Training Soccer Champions
by Dorrance, Anson
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"[Coach Dorrance] knows what it takes to win, and that is very rare. He makes another kind of investment in his players beyond just training: he cares about them as people. He knows what motivates certain types of players and ties it all in to team chemistry and camaraderie."-Mia Hamm, retired American professional soccer player and first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame (2013). She trained under Anson Dorrance (1989-1993),helping the Tar Heels win four NCAA championships."Anson has an excellent understanding of athletes, and his theories on player development are very astute. He has had a truly remarkable career. He would be a great coach in any sport."-Dean Smith, retired University of North Carolina men's basketball coach (1961-1997)."Coaching legend" Smith trained several NBA players including Michael Jordan and is a Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee (1983).Do you have what it takes to train champions? In Training Soccer Champions, leading NCAA coach Anson Dorrance shares the secrets to creating and maintaining a winning team. Dorrance explains his philosophies, provides practical lessons, and reflects on his experience, offering the invaluable perspective of one of the world's outstanding coaches. Training Soccer Champions digs deep into the psychology of the female athlete and conveys the principles of coaching to benefit average and high-performing teams alike. Field strategy, motivational techniques, team dynamics, and much more are discussed in this must-have guide to coaching. With countless championship titles and numerous awards, Anson Dorrance knows what it takes to win, and now you can too.
Anson Dorrance is the legendary women's soccer coach at the University of North Carolina. His program is commonly referred to as "The Dynasty." He is not only the most successful coach in the women's game-a four-time National Coach of the Year-but an ambassador of the game, a highly sought-after motivational speaker, a major force in training young players through wildly popular soccer camps, and a successful television broadcaster. His teams have won 17 NCAA national championships, and many of his former players have gone on to become the most accomplished players in the world, including superstar Mia Hamm. Anson has produced best-selling soccer videos, and is the author of Training Soccer Champions, written with Tim Nash.
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