Triple Option Football Coaching: 80 Percent of your Practice Time Should be Spent on the Following Techniques

The Pareto Principle is the time-tested and infallible principle that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

In the Triple Option, the Top 20 percent of your offense is…. The Triple Option.

The Triple Option is an offense.

When you run Triple Option, there are specific physical techniques that are utilized.

If a 3-technique aligns to the call side of the Triple Option, the dive is moved in one hole and Zoom (Midline Triple) is the default.

If a 3-technique and a safety align to the call side of the Triple Option, the dive is moved in one hole, the Playside Tackle fans #2, the Backside A-Back comes over as the extra blocker and Midline Lead is the default.

There are a few different physical techniques that occur with the default.

All in all, when you become a Triple Option football program, you eliminate blocking defensive tackles.


The following are the physical techniques for which you must spend 80 percent of your practice time:

Centers/Guards- Scoop, Veer, and Ace

Tackles- Scoop, Veer, and Fan

Quarterbacks- Read #1, Pitch #2

B-Backs- Veer and Mid Path, Bend behind the action key

A-Backs- #3, Twirl to #3, Pitch, Lead, Fan

Receiver- Near Deep Defender, Cutoff

Spend 80 percent of your practice time working on these physical techniques in a deliberate-practice setting (Individual and 11-on-11 time) and you come closer to maximizing your success as an offense.



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.