The Five Most Significant Differences between the High School Triple Option Offense and the College Triple Option Offense

There are five very significant differences between the high school triple option offense and the college triple option offense.  They are the following:

  1. Cut block rule (college can and high school cannot).
  2. Three-way players (so many small schools must play their best players on offense, defense, and special teams–120 plays/game).
  3. Coaching-staff dynamics (lots of schools cannot get good enough assistant coaches to teach this highly-technical offense).
  4. Number of junk defenses (high school defensive coordinators throw 8 and 9 man fronts at the Triple Option offense, which is minimal at the college level).
  5. 20 Percent shorter game (the high school game is 48 minutes as compared to the 60-minute college game, which means that the high school triple option offense does not require as many concepts).



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 System.

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.