Trap #1 when the defense forces a give read on Triple Option. If you don’t get four yards, trap #1 and run up inside the trap block.
I’m not sure how you feel at this point in the season — but if your kids haven been getting dominated up front — this actually might be the worst feeling in all of coaching. NOTHING’S WORSE THAN GETTING GRABBED AND FORCED BEHIND THE WOODSHED. You want to move the ball; however, you end up struggling to get positive yardage.
Truth is, when you’re at a big-time program with lots of numbers and tradition, it doesn’t affect you at all. You simply flip a switch. That gives you light, and you carry on business without interruption.
But there are a lot of coaches who don’t have access to this kind of always-on DNA. So, most coaches have to do things that they really don’t want to do: They visit colleges, buy videos, do Twitter chats, go on message boards, and take their assistant coaches to endless weekend clinics. Coaches do this in order to gain coaching skills and overcome their players’ shortcomings. All this usually is a big waste of money. You don’t get anything systematically concrete, and it’s really dangerous to teach football in an abstract form.
If you or I have the power to change this situation, we should use it.
As you already know, you have to win the line of scrimmage to win the football game.
Coach, the solution for those who want to win up front — and do so without ever having to block Defensive Linemen — is right here:
In 2010, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Falls City HS (TX) won the Regional and State Championship for the first time in school history in Texas while scoring 680 points in 15 games.
In 2011, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Bayfield HS (CO) had an undefeated regular season. This was their first undefeated regular season since 1996. In addition, Bayfield and the Flexbone Offense advanced to the State Championship game in Colorado.
Pamlico County (NC)
Next, in 2017, after hosting a Triple Option Football Academy Camp with Dr. Cella, Pamlico County won nine (9) games. They made it to the North Carolina Class 1A State Quarterfinals. Additionally, Pamlico did this while scoring 508 points.
Then, in 2018, Pamlico County went to the North Carolina Class 1A State Championship Game. Pamlico only had 31 players on the team, and 12 of which were freshmen. They scored 638 points and averaged 43 points/game.
In 2013, after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, Cashmere High School (WA) broke the school record for rushing yards. They broke the school record for total offensive yards. Finally, and most importantly, Cashmere and their Flexbone Offense went to the Class A State Semifinals.
Tussey Mountain (PA)
In 2017, after becoming a Triple Option Football Academy client and working with Dr. Cella, Rainier (WA) had their best season in 26 years. They reached the state playoffs for the first time since 1991. Finally, Rainier and their Flexbone Offense made it to the Washington Class 2B State Quarterfinals.
In 2015, after running a camp with Dr. Lou Cella as Camp Director, Odessa-Harrington (WA) scored 508 points in 11 games. They averaged 46 points/game and made it to the Washington State 8-Man Football State Quarterfinals. Odessa-Harrington did all this with a roster of 20 players.
In 2014, George Bacalles was hired as Head Football Coach at Corning High School (NY). That same year, after their Triple Option Football Academy and Triple Option Football Academy Camp, Corning went to the State Quarterfinals.
Piedra Vista (NM)
Hollister San Benito (CA)
Then, in 2011, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Hollister San Benito HS (CA) won the TCAL Conference Championship. They went undefeated in conference play. Most importantly, San Benito and their Flexbone Offense made it to the CIF Division 1 State Quarterfinals.
In 2011, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Lakewood HS (SC) started the season 5-0 for the first time in school history, broke the school record for wins in a season (8), and made the playoffs.
In 2017, after becoming a Triple Option Football Academy client and working with Dr. Cella, Kasson-Mantorville (MN) had their first undefeated regular season in nearly 10 years, averaged 35 points/game, and over 300 yards rushing/game.
Hancock County (KY)
In 2017, after becoming a Triple Option Football Academy client and working with Dr. Cella, Hancock County won seven (7) games. They had their first winning season in 5 years. Finallyl Hancock County and their Flexbone Offense made it to the second round of the 2017 Kentucky Class 2A State Playoffs.
In 2013, after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella, Hereford HS (MD) won the Baltimore County Division I Football Conference Championship in Head Coach Steve Turnbaugh’s final season as Head Football Coach.
Temple City (CA)
In 2011, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Poland Regional HS (ME), earned the best winning percentage in school history, won twice as many games as they had the previous two seasons and broke school records for rushing, passing, and points scored.
Seminole County (GA)
Shadow Ridge (NV)
Shadow Ridge (NV) went from one (1) win in 2015 to five (5) wins in 2016, and led Nevada’s largest classification, Class 4A, in rushing with 305 yards/game after their Triple Option Football Academy Camp with Dr. Cella.
Dr. Cella has empowered hundreds of coaches and football programs with the Triple Option Offense. If you are interested in becoming a client, connect with Dr. Cella at 570.332.0265.
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