When Football.com named it's Top 14 Books for Soccer Players and Coaches, seven of those titles came from a single author - Coach Dan Blank. Dan Blank has emerged as the most popular how-to author for soccer players and coaches. His first book, Soccer iQ, was named a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal and has been the #1 bestseller in Amazon's Soccer and Coaching Soccer genres since 2013. It's also been an Amazon #1 best-seller in Canada and Australia. It has been featured in various soccer publications and websites and has been translated into six other languages: Russian, German, Danish, Dutch Chinese and Korean.
Dan has been coaching college soccer for over twenty years and most recently served as associate head coach at the University of Georgia. He is the first coach in Southeastern Conference history to lead the conference's best defense in consecutive years at different universities (Ole Miss 2009, Georgia 2010), a feat that is detailed in his book Shutout Pizza. He has an 'A' License from the USSF and an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.
Coach Blank has also authored:
Soccer iQ - Volume 2
Every Thing Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl
HAPPY FEET - How to Be a Gold Star Soccer Parent (Everything the Coach, the Ref and Your Kid Want You to Know)
ROOKIE - Surviving Your Freshman Year of College Soccer
Possession - Teaching Your Team to Keep the Darn Ball
Shutout Pizza - Smarter Soccer Defending for Players and Coaches
You can buy his books and read his blog at www.soccerpoet.com.
In this riveting follow-up to the best-seller Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl, Coach Dan Blank takes aim at the warm and fuzzy double-standard facing those who coach female athletes, and reveals the philosophies and methods that sparked a culture of unapologetic competitiveness in a women’s college soccer team that won more games than it was ever supposed to win.
Coach Dan Blank once again over-delivers for readers with another essential how-to book for college-bound soccer players. ROOKIE gives rising college freshmen a revealing preview of life as a college soccer player and provides them with a wealth of survival tips for making the most of their debut seasons.ROOKIE covers topics that incoming freshmen will be starved to learn.
From the best-selling author of Soccer iQ comes a book dedicated to teaching and organizing a back four. Coach Dan Blank led the Southeastern Conference's best defense at two different universities in consecutive years. It began with a handbook he created for his defenders that ensured everyone was on the same page. Shutout Pizza is a vastly expanded version of that handbook.
This is what your coaches would have said to you if you were a boy, told through the story of a small-college team that won more games than it ever had a right to win. It’s an inspiring and straightforward look at the qualities that define the most competitive females, and what separates the ones who get it from the ones who don't. It's the call-to-arms for competitive female athletes.
POSSESSION provides essential coaching philosophies that break down the art of keeping the ball. It includes dozens of training exercises as well as the mistakes that a coach can expect his players to make during those exercises - and the solutions to correct those mistakes. Filled with simple diagrams, POSSESSION is an easy-to-read guide for coaches who want their teams to keep the ball.
A follow-up to the international best-seller, Soccer iQ, Volume 2 is written in the same conversational and humorous tone as its predecessor. Volume 2 is an easy read that identifies more of the most common soccer mistakes and provides players with simple, connect-the-dots solutions that they can immediately implement into their games. It is another must-have book for any serious soccer player.
- Named the #1 book for Soccer Players and Coaches by Football.com
- Named a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal
- A #1 best-seller in the U.S., Canada and Australia
- Includes links to free Soccer iQ companion videos that bring the lessons to life!
Dan Blank has catalogued soccer's most common mistakes and provides simple solutions to help players solve their soccer problems.
HAPPY FEET is the ultimate resource for soccer parents. Written by Dan Blank, a Division I college soccer coach and best-selling author of Soccer iQ, it will give you a better understanding of the sport, its rules and terminology, and teach you everything you need to help your child stay in love with, and playing, the game. Includes links to helpful companion videos.