Triple Option Football Coaching: Utilizing the Double Count without the Freeze

The following article educates coaches on how to utilize the Double Count without utilizing the Freeze.

freeze in action

You can allow the defense to reveal themselves WITHOUT the Freeze.

Here is the following procedure:

1- At the 25-second mark on the play clock, the coaching staff signals and announces the code word, “Cobra.”  (Any code words will do.)  This indicates that the offense aligns on the ball and the play will be called from the sideline.

2- The offense will align and stay in their stance as the Quarterback executes the cadence, “Down,  Ready, Sethut.”  The coaching staff is looking to see the following with the alignment and pre-snap movement of the defense.

3- After input, Offensive Coordinator utilizes code word(s) to indicate play call and play side.  The Quarterback then utilizes code word(s) to offensive and the play is executed.

There is obviously a lot more ongoing with the coaches between steps 2 and 3…

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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:



Before the 2010 season, Falls City HS (TX) had never won a regional championship in school history.

In 2010, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Falls City HS (TX) won the Regional and State Championship for the first time in school history in Texas while scoring 680 points in 15 games.


“The biggest thing for us is that it gave our kids the opportunity to work together in our offensive system before the season started–the techniques and fundamentals they learned was so big, so was the team bonding, and so was having an outside source (Lou Cella) teaching them–this was invaluable.”

– Mark Kirchhoff, Head Football Coach


After running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Bayfield HS (CO) had an undefeated regular season for the first time since 1996 and advanced to the state championship game in Colorado.


“We were looking to take that next step, and felt that a camp might be just what the doctor ordered. We were not disappointed. We were already committed to the triple option, but the camp brought a much higher level of focus and understanding to our team, both players and coaches. Now when we tell our kids to ‘trust the system’ they know what we’re talking about.”

– Marshall Hahn, Head Football Coach


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