20 episodes

"The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.”

On the Vision of a Champion Podcast, 22 time national champion and 8 time coach of the year Anson Dorrance - along with co-hosts Dean Linke and Natalie Bode - talk about what it means to be a champion with elite athletes and coaches who have been a part of Anson's Hall of Fame journey - Tobin Heath, Roy Williams, Lucy Bronze, Crystal Dunn, April Heinrichs and more are in the upcoming season, and you don’t want to miss it. Subscribe now, and we’ll see you soon with the first episode, with women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm.

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"The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.”

On the Vision of a Champion Podcast, 22 time national champion and 8 time coach of the year Anson Dorrance - along with co-hosts Dean Linke and Natalie Bode - talk about what it means to be a champion with elite athletes and coaches who have been a part of Anson's Hall of Fame journey - Tobin Heath, Roy Williams, Lucy Bronze, Crystal Dunn, April Heinrichs and more are in the upcoming season, and you don’t want to miss it. Subscribe now, and we’ll see you soon with the first episode, with women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm.

    Staci Wilson: Chapter 20, Sharpening Your Mental Edge

    Staci Wilson: Chapter 20, Sharpening Your Mental Edge

    Do you want to enhance your game? Listen to NCAA Champion and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist talk about sharpening your mental edge. On today’s podcast, Staci Wilson joins Anson to talk about how UNC Women’s Soccer and the USWNT use their indomitable will and mental toughness to overcome opponents. They also discuss how players can make a conscious choice to choose a winning mentality that produces success at every level of the game!

    • 54 min
    Michelle Akers: Chapter 19, Maintaining Your Balance

    Michelle Akers: Chapter 19, Maintaining Your Balance

    How do elite players maintain their balance on and off the field? Listen to this podcast to hear the greatest women’s soccer players to ever lace up a pair of boots talk about maintaining your balance. On today’s show, we have Michelle Akers, she could score, defend, and had a unique air game that still ranks as the best header of the ball ever in women’s soccer. She helped the USWNT win the 1991, 1999 World Cups, and the 1996 Olympics. At the 1991 World Cup, Michelle won the FIFA Golden Boot Award as the top scorer with 10 goals. Together, we get a chance to hear Anson and Michelle reminisce about their championship runs with the USWNT and we learn what it takes to maintain your balance.

    The vision of a Champion is a production of Creative Allies. Intro and outro music by Conquest.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mack Brown: Chapter 18, Becoming the Total Athlete

    Mack Brown: Chapter 18, Becoming the Total Athlete

    How do they coach young players to become a total athlete? Listen to these two Hall of Fame coaches talk about how they get their athletes to rise to their potential. On today’s show, we have Mack Brown, head coach of UNC’s men’s football program. Together, both Anson and Mack have seen what it takes to become a total athlete, they talk about what can be learned through sport to produce the total athlete on and off the field.

    The vision of a Champion is a production of Creative Allies. Intro and outro music by Conquest.

    • 53 min
    Rakel Campbell & Jenn Zaccagnini Beamer: Chapter 17, Being a Team Player

    Rakel Campbell & Jenn Zaccagnini Beamer: Chapter 17, Being a Team Player

    In Chapter 17, UNC National Champions Jenn Zaccagnini Beamer and Rakel Campbell talk about, Being a Team Player. They both share, compare, and contrast their different contributions that helped to make their respective teams exceptional. Anson goes on to define what “Being a Team Player” means to him as a coach with 22 National Championships.

    • 53 min
    Carli Lloyd: Chapter 16, Playing your best on Game Day

    Carli Lloyd: Chapter 16, Playing your best on Game Day

    Carli Lloyd has been the face of the USWNT for two decades, and the franchise player Gotham FC of the NWSL. The two-time Olympic Champion, 2 Time World Cup Champion, and two-time FIFA World Player of The Year talks with Anson about chapter 16, “ Playing Your Best on Game Day.”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Adelaide Gay: Chapter 15, The Art of Goalkeeping

    Adelaide Gay: Chapter 15, The Art of Goalkeeping

    Adelaide Gay is a UNC National Champion, academic scholar, competitor, and statistically comes out on the winning side of many of life's challenges. She's a former goalkeeper for the Portland Thorns of the NWSL, and the current keeper for FC Nordsjalland in the Elitedivisionen. While at UNC, she was named first-team Capital One Academic All-America by College Sports Information Directors of America. Today, her coach Anson Dorrance and host Dean Linke talk to Adelaide about her experience at UNC and the Art of Goalkeeping.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Loreleicrow ,

Such a great listen for everyone

Very enjoyable podcast with lots of good stories. Has it all. Humor from Anson, soccer and life tips and behind the scene look Into one of the best sports dynasty ever. A must listen during my commute.

Heath171717171717 ,

Tobin Heath

Listening to the Tobin Heath episode reconfirms why she is an inspiration to so many, credit to Anson Dorrance for his impact.

rkkerr3 ,

Required Reading and Listening

I read and listen to every piece of Anson Dorrance I can get my hands on. So glad to see this wonderful book come to life via this podcast. I’ve treasured wisdom from the book for years.

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