Three Triple Option Offense Run Guidelines

1. Be ready to throw uncovered out of Trips and Over Sets (Brown and Green).

2. Run Triple even if there is a 3-technique; however, in 2016, Navy is running an exceptional amount of Midline Triple.

a. Midline Triple is when the 3-technique is #1 and the the defender touching the Playside Tackle is #2.  The Playside A twirls and blocks #3, who is aligned on or past #2.

3. Triple is the inside veer play.  The Playside A will load when #3 is inside the tackle box.

a. The count system on Triple is #1=Down lineman touching Playside Tackle; #2=Defender on or past #1; #3 Defender on on past #2; Deep Defender=Defender who drops into the zone over the top of the Receiver (he is not part of the count).

b. The Playside Tackle makes a slip call when the Mike linebacker is aligned five-plus yards from the football and is no longer a threat to run through the inside gaps; however, he is a threat to get over the top on the pitch, and the “Slip” call is made.


About the Author

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaOption Football System Over the Last Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 19-year coaching veteran of the college and high school level.

Over the last four years, Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.

In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.

Dr. Cella is currently conducting empirical research entitled “Utilizing the 80-20 Rule to Improve Football Coaching Performance.” He possesses four degrees with an A.S. in Education, a B.S. in English, a M.Ed in Information Technology, and a Psy.D in Psychology, Sport Performance Psychology (2014).

Both the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy and the Triple Option Football Academy are governed by AFSSMCA, LLC.  At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA) and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.