Episode 291 Anson Dorrance on Creating a Competitive Cauldron, Peer Evaluations, and Challenging the Fragility of Today’s Athletes


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The climate for developing players is better when competition exists. In this episode, JP and Nate visit with special guest Anson Dorrance, the longtime head coach of the women’s soccer program at the University of North Carolina. He has one of the most successful coaching records in the history of athletics. Under Dorrance's leadership, the Tar Heels have won numerous NCAA Women's Soccer Championships.

  • Lessons from UNC coaching legend, Dean Smith
  • Design a program you would want to play in
  • Target alphas, not lowest common denominators

Here is the book that is referenced in this episode: Training Soccer Champions

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