Speaking to two-time US Olympian Kevin Barnett on internet radio podcast The Net Live, McCutcheon said that the build-up to the Games will be intense and that he expects to lose a lot of sleep going into the tournament.
“We’ll sleep in due course,” he said on Monday. “But right now we have the chance to do something really special. I don’t know what that means in terms of the result but the group that we have, the athletes we have and the staff we have put together gives us such a unique opportunity and we have to make sure we leave no stone unturned.”
USA had a relatively successful 2011, successfully defending their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix crown in Macau, China as well as capturing silver medal, and with it an Olympic berth, at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup in Japan. They also clinched the NORCECA Championshiop but the 42-year old was quick to emphasis that the current world No.1 must not become complacent.
“We have to work a little bit on our blocking and I think just a few things offensively, a few wrinkles,” he added. “And, as always, serving and receiving. I think we can score a few more points if we work on just picking the right pass or getting the right serve at the right spot.”