Assistant Coaches play a HUGE role in the development of the Triple Option program.
The information they educationally communicate to players make all the difference between winning and losing.
There are eight communication errors to avoid when coaching the Triple Option.
These errors are the following:
1- Coaches jumping to conclusions
If a coach is unfamiliar with the Triple Option, he cannot assume that the offense is going to look like Navy on day 1, day 5, day 10, or day 15. This is a process-based offense requiring techniquing assignments.
2- Rushing to judgments
When problems occur during the Triple Option installation process, coaches must refrain from assuming the offense does not work. They cannot judge the offense based on one bad practice or game performance.
3- Speaking those judgments
Here is where the problem gets huge. The disgruntled coach does not agree with the offense and looks to start…