Welcome to the Soccer Poet website!
Soccer Poet is the virtual home of self-publishing author, Coach Dan Blank, who has emerged as the most popular how-to author for soccer players, parents, and coaches.
His first book, Soccer iQ, has become an international best-seller. Soccer iQ was named the best book for soccer players and coaches by Football.com, and has been featured in soccer publications and websites worldwide. It was also named a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal and has been an Amazon #1 best-seller in the U.S. since 2013. Also a best-seller in Canada and Australia, Soccer iQ has been translated into twelve languages including Russian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and French.
Coach Blank 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 (SEC) 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.
In addition to Soccer iQ – Volume 1, Dan Blank has also authored:
Soccer iQ - Volume 2
Every Thing Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl
Possession - Teaching Your Team to Keep the Darn Ball
Shutout Pizza - Smarter Soccer Defending for Players and Coaches
Rookie - Surviving Your Freshman Year of College Soccer
Happy Feet - How to Be a Gold Star Soccer Parent (Everything the Coach, the Ref and Your Kid Want You to Know)
- High Pressure - How to Win Soccer Games by Smothering Your Opponent
- In My Tribe - Creating a Culture of Kickass in Female Athletes
When he's not coaching, writing or being dad, Dan looks for any excuse to soak up some sun, decompress and catch real big fish.