Category: talk radio

Tulane University Beach Volleyball Coach Holly on Competing for the Right Reasons

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Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly of Tulane University

Today, Tulane University’s Beach Volleyball Coach Wayne Holly will join Stephen to talk about the upcoming beach season. But as sometimes happens other subjects come out of the discussion and this interview has that flavor.  While we did discuss the future of college volleyball, we also discussed different perspectives young people could have for the sport of beach volleyball.

Coach Holly has a very lengthy bio when it comes to playing and coaching on the beach, but my challenge is for our listeners and young athletes to listen  to the entire interview.  Focus and concentrate on the words he is using and when he describes beach volleyball, how he describes the steps of attaining your complete potential and ultimately, how to fall in love with the game that he has invested his life.

For the complete interview, visit here.  For more information on Coach Holly and his program, visit here

Inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship: Should it change your perspective?

By Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project

sand_volleyball_stephen_mccarthy2The recent announcement of the inagural NCAA beach volleyball tournament in May of 2016 was a major step forward adding beach volleyball to the map as a youth sport.  The bigger question does this new tournament change your thoughts about playing beach volleyball in college, rather than simply indoor.

From my perspective, it should.  While outdoor volleyball i.e. beach volleyball is played all over the United States by adults, the youth version has been slowly gaining acceptance over the last 20 years or so.  With that said, athletes should take a serious look into playing beach volleyball in college.

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Mercer University Damian Elder Head Volleyball Coach

Secondly, I interviewed Mercer University’s head indoor and beach volleyball coach Damian Elder on this very subject.  Mercer is one of the original 15 colllege programs in beach volleyball, so he was there in the beginning 4 years ago. Click here to hear his thoughts.

Lastly, UNC Wilmington and their indoor volleyball coach Amy Bambenek just announced its beach volleyball program for 2016. Here is a small portion of the article posted on the NCAA site.

Beach volleyball has been an official Olympic sport since 1996 and the source of its popularity in the United States can largely be traced to one dynamic team: three-time Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May Treanor. Recognizing that surge in interest the NCAA in 2009 put beach volleyball on the list for emerging sports for women. After several years of unofficial championships the first NCAA championship will be held this spring with a winner determined via an eight-team double-elimination bracket. Each school sends five pairs, and much like tennis, the No. 1 seeded team plays the opposing No. 1 seeded team and so on through the roster. A school must win three out of the five pairs matchups to claim the match.

Beach volleyball is not only the NCAA’s newest championship, but also its fastest growing sport.  At the beginning of the calendar year, 50 Division I colleges and universities sponsored a team – 10 more than the minimum required to hold a national championship – and 19 of the programs have come into existence since 2013-14. Click here to read the entire article.

To Be Perfect or Efficient: A Perspective within Elite Performance

By Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project

volleyball-835890_1280Over my recent history, I have noticed a trend that athletes feel that if they are perfect, do every action more perfect than somebody else that they will become an elite athlete. Or said in a different way, the more perfect I am, I will be better than you.  Well, I hate to break it to young people, being more perfect is not the answer.  The answer is can you perform a coordinated action that produces the results needed exactly at the time you are producing those actions.

Athletes today need to realize that practicing is needed and perfecting your sport is a worthwhile goal, but the term we are looking for is efficiency in the moment, not perfection.

To further my point, click here for an interview I completed with head volleyball coach Tom Black from Loyola Marymount around the same subject.

Still looking for more information, take the following athletes:

  1. A tall person who can jump out of the gym, but does not have any sort of sport IQ.  But can produce amazing amounts of speed and power on the court or field.
  2. A relatively tall person who can jump relatively high and is not real fast, but fast enough, but can out think and read the situation faster than another athlete

Which one is the better player?  I would argue number #2.

Again, my hope is not to solve the world of sports problem with one small post, only to challenge young people to think through what and why they do what they do.  Don’t just strive to be perfect in every way and think that the good grade will correlate to success on your sport.

Lastly, quoting Michael Johnson, a Olympic gold medalist in track and field,

I want you to work the way I have, to arrive at a place where you are running your own particular races at 95,96,97 percent efficiency. And every once in a while, as with me in Atlanta, you might come within a whisper of the very limits of your ability, within sight of perfection.   -pg. 205, Slaying the Dragon

So the question is to pursue perfection realizing that getting it right all the time is not the answer, it is the pursuit or chasing of elite efficiency in the moment is the way to chase elite performance life and sport.

Bio on Tom Black:

black_tomTom Black enters his sixth season as LMU’s head coach with the start of the 2015 fall indoor volleyball season after being hired on January 19th, 2010. Serving as head coach since its inception, Black recently completed his fourth year as head coach of the LMU sand volleyball program in the spring of 2015.

UAB Coach Coleman on “Why Sand Volleyball?”

UAB Sand Volleyball coach Bailey Coleman joined Stephen McCarthy coleman_uab-sand-volleyball-wallpaperto talk about the love of the game and the benefits players receive by playing outside in the sand, as well as, her perspective on young athletes and the game of sand volleyball.

Coach Coleman grew up playing volleyball on the beach in South Carolina.  At that time there was no sand volleyball, so she played indoor at Georgia Southern.  When the opportunity arose for her to coach outside in the sand, she was very excited about the possibilities, not only for herself, but the athletes as well.  She talked about how her athletes improved in ways you would expect, passing, setting, and hitting, but with a couple additional benefits, the athletes improved their ability to think independently, they became better teammates, and shortened the amount of time they needed to get over the bad plays.  For the entire interview, click here.

Coach Bailey Coleman Bio:

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UAB Sand Volleyball Coach Bailey Coleman

Bailey Coleman enters her second season as an assistant coach at UAB for the indoor volleyball team and first season as head coach of the sand volleyball team.  Coleman comes to Birmingham from the University of Montevallo, where she spent the pervious two seasons as an assistant coach under Katie O’Brien. While with the Falcons, she assisted in all aspects of coaching, including recruiting, travel and constructing scouting reports. For additional information, visit here.

Olympian and Olympic coach on “The Love of The Game”

3 Time Olympian Lindsey Berg
3 Time Olympian Lindsey Berg

As a player, 3 time Olympian and Professional volleyball player Lindsey Berg has been at the forefront of USA Olympic volleyball for over 10 years and she admits that she was not always the most athletic person on the floor. How did this happen? She attributes her success to the early development of her “love of the game.”  Today’s world of sport is littered with how-to camps and power tripping coaches who just think they have all the answers, our hope is more coaches will encourage young people to shake off all the reasons why they can’t, and find within their heart a deeper motive for playing the game of volleyball.

Click here to hear Lindsey on how she did not take the traditional path to elite performance, how some in the volleyball community did not see her potential, and how she overcame with the understanding that elite performance has to be deeper than just athletic ability. The link is about have way down the page.

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University of Minnesota coach Hugh McCutcheon

Secondly, former Olympic and current University of Minnesota coach, Hugh McCutcheon attacked the same question.  The unique part of this discussion is how close their thoughts match.  Click here for the entire interview.

The answer.. When you are young, play numerous sports in a pickup game format. Come to realize the sport you love and become really good at that one you choose.

Sadly, easy to understand and agree, but hard to go against the grain and therefore, not used very often.

Memphis Tigers Coack Aki Collins on “Getting Noticed”

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Memphis Tigers Coach Aki Collins

Memphis Tigers Assistant Basketball Coach Aki Collins joined Stephen McCarthy to discuss how to get noticed by college coaches and the character traits and skills young athletes should develop to take advantage of their talent.  Subjects covered: How colleges build their list of potential players, specific areas and order of things coaches look at, and how coaches shorten the list to find the best athletes for their particular program.

For the complete interview, click here.

Bio Information on Aki Collins:
• In his 18th season as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level in 2014-15
• Previously had NCAA Division I stints at Marquette (2008-12), Fairfield (2006-08), Marshall (2003-06), Howard (2000-03) and Colorado (1997-2000)
• Has been involved in over 250 NCAA Division I victories
• Member of eight postseason squads (six NCAA Tournaments, two NIT), including the last six NCAA Tournaments
• Has coached five All-Americans, 25 all-conference selections and three conference players of the year
• Also coached nine players that were either NBA Draft picks or played in the NBA

Vermillion Basketball Coach McDonald on Creative Play

Vermilion_Community_CollegeHead Basketball Coach Paul McDonald of Vermillion Community College will be joining Stephen McCarthy of the The McCarthy Project to discuss one of the biggest trends recently is athletes attempting to gain perfection running a certain “xyz” system (i.e. robotic) and therefore, not seeing the whole picture or play and the effects of this type of player on how the game is played.  Secondly, we will talk about the different types of drills or tasks you can do to help an athlete flow based on what he sees, rather than just doing it perfect.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

Bio Information on Coach Paul McDonald:

Vermilion Head Coach Paul McDonald is entering his 24th season at the helm of the Ironmen. Coach McDonald is part of Minnesota’s basketball family-the McDonald’s from Chisholm. His father, Bob McDonald, just went over the 1000 win mark, one of only 13 coaches in the United States to accomplish such a feat. Coach McDonald graduated from Chisholm High School in 1976 and was a part of two State Championship teams at Chisholm (1973 and 1975). After a stellar high school career, he accepted a scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and became a Cornhusker. After lettering as a freshman, McDonald transferred to South Dakota State University and was named All Conference and All Region at SDSU. He still holds the record for consecutive free throws made for the Jackrabbits. Additional Information

Scott Nagy of SDSU on Leadership Development

South Dakota State Basketball Coach Scott NagyStephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project will be discussing the concept of leadership development in a world of “get mine first.” Subjects covered will include how do you break down the walls created by athletes who are just interested in getting theirs and how to be a great follower that can develop into a great leader.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

Bio Information on Coach Nagy:

Scott Nagy returns for his 20th season at South Dakota State after guiding the Jackrabbits to three straight postseason appearances, which includes back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths in 2012 and 2013, and a bid to the College Basketball Invitational in 2014. He also led the Jacks to eight NCAA Tournaments at the Division II level.

The most prolific coach in school history, Nagy seems to hit a personal or team milestone every season, with the latest being the program’s 1,400th win on March 1, 2014 against South Dakota in the final game of the 2013-14 regular season.

Hugh McCutcheon on Love of Sport

mccutcheon_hughUniversity of Minnesota’s head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon joined myself last week to talk about the love of sport and how to properly develop young athletes.  Coach shared his story growing up in New Zealand playing multiple different sports and developing over his lifetime a love for volleyball.  He talked about how he came to focus on one sport, volleyball, his transition to coaching and some of his principles of success.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

Coach Hugh McCutcheon Bio:

Hugh McCutcheon enters his third year at the helm of Golden Gopher Volleyball. Completing two seasons as the Gopher head coach, McCutcheon has led Minnesota a 56-15 record, named the 2013 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year and has coached three individuals to All-America honors in the past season seasons. Complete bio

Brennan Platt of BYU on Moral Victories and Game Theory

brennan_platBrennan Platt of BYU recently co-published an article titled, “Sticking With What (Barely) Worked: A Test of Outcome Bias.”  The interesting part is Dr. Brennan Platt is an economics professor at BYU.  With all the recent movies around “Money Ball”, game theory and scientific management of sport, Brennan will be joining Stephen to talk about his findings, the trends, the limitations, and ultimately, how do you use the study to create a better decisions.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project Blog Talk Radio.

Bio Information:
Brennan C. Platt is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University.  He received his B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Arizona State University in 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude and from the Honors College.  He then earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and has worked at BYU since then.  He researches the theory of price formation.  One current strand of his research investigates the determination of prices in search environments, including how these are distorted by insurance.  Another strand analyzes several unique all-pay auctions, such as penny auctions and political rent seeking. Full Bio

Marquette Coach Ryan Theis on Proper Game Day Preparations

Ryan TheisMarquette University’s head volleyball coach, Ryan Theis, will be discussing the importance and role of preparing the days before the actual event. Areas covered include: the role of the coach, the role of the athlete and how communication melds the two together.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

Bio Information on Coach Theis:

Ryan Theis was named the fifth head women’s volleyball coach in Marquette University history on Feb. 14, 2014. Theis, a 2000 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate, returns to Milwaukee after a six-year tenure at Ohio University, where he led the squad to a record of 144-54 (.727). That mark places him third in the history of the Mid-American Conference and 18th among all active NCAA Division I head coaches.  two-time MAC Coach of the Year (2009 and 2013), Theis mentored three AVCA All-Americans during his tenure in Athens and helped 13 players earn all-conference accolades, including three conference player of the year selections. Full Bio and contact information

Training (Retraining) the Mind with Jason Colvin of TeamQuest

jason_colvinToo many athletes have the athleticism to play at an elite level, but they do not. But why?

Jason Colvin of TeamQuest joined Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to talk about creativity, individuality, and how a team can be developed towards not just doing what athletes are told by the coach, but living in the moment and completing the task that is needed at that moment based on what the athlete knows and sees. Other areas covered include: Finding connectivity through people, why you should not force your agenda on players and the parent, how to develop deep coach and player relationships. To listen to the complete interview, click here.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio. Or for more information on our custom performance building events, click here.

Bio Information:

Jason is all about the outdoors, experiential learning and environmental awareness. He has been guiding individuals through outdoor leadership adventure trips, challenge courses and environmental education for five years. He earned Association of Challenge Course Technology Certification (ACCT) after training in high ropes facilitation and course management. He has a B.A. in fine arts and spent two years as a studio artist before breaking through to the world of outdoor learning and adventure. Click here for more on Jason Colvin and TeamQuest .

Kirsten Bernthal Booth of Creighton on How Off Court Habits Lead to On-Court Results

booth_kirstenHead Volleyball Coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth of Creighton University will be joining Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to talk about how off-court training habits lead to success on the court.

Specific areas covered: Structure vs individuality, General thoughts that lead to success, sleep, nutrition, watching film, and how the use simple communication leads to better decisions.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project Blog Talk Radio site.

Bio Information:
Two-time National Coach of the Year Kirsten Bernthal Booth will enter her 12th season in 2014 with six returning starters from a team that finished 23-9 and spent six weeks in the Top 25 a year ago.   Creighton’s 2013 campaign opened with a win over No. 13 BYU en route to a Hampton Inn Invitational title, and led to runner-up finishes in the regular-season and tournament of its new league, the BIG EAST.  CU led the nation in blocks per set and were anchored by all-league picks Leah McNary and Kelli Browning, reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.  Booth enters her 12th year as head coach at Creighton with an impressive past, both on and off the court. Under her direction, the program has attracted two crowds of more than 12,000 while ranking in the top-50 nationally in attendance each of the past eight years. Full bio

Dr. Stefan Duma on Football and Hockey Helmet Testing

S_image_dumaDr. Stefan Duma of Virginia Tech University will be joining Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss concussions, helmets and the future quality of the gear. For the last three years, Dr. Duma developed testing strategies and protocols to rate the quality of football and hockey helmets. His hope is to educate the sports world on quality over cost and ways to reduce the number of head injuries in sport.

Click here for Dr. Duma Star Rating System for all helmets. And here for football only.

For the complete interview, visit The McCarthy Project on Blog Talk Radio.

On the show, Dr. Duma announced the webinar that is open to the public, he mentioned to send an email to headbiomed@vt.edu for free access to the meetings.

Here are the links mentioned on the show.

1. Press Release for rating system for hockey helmets

2. Results for 2014 football helmets

Bio Information on Dr. Duma:

Stefan Duma, professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Harry Wyatt Professor in Engineering. “Dr. Duma is internationally recognized for his landmark studies in injury biomechanics and traumatic brain injury,” said Clay Gabler, chair of the honorifics committee of the Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Penn State’s Russ Rose on Balanced Development

russ_roseCoach Russ Rose of Penn State University joined Stephen McCarthy to discuss the waterfront of ideas related to young volleyball players and coaches around the concept of balanced development.  Coach Rose talked about the role of technology in a young persons life, the proper role of club volleyball, why is it important to play more than one sport, and finally, how coaches and athletes can develop a balanced long-term approach to elite performance in life and sport.

For the complete interview, click here.

Coach Russ Rose Bio Information:

Record breaking. History making. Legendary. All of these words can be used to describe the tenure of Penn State women’s volleyball head coach Russ Rose’s career in Happy Valley. At the helm of the Nittany Lion squad for 35 years, his name has become synonymous with the pride and tradition of the program. The leader of arguably the most successful collegiate women’s volleyball program in the country, Rose continues to pass along the confidence and character he has gained during his career.

During his tenure, Rose has collected wins at a staggering pace. Never having posted fewer than 22 wins in a season, he concluded the 2013 season as the NCAA leader in career winning percentage, having won more than 86 percent of the matches he’s coach at Penn State. He is just the third active DI women’s volleyball head coach to reach 1,000 career wins, Since then, he’s amassed another 125 victories, which puts him just four wins shy of tying the all-time record for career triumphs. Full bio

KMOJ’s “Big Sam” Williams on Minnesota Basketball

Big Sam of KMOJ on Grassroots Hoops and Minnesota Basketball

bigsam_grassrootsBigSam of KMOJ talked on the history of basketball in Minnesota and the upcoming Grassroots All Star game. He has been involved with numerous AAU organizations over the years since he started with Mean Streets in the late 1980’s.  Secondly, he will be one of the celebrity coaches at the Grassroots event and will be talking about the role the event plays in the community.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Currently, Big Sam is the sports director for KMOJ in Minneapolis, MN.

Daniel Coyle, Author of The Talent Code

Daniel Coyle on what it takes to compete at a high level

daniel_coyleNatural talent does not always win.  Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code, talked about the ways work and understanding win out, rather than potential.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Bio Information:

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Talent, The Talent Code, Lance Armstrong’s War, and Hardball: A Season in Projects.  A contributing editor for Outside Magazine, he is a two-time National Magazine Award finalist.  Coyle lives in Cleveland, Ohio during the school year and in Homer, Alaska, during the summer with his wife Jen, and their four children. Full bio

Braden Holloway of NCSU on Realistic Expectations

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Braden Holloway of North Caroline State University

Braden joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about realistic expectations in sport and life.  So many times young athletes miss the joy of competition by focusing on going to a this or that college.  While Braden is at North Carolina State University, he stresses that not every swimmer is going to compete in the ACC or at a major college level.  If they do not, athletes should not view themselves as failure. Each athlete has a place in college sport if they desire and they should embrace it to enjoy the sport and life.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Bio Information on Braden Holloway:
2013 ACC Coach of the Year, a five-time All-America selection as a student-athlete and 2001 graduate of NC State, enters his third season as head coach of the Wolfpack swimming and diving program. He was named to the position on June 29, 2011, by Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow. Full Bio

BMX Pro Mike Aitken on Creativity

mike_aitkenStephen was joined by BMX Pro Mike Aitken.  Mike has a deep love for the sport of bmx and a creativity that is unbelievable. He has truly paid the price with serious injury and a long rehab to return the to the sport. He talks about his experiences, his love of the sport and the lost concept of creativity.

For the complete interview, visit here.

To connect with Mike, visit twitter

Relationships are King

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Alan Anderson (Picture SNYNets)

This week on our talk show, Stephen had the opportunity to interview Brian Sandifer of Grassroots Hoops Club. Over the last 15 years, Brian has worked with the some of the top players in Minnesota. A short list includes Alan Anderson, Jordair Jett, Rodney Williams, and Troy Bell.  We spoke about the true meaning of a relationship in the world of basketball and how coaches and parents transcend the petty politics of elite sport to treat athletes, parents and coaches the way they would like to be treated.

For the complete show, visit blog talk radio.

Is Food What They Say It is?

Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm
Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm

Stephen and Kate Miller talk about the concept of nutrient dense foods and attempt to answer the question, “Is food what they say it is?”

In today’s world, you choose to eat healthy and you show up at the grocery store to pick-up fruits and vegetables.  But are items really food? Is the genetically modified tomato as good as the non-gmo, organic, locally grown tomato?  This and other questions around the concept of nutrient dense foods and the quality of food sources are covered.  For the complete interview, visit here.

Bio on Kate Miller: Food has long been a focus in Kate’s life, and she has worked in numerous kitchens and dining rooms in the US and Europe. Concerns about the quality of factory farmed food and social justice issues inherent in modern agriculture led to deeper involvement in the production end of our food supply. In 2010, after completing her M.A. and spending 6 months in India under the tutelage of organic food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Kate took a leap and began growing vegetables and herbs organically at Weathertop Farm. Every season is an adventure, and since that time we have added pork, chicken, and fruit production as well as a line of foraged foods through our business Wild Foraged. Foraging has been the natural progression in this journey to produce and share local, healthy foods with our community. Kate believes that wild foods, including wild medicinals, should play a distinct role in every person’s quest for a healthy and happy balanced lifestyle.

Slow Food vs Fast Food with Kate Miller

What is the Slow Food Movement?

Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm
Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm

I was joined by Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm and WildForage.com to talk about the Slow Food Movement. The Slow Food Movement started in Rome, Italy in response to a McDonald’s invading the marketplace with there cheap, over-processed, fast food.

Kate and Stephen discuss the lifestyle and food choices that make the Slow Food movement one of the best concepts for athletes and families to implement into their daily living.  For the interview, click here.

For more information on the Slow Food Movement in the USA, visit their website.

Bio on Kate Miller: Food has long been a focus in Kate’s life, and she has worked in numerous kitchens and dining rooms in the US and Europe. Concerns about the quality of factory farmed food and social justice issues inherent in modern agriculture led to deeper involvement in the production end of our food supply. In 2010, after completing her M.A. and spending 6 months in India under the tutelage of organic food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Kate took a leap and began growing vegetables and herbs organically at Weathertop Farm. Every season is an adventure, and since that time we have added pork, chicken, and fruit production as well as a line of foraged foods through our business Wild Foraged. Foraging has been the natural progression in this journey to produce and share local, healthy foods with our community. Kate believes that wild foods, including wild medicinals, should play a distinct role in every person’s quest for a healthy and happy balanced lifestyle.

Trends Related to ACL Injuries and Prevention with Dr. Roberts

William Roberts, MD, MS
William Roberts, MD, MS

Stephen McCarthy will be joined by Dr. Bill Roberts, Director of the  University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and the editor-in-chief of Current Sports Medicine Reports, to talk about current and future trends in acl injuries and their prevention in young athletes.

The complete interview will be aired on Feb. 14th, 2014 at 10am CST or visit here to listen to the show

Stephen and Dr. Roberts will be covering the areas of pre and post injury research and trends.

1. The causes of acl injuries and why they occur
2.  Concepts or best practices to prevent the occurrence.
3.  Post-injury and the collateral damage that should be addressed for rest of each athlete’s life.
4.  Why to train the body and brain to work more closely together.
5.  Tests and screens to make sure players are ready to actually play.

Here is a link for further research to the FIFA Plus 11 program for prevention and rehab related to acl injuries

Bio Info on Dr. Roberts:

Roberts directs the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He is editor-in-chief of Current Sports Medicine Reports; past president and current foundation president of the American College of Sports Medicine; a charter member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; a founding member of the American Road Race Medical Society; medical director for the Twin Cities Marathon; and chair of the Minnesota State High School League Sports Medical Advisory Committee. Roberts also blogs on RunnersWorld.com.

What is the Definition of Hard Work?

New York Knicks Performance Coach Andy Barr on Overtraining, Fad Training Systems, and Best Practices

Andy Barr
Andy Barr

Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project will be joined by New York Knicks Performance Coach Andy Barr to discuss the concept of overtraining, fad training programs, and how to develop a foundation for elite performance.

For the complete show, visit here.

During the show, we be covering the following areas of elite performance development.

a. Is doing nothing sometimes better than doing something?
b. What is overtraining and the signs you may be there?
c. General discussion on pros and cons of each method of training: body weight training, plyometrics and Olympic lifts as it relates to performance and injury.
d. Are fad training programs needed for extra work, like Cross Fit, Insanity, and the like?
e. How to build the proper foundation physically before moving on to heavier loading?

Andy Barr, Performance Coach of New York Knicks, After playing 5 years as a pro soccer player in England, Andy joined the coaching staff for a local pro soccer team in England.  He has been with the New York Knicks for 3 years as the performance coach. For additional information, visit here or twitter.

 

The Mind of a Elite Lacrosse Player

Princeton University Head Coach Chris Bates on the Development of the Mind of an Elite Player

Coach Chris Bates of Princeton University
Coach Chris Bates of Princeton University

Coach Chris Bates of Princeton University will join Stephen McCarthy to discuss the world of elite performance in lacrosse. We will be talking about what the mind of an elite player looks like and how you can start to develop the mental game needed for elite performance. Coach Bates has been a head coach for over 14 years at the college level at Drexel and Princeton.

For the complete interview, visit us on February 7th at 10am CST.

Additional areas covered; Bigger, stronger and faster are not always are the best in the end, youth coaching and the emphasis on winning, and the lack of coaches with the ability to create an positive, creative environment for athletes.

Interview with Max Seibald on going from a JV player to player of the year.

About Chris Bates:
Chris Bates, whose calmness and strength serve as the bedrock of the Princeton men’s lacrosse program, recently finished his fourth season as the head coach of the Tigers. Bates has led Princeton to two Ivy league championships, two NCAA tournaments and three Ivy League tournament finals, including one championship, in his first four years. Bates led Princeton to the outright Ivy League championship and into the NCAA tournament in 2012. In his first three seasons, he has now won two Ivy titles and made two NCAA tournament appearances. Faced with the often-difficult task of replacing a Hall of Fame coach, Bates has coached 13 first-team All-Ivy and 14 All-America selection in his first four years. He has also coached the Ivy League Player of the Year once and the Rookie of the Year three times in four years. His career record in 14 years as a head coach is 105-95, including 35-24 at Princeton.

Heirloom, GMO, and Hybrid Seed Debate

Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia on Heirloom Seeds: Current and Future Trends

Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia
Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia

So many of us have no idea the importance the type of seed used to produce the food we consume has on a society.  Today, Scott Jackson, professor at the University of Georgia, will join Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss the current and future trends in seed genetics and the use in our world today.  We will be discussing the concepts of domestication, bottlenecks and epigenetics as it relates to the world of growing food.

For the complete show, visit here.

Areas we will touch on today’s show are the following: The Debate on the Use of GMO’s. Seeds that are cloned and then transferred together control pests and disease.   Hybrid and the value to the food supply. Hybrid seeds and crossing the strands, corn, rice, need to solve the problems.  Only works in a few crops.  Heirlooms.  Seeds that were used before commercialization and open pollinated.

Here are a couple articles for additional research.

1.  Wall Street Journal on the GMO Debate.

2.  Natural News on the return of the small, organic farmer or garden

3. Natural News on the political side of the debate related to sovereignty of nations and the use of certain seeds

4. Green Depot on the difference and debate to use hybrids or heirloom seeds.

Here are the links for additional reading recommended by Scott Jackson:

1. Need to use genetic diversity to feed the growing population. Nature website

2. Seeds of Discovery website

3. USDA seed collections for various plants

4. Example of rice collection in the Philippines

About Scott Jackson:

Scott Jackson’s research focuses on the application of genomics and cytogenetics to understand the structure, function and evolution of plant genomes, with a focus on the rice, soybean, common bean and peanut.  The Jackson lab has been involved in sequencing plant genomes such as soybean, common bean, pigeonpea, chickpea and peanut. Research includes evolutionary studies of individual species as well as entire genera (e.g. Oryzeae and Glycine). We use cytogenetics to explore chromosome structure and function. Much of our work is at the intersection of genomics/epigenomics and bioinformatics. We generate and utilize large genomic data sets to discover genes, make gene-phenotype correlations and provide tools for engineering improved crops.

Concussion Research and Equipment

Some Discussion and Potential Solutions to the Concussion Debate in Contact Sports

Dr. Stefan Duma of Virgina Tech University
Dr. Stefan Duma of Virgina Tech University

Dr. Stefan Duma on the history of concussions, challenges to change, and the future of equipment in contact sports.

Dr. Stefan Duma of the Center of Injury Biomechanics at Virginia Tech University in partnership with Wake Forest University joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about the world of concussion. The recent lawsuits by the current and former NFL players has made the subject of concussion a discussion within the fans, parents and young athletes.

Dr. Duma and Stephen covered the history of concussion and sport over the last 60 years and  the challenges that lie ahead for the governing bodies, sports organizations, manufacturers, and the athletes who participate. Lastly, Dr. Duma discussed decisions that can be made based on the current information and research.

For the complete show, click here.

Helmet Ratings from Virgina Tech, click here

About Dr. Stefan Duma:

Stefan Duma, professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Harry Wyatt Professor in Engineering. “Dr. Duma is internationally recognized for his landmark studies in injury biomechanics and traumatic brain injury,” said Clay Gabler, chair of the honorifics committee of the Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Through Pain to Victory

A Journey Through Food: The Story of Kathryne Pirtle

Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain
Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain

Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project covered a few of the concepts in the book Deep Nutrition, as well as author Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain tells her story of overcoming pain to live life and perform her absolute best. Catherine Shananhan’s book covered recent research related to nutrition and traditional gene theory. While, Kathryne Pirtle joined Stephen to talk about her journey through pain and struggle with food to gain victory and some ideas on how each of us can improve our performance by eating a non-gmo, organic non-western diet.

For the complete show, visit here.

About Kathryne Pirtle:

Kathryne Pirtle is the clarinetist and executive director of the Orion Ensemble, which gives three concert series in Metropolitan Chicago, presents a live, internationally broadcast series on Chicago’s WFMT-FM Fine Arts Radio Network and tours throughout North America. She is principal clarinetist of the Lake Forest Symphony and frequently performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Pirtle has co-authored a book with Dr. John D. Turner and Sally Fallon called Performance without Pain, which was published in 2006 by New Trends. This book focuses on the modern dietary influences in common inflammatory and degenerative conditions in musicians, athletes, dancers and the general public. It presents a highly effective solution to healing that utilizes nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional foods. Since 2004, she has given more than 85 workshops around the country and appeared on numerous radio and television shows.

Zack Kaldveer on Organic Current Events

Zack Kaldveer of Organic Consumers Association on GMO Labeling and Organic Choices

Zack Kaldveer
Zack Kaldveer

Zack is on the front lines of the gmo and organic debate.  He is the Assistant Media Director of Public Relations for Organic Consumers Association, one of the largest special interest groups fighting for non-genetically modified organisms in the food supply, as well as, the use of organic farmer techniques.  He joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about recent GMO labeling laws in California and the upcoming vote in Washington state on the same subject.  We will also be covering the recent suicides by farmers in India and other current events around the globe.

The interview will air on Wednesday, November 6th at 9am cst.

For Zach’s thoughts on the how to live a organic lifestyle and how to locate the proper food sources, click here. On the current hot topics in the world of gmo’s and organic foods, click here.

Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina
Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina

In the second half of the show, University of North Carolina Head Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell will join Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss passion, distractions, technology and relationships in the world of women’ s basketball.

About Zack Kaldveer:

Zack is the Assistant Media Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), an online and grassroots public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. Formerly, Zack was the Assistant Media Director for California’s Prop 37 campaign to label genetically modified foods. Zack has also served as Communications Director for the Consumer Federation of California and Editor of the California Progress Report. Zack received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California San Diego, and his Master’s, also in Communications, from San Diego State University.

Elite Performance, On and Off the Field

Social Myths in Sport Debunked

Nate and Jodi Ruch
Nate and Jodi Ruch

Pastor Nate Ruch of Emmanuel Christian Center joined Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss sports, on and off the field of battle, and debunking the myths surrounding elite performance in Christ.

Some of the subjects covered:

1.  Tim Tebow and his role as a Christian in today’s NFL.

2.  On the field, do you compete or do you just serve other people?

3.  Off the field, what is the proper role of sex in relationships?

4.  Should Christians take sponsorship money from organizations that do not stand for biblical principles?

5.  What is a double-standard and the proper viewpoint of pro athletes who may act differently than Christians think they should.

The complete interview will air November 13th at 9:00am cst.

For Pastor Nate’s interview only, click here.

Follow Pastor Nate at @nateruch or visit Emmanuel Christian Center‘s website for more information on his church.

About Nate Ruch:

A loving husband of wife Jodi and proud father of four, Pastor Nate Ruch gives voice and direction to the ministry of Emmanuel. As lead pastor, he sets the tone for the Emmanuel family and helps guide the church through the seasons of life. He also preaches on Sundays and facilitates a Wednesday night prayer service.

A native of Michigan, Nate relocated to the Twin Cities to study at North Central University. There, he met Jodi and graduated with a license to pastor. Nate also holds a MA from Bethel University.

Nate’s resume highlights over twenty years of faithful public service. As a former Emmanuel youth pastor, he led one of the largest youth groups in the state of Minnesota. Nate also mentored dozens of leaders, who have since gone on to their own ministry ventures.

Following his pastorate, Nate served as a professor and later a VP-level administrator at North Central. In 2013, Nate accepted Emmanuel’s offer to become the third senior pastor in the fifty-plus-year history of the church.

Nate’s passions include family, travel, leadership development, coaching his sons’ youth sports teams, Starbucks coffee, and the University of Michigan Wolverines’ football program.

Kona Ironman Special Report

Winter Vinecki
Winter Vinecki

Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project put together a special report on the coaches and athletes who will be participating in Kona Ironman.

1.  Kris Swarthout, USA Triathlon Coach for Cindy Blackstock, on the history and the importance of helping athletes on the journey of life. To listen click here.

2.  Cindy Blackstock, cancer survivor and Kona Ironman participant, has been chosen to be one of the featured athletes in this years race.  She will share her story of victory over breast cancer less than a year ago to compete in this years race. To listen click here.

Cindy Blackstock
Cindy Blackstock

3.  Winter Vinecki, 14 year old triathlete, on her father’s untimely death from prostate cancer and how she turns the negatives in life into positives. To listen click here.

Good Luck to all the athletes.

Stephen McCarthy

Author Brian Tuohy of Larceny Games

Brian Tuohy, Author of Larceny Games and The Fix Is In, on Corruption in the Major Sport Leagues

Larceny GamesAuthor Brian Tuohy joined Stephen to talk about his new book, Larceny Games.  It is based on over 400 FBI files and numerous interviews with FBI Agents, sports gamblers and bookmakers.  Brian will be discussing the world of sports entertainment and how it is not a pure as most fans envision.  Professional leagues have argued in court that they are entertainment, not a sport and if they are entertainment, the pro leagues must make sure the product is entertaining with the right actors in the show, right? Sport is the purest form of competition and elite performance, right?

Brian will break it all down and share his thoughts on events that have taken place in recent times that will challenge your viewpoints on the role of sport in our society.

For the complete interview, visit here.

Brian will be making an appearance at the Twin Cities Book Festival on October 12, 2013 in the Local Lit Lounge at 4pm. Check out their website for specific times and locations.

For more information on Brian Tuohy, visit his website.

Brian Tuohy is America’s leading expert in game fixing in sports, having written about the subject for more than a decade. He is best known as the author of The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR which was published by Feral House in 2010. The book gained national and international attention as it was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the nationally syndicated The Bookworm Sez, the Independent in the United Kingdom, and Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express among others.

 

Break The Chains of Institutionalized Thought

Forensic Historian and Filmmaker Richard Grove on Breaking The Chains of Institutionalized Thought to Create a Better Athlete

Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com
Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com

Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com will be joining Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss to ways to break institutionalized thoughts and replace them with self-reliant, self-confident, clear thoughts from your own creative imagination.

On the show, Richard and Stephen will be discussing creative thought with the purpose of addressing the following areas:

1.  Why do we need to change our institutionalized thoughts?

2.  How do we change our current thoughts?

3.  What should you expect while changing how you think?

4.  What are the potential results if you put in the time and effort?

5.  OK I agree I need to change, where do I start?

Richard Grove interview segments. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Lastly, we will be developing how athletes can use his films, State of Mind and The Ultimate History Lesson, to create elite performance.

Biographical Information for Richard Grove:

Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com
Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com

In 2003, Richard Grove filed for federal whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.In 2006, he released on mp3 a 2-hour public disclosure “Project Constellation: A Message to the Future of America”.

What may have sounded like conspiracy “theories” in 2006 (Data-Mining and Spying on Citizens, The Planning of Financial Catastrophes, NSA/Google, and Corporate  Media partaking in the demolition of our civil liberties), proves today  to be relevant and verifiable historical facts related by Richard during  his public disclosure via Project Constellation, and evident in his continued productions ever since.

Since then, Richard has created more than 500 hours of educational and informative media productions, including a comprehensive conscious curriculum to teach individuals methods for learning anything and everything for themselves (a.k.a. “The Peace Revolution Podcast”).

Some of his more powerful publications include: State of Mind: The Psychology of Control (2013 co-production),  History… So It Doesn’t Repeat (2013 series),  The Ultimate History Lesson with John Taylor Gatto (2012), The Peace Revolution Podcast (2009-Present), What You’ve Been Missing: Exposing the Noble Lie (2010),  20/20 Hindsight CENSORSHIP on the Frontline (2010), and Project Constellation (2006).

In 2013, ten years after blowing the whistle, Richard was nominated by author G. Edward Griffin to be listed in the Freedom Force International Hall of Honor.

For additional research, listen to the following podcasts or interviews:

1.  Peace Revolution Podcast: Hundreds of hours of additional research around cognitive liberty and peace through clear, ordered thoughts.

2.  Lindsey Berg: Lindsey broke down how you can apply these concepts to become a professional athlete and Olympian.

3.  Jon Rappoport: Rappoport developed ways to use your creative imagination with straight thoughts and how to apply it in real life.

4.  Elite Performance by Stephen McCarthy: Stephen McCarthy broke down one complete path to elite performance.

University of Michigan Strength Coach Bo Sandoval

University of Michigan Strength Coach Bo Sandoval on the Balance of Specialized Strength Training by Sport with the Concept of Individualized Training

University of Michigan Strength Coach Bo Sandoval
University of Michigan Strength Coach Bo Sandoval

Coach Sandoval will be joining Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to develop out how a structured training program works in both at a team and a individual level.

Coach has worked with athletes for over 10 years with an extensive background in multiple sports.  We will be covering ways to look at training for lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. The differences between each sport and how young athletes can apply the training information to their current programs.

Tune in October 30, 2013 at 9am CST for the complete show.

About Coach Bo Sandoval:

Bo Sandoval is in his fourth year at U-M. Prior to being named Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning in summer of 2012, he served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Michigan. Sandoval designs and implements supplemental performance programs for men’s lacrosse and women’s basketball. He specializes in providing comprehensive training programs focused on multi-year development. Sandoval’s individualized training programs are influenced by the requirements of each athlete’s specific competition needs and are based on each team’s competition calendar. Sandoval’s other responsibilities include directing the strength and conditioning department’s intern education program.

North Carolina Swim Coach Rich DeSelm

North Carolina Swim Coach DeSelm on Maintaining the Joy of the Sport

North Carolina Swim Coach DeSelm
North Carolina Swim Coach DeSelm

Coach DeSelm joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about raising up the next generation of young athletes and more specifically the next generation of swimmers.

For over 35 years, Coach DeSelm has either participated or coached swimmers.   Coach mentioned that winning and losing does not bring joy to sport.  While he feels the winning and losing do play a part, it is not the most important part. He maintains that the joy of the activity or participating in sports and becoming your best is the key to long-term success in life and sport.

Tune in Friday, September 25, 2013 at 9am CST to listen to the show.

About Coach Rich DeSelm:

Coming off his most successful season to date, Rich DeSelm is now in his sixth year as the head swimming coach at the University of North Carolina after serving for one year as the chief assistant and head coach designate under former mentor Frank Comfort.

The program has made great strides under DeSelm’s tutelage in the past five years.  DeSelm had been a highly successful head coach at Davidson College and a long-time assistant at perennial Top 10 program Florida before he assumed the full-time head coaching duties at Carolina on July 1, 2007.

Caroline Buchanan on Competition

Caroline Buchanan, 4-Time BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion, on How She Views Competing and Love of Sport

Caroline Buchanan
Caroline Buchanan

Caroline Buchanan joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about her success as a bike racer, as well as, the 2012 Olympic experience. She is a true professional on and off the track. We taped the interview earlier this morning with almost 90 minutes of technical problems and she was gracious enough to wait them out and be flexible.  It was amazing. If you are looking for truth on elite performance, you need to listen to Caroline. It will start you on your journey of elite performance.

For just the interview with Caroline, click here.   The complete interview and show will air 8am CST September 18th.

World Champion Caroline BuchananHere are a couple of the topics we covered during the 30 minute interview.  (1) Clear thoughts lead to success (2) Have high expectations and goals. (3) Focus on the love of the sport, not getting sponsors (4) What happens next when you don’t do your best (5) Thoughts on why so many elite bike racers are coming out of Australia.

You can connect with Caroline on Facebook, her website or follow her @CBuchanan68.

 

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Sauce Hockey and BizNasty

The Story Behind BizNasty and Sauce Hockey with CEO Eric Kleineck

CEO Eric Kleineck of Sauce Hockey
CEO Eric Kleineck of Sauce Hockey

CEO of Sauce Hockey Eric Kleineck will sharing the story of Sauce Hockey, “the sauce life” and Paul Bissonnette aka Biznasty2point0.  He will tell the story of how the company got to know Paul and how the BizNasty line of clothing got started.

To listen to The McCarthy Project Show and the complete interview visit “Sauce Hockey and BizNasty” on Friday, September 13th at 8:00am CST.

Eric took the time to talk about the world of art, music, hockey, as well as, the world of social media.  He has built a brand around what he calls “the hockey language” and how the sauce life is translated into his brand of apparel.  Secondly, he will talk about how their relationship with Paul has developed over the years to take on a life on of its own.

For the interview only, visit here.

BizNasty Paul Bissonnette
BizNasty Paul Bissonnette

About Sauce Hockey:

Sauce Hockey’s vision is to be the industry leader in the lifestyle apparel category. We create design-driven clothing that offers a superior consumer experience. Inspired by hockey, art, fashion, and music, our products tell a story that takes you to a familiar place as a fan and/or player. It’s simple, genuine, honest, and often times showcases the lighter side of the game.

Founded in 2009, by Eric Kleineck and friends over some tall beers and hockey war stories, the brand has grown from 6 t-shirts and 2 hats to a head-to-toe brand sold in over 200 retail stores in the US, Canada, Finland, and Sweden. Sauce Hockey clothing has appeared at events such as the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Wayne Gretzky’s Fantasy Camp, been spotted in print and web publications such as ESPN The Magazine, The Hockey News, The Fourth Period, Chill Magazine, Arizona Rubber Magazine, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Le Journal de Montreal, and CBS Sports Online among others and worn by tons of big name professional athletes, actors, actresses, musicians and tv personalities.

 

Arizona Coach Niya Butts on Skill Training

Arizona Coach Niya Butts on Developing Your Skills to Play Basketball

Arizona Coach Niya Butts
Arizona Coach Niya Butts

Coach Butts shared her thoughts on how to properly develop the skills to play elite basketball.

You can learn some things from youtube videos, video games, ant to some extent, complex non-basketball movements. All of which has its time and place, but you must develop the ability to dribble with speed, shoot the ball, and defend.

Yup, the basic fundamentals of basketball.  This is coming from a player who played at Tennessee under Coach Summit, won two national championships as a player and has coached at the collegiate level for over 10 years. To Listen to an excerpt from the taped interview, click here.

The complete show will be aired on September 11th at 8am CST.

About Coach Niya Butts:

Entering her sixth season at the helm of the Wildcat program, women’s basketball head coach Niya Butts is more energized and driven than ever to continue to build on the strong tradition of Arizona women’s basketball and to take the program to new heights. With a talented class of younger players and an experienced and motivated group of veterans, the 2013-14 season is poised to be a successful stop on the road to greatness.

“Niya Butts is hard-working, energetic and dedicated,” Arizona Athletics Director Greg Byrne said. “She is one of the rising stars in the coaching ranks and we are thrilled to have her here at the University of Arizona. Her commitment to excellence, on and off the court, is unmatched and she continues to build on the tradition of Arizona women’s basketball. She and her staff are great at bringing in and developing young talent. The future is bright for Coach Butts and her squad.”

Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen

Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen on Overtraining and Recovery

Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen
Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen

Mark Allen, 6-time Ironman world champion will be discussing the world of endurance training and talent development. More specifically, the difference between the “science-only” programs or “the art of what works best for me” program.

Mark’s storied career will give us unique perspective and insights into the mind of a triathlete and the potential results of the proper training program.

Lastly, we will briefly cover the areas of recovery, strength training, and proper nutrition.  Listen to a portion of the interview with Stephen McCarthy, The Art of Training.

The complete interview will be aired Tuesday, September 10th at 8:00am CST.

Bio Information on Mark Allen:

Triathlon World Champion Mark Allen
Mark Allen

No triathlete has gained the recognition or success that Mark Allen has. After competing and losing in the Ironman Triathlon Championships six times, he emerged victorious in 1989, winning the most difficult one-day sporting event in the world.

It would be the first of six Ironman victories for Allen, the last coming in 1995 at age 37, making him the oldest champion ever. He has also excelled at the Olympic distance, winning the sport’s inaugural World Championships in 1989 in Avignon, France, by more than a minute. He went undefeated in 10 trips to the Nice International Championships, and from 1988-1990 he put together a winning streak of 20 races.

Coaching Your Own Kids

Creighton University Basketball Coach Greg McDermott on Coaching Your Own Children

Coach Greg McDermott of Creighton University Basketball
Coach Greg McDermott of Creighton University Basketball

Coach McDermott joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about coaching young athletes and more specifically, your own children.  Coach has the honor of coaching one of his children at Creighton University, All-American Doug McDermott.

Coach shared his thoughts on parents role with young players, how to get batter while playing a role you don’t like, and finally, if your parent is the coach, how should you handle yourself.

Here is a portion of the interview with Greg McDermott on Coaching Your Own Children.

The complete interview will be aired Monday, Sept 9th at 8:00am CST.

About Coach McDermott:

Graduating student-athletes, record win totals, sold-out crowds, an MVC tournament title, postseason success and an All-American son are part of the legacy that Greg McDermott has created in his first two seasons on The Hilltop.  Named the 16th head coach in Creighton men’s basketball history on April 27, 2010, McDermott has gone 52-22 in his first two seasons, while returning the program to the national rankings with an up-tempo style of play that has fans turning out in record numbers. Last season, Creighton tied a school record with 29 wins and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament, while establishing a program record with 2,772 points. The team spent 16 weeks ranked in the top-25, and earned its inaugural First-Team AP All-American in program history when Greg’s son, Doug, was honored following a record-setting season.  Doug was the first sophomore in league history named MVC Player of the Year, setting a school record with 801 points while also leading the nation with 307 field goals.