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Soccer iQ Vol. 1

Things That Smart Players Do

Soccer iQ Volume 1 by Dan Blank

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 soccer.

Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank catalogs soccer's most common challenges and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players overcome them.

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, and links to Soccer iQ companion videos.

Named the #1 book for Soccer Players and Coaches by

  • Named a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal
  • An Amazon #1 best-seller in the U.S., Canada and Australia
  • Translated into six languages (Russian, German, Danish, Dutch Chinese and Korean)


"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

This book has immediately become required reading for my team. I'll take 30 copies.
Steve Nugent, Head Coach UNC Greensboro

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

Dan, I just wanted to tell you that I consider myself a student of the game. I have read just about every book remotely pertaining to the game. I am also the DoC of a medium sized club here in PA, as well as a college coach. After I read your book (twice), I immediately asked my club president for special permission to buy a copy for all my coaches (39 in all). I have never done that before. That is how highly I think of what you wrote. You were spot on with every single topic. I found myself saying, "I say that all the time," for some, or "What a great way to phrase that.” I found myself thinking that this relates to my club team and also to my college team. Thank you for writing your book. I think one of the most important things an experienced coach can do is to pass on his knowledge, not protect it. You have done this, and I will do so in turn by providing a copy of your book to my coaches.
Seamus Donnelly – Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Penn State - Harrisburg
Director of Coaching - Penn Legacy Soccer Club

Coach, Just ordered 10 more copies of Socer IQ 1 to spread among our youth travel coaches. Trying to spread the word and make Fallston the Soccer IQ capital of Maryland.
Brian King - Fallston Fireballs

The book is brilliant! I've re-read the book three times now because I missed a few points the first time. Our unforced errors have dramatically decreased. I'm checking our team budget to see if we have funds available to purchase books for each of the players to give to them at the team banquet at the end of the season. I'm also going to include the cost in our summer 7v7 budget next year, give the book to players at the beginning of the summer and get a head start on the season.
Todd M. Clark – Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach
Severna Park High School

Dan what is the fastest way to get 30 copies of your book? I loved the book and I need my players to read it asap.
Joe Hunter – Head Men's Coach
San Francisco St. University

I just finished reading Soccer IQ and loved it! My team is going to be reading it over Christmas Break.
Mandy Green - Head Women's Soccer Coach
University of South Dakota

Soccer iQ is the answer sheet for a soccer exam. It’s amazing how often these topics present themselves during the course of a game and a season.
Jon Lipsitz – Head Coach
University of Kentucky