Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Triple versus a Shade and a 4-technique on the Same Side

In high school football, the abstract-thought process of Defensive Coordinators still runs prevalent.

Often times, high school Triple Option coaches face unusual defensive alignments.

Here is one of them…

When running Triple Option and a shade and a 4i appear on the call side, here’s what would happen.

The Center makes an “Ace” call because there is a shade aligned on him.  The Center and Guard “Ace” (double team) the shade.

When the Center makes an “Ace” call, the Playside Tackle’s job is to veer inside.

Triple versus 1 and 4i technique

Unquestionably, Veering inside of a 4i is difficult work.

Nevertheless, the Playside Tackle still attempts to do so because… all is well in Triple Option land.

If the Playside Tackle can veer inside the 4i–THAT’S GREAT.

If the Playside Tackle collisions the 4i–THAT’S GREAT TOO.  The Quarterback obviously will reseed the ball, replace the read, and score UNLESS #2 steps at him.  This becomes double option (Navy and Georgia Tech’s 28/29 Solid).

The Triple Option is a system with built-in rules.  You’ll be prepared for life when you run the Triple Option the right way, the first time.



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.