In order to get players to block, perfectly secure the ball, read #1, and pitch #2 with all-out effort, six things must occur:
1- Focus on the elite technical details of the block, the ball security technique, the read, and/or the pitch.
2- Coach to get as many full-speed repetitions of Triple Option as possible. Make this a healthy obsession during practice.
3- Think about the technical process and not the scoreboard.
4- Give simplistic instructions, let the players technique those specific instructions, and give them feedback on whether or not they followed the specific instructions you just gave.
5- Be emotional AFTER practice and games. There’s no time for emotion during practices and games.
6- Use mistakes for motivational purposes. Challenge players to get better at something specifically technical.
The Triple Option is about a process-based approach to football. Triple Option Coaches are technically disciplined individuals… there is simply no other way.