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Former Tar Heels Help Bring Home a World Cup Title

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, July 6, 2015

The USWNT captured the World Cup on Sunday evening, defeating Japan by a score of 5-2 to give the United States their third Women’s World Cup title – the first country to ever accomplish that feat.

Six of the players on the team – Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, Meghan Klingenberg, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly – are former University of North Carolina stars that played under decorated head coach Anson Dorrance. Dorrance has led his teams to 22 National Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships and the most wins in college soccer history. Along the way, Dorrance has been named National Soccer Coach of the Year seven times.

Former Tar Heel Tobin Heath’s goal that sealed the deal for the USWNT in the World Cup final (go to 1:14):

Dorrance’s players were not only members of the USWNT in the World Cup, they also played for Canada (Robin Gayle), New Zealand (Katie Bowen) and England (Lucy Bronze).

If you’d like to receive coaching from Anson Dorrance himself, be sure to look through an exclusive list of videos featuring the Tar Heels’ head coach HERE.

Also, discover more world-class soccer instruction from the best coaches in the business in the Championship Productions library.

Get Out of a Side-by-Side Stalemate!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

University of Virginia assistant coach, Keith Gavin, walks you through a last-resort move that can get you out of a side-by-side stalemate with your opponent. A quick bump, followed by a limping of the arm and quick jerk-down can be all you need to escape from a difficult position.

Bump & Limp

Drill Summary: This move should be executed as a last-ditch effort from a side-by-side “seatbelt” stalemate position when you can’t get an underhook on the opponent’s near shoulder. To start the sequence, make sure you have the opponent’s hips covered and bump into them. Next, turn the palm up on your locked arm and limp it down and out of the opponent’s grasp.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Keith Gavin’s Underhooks & Drags.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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