The Vision of a Champion


The Vision of a Champion

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Advice And Inspiration From The World's Most Successful Women's Soccer Coach

By Anson Dorrance and Gloria Averbuch

Foreword by Mia Hamm

Wikipedia notes that Anson Dorrance is “one of the most successful coaching records in the history of athletics.” Under Dorrance's leadership at the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels women’s soccer teams have won 21 of the 31 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships with a .907 winning percentage over 33 seasons. He has led his team to a 101-game unbeaten streak and his players have won 20 National Player of the Year awards. 

In The Vision of a Champion, Dorrance teams up with bestselling health and fitness writer Gloria Averbuch to deliver a transformational guide to developing soccer excellence at the high school and collegiate levels. This book combines practical strategies for training and competing with the wisdom and advice of a veteran coach.

Dorrance’s advice is proven: thanks to his coaching, women’s soccer at the University of North Carolina has dominated the collegiate field for almost 4 decades. explains the secrets of that success in a narrative that will be inspiring to athletes, coaches, and parents alike. The authors begin with a deep look into the world of women’s soccer at UNC, from details of training to the all-important team culture that makes a good team great. The second section is a roadmap for aspiring star players, discussing how to be a true student of the game and how to develop to one’s full potential. The rest of the book thoroughly examines what Dorrance calls the Four Pillars of Soccer: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psychological, analyzing all aspects of training, competition, fitness, and soccer mentality.

Complete with helpful training appendices and informative illustrations, and introduced by a moving personal foreword from soccer icon Mia Hamm, one of Dorrance’s former players,  is a major resource for all aspiring high school and college soccer players. Between its covers are all the skills and character strengths needed to excel on and off the field.

Page Count: 360

ISBN: 9781635617832 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9781635617849 (Paperback)

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