Run Zone Dive vs. 7-Man Front When the Playside Linebacker Scrapes Over the Top and Tackles the Pitch–Got It?

You Run Zone Dive When the Playside Linebacker Scrapes Over the Top and Tackles the Pitch.

Otherwise, utilize a more appropriate constraint.

In these two cases, the Zone Dive solves the problem of the Playside Linebacker running over the top to tackle the pitch.

Utilize Zone Dive against 7-man fronts as this is not a gap-control defense.  Eight-man fronts allow for all gaps to be covered even with a squeeze/scrape situation.

Zone Dive versus 4-3.  This is utilized when the Mike runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch on Triple. PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 PT/PG- Base C- Veer BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Give B- Veer Path--Bend behind action key
Zone Dive versus 4-3. This is utilized when the Mike runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch on Triple.
PR- Near Deep Defender
PA- #3
PT/PG- Base-Zone Out
C- Veer
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Give
B- Veer Path–Bend behind action key
Zone Dive versus 3-4/50 Defense. (Triple Option Football Academy)
Zone Dive versus 3-4/50 Defense. (Triple Option Football Academy).  The Playside Guard blocks the 4-technique with the Playside Tackle if the 4-crosses his face.

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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