleyball squad captured four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state titles.

Brock was standout at the University of Southern California where he amassed 956 digs en route to the program’s all-time record, a mark he held for 10 seasons. He also set a NCAA mark with 45 matches with 10-plus digs. Brock graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in exercise science. For complete bio, click here

Scouting: The Role Information Plays In the Players Life

BeScouting with Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University

Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University

Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University and Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project discuss the topic of scouting, its importance to some athletes and not so much for others.  In today’s world of sport, many hours are spent on scouting the competition, but how many times does the theory of randomness ruin the best laid plans of players and coaches. While I do not believe we found all the answers  during our discussion, it is food for thought for how young people can better understand themselves and use scouting information to their advantage.

For the complete clip, visit here.

Game Day Strategies with Georgia State Coach Beth Van Fleet

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Beth Van Fleet of Georgia State

Today, I was joined by Coach Beth Van Fleet of Georgia State and Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University to talk about game day strategies and what athletes need to know to compete at the highest level.

Coach Van Fleet talked about the how and why preparation and training apply directly in game day situations.  Secondly, what are some of the specific areas you should account for on game day, like nutrition and hydration.

In the second half,  Coach Holly discussed what type of information he passes along to his players, as well as, what are the areas athletes can control, what areas they are not able to keep tabs.

Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University

Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University

Coach Holly talks about motives and why you play the game and how it directly applies to the the results you receive from the game.

For the complete interview, visit here.