6 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.

    Roy Williams: Chapter 5 - How The Greats Obtained Personal Excellence

    Roy Williams: Chapter 5 - How The Greats Obtained Personal Excellence

    How do the great athletes become elite? What can the coaches do to drive them to their full potential? On today's episode, Anson and host Natalie Bode are joined by Roy Williams, head men's basketball coach at UNC and three time national champion. Together, Anson and Roy have coached some of the most driven leaders in athletics on the planet - Mia Hamm, Michael Jordan, Tyler Hansbrough, Marcus Paige, Tobin Heath, Jessica McDonald, and many others. But not all of them were coached the same way. So today we dive deep into what a coach can do to motivate the great athletes to become iconic.

    • 54 min
    Gloria & Yael Averbuch: Chapter 4 - Enriching Your Life through Soccer

    Gloria & Yael Averbuch: Chapter 4 - Enriching Your Life through Soccer

    Today Anson and host Dean Linke are joined by Gloria and Yael Averbuch. Gloria is the co-author of Vision of a Champion with Anson, and they wrote it together when Yael was just 10. Yael dreamed up playing for Anson, but he didn't want to recruit a friend's daughter - except that Yael's talent was too impressive to ignore. On the show, Gloria, Yael, and Anson talk about being a parent of a superstar athlete, how entrepreneurship and athletics are similar (Yael is the founder of the Techne Futbol soccer training app), and how fitness is so important in women's athletics.

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

    • 49 min
    Crystal Dunn: Chapter 3 - Your Game and Why It's Great

    Crystal Dunn: Chapter 3 - Your Game and Why It's Great

    In today's episode of the podcast, we will move on to chapter three of Vision of a Champion titled "Your Game and Why It's Great." In this chapter, Anson and host Natalie Bode are joined by special guest Crystal Dunn to further detail what truly makes soccer live up to the coined term "the beautiful game," how soccer brings all kinds of different people together, specifically by explaining some of the different soccer personalities that exist and how each of the different personalities are an asset in a team setting.

    Crystal Dunn played at UNC from 2010 to 2013 and was an integral part of the 2012 National Championship team. Her success didn't stop there as she moved to the NWSL and the Washington Spirit, becoming the league MVP and Golden Boot winner in 2015 -the youngest player ever to be awarded that trophy.

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

    • 47 min
    Legends Talk USWNT - Special Guest Paul Riley

    Legends Talk USWNT - Special Guest Paul Riley

    Paul Riley is the uber successful coach of the NWSL's perennial power North Carolina Courage. He has won three consecutive NWSL shields and three of the last four NWSL championships. Today, Anson Dorrance, Dean Linke, and Paul talk about where their work has taken them, the challenges women's soccer continues to face currently and make some comparisons about the state of US women's soccer today compared to right after the amazing 1999 World Cup Championship.

    • 46 min
    Mia Hamm: The Vision of a Champion

    Mia Hamm: The Vision of a Champion

    On episode 1 of the Vision of a Champion Podcast, Hall of Fame Coach and Women's Soccer Legend Anson Dorrance, along with host Dean Linke, talks to quite possibly the greatest of all time, Mia Hamm.

    • 50 min
    Vision of a Champion with Anson Dorrance Trailer

    Vision of a Champion with Anson Dorrance Trailer

    "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.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Pure inspiration

Look forward to the wisdom and encouragement that Anson and his guests share each week. Thank you for this informative and inspiring podcast.

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Humanitarian

Anson is the true definition of Teacher•Coach•Mentor...he develops outstanding players but most importantly great human beings.

DuchessofChatham ,

The Greatest Collegiate Coach Ever

We can all learn from "Ansonisms." I have read his books. One of the things I appreciate most about Anson is his willingness to embrace lessons learned from mistakes. So excited that he is pairing lessons from his book, "Visions of a Champion," with special guest champions of UNC Women's Soccer. Brilliant.

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