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Soccer IQ

Things That Smart Players Do, Vol. 1

by Dan Blank

Soccer Poet

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Soccer IQ

Book Formats and Details

  • Paperback
    Publication Date 6/5/2012
    ISBN 978-1469982472
    Retail Price $
    Trim Size 6 x 9 in
    Page Count 134
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    Rights Available World
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Named a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal!
Soccer iQ is the first book for soccer PLAYERS! In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players a book on how to think it. 

Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank has catalogued soccer's most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their soccer problems. Soccer iQ is soccer's first text book for players; an almanac of smarter soccer decisions intended to flatten out the learning curve. It covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world's dumbest foul. 

Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer iQ is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important soccer problems. Includes a bonus chapter on the college recruiting process. 


"Finally someone wrote this book! If every soccer player read Soccer iQ, every coach would be a lot happier." - Mark Francis, Head Coach University of Kansas

"Dan Blank has just written soccer's first definitive text book." - Colin Carmichael, Head Coach Oklahoma State University

"Soccer iQ may the best practical soccer book I have ever read. There's no fluff. Just n uts and bolts principles that we teach every day. It'll solve a lot of your soccer problems." - Steve Holeman, Head Coach University of Georgia

About the Author

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Dan Blank has been coaching college soccer for over twenty years and served most recently 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). He has an ‘A’ License from the USSF and an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA. He has also authored Soccer iQ Vol. 2 and Every Thing Your Coach Never Told You Because You’re a Girl as well as several other books. You can buy his books and read his blog at

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