Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.), a silver medalist with the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team, lives the life of a professional American volleyball star. In the dead of winter in the heart of Poland, she tries to lead the Łódź Boat Builders to respectability. As we follow her season, America’s Olympic setter guides us through a fascinating and complicated conversation about sport, gender, parents, coaches, competition, ethics, money and success. Her journey provides the documentary’s path.
As Courtney moves from chapter to chapter, we hear from some of the finest minds in the sport: Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, Doug Beal, John Dunning, Mick Haley, Kathy DeBoer, John Cook and Bill Neville among others. We’ll hear from parents, youth coaches, and other volleyball athletes, young and old.