Flexbone Triple Option Offense Playbook: One of the Two Situations to EVER Run Zone Dive–Vs. 4-3

About 6 years ago, Zone Dive was all the rave as Navy ran Zone Dive 27 times to beat Notre Dame 46-44 in South Bend.

Since then, Navy has learned a lot about Zone Dive.

From their statistical analysis they have learned two things about Zone Dive.

1. Zone Dive only works if the Mike linebacker runs over the top at the snap to tackle the Quarterback/Pitch.

2. Zone Dive only works if there are two high safeties.

Any time the defense stays in their gaps, Zone Dive is a statistically ineffective play; however, here is one of those situations.

Versus the 4-3/6-1, the concept works to the 3-technique side as long as the Mike runs over the top.

This is how the concept works:

PR- Near Deep Defender

PA- #3

PT/PG- Base

C- Veer

BG/BT- Scoop

BA- Pitch Route

BR- Cutoff

Q- Give

B- Veer Path



The Big Idea in 171 Words

Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game.

 You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and win.


“I know many coaches would rather install an offense the traditional way by researching it, visiting colleges that run the offense, and then picking coaches for information.

I have used that same strategy, and I know that it takes about three years to really gain an understanding of the offense and get players to execute it at a high level.

Consequently, in the research method, you do not have any collaboration with experts that are readily available when questions arise or resources that have consistency.

We wanted to give our players an offense that they could be successful with immediately.

We also concluded that by the time we visited colleges, bought DVDs, playbooks, and sent players to college camps to gain skills, we would have invested many times the cost of the camp.”


–Dr. Jimmy Woods, Head Football Coach, Timmonsville High School.

Went from 1-9 (2010) to the state semifinals (2011) in one year after their three-day camp with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella.


Here’s the solution.  The Triple Option Football Academy.

For $997, clients receive the following plan to win:

Also, the Triple Option Football Academy clients receive the opportunity to host a three-day camp at their school—for only $1997.

Questions?  Contact the Triple Option Football Academy at (570) 332-0265.