Category: Events

Sand Volleyball Camps 2015

volleyball-451581_1280Designed for boys and girls aged 12 and up. Our Sand Volleyball Camp is a great combination of instruction, fitness, and fun outside in the sun and the sand. Our hope is to create an positive environment for enjoying the game of volleyball, while having a great week outside.

The camps will be held at Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge in Spring Park, MN. Lord Fletchers has a great view of Lake Minnetonka, as well as, a great atmosphere to play volleyball.  The Thursday camp will be held at Theodore Wirth Lake Beach in Golden Valley, MN. A beautiful beach centrally-located off Hwy 100.

Each day will consist of 1.5 hours of technique and athlete development drills, while the last 1.5 hours will be playing the game. If time permits after each session, open volleyball will be available.

On the last day of the camp, we will be holding a camp wide tournament.  The top 3 teams will be entered in a local Junior event. to be determined. Each camp is $130.00.

Camp #2 1pm-4pm, July 27th through July 31st at Lord Fletchers

Camp #3 Tuesday afternoons from 1pm-4pm starting June 16 through July 21st, except July 7th at Lord Fletchers

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Location Information:
Camp #1, #2, #3
Lord Fletchers
3746 Sunset Drive
Spring Park, MN. 55384
Phone: (952) 471-8513
Cost: $130 per player

Camp Directors:

Stephen McCarthy: Stephen has researched and developed innovative training techniques specific to life and sport for over 15 years. His clients have accomplished their goals of performance. His athletes have received college scholarships and played professionally, as well as, won state championships and national championships.

Stephanie Chapek: Steph is a Big Ten All-Conference selection and All-American from the University of Minnesota.  She played on the USA national team and professionally in Europe.  Most recently, Steph played beach volleyball including time on the AVP tour and several international tournaments.  Steph coached both indoor and outdoor teams and camps and has worked with several top beach coaches.

 

All Skills and Setter Camp with Lindsey Berg 2016

Lindsey Berg and Stephen McCarthy Partner to Create a Unique, Creative Volleyball Experience

3 time Olympian Lindsey Berg and Stephen McCarthy we will be holding an All Skills and Setter Camp the end of July 2016.

Here is a quick overview:

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Lindsey and Stephen with participants in All Skills and Setter Camp 2015

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of volleyball, but to also teach the fundamentals of life. You will learn how to play from some of the volleyball greats, and will gain important life skills including how to be a leader and a better teammate. In addition, you will receive instruction on how to train and fuel your body for elite level competition. The camp teaches life lessons through volleyball and promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Lindsey Berg will be on court for all sessions, while Stephen McCarthy off-court.

Click here to listen to Lindsey Berg share how she views elite performance in volleyball.  Secondly, click here to hear Lindsey’s thoughts and views on the role of summer camp in a young athlete’s life.

The cost is $275 for All Skills, $325 for Setter. Attend both All Skills and Setter for $425. See below for camp schedule.

To register contact Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982.

Location:
M1 Volleyball Center
1701, W 94th St. Suite #300
Bloomington MN 55431

Camp is for girls aged 10-18. Smaller groups will be created within the camp selected by age, skill level and special request.

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U of M Alum and 3-time USA Olympic Team Setter Lindsey Napela Berg from December 2013 camp in Minnesota.

Parents are welcome to attend all classroom and on-court sessions.

Camp Schedule:

Setter:
Saturday
3:45pm Arrive and check-in
4:00pm to 6:00pm On-court, Introductions, Warm up, and Drills
6:00pm to 7:00pm Presentation on “How to Love the Game of Volleyball”

Sunday
900am to 1000am Training for Recovery and Performance
1000am to 1200pm On-court
1200pm 1230pm Q and A Session with Lindsey Berg and the coaches

All Skills:
Saturday
11:45 pm Arrive and check-in
12:00pm to 2:00 pm On-court, Introductions, Warm up, and drills
2:00pm to 3:00 pm Presentation on “How to Love the Game of Volleyball”

Sunday
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Training for Recovery and Performance
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm On-court
4:00pm to 4:30 pm Q and A Session with Lindsey Berg and the coaches

Adult Sand Volleyball Clinics

volleyball-713649_1280Designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players aged 18 and up.  Our Adult Sand Volleyball Clinics are a great combination of practical instruction, dynamic fitness, and fun.  Our hope is to help players of all ages and abilities become the best they can be. Check below for clinic locations, schedules, pricing and other details. After each clinic, open volleyball will be available for all attendees.  Team sessions are available upon request. For additional information, call Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982.

Walk up’s are welcome.

Dates and Locations:

Eagles Club-Shakopee, MN
220 2nd Ave W. (Fuller St. and 2nd Ave.)
Date: TBD
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Cost: $35.00 per person

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Lord Fletchers
3746 Sunset Drive
Spring Park, MN. 55384
Phone: (952) 471-8513
Date: TBD
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Cost: $35.00 per person

online registration

Location To Be Determined
Date: TBD
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Cost: $35.00 per person

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Camp Instructors:

Stephen McCarthy:  Stephen has researched and developed innovative training techniques specific to life and sport for over 15 years. His corporate and individual clients have accomplished their goals of a higher standard of health and wellness. His athletes have received college scholarships and played professionally, as well as, won state championships and national championships.  Currently, Stephen is a USAV certified official,  a certified USAV BeachImpact beach volleyball coach, as well as, a certified personal trainer holding a degree in Liberal Studies from St. Cloud State University.

MYAS Super Saver And Team Quest

Team Quest will be hosting a MYAS Super Saver Tournament in Elk River, MNlinsainlty

36 teams from all over Minnesota will be playing at Salk Middle School and Vandeberg Middle School in Elk River, MN on March 1st, 2015.

About Team Quest:
Spend the day on our challenge course and experience the fun and creative low ropes and the daring high ropes. Bring your team closer, be more productive and focus on the strengths of individuals. teamMore information on Team Quest, click here.

About MYAS:
The Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS) was organized in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the delivery of youth sports services to young athletes, coaches and parents. The MYAS is Minnesota’s largest multi-sport organization focused solely on youth athletics with more than 150,000 kids participating in our programs annually. The MYAS is a central clearinghouse for youth sports, serving as an information channel linking hundreds of youth associations, coaches, and thousands of parents. For more information on MYAS, click here.

All Skills Volleyball Camp-Morris

Lindsey Berg, Stephen McCarthy, Coach Chad Braegelmann Create a Unique Volleyball Experience

We will be holding an All Skills Camp July 23rd on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Morris in Morris, MN. Former University of Minnesota, 3 time Olympian, and professional volleyball player, Lindsey Berg will be sharing her story of rising from a high school player in Hawaii to attending college in Minnesota to the Olympics, as well as, how she developed her game by playing with her heart and a love of the game, first and foremost. Secondly, Minnesota Morris Head Coach Chad Braegelmann and his athletes will be on staff sharing their thoughts on high level performance within life and sport.

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Stephen McCarthy and Lindsey Berg with some of the camp participants at 2013 Cuore Volleyball Camp.

Here is a quick overview:

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of volleyball, but to also teach the fundamentals of life. The camp will show how you can develop the love of the game, while playing your best. The camp teaches life lessons through volleyball and promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Lindsey Berg, Coach Braegelman, and MN-Morris athletes will be on court for all sessions, while Stephen McCarthy off-court.

The cost is $60 for the 2.5 hour session. The session is for girls aged 10 and up.

Special Offer: As of 7/17/2015, we only have 10 spaces remaining for the camp, so we are offering a special price of $40 for the next 10 registrants.

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U of M Alum and 3-time USA Olympic Team Setter Lindsey Napela Berg from December 2013 camp in Minnesota.

Parents are welcome to attend all sessions.

Camp Schedule:

10:45: Arrive and check-in
11:00 am Introductions and Warmup
11:15 am On-court drills, stories, and ways to develop the love of the game for high school players
1:00 pm Pillars of Nutrition and Training
1:15 pm Question and Answer Session with Lindsey
1:30 pm Session completed

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All Skills Volleyball Camp- Rochester

Lindsey Berg and Stephen McCarthy Partner to Create a Unique, Creative Volleyball Experience

We are excited to announce an All Skills Camp July 27th at the National Volleyball Center in Rochester, MN.  Former University of Minnesota, 3 time Olympian, and professional volleyball player, Lindsey Berg will be sharing her story of rising from a high school player in Hawaii to attending college in Minnesota to the Olympics, as well as, how she developed her game by playing with her heart and a love of the game, first and foremost.

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Stephen McCarthy and Lindsey Berg with some of the camp participants at 2013 Cuore Volleyball Camp.

Here is a quick overview:

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of volleyball, but to also teach the fundamentals of life.  The camp will show how you can develop the love of the game, while playing your best.  The camp teaches life lessons through volleyball and promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Lindsey Berg will be on court for all sessions, while Stephen McCarthy off-court.

The cost is $60 for the 2.5 hour session. The morning session is for girls aged 10-14 and the afternoon for 15 and up.

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U of M Alum and 3-time USA Olympic Team Setter Lindsey Napela Berg from December 2013 camp in Minnesota.

Parents are welcome to attend all sessions.

Camp Schedule:

Morning Session:

8:30am Arrive and check-in
9:00 am Introductions and Warmup
9:15 am On-court drills, stories, and ways to develop the love of the game specific to younger players
10:45 pm Pillars of Nutrition for Young People
11:30 pm Morning session completed

Afternoon Session:
12:30 pm Arrive and check-in
1:00 pm Introductions and Warmup
1:15 pm On-court drills, stories, and ways to develop the love of the game for high school players
3:45 pm Pillars of Nutrition for Elite Performance
4:30 pm Afternoon session completed

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Elite Wing Camp

gofastgohardcombineWe are excited to announce The McCarthy Project will be holding its Elite Wing Camp in July at the Colin Powell Leadership Center in Minneapolis, MN.

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of the playing the position of wing, but to also teach the fundamentals of life. You will learn how to play from some of the most influential coaches in Minnesota basketball, and will gain important life skills including how to be a leader and a better teammate. In addition, you will receive instruction on how to train and fuel your body for elite level competition. The camp teaches life lessons through basketball.

The following areas will be covered

1. Classroom and film session based on point guard position
2. NBA-like combine testing
3. On-court technique coaching
4. Off court training and nutrition sessions

gofastgohardcombine_2Final details will be posted February 1st, 2015.

Elite Point Guard Camp

gofastgohardcombineWe are excited to announce The McCarthy Project will be holding its Elite Point Guard Camp in July at the Colin Powell Leadership Center in Minneapolis, MN.

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of the playing the position of point guard, but to also teach the fundamentals of life. You will learn how to play from some of the most influential coaches in Minnesota basketball, and will gain important life skills including how to be a leader and a better teammate. In addition, you will receive instruction on how to train and fuel your body for elite level competition. The camp teaches life lessons through basketball.

The following areas will be covered

1. Classroom and film session based on point guard position
2. NBA-like combine testing
3. On-court technique coaching
4. Off court training and nutrition sessions

gofastgohardcombine_2Final details will be posted February 1st, 2015.

All Skills and Setter Volleyball Camp

Lindsey Berg and Stephen McCarthy Partner to Create a Unique, Creative Volleyball Experience

We are excited to announce we will be holding an All Skills and Setter Camp July 25th and 26th at Ralia Sports Center in Maple Grove, MN.

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Stephen McCarthy and Lindsey Berg with some of the camp participants at 2013 Cuore Volleyball Camp.

Here is a quick overview:

The camp is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of volleyball, but to also teach the fundamentals of life. You will learn how to play from some of the volleyball greats, and will gain important life skills including how to be a leader and a better teammate. In addition, you will receive instruction on how to train and fuel your body for elite level competition. The camp teaches life lessons through volleyball and promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget.  Lindsey Berg will be on court for all sessions, while Stephen McCarthy off-court.

The cost is $250 for All Skills, $300 for Setter. Attend both All Skills and Setter for $400. See below for camp schedule.

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Ralia Sports Center, Home of Minnesota Select Volleyball Club

Location:
Ralia Sports Center
8686 Valley Forge Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Camp is for girls aged 10-18.  Smaller groups will be created within the camp selected by age, skill level and special request.

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U of M Alum and 3-time USA Olympic Team Setter Lindsey Napela Berg from December 2013 camp in Minnesota.

Parents are welcome to attend all classroom and on-court sessions.

Camp Schedule:

Setter:
Saturday
12:00pm Arrive and check-in
12:30pm Introductions and Warmup
100pm to 330 pm On-court
330pm to 430pm Pillars of Nutrition for Elite Performance

Sunday
900am to 1000am Training for Recovery and Performance
1000am to 1230pm On-court
1230pm 100pm Final Thoughts by Coaches

All Skills #1:
Saturday
800am Arrive and check-in
830am Introductions and Warmup
900am to 1130am On-court
1130am to 1230pm Pillars of Nutrition for Elite Performance

Sunday
1200pm to 1pm Training for Recovery and Performance
1pm to 330pm On-court
330pm 400pm Final Thoughts by Coaches

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Saturday
4:00pm Arrive and check-in
4:30pm Introductions and Warmup
500pm to 730 pm On-court
730pm to 830pm Pillars of Nutrition for Elite Performance

Sunday
400pm to 5pm Training for Recovery and Performance
5pm to 730pm On-court
730pm to 800pm Final Thoughts by Coaches

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Under The Radar Showcase 2015

Grassroots Hoops Club, The McCarthy Project and MinnesotaHoopersStandUp will hold its annual 2015 Under the Radar Showcase of the top prospects from in coming high school freshman through senior classes. The showcase for the utr_logoboys event will be held on August 1st, 2015 at the Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College  in St. Paul, MN.

Under The Radar Showcase will consist of 20-25 of the top players playing in a “battle within the class” game within each class. 8 teams, 4 games, one court.

All Under the Radar teams will have a top 5 performers list selected, as well as, game MVP’s will be announced after the games. Games will be recorded for highlights and posted online. Each participant will be expected to bring a jersey from their high school or summer team of theirs, we ask that each athlete arrive approximately 1 hour before your scheduled game time with exception of the 2018 class. The following is a list of last years players from each class and corresponding highlight tape. under_the_radar

Dates and Location: August 1st, 2015 at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.   Doors open at 3pm. Admisson: $10 Adults/Students $8

For this years roster, click here.

The rosters from last year:

2015 Class

Team Elite

Jarvis Johnson, 6’1″ PG, Pulley’s EYBL, DeLaSalle
Jalen Mobley 6’1 PG, D1 Minnesota, St. Paul Johnson
JT Gibson 6’3 PG, Net Gain, Champlin Park
Sam Neumann 6’6 F, Pulley’s EYBL, Cretin Derham Hall
Josh Collins 6’5 SF, Pulley’s EYBL, DeLaSalle
Sacar Amin, 6’4 SG, Pulley’s EYBL, DeLaSalle
Sid Tomes 6’3 G, Net Gain, East Ridge
Jacoby Ford 6’0 PG, E1T1, Minneapolis Henry
Kyle McKinley 6’10 Net Gain, Stillwater
Mike Gutierrez 6’1 G, St.Croix Prep
Justin Dahl, 6’11 C, Hoopmasters, Holy Family
Jonathan Conyers 6’9 PF, Heat, Fridley
Abdulsalan Osman 6’7″ C, St. Paul Academy

Team Hype

Donnell Gresham 6’1 PG, Wisconsin United, Cretin Derham Hall
Marshawn Wilson 6’3 G, Wisconsin United, Hill Murray
Grantham Gillard 6’4 SG, D1 Minnesota, Eden Prairie
Jeremy Johnson 6’3 G Wisconsin United, Champlin Park
Trenton McCarthy 6’0 PG, Grassroots, Minnehaha Academy
Randy Matthews 6’8 F E1T1, Minneapolis North
Gach Gach, 6’5 SF, Cyclones, Austin
Isaiah Sims 6’2 PG, Prior Lake
Connor Gamble 5’11” SG, Cyclones, Stillwater
Kyle Sorenson, 6’6 C, Lacrosse, Caledonia
Jordan Johnson, 6’1″ G, Iowa Elite, Roosevelt (IA)
Mario Manuel, 6’7″ PF, Iowa Elite, Roosevelt (IA)

2016 Class

Team Elite

Amar Miller 5’10 PG, Pulley’s 16’s EYBL, Hopkins
Tyler Johnson 6’2 G, D1 Minnesota, Minneapolis North
Jamil Jackson 6’5 SG / SF Pulley’s 16’s EYBL, Minneapolis North
Brock Bertram 6’11 C Pulley’s EYBL, Apple Valley
Tyler Peterson 6’2 G, Pulley 16s EYBL, Centennial
Colton Lampart 6’4 SF, Lacrosse Boys and Girls Club, Caledonia
Jubie Alade 6’3 G, Fury, Armstrong
Austin Slater 6’8 F, Net Gain, Wayzata
Jalen Brown 6’3 SG, Pulley’s 16’s EYBL, Cretin Derham Hall
Ade Lamir 6’4 G, Pulley, St. Croix Lutheran
Chris Perry, 6’3′ SF, Net Gain, Cretin

Team Hype

Nikko Reed, 6’9″ PF, Net Gain, Maple Grove
Patrick Dembley 6’1 PG, Net Gain, Minneapolis North
Langdon Kirkwood 6’3 G, Pulley 16s EYBL, Brooklyn Center
Sam Baker 6’2 G, Pulley, Benilde St Margaret
Melvin Newbern 6’4 SG, Net Gain, Armstrong
Steffon Mitchell 6’7 SF, Fury, Shakopee
Dexter Dillard 6’2 G, Grassroots, Fond du Lac
Damario Armstrong 6’1 G, D1 Minnesota, Maranatha Academy
Jarrett Baptiste 6’2 G, Phenom, Columbia Heights
Teathloach Pal, 6’7 F, Heat, Fridley
Trenton Krueger 6’5 F, Pulley’s 16’s EYBL, St. Croix Lutheran
True Thompson, 6’3″ G, Heat, Armstrong

2017 Class

Team Elite

Brad Davidson 6’2 PG, Pulley 16s EYBL, Maple Grove
Gary Trent Jr 6’4 SG, Pulley 16s EYBL, Apple Valley
McKinley Wright 5’10 PG, Real Athletics, Champlin Park
Tywhon Pickford 6’1 G, Real Athletics, Maple Grove
Alex Falcon 6’4 SF, Real Athletics, Centennial
Theo John 6’8 F, Pulley 16s EYBL, Champlin Park
Dedoch Chan 6’4 F, Fury, Albertville
Darryl Mayfield 6’2 SG, Real Athletics, Hopkins
Jericho Sims 6’5″ SF, Cristo Rey
Trae Berhow 6’4 SF, MN Lockdown 16’s, Watertown

Team Hype

Jordan Horn 6’1 G, Pulley 16s, Tartan
Simeon Davis 6’4 G, Wisconsin United, Minnehaha Academy
DJ Hunter 6’3 SG, Pulley, Minneapolis North
Isaac Johnson 6’3 SG, Pulley, Minneapolis North
Joevon Walker 6’5 SF, Wisconsin United, Minnehaha Academy
Emanuel Humphrey 6’4 F, MN Lockdown 16’s, Tartan
Jerimah Coddon 6’1 G, Woodbury
Kingston Myles 6’2 G, MN Lockdown 16’s, Tartan
Joe Haggard, 6’6″ F, Stillwater
Gonnar Mar, 6’6 F, DeLaSalle
Dom Marshall, 6’3″ F, Iowa Elite, Hoover (IA)

2018 Class

Team Elite

Anders Nelson 5’10 PG, D1 Minnesota, Edina
Anthony Davis 6’2 SG, MN Lockdown, Hopkins
Race Thomson 6’4 F, D1 Minnesota, Armstrong
Sage Booker 6’0 G, 43 Hoops, DeLaSalle
Delawrence Aaron 6’2 F, 43 Hoops, Hopkins
Shae Mitchell, 6’4″ F, Future Stars, Lakeville South
Odell Wilson 6’5 F, Future Stars, Minneapolis North
Markel Aune 5’10 PG, Future Stars, Bloomington Kennedy
Kire Mayfield, 5’8″ PG, 43 Hoops, St. Louis Park/Hopkins
Sam Ingoli, 6’3″ F, Iowa Elite, Dowling (IA)

Team Hype

Goodnews Kpegeol 6’2 G, Rice Street, North St.Paul
Gary Smith 6’3 SF, Heat, St. Agnes
Charlie Dennis 6’2 F, Rice Street, Cretin Derham Hall
Tayler Johnson 5’11 G, El-Amin Basketball Academy, Minneapolis North
Daniel Oturu 6’5 F, Pulley, Cretin Derham Hall
Owen King 5’10 PG, Wisconsin Playmakers, Caledonia
Demillon Randle 6’0 G, Rice Street, Cretin Derham Hall
John Waggoner, 6’4″ F, Iowa Elite, Dowling (IA)

Location:

To be determined, last years event was at the Leonard Center at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

For media inquires contact:
Stephen McCarthy
The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com

Brian Sandifer
Grassroots Hoops Club
651-263-6924
www.grassrootshoopsclub.com

Aaron Edwards
Minnesota Hoopers StandUp
612-423-2469
tcundertheradarshowcase@gmail.com

Grassroots Alumni Game 2015

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Brian Sandifer and Trevor Mbakwe (2014)

December 29, 2014, St. Paul, MN, Ques Promotions present the Grassroots Hoops Club All-Star Alumni Event.  Attending will be the top past and present talent in Minnesota.  The event will be held June 21st. Event flyer, click here.

The Alumni event will be held at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN and doors will open at 12pm. The event includes a dunk contest, 3 point shootout, and All-star game.

Past players include:
Jordair Jett, Atlantic 10 Player of Year, University of St. Louis
TDUBB, Number One Dunker in the World
Troy Bell, NBA 1st Round Draft Choice Memphis, Boston College
Trevor Mbakwe, European Pro, University of Minnesota
Rodney Williams, NBA Pro, University of Minnesota
Moe Hargow, European Pro, University of Minnesota

The following list of local celebrities have attended:
Trent Tucker, NBA pro and University of Minnesota
Barry Wohler, University of Minnesota
Zeb Howell, University of Minnesota
Randy Carter, University of Minnesota
Talance Sawyer. NFL Pro
Dan Speak, DJ.

Listen to Brian Sandifer as he joined Stephen McCarthy on Blog Talk Radio discussing his event.

Event Archives:
Under The Radar Showcase 2014
Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2014

Media Contacts:

Brian Sandifer
Grassroots Hoops Club
651-263-6924
www.grassrootshoopsclub.com

Stephen McCarthy
The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com

Under The Radar: JUCO Jamboree 2015

Grassroots Hoops Club and The McCarthy Project will hold its oregon_2inaugural Under the Radar: JUCO Jamboree. This two-day event will be April 11th-12th.  Athletes who will be participating include prospects with college eligibility remaining, as well as, high school athletes from the following classes 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The event will be held at the Davis Community Center in Golden Valley, MN. 5430 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55422, Each day will start at 9am.

Updated Information:
Note: We had to make a adjustment in location for Sunday’s session..
Saturday Session #1 12pm-3pm Davis Community Center
Saturday Session #2 5pm-8pm Davis Community Center
Sunday Session #3 8am-1pm Eisenhower Community Center Hopkins, MN

After morning registration, NBA like Combine and station drills, and the mandatoryutah_state_2 video, there will be a lunch break followed by team practice. Games will start at 1pm with two 18-minute halves running clock. All players will receive equal playing time with each player receiving 3 rounds of games for maximum exposure, which will allow for a real evaluation to be done. We then put together an event recap with information on every athlete in attendance. The information will be made available to over 100 coaches at every level of college from NAIA, Div I, II, III and Junior Colleges on regional and national basis, as well as, the college coaches who are in attendance. For coaches who would like to register, (See section below For Coaches Only)

The cost is $35.00 per participant. When you register, as well as, start your recruiting profile.

online registration

Grassroots Alumni:athlete_2
Santino Clay San Jacinto/ South Dakota
Stavon Williams San Jacinto/ Utah State
Zac Lofton San Jacinto/ Minnesota
Joe Bright Howard JC/ Stephen F Austin
Carlos Emory Howard JC/ Oregon
Taylor Stafford Eastern Arizona/ Evansville
Lee Stevens San Jacinto/ Augustana College
Dre Gilbert San Jacinto/ Kansas State
Dejuan Flowers San Jacinto/ North Dakota State
James Eayrs North Dakota School of Science/ Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sammy Ricks North Dakota School of Science/ Concordia Saint Paul
Aba Kapaka  North Dakota School of Science/ Grambling State
Calvin Godfrey Howard JC/ Memphis
Alonzo Traylor Iowa Western/ North Dakota
Steven Baker SE Iowa/ Wisconsin-Green Bay
Lou Cox Kirkwood/ Presentation University
AJ Wilson NE Colorado/ Murray State
Sly Walker North Dakota School of Science/ Valley City
Jerry Pratt Hibbing/ Rockford University
Thomas Ford Fergus Falls/ Waldorf
Robin Jackson San Diego JC/ Sioux Falls
Dre Ellis Waldorf JC/ Southwest State
Torio Williams Highland JC/ Mankato State

The McCarthy Project and Grassroots Event Archives:
Under The Radar Showcase 2014
Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2014

For Coaches Only:
College Coaches Packets are $75 per coach.  Payment methods are cash or credit card – All credit card payments must be received by April 6th.  Please contact Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982 for credit card payment details. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AT THE DOOR. ALL PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR MUST BE CASH.  Note: Entry for 1st coach from a school is the coaches packet. Additional coaches from the same school can purchase a day pass for $25 for each day each additional coach attends.

For media inquires contact:
Stephen McCarthy
The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com

Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2015

gofastgohardcombineThe world of basketball has become enamored with physical talent and spectacular plays, but the question remains how do we know where we are at as athletes or need to be in order to compete at our absolute best.

The answer… “The Combine”

A May 2014 post on Draft Express confirms this simple truth, gfgh_2015“Trying to pinpoint a player’s athleticism based on their combine testing is akin to trying to get a feel for their basketball IQ by watching them play one-on-zero –it simply doesn’t make all that much sense. It does help us get a very general idea of where a player is at in terms of physical conditioning and strength, which often speaks to their work ethic, but rarely sheds much light on what it really aims to portray.“

The Go Fast, Go Hard Combine powered by Game Face Training will give you the feedback on where you stand against other players, in and out of your age group, and where you need to improve.

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Stephen McCarthy with 2014 attendees

The following tests will be administered and results posted: ¾ Court Sprint, Lane Agility, Lane Shuffle, Standing Vertical Jump, and Maximum Vertical Jump.  Lastly, the Go Fast, Go Hard Combine staff will select top 24 players to play in a Top 24 game.

Secondly, we will have two breakout sessions for parents and participants titled, “Becoming A Leader on the Court” and “Pillars of Nutrition and Recovery” These 1 hour breakout sessions times will be announced the morning of the event.

Dates and Location: August 29 and 30th  Link to flyer

Cost: $110.00
What is included:
Measurements
Combine Testing and Shot Testing
Ball Skill Drills
Highlight Session
Top 24 game, if selected
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt

online registration

Walk ups welcome. The cost will be $135.00

For more information, contact:

Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com

Aaron Edwards, MinnesotaHoopersStandup
612-423-2469
www.metroyouthsportsmedia.blogspot.com

The McCarthy Project Event Archives:
Under The Radar Showcase 2014
Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2014
Youtube video of Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2014

 

Go Fast, Go Hard Combine Schedule and Drills

The Go Fast, Go Hard Combine and evaluation is bringing high quality combine testing as well as evaluation of youth basketball prospects to the Twin Cities metro area. The Go Fast, Go Hard Combine and evaluation gives prospects options how much evaluation they would like giving the best value for prospects and parents.

online registration

Location:
Maranatha Christian Academy, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

November 2nd Sunday Check In and registration begins at 12:30 pm, combine beginning at 1pm.

12:30 Arrive no later than 1:00
1:00 Camp Introductions
1:05 Warm ups/ Stretching
1:15 Combine Testing/ Measurements
2:30 Position Specific drills
4:30 Evaluation Games
7:30 MVP’s Awarded and combine Top 10 Rankings announcements for each class.

Platinum Package $115.00

High Light Video or Scouting video
Scouting Evaluation
Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Recruiting Profile
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt & exclusive MNHSU Socks
4 games

Elite Combine Package $85.00

Recruiting Profile
Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt & exclusive MNHSU Socks
3 games

Showcase Combine Package $65.00

Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt
2 games

online registration

Prospects are welcome to register by contacting the combine director and paying the day of the Combine. (Walk Ups will be limited)

Contact Information

Aaron Edwards, Program & Media Director
Phone: (612) 423-2469
Email: MetroYouthSportsMedia@gmail.com

Stephen McCarthy, Combine Director
Phone: (612) 741-0982
Email: Mccarthy@themccarthyproject.com

Brain Sandifer, Recruiting and Scouting Director
Phone: (651) 263-6924
Email: Grassrootshoops@yahoo.com

Video Editing: Gabe Hostetler
Email: GabeHostetler8@Gmail.com

Media representation from : MYSM, NY2LA Sports, Rivals, Minnesota Preps, Area Codes, Stevens Report and MNHSU.

Go Fast, Go Hard Combine 2014

linsainltyThe world of basketball has become enamored with physical talent and spectacular plays, but the question remains how do we know where we are at as athletes or need to be in order to compete at our absolute best.

The answer… “The Combine”

A May 2014 post on Draft Express confirms this simple truth, “Trying to pinpoint a player’s athleticism based on their combine testing is akin to trying to get a feel for their basketball IQ by watching them play one-on-zero –it simply doesn’t make all that much sense. It does help us get a very general idea of where a player is at in terms of physical conditioning and strength, which often speaks to their work ethic, but rarely sheds much light on what it really aims to portray.“

The Go Fast, Go Hard Combine powered by The McCarthy Project, MinnesotaHoopersStandUp and Grassroots Hoops Club will give you the feedback on where you stand against other players, in and out of your age group, and where you need to improve.

The following tests will be administered and results posted: ¾ Court Sprint, Lane Agility, Lane Shuffle, Standing Vertical Jump, and Maximum Vertical Jump. Also, for the parents, as well as, athletes there will be seminars on the subjects of recruiting, nutrition, speed development, skill development, and much more.

Media Coverage by: MYSM, NY2LA Sports, Rivals, Minnesota Preps, Area Codes and MNHSU.

Dates and Location: November 2nd, 2014 at Maranatha Christian Academy. For the schedule and drills to be completed, visit here.

Cost:

Platinum Package $115.00
High Light Video or Scouting video
Scouting Evaluation
Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Recruiting Profile
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt & exclusive MNHSU socks
4 games

online registration

Elite Combine Package $85.00
Recruiting Profile
Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt & exclusive MNSHU socks
3 games

Showcase Combine Package  $65.00
Combine Testing
Drills and position specific training
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt
2 games

online registration

For more information, contact:

Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com

Brian Sandifer, Grassroots Hoops Club
651-263-6924
www.grassrootshoopsclub.com

Aaron Edwards, MinnesotaHoopersStandup
612-423-2469
www.metroyouthsportsmedia.blogspot.com

Under The Radar Showcase by Grassroots Hoops and The McCarthy Project

Grassroots Hoops Club and The McCarthy Project will hold its annual Under the Radar Showcase of the top basketball players from Wisconsin and Minnesota in the classes of 2014 through 2018. The event will be on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.  The event is invitation only.

The event will consist of the top 20 players from each class playing in a “Battle Within the Class” game. Each participant will be expected to bring a jersey of theirs, both home and away colors from their high school team. We ask that each athlete arrive approximately 1 hour before your scheduled time.

On August 8th, the boys event schedule is as follows:
4:00pm Doors Open
4:30pm 2018 vs 2018
6:00pm 2017 vs 2017
7:30pm 2016 vs 2016
9:00pm 2015 vs 2015

Location:
Macalester College-Leonard Center
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55105

Admission: $8.00 per person

Please confirm your participation with Brian Sandifer at 651-263-6924 or Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982 or email registration form to grasrootshoops@yahoo.com.  In turn, space will be limited for the event, so confirm as soon as possible.

In the News:

SunFocus Covers Under the Radar

 

Top Basketball Talent in Minnesota at Grassroots Hoops All-Star Event

June 5, 2014, St. Paul, MN, Hype Socks and Ques Promotions present the Grassroots Hoops Club All-Star Alumni Event.  Attending will be the top past and present talent in Minnesota.  The event will be Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 2pm.

The Alumni event will be held at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN and doors will open at 1pm. The event includes a dunk contest, 3 point shootout, and All-star game.

Players Include:
Jordair Jett, Atlantic 10 Player of Year, University of St. Louis
TDUBB, Number One Dunker in the World
Troy Bell, NBA 1st Round Draft Choice Memphis, Boston College
Trevor Mbakwe, European Pro, University of Minnesota
Rodney Williams, NBA Pro, University of Minnesota
Moe Hargow, European Pro, University of Minnesota

The following local celebrities will be attending:
Trent Tucker, NBA pro and University of Minnesota
Barry Wohler, University of Minnesota
Zeb Howell, University of Minnesota
Randy Carter, University of Minnesota
Talance Sawyer. NFL Pro
Dan Speak, DJ.

See attached pdf for complete details. Listen to Brian Sandifer as he joined Stephen McCarthy on Blog Talk Radio to discuss his upcoming event.

Media Contacts:

Brian Sandifer
Grassroots Hoops Club
651-263-6924
www.grassrootshoopsclub.com

Stephen McCarthy
The McCarthy Project
612-741-0982
www.themccarthyproject.com