Books By Dan


My most recent, funniest, coolest book:


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In over 30 years as a youth and high school soccer coach, I’ve seen it all.

Crazy kids. Berserk parents. Amazing games. Funny, weird, fantastic, awful situations. And that’s just one day.

Soccer has been very, very good to me. I’ve taken teams to Europe, Brazil and Australia. I’ve been to Pele’s house, coached in front of 77,000 people, helped raise $25,000 at a carwash, and acted in a soccer movie.

I’ve met incredible young athletes, forged lifelong bonds, and had them tested by too many deaths.

I’ve learned what makes teenagers tick. I’ve learned a lot about life. And I’ve learned even more about myself.

We Kick Balls: True Stories from the Youth Soccer Wars has been called “funny, warm, courageous and edifying.” It ricochets from the World Cup to Dachau, from race and religion to 9/11. Because teenagers are involved, there’s sex, alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll. Somehow, soccer connects them all.

I often say, “There’s more to life than soccer. And there’s more to soccer than soccer.” We Kick Balls is a book about kids, life, and everything that happens to all of us, on and off the field.

It’s a soccer book, sure, but it’s much more. It’s a book for anyone who has teenagers, or works with them. It’s about society as much as it’s about sports. And, given the current visibility of gay issues, it’s an important voice in our national conversation.

Click here to buy We Kick Balls from Amazon (soft cover or Kindle)

Click here to purchase for Apple iPad, Apple iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo etc.

Most ground-breaking, historic, best sellers:

Jocks by Dan Woog called Jocks “one of the 100 most important moments in gay sports history.”



Most painstaking to research. VERY intriguing. Should be read by anyone interested in a history of Westport OR education:

Book coverTo order, click here.

Some way cool, important books on GLBT issues:

Friends and Family cover

Schools Out cover

Gay Men Straight Jobs coverAlso: Dear Dan: Apologies From an Imperfect World

More soccer books:

Ultimate Soccer Encyclopedia cover

Ultimate Soccer Almanac cover

Parents Guide to Soccer cover

And: 20 Steps to Better Soccer; Goals and Glory.

And of course:

Woogs WorldAlong with: Woog’s Word: The Book; Jesse Jackson; Stephen Christopher Martin — and the ghostwritten You CAN Say No to Your Teenager.

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