The McCarthy Project Volleyball Club, a Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) member club that field boys and girls teams within the sports of indoor and beach volleyball. We offer a wide range of opportunities for players, including:
2. ProjectU Beach Clinics and Showcase Tournaments
3. Team Practice Sessions
4. JVA-sanctioned tournaments
Indoor (Winter Season): 1st week of January till April
The winter season is about developing skill sets and competing on a local level.
- Team Practice Sessions in Waconia area.
- JVA sanctioned tournaments
- Private Sessions
Our practices start around January 1st and at a location to be determined in the Waconia area. Our goal is to practice two times a week in a early time slot, but this may change on a week to week basis based on gym availability.
Tryouts and Club Information Session:
December 2nd, 2018 from 1pm-3pm. The cost is $20 per player.
Safari Island Community Center
1600 Community Dr.
Waconia, MN 55387
Team fees are $800.00 per player. The team fees include uniforms, coaching fees, court rentals and entry into 4 local tournaments. The uniforms include the following: a jersey and a pair of shorts, a set of knee pads, and a backpack.
$400 paid by December 9th, 2018 and the remaining February 1st, 2019.
Tournament Information and Location:
January 19 or 20, February 23 or 24, March 16 or 17, and April 6 or 7
Northern Lights Power League: Boys
14050 Judicial Road
Burnsville, MN 55306
For additional information, click here
If you are interested in playing for our club or have additional questions, contact Stephen at 612-741-0982.
Beach (Summer Season): 1st week of May till last week of July
The summer season is about the fun in some cases, about the competition in others. Each event has been developed for a specific purpose; If players looking to have fun at the beach and play volleyball for a weekend or for players looking to compete, have fun, and take their game to the next level.
- Team Practice Sessions at Lord Fletchers, Lake Minnetonka, MN and Dred Scott Park, Bloomington, MN
- Beach Camps: Lord Fletchers (Lake Minnetonka, MN)
- AVPNext and AVPAmerica sanctioned tournaments
- ProjectU Beach Clinics and Showcase Tournaments
- Private Sessions
Our practices start around May 1st and are located at Lord Fletchers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Dred Scott Park in Bloomington on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same time. During the month of May, the practice sessions are from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, due to school and travel time to the courts.
Primarily, players choose their own partners. For athletes who do not have or looking to play with different partners, the coaches will attempt to locate a partner of like age and skill level, but it is up to you to secure a partner for each tournament.
Team practices are $25.00 per player, per session. At the beginning of the season, the coaches will sit down with each athlete and family to create a schedule that works around your summer schedule. For most athletes, the cost is around $250 for practice sessions. Each tournament is around $70 per team or $35 per player.
Click here for frequently asked questions or if you are interested in playing for our club, contact Stephen at 612-741-0982.
2019 Event Schedule:
January 25th-27th, ProjectU Beach House Camp, Tampa, FL
June 1st-2nd ProjectU Collegiate Beach Clinic and Showcase Tournament, Kansas City, KS
June 8th-9th ProjectU Collegiate Beach Clinic and Showcase Tournament Chicago, IL
June 29th-30th ProjectU Collegiate Beach Clinic and Showcase Tournament, Lake City, MN
July 1st-7th, ProjectU Beach House Camp aand Showcase Tournament, Hermosa Beach, CA
July 13th AVPAmerica Junior Tournament, Duluth, MN
July 27th AVPAmerica Winnipeg Junior Tournament, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
All events are optional for team members, all we ask is that team members do their best to support the local events.
About Stephen McCarthy, Director of The McCarthy Project:
Stephen has prepared over 15,000 youth, high school, college athletes for over a span of 18 years. He has trained players who have played the following professional sports: NBA and NHL. He has developed over 150 college athletes within the sports of basketball, volleyball (indoor and beach), soccer, swimming and hockey. Currently, Stephen is a USAV certified official, a USAV Beach Impact and BCAP I certified volleyball coach, a member of JVA and AVCA, a sponsored JVA beach club, as well as, a ISSA certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition consultant.