COMMENTS ON "WINNING ISN'T
ONE OF THE TOP 11 "MUST SEE" FILMS AMONG 135 FILMS SHOWN AT 2009 TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
Winning Isn’t Everything...is
a...very well made documentary on the NCAA championship
women’s soccer program
at the University of North Carolina. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy [the] film because [it]... move[s]
well past the sport that anchors the film...
Executive Director, Tacoma Film Festival/Grand Cinema
My daughter Briana thanks
you... she is the HIgh School goalkeeper
...The team watched it and played like a different team and they are still talking about coach Anson
...it was amazing how this inspirational story motivated these girls!
It's excellent...well done!
Head Coach UNC Women's Soccer
"Winning Isn't Everything" is
an insightful peek behind the curtain of this remarkable
As an author who reproduced Anson's speeches throughout my book, I could only dream about the kind of emotional
response you can get through actually watching his work on video. You could feel the power of the film in the audience.
Author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance
As the women's soccer coach for a Division III college, I absolutely loved your documentary.
The behind the scenes interaction of the team and the inspirational strategies of the coaches was enlightening.
I found your documentary to be entertaining, educational, and motivational.
Virginia Women's Soccer Coach
I have all of Anson's
instructional DVD's so to get a 'behind the scenes' DVD is
awesome...I feel it is a
groundbreaking look at a program led by...the best sports coach ever.
Philadelphia Soccer Coach
I am always on the lookout for...anything I can use to teach my girls what this whole soccer experience should be.
I am a big fan of Anson's (in spite of the fact that I graduated from FSU...) and his coaching philosophy. He is a genius
at getting the maximum effort from his girls while teaching what it is to be a good, productive human being.
The video is great......enjoyed it tremendously!!!!!!
Treasure Coast High School Women's Soccer Coach, Port St. Lucie, FL
I was messing around on the
internet and was looking for some sort of inspirational video
to show my high school girls team,
and came across this and thought i would give it a try. North Carolina women's soccer is the best there is,
why not get a little more information on the top team in the land.
Mr. Kindem I received and watched the video already 4 times... impressive!
Mr. Dorrance is simply a genius when it comes to female soccer... I will recommend this DVD to our players.
Girls Soccer Coach, Montreal (Laval), Quebec, Canada
I am a coach for a local U14 girls club
team. I was seeking
something to enhance my limited coaching
and found quite an inspirational story. Thank you for making it possible for us.
Girls Soccer Coach, Winterset, Iowa
Hey Hap, I am a huge fan of UNC soccer (I drove down for the college cup, it was amazing)
and have been wanting to see Winning Isn't Everything for a while now. I just got it for Christmas and
it definitely exceeded all of my expectations.. thanks for all your hard work, you did a great job!
I have this video and it's just great. It's very inspirational!!!
Had goosebumps the whole way!
The documentary does a great
job of giving an insider's view of
how our team works and why it's a life-changing experience to play for Carolina.
2007 UNC Women's Soccer Team Senior Defender
I teach at a local high school
and I am always looking for documentaries to study with my
but I am also a coach and I showed it to my volleyball team and they LOVED it. Inspiring, touching, and real.
Yesterday my two high school
daughters brought home a sheet describing the
UNC Women's soccer team core values they had received from their soccer coach.
I loved it and tried to find an electronic version via google. That's where I came
upon your DVD. Am hoping to use it with several teams I am involved with.
What does stand at the
forefront of "Winning Isn't Everything"...'is the extent to
which core values - taking responsibility, resilience, etc. - motivated the athletics.
That's what makes the soccer program so special.'
The Independent Weekly
I especially appreciated the
behind the scenes footage you were able to get...
For my purposes, it helped shore up my background knowledge
of a team I'll likely be covering for the next month.
Raleigh News & Observer Sports Reporter
UNC women's soccer team go from stars on field to big screen
The Chapel Hill Herald