Utilize Triple Crack to Take Advantage of Defenses Keying the A-Back’s Movement

Coach Paul Johnson advocates to run Triple Crack if teams key their Outside Linebackers on the Triple Option A-Backs.

This is done so the Outside Linebacker runs with the Playside A and then no defender is responsible for the Quarterback when there is a pull read.

Here’s how this is done:

Triple Crack v. 4-4.  The Playside Receiver and Playside A switch jobs when the overhang is following the A wherever he goes.
Triple Crack v. 4-4. The Playside Receiver and Playside A switch jobs when the overhang is following the A wherever he goes.

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

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of the Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Over the last five 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 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.  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.

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