Fred P. Mariani, Head Coach of the Iona College Gaels, contributes to footballdrills.com
June 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsCoach Roth of footballdrills.com contacted Coach Mariani in his campaign to get the college coaches involved into his internet project to provide free American Football coaching material to all coaches in the world. And Coach Mariani responded by sending Coach Roth a copy of his “QUARTERBACKS SUMMER MAILING #1” which covers the drills they run in practice, but also words of wisdom about leadership, work ethics and quality.
Coach Roth incorporated immediately some of these drills into his website www.footballdrills.com.
These can be found in various sections of footballdrills.com:
Drill Progression: http://www.footballdrills.com/quarterbacks.html
Drop and Progression: http://www.footballdrills.com/quarterbacks/passing/drops-and-progressions.html
Drill: http://www.footballdrills.com/quarterbacks /passing/wave-drill.html
These Drills focus mainly on the quarterback dropback mechanics, that is they are mainly drills to be executed by one single player at a time, but might need assistance from some other players/coaches/helpers.
These drills are a great addition to footballdrills.com.
Most American Football coaches on the youth level and most coaches outside the USA do not have a solid coaching education nor can they afford to attend the various coaching clinics - mostly because of time and financial restrictions. But all of these coaches (mostly volunteers) take their assignment very seriously and thirst for information how to become a better coach, and how to teach their players the game.
Coach Fred P. Mariani took the head coaching job at Iona College as the first full time head coach in the 33-year history of the Iona College football program (NCAA I-AA) in 1998. Prior to accepting his first head coaching position at Iona, Mariani served as the Offensive Coordinator and the Recruiting Coordinator at Fordham University from 1994 through 1997.
Mariani resides in Saddle River, NJ. His daughter Brook, is a senior at Iona.
footballdrills.com, the internet project of german football coach Michael H.E. Roth, is already online since 1997. Coach Roth built the website as a free knowledge base for coaching football and related topics. In the last 12 month 2006 there were more than 68,000 unique visitors on footballdrills.com - coaches and players, mainly from the youth and high-school level but also from all levels around the world.
Michael Roth lives in southern Germany with his wife Maren and their daughter Robyn and their son Finnian.