Stephen McCarthy, Director of The McCarthy Project, ProjectU Overnight Beach Camps,. and Director of Camps and Clinics at AVP Academy. , Stephen has researched and developed innovative, outdoor education programs, nutritional strategies for elite performance and skills 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 Beach Impact/ Beach CAP I volleyball coach, as well as, a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition with a degree in Liberal Studies from St. Cloud State University.
Dr. Josh Sandell, D.C., DACBSP, A.T.C., C.S.C.S., Director of Spine and Sports Institute and Orthology, He attended undergraduate school at University of Minnesota Duluth and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology and Human Biology. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and earned his diplomate in Sports Medicine from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician (DACBSP) He has pioneered innovative treatment methods that rapidly resolve injuries, restore function, and improve performance. He has built a highly successful practice around solving the medical needs of his clients. He was selected as the official USA chiropractor at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He currently serves as a sports medicine advisor to some of the country’s foremost sports training facilities, clinics, NFL agencies, and health care organizations. His list of clients includes NFL, MLB, NHL and Olympic athletes from around the country and the world.
Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz’s return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men’s Hockey from 2000-present, Men’s’ Basketball from 2004-2010, Women’s Hockey from 2003-present, Men’s Golf from 2000-present, Women’s Golf from 2006-present Men’s Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-2007, 2010 -present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 400 All-American honors, 29 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and NCAA Team Champions, and 13 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.