Pangos Top 150 Chicago, IL in October

We will be attending the Pangos Top 150 camp this year in Chicago, IL on October.  Dinos works will some of the top players in the nation and we are expecting great things next month.  All signs point to a great weekend of basketball.  If you would like more information on the camp, contact myself at 612-741-0982. 

Push The Rock Allentown,PA Basketball Camp

Wow.. What an experience!! We traveled all the way to Allentown, PA (Just North of Philadelphia) to work with the Push The Rock ministries.  We meet some great people over the two weeks.  It confirmed to me that you can play at a high level and be a Christian.  We had great teach by Jose Medina, a local high school coach, and quality team time sessions, where we talked about the bigger issues of life outside of basketball. Here are some images from the camp and a trip to NYC.. The last image is amazing.. They actually play basketball outside, under the lights.  Never seen it before in my life!! It was just like seeing snow for the first time.

End of Camp Awards with Jose
Tyson with Lamont and Jacob
The Family: Stephen, Tyson and Tessa at NYC
Tyson and Tessa in NYC Times Square

Tyson Zip lining in the Poconos
Outdoor night basketball in Allentown, PA

Five Star Super Session Dynamic Warmup

Just got back from the Super Session in Chicago, IL.  Over the weekend, my role was strength and conditioning coach for the camp.  We  ran a highly technical speed station and a “kick your butt”” conditioning station on Satuday night.  Pictured below are images from the morning dynamic warmup on Sunday.

Five Star Basketball Super Session Summer 2012

It was great to see Tony B, Don Juan, and Michael Lang again.  Secondly, it was great to meet Andrew Braverman, Jeff Duncan, PJ and Alvin Boutte and the rest of the coaches. All in all, it was a great weekend of all out basketball.   Below are the images from the Five Star Basketball Super Session in Chicago, IL.

Images from Five Star Camp in Chicago, IL

What a great week of basketball in Chicago, IL.  I met some great people who have shaped basketball in the US for the last 40 years.  From Tony to Don Juan to the Healer, it was a fantastic week.  Here are some images of the venue and players.  And a thank you to all the athletes who put up with my jokes and competed the training.

Campers in Kerry Arena
Five star players in the field house
The beginning of a dunk in the All Star game.
Camp champions 2012 (Trenton McCarthy in the White T)

Stephen McCarthy at Eden Prarie Tubby Smith Camp

We excited to announce that we have accepted a staff coaching position at the Tubby Smith Camp in Eden Prairie, MN this summer.  As one of the leading coaches in the nation, we are looking forward working his team the week of July 9-12th, 2012.

If you would like more information on how you can attend the camp, contact Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982.

For more information on the camp, check out the Tubby Smith Camp Website

Grassroots Hoops Club Selects The McCarthy Project

We are excited to announce that Grassroots Hoops Club has chosen The McCarthy Project for training their athletes.   We will be running a summer training program for their elite teams, as well as, consulting them on the 6 Dimension of Training.

“We are totally thrilled that Brian and his elite teams will be working with us over the summer this year.  They have had outstanding results over the last couple years, we are looking to build on that success and help them develop a more complete athlete for the next level.”  Stephen McCarthy, Director of The McCarthy Project.

For more information, connect with us at 612-741-0982.

To connect with Brian Sandifer, check out the Grassroots website.

Five Star Coaches Clinic

I just returned from Springfield, MA from the Five Stare Basketball Coaches Clinic. The clinic was held at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. It was a great day for the basketball junkie side of my life.  I sat a listened for 8 hours in one day about the diamond press, special plays, conditioning and connection with players.  Here are couple pictures from the trip. Enjoy.

Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame
Mitch Buonaguro from Siena College on Specialty Plays
Springfield College “The Birthplace of Basketball”
Statue commemorating James Naismith on Springfield’s campus

Push The Rock Summer Basketball Camps

We will be traveling to Pennsylvania with Push The Rock Ministries in July to work with basketball players.

1. Basketball Camp (PA) July 16-20
2. Basketball Camp (PA) July 23-27

We are totally thrilled they chose us to be a part of their staff this summer. If you have any questions, give us a call at 612-741-0982.

Holy Angels JV Pulls Off Overtime Thriller

Holy Angels won in overtime versus New Prague JV. Trenton McCarthy turned the game around with 2 layups and a big defensive stop to start overtime. The final score 63-60. Conner Failor scored 9 points in the first half and then the rest of the team took it home from there.

Rogers 8th Grade MSF State Champions

Congrats to Rogers 8th Grade Girls basketball team. Over the weekend, they defeated Maple Grove for the championship.

Tessa McCarthy scored in double figures and helped the team to the 38-33 victory.

A Personal Note.. Trenton McCarthy and Holy Angels Defeat Northfield.

Congrats to Holy Angels JV for taking control of the game at Northfield. After a big night of weather, I thought it was going to be one of those long nights trying to arrive on time and taking for forever to get home. The weather held off and Trenton played really well scoring in double figures and helping the team to a well earned 59-49 victory.

Road Trip to Chicago

Here are some pics from our road trip to Chicago, IL last week. I had a great time with my kids. EdDebevic’s was fun and Lou Malnati’s was just as expected, great pizza.

Stephen McCarthy
Gear and Training
“Attacking Life and Sport Since 2001”

Trip to Chicago and Attack Athletics visit

We just got back from a road trip to Chicago. Here is a picture of Attack Athletics, one of the top traning facitilies for NBA players in the US. The guys at Attack were very cool . Just htought you would like to see a pic of the facility. The weather was not good that day. So sorry for the quality of the photo.

They work with players like Kobe, D Wade, TMac to name a few.


Stephen McCarthy

Speed and Power development over the summer

We are going to be starting our summer sessions for speed and power development, The starting of summer always brings a lot of thoughts on how to train young athletes. The standard pattern is to sign athletes up in 3-5 two week programs and then start captains practice for conditioning and call it a good off-season program. One of the major mistakes I see parents or athletes make is trying to go all out for two weeks at a time with differing training groups or camps, then do absolutely nothing the next two weeks, then back at it for two weeks. It does not allow the athlete to develop his overall speed and strength, because the next week they are not building on what they did the two weeks previous. The money spent for camps would be better placed working with somebody, like once a week over a extended period of time. This allows the body to receive the training better and be challenged over a longer time. Thats about it.