Triple Option Formations and their Purpose

 The Spread Formation is where the offense is based.

Spread Formation Alignments Offensive Line- 3-plus foot splits--inside hand on heels of Center.  Center in four-point stance. A-backs- one yard behind Offensive Tackle; inside foot on outside foot of Offensive Tackle. Receivers- 12 yards from Offensive Tackle.  If ball is on hash, eight yards from Offensive Tackle.  B-Back behind Quarterback.  Depth is determined how fast he can get into the point when the Quarterback points the ball on Triple/Midline. Quarterback- behind center with balanced feet.
Spread Formation Alignments
Offensive Line- 3-plus foot splits–inside hand on heels of Center. Center in four-point stance.
A-backs- one yard behind Offensive Tackle; inside foot on outside foot of Offensive Tackle.
Receivers- 12 yards from Offensive Tackle. If ball is on hash, eight yards from Offensive Tackle.
B-Back behind Quarterback. Depth is determined how fast he can get into the point when the Quarterback points the ball on Triple/Midline.
Quarterback- behind center with balanced feet.

Over makes the single-high safety declare the defense’s intentions.

Over Formation.  This is the formation utilized versus one-high safety defenses to force the defense to declare themselves.
Over Formation. This is the formation utilized versus one-high safety defenses to force the defense to declare themselves.

Trips creates a 3X1 alignment to take advantage of vertical coverage voids.

Trips Formation.  This is the formation primarily utilized to throw the football.
Trips Formation. This is the formation primarily utilized to throw the football.

Heavy creates the extra gap in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.

The Heavy formation is utilized on the goal-line to create the extra gap.  Additionally, Heavy is utilized to create the extra gap versus 0-technique/1 high safety defenses.
The Heavy formation is utilized on the goal-line to create the extra gap. Additionally, Heavy is utilized to create the extra gap versus 0-technique/1 high safety defenses.

Double Flex allows for a pin-and-pull on Rocket while forcing Cloud coverage by the secondary in a two-high safety situation.

Double Flex.  This formation is utilized to run Rocket better versus the blitz.
Double Flex. This formation is utilized to run Rocket better versus the blitz.

Over Green sets up an ideal two point combination.

Over Green.  This formation is utilized in two-point situations.  The Offense aligns in Over and right before the cadence, the Playside A-Back steps on the LOS and the Middle Receiver steps off the LOS.
Over Green. This formation is utilized in two-point situations. The Offense aligns in Over and right before the cadence, the Playside A-Back steps on the LOS and the Middle Receiver steps off the LOS.

Over Brown is utilized to throw vertical when the defense does not bring a full man over.

Over Brown.  This formation is utilized to throw four verticals when the defense does not bring a full-man over to the Over side.
Over Brown. This formation is utilized to throw four verticals when the defense does not bring a full-man over to the Over side.

 

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