Triple Option Football Academy Mailbag

The following are recent questions sent in to Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella about the Triple Option Offense.


What are the blocking rules on the Triple Option?

Answer: Playside Receiver- Near Deep Defender; Playside A-Back- #3; Playside Tackle- Veer; Playside Guard- Base to Ace; Center- Veer to Ace; Backside Guard, Backside Tackle- Scoop; Backside Receiver- Cutoff

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How do you run the Counter Option?

Answer: Playside Receiver- Near Deep Defender; Playside A-Back- Twirl to #3; Playside Tackle- Easy Veer to Deucecom; Playside Guard- Base to Deucecom to Down; Center- Backside to Down; Backside Guard- Scoop #1; Backside Tackle- Base; Backside A-back- Pitch; Backside Receiver- Cutoff; Quarterback- Counter Steps; B- Counter Path



Is there a need for the Triple-I in the Triple Option Offense?

Answer: No… actually it’s detrimental because then it’s near impossible to block #3.


What is the Quarterback’s Footwork on Triple Option?

Answer: The Quarterback does the following:

  1. Takes the snap.
  2. Seats the ball six inches from his chest.
  3. Laterally hops into the playside-A gap.
  4. Completely extends his elbows.
  5. Gives the ball to the B-back UNLESS…
  6. #1 or #2 (stack situation) can tackle the B-back… if so…
  7. Reseed the ball, step with playside foot, replace the read, and score UNLESS…
  8. #1 (2-1 exchange situation) or #2 can tackle you.. if so.. parallel pitch.


What are the top five practice drills for the Triple Option Offense?

Answer: Skill Positions executing the Triple/Midline versus Action Key, #1, #2, #3, and the Near Deep Defender; Offensive Line Scoop Drill; Offensive Line Veer Drill; Offensive Line Slide Pass Protection Drill; and the Ball Security Circuit

DRILLING TRIPLE VERSUS THE 3-2 EXCHANGEtriple pass slide pass pro drill


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.