Attacking Defenses from Balanced Formations with the Triple Option Offense

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The two most common balanced formations in the Triple Option Offense are the Spread formation and the Double Flex Formation.

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.

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.

When utilizing balanced formations in the Triple Option Offense, do the following to attack defenses:

1. See if the defense is aligning in a balanced alignment and run to the side that has fewer defenders.

2. If the side is balanced, attack where…

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