The Five Most Important Drills in the Triple Option Offense

The Five Most Important Drills in the Triple Option Offense

There are five drills that must be utilized to enhance Triple Option Offensive Performance.

In order of importance, they are the following:

1- Bullets Drill

This is where the first two offenses go against a mass number of fronts versus the defense.  There are two huddles versus a defense.  The defense provides various alignments, assignments, and techniques.  The offense executes all of their concepts versus the defense and the defense’s various looks.  Without question, this is the most important drill in the Triple Option program.

2- Triple Drill

This is where all the skill positions run the Triple Option versus an action key, #1, #2, #3, and a Near Deep Defender.  The goal is for the Quarterback to be accurate cancelling #1 and #2, the B-Back to cancel the Action Key, the Playside A-back to cancel #3, and the Receiver to cancel the Near Deep Defender… all while the Quarterback, B-Back, and Backside A-back perfectly secure the football as they run their paths.

3- Scoop Drill

Here, the Offensive linemen work their first step, their angle past the threat in their gap, and their vertical crash.  If there is no vertical crash, they contact the adjacent Offensive Lineman and vertically move to the next level.

4- Veer Drill

Here, the Offensive Linemen work their zone step, step back to base and grab grass with their second step, and work vertical on the third step to punch the inside hand on the second or third-level threat.

5- 7-on-7 Drill

The skill positions throw four verticals and sprint pass concepts versus linebackers and secondary who are constantly playing different coverages.

These five drills are absolute non-negotiables when running the Triple Option 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…”


– Dr. Jimmy Woods, Head Football Coach, Timmonsville High School.

Went from 1-9 (2010) to the state semifinals (2011) in one year after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella.


Here’s the solution.  The Triple Option Football Academy.

Our mission is to lead the high-performance Triple Option Football Offense environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.

We focus on SIGNIFICANTLY improving the success of high school football programs in ONE season with all of the following which can be done from the clients’ home or office:

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Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football Camp System has helped schools from all over the country achieve significant and immediate success.

Now, Lou Cella brings you the Triple Option Football Academy, the process to lead the high-performance Triple Option Football Offense environment, complete with sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.

The following are testimonials from clients who went to the state championship game immediately after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella:


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

In 2010, after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella, 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 working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella, 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


Questions?  Contact the Triple Option Football Academy at 570 332 0265.