THERE IS “ALWAYS MORE LINE”
AML Interviews - Garrett Minyard and Cat Dailey MinyardCat is a former player of Yale University who later went on to play professionally in Italy. Garrett played at Sacred Heart University and continued his volleyball career at Durham University in the English Super 8's League. The two have coached with Gold Medal Squared for years and recently founded their own club in Connecticut, Northeast Volleyball Club, where they coach junior players as well as manage the NVA professional men's team Northeast Force.
In this interview:
0:27 - Garrett on the inspiration for starting the club.
2:09 - Cat relays her junior and professional volleyball experience and how it influenced their club's philosophy.
4:19 - Juggling the combination of beginning a new club and responding to the covid19 situation.
6:57 - "What are we going to with the [club] parents say 'I want my money back'?".
10:15 - What should we do about the current NVA season now that outdoor season is fast approaching?
12:28 - Cat talks about whether a professional women's league could exist in the US and why it might not work.
17:30 - Cat and Garrett discuss the challenges they've faced in bringing volleyball to Connecticut.
20:48 - Trivia Question: "Name 5 Players"
21:48 - Hi Carly.
22:36 - Trivia Question: "Music in Movies"
23:15 - A second cat appears.
Stay tuned for more interviews with Cat and Garrett about living and playing overseas!
AML Interviews - Mike Mon and Jason JonesMike Mon is a father, a child abuse lawyer, and has presided over everything from youth club to AVP events as a professional referee. Jason Jones is a coach and director of JBJ Events and helps plan and run massive volleyball events every year all over the country. We're joined by Chris Vaughan later towards the end - check out his interview on this channel.
In this interview:
0:25 - About Mike.
1:00 - How covid19 has affected referees.
2:02 - Balancing the juxtaposition of refereeing children and prosecuting child abusers.
4:44 - About Jason.
5:38 - The possibility of running events this summer and how covid19 has affected that.
6:05 - What it's like to prepare tournaments.
8:19 - How can we make up for the lost time this situation has caused?
9:04 - The current reticence of venues to plan events or sign agreements.
10:16 - Will USAV follow suit with the Olympic Committee?
12:52 - How can we encourage people to start officiating?
14:34 - The referee - youth player interaction.
15:44 - Are new officials too sensitive?
18:01 - How to get into refereeing.
18:50 - Refereeing horror stories...
A massive thank you to Mike and Jason for sharing their thoughts and stories, they will definitely be back on another time.
AML Interviews - Carly SkjodtCarly Skjodt started at Munciana Volleyball club and became a 4 year starting outside attacker and All-American at the University of Michigan. She transferred to Pepperdine University to play her 5th year in the sand but that season was cut short due to covid19.
In this interview:
0:37 - Quick introduction and career overview.
1:02 - We discuss the NCAA giving players their eligibility back and what that would mean for them as students.
5:45 - Carly corrects our pronunciation of Munciana and discusses her youth playing experience.
6:30 - Dante is black. He and Carly talk about not aiming for the court.
8:35 - The future of Carly's sand volleyball.
9:36 - We opine on creating a women's professional league in the US.
11:48 - "The Opposite Game"
13:40 - Where is Phil?
14:40 - Carly talks about how she's keeping busy during the covid19 isolation.
Leave your questions and comments for Carly and we'll ask her next time she's on!
What Does "There's Always More Line" Mean?Co-host Dante tells us a quick story about the origin of the phrase which inspired the name of the show, "there's always more line".
AML Interviews - Chris VaughanChris is a South Jersey-based professional volleyball player. He competes in the AVP Beach Tour and in the NVA indoor league with Team Freedom. He has also represented Team USA in the FIVB Snow Volleyball Tour.
In this interview:
1:30 - Quick synopsis of his career and the foundation of Quandomania Volleyball Club.
3:45 - Playing as a libero in the NCAA tounrnament with Stevens University and how the libero/outside attacking positions are virtually interchangeable
5:36 - The odd statistic that he and Justin have been keeping track of thanks to Gold Medal Squared.
7:10 - Trivia question: Name 5 players on the 2008 gold medal men's USA Olympic team in Beijing.
8:45 - "The Opposite Game"
10:25 - Chris' role and opinion on the upcoming NVA season and how we could possibly modify it based on the covid19 situation.
Chris will definitely be back on to talk more outdoor volleyball, stay tuned!
AML Extras - "The Opposite Game" with Coach Carlo EdraWe play the Opposite Game with Coach Carlo Edra. Carlo is the NJCU Men's Volleyball Head Coach (NCAA Div 3) and the Manager/Head Coach of Team Freedom Volleyball Club (NVA).
0:20 - Carlo chats about NJCU
1:30 - We play The Opposite Game.
AML Interviews - Ian CappIan Capp is an indoor setter at Kean University, a grass volleyball champion, and a future NVA player. This past season, a teammate of Ian's at KU had to withdraw from the season due to some unfortunate medical news. Upon hearing this, Ian and other seniors did the same so that next year they could all share a full senior season together. That's fucking brotherhood.
In this interview:
0:20 - Ian expands on withdrawing from the 2019/2020 NCAA season.
2:50 - How he started playing, and why he reluctantly switched positions.
4:56 - But I wanna spike 🙁
5:50 - Playing in a professional league in the US; should players stay local?
7:48 - "First time you saw me play" trend. Also Justin is tall.
8:58 - Trivia Questions!
10:23 - Final words from coach Carlo, and why playing against Ian isn't fun.
Thanks for joining us Ian! He'll be back on to talk very soon.
Always More Line | Episode #1Always More Line - A Volleyball Conversation Around the World.
[FULL EPISODE 1]
The inaugural episode of AML was a blast! We got to speak to some awesome guests (check out their individual interviews on the channel).
Phil Freere (joins us late)
Guest Host: Carlo Edra
0:37 - Carlo Edra
3:32 - Mike Mon and Jason Jones
27:11 - Chris Vaughan
39:59 - Cat Dailey Minyard and Garrett Minyard
1:04:10 - Carly Skjodt
1:19:30 - Kat Janssen
Thank you to everyone who came on to chat with us. We are definitely still in the exploratory stages of what this show could be, but check back in for more awesome guest interviews and probably more games and drinks.
Always More Line | Episode #2 (Live)Always More Line - A Volleyball Conversation Around the World.
[FULL EPISODE 2]
This time around the boys talked a bunch of shit and also some volleyball! Still tinkering with the FB/YouTube Live setup, so our conversation towards the end also got cut short.
We had the pleasure of having Ian Capp on the show. Dude is a super talented young setter who's going to be making some waves in the community both indoor and outdoor so keep a look out!
Ian Capp (Full Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhs6jHXrptY)
Thanks for watching, Episode 3 will be up soon! Be sure to catch our YouTube live shows also 😉
AML Extras - Random Rants #1- Dante doesn't eat vegetables
- Vick's Vapor Rub (please sponsor us)
- Justin doesn't know anybody
- Facebook friend requests
We swear this is a volleyball podcast.
AML Extras - Intros Are HardIt's okay Dante we'll figure it out by nationals.
Always More Line - Episode #3 FULL