People don’t like the fact that you’re running the Triple Option with your football program? Keep the following in perspective:
- Remember—It’s About Them
This is a bit of a cliche but it’s true. Behind every Anger is a Fear.
Whoever hates, is also afraid of something. This doesn’t mean you say, “poor baby, he’s just afraid.” But it’s just worth noting.
Often people say, “oh, don’t worry, they are just jealous.” Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. We can never read their minds.
Something is going on in their lives that is bringing up a fear. And they indulge the fear by having an anger towards you. By projecting their own fear onto you. For a brief moment, you become the monster that has been hiding onside of them.
Anger is just fear that is indulged.
- Possess Extreme Conviction to Your Core
When someone pushes a button, you might get angry and maybe even defensive. But it’s NOT because they said something horrible. It’s because under the fleshy armor of rage, you’re afraid they might be right. Thus, you better have conviction to the choices and decisions you make within your program.
- The 24-Hour Rule
The 24-Hour Rule works in almost every case. If you never respond to the initial attack, it goes away in 24 hours. If you respond EVEN ONCE, then reset the clock. It’s another 24 hours as it spreads through the spider web of human interaction.
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.
Also, Corning (NY), 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.
Additionally, Dr. Cella has coached three current NFL players who have been drafted within the last two years. In 2015, Kevin White (Wide Receiver) was drafted #7 overall by the Chicago Bears and Mark Glowinski (Offensive Guard) was drafted in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, Lorenzo Taliaferro (Running Back) was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens. All three players were coached by Dr. Cella at the Junior College Level.
At the heart of the American Football High Performance Academy (AFHPA) and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.
Contact: (570) 332-0265