Tag: a-back

Executing the Load Scheme with the Playside A-Back

Executing the Load Scheme with the Playside A-Back

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2014/10/17/loading-on-triple-option/

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The Playside A-Back’s Load Block Progression

The Playside A-Back’s Load Block Progression

Read The Playside A-Back’s Load Block Progression right here.

Here’s What Coach Paul Johnson Emphasizes on Coaching Quarterbacks, B-Backs, and A-Backs

Here’s What Coach Paul Johnson Emphasizes on Coaching Quarterbacks, B-Backs, and A-Backs

Read Here’s What Coach Paul Johnson Emphasizes on Coaching Quarterbacks, B-Backs, and A-Backs right here.

 

The 3 Non-Negotiables of Triple Option Success: Podcast

The 3 Non-Negotiables of Triple Option Success: Podcast

There are three things that must happen to have success in the Triple Option Offense.

Dr. Cella has worked with Triple Option football coaches for decades and when they have issues–it’s these three…

You can listen to the podcast right here.

 

Everybody that Loves You is Counting on Your Ball Security

Everybody that Loves You is Counting on Your Ball Security

In the Triple Option Offense, the Quarterbacks, A-Backs, and Receivers have a specific manner in which they secure the ball.

The B-Backs have another.

Learn how to perfectly secure the football right here.

Paul Johnson’s Top Coaching Points for Triple Option Ball Handlers

Paul Johnson’s Top Coaching Points for Triple Option Ball Handlers

Paul Johnson emphasizes specific points to his Quarterback, B-Back, and Backside A-Back on the Triple Option.

This article, which was published by the Triple Option Football Academy on November 22, 2016, demonstrates what really matters.

Here are Paul Johnson’s coaching points for ball carriers on the Triple Option.

Learn how to install the Triple Option Offense in a 12-step, concrete progression right here.

Dr. Cella is traveling all over the country installing the Army-Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense at high schools throughout the country this summer.  If you’re interested, go here.

 

 

Paul Johnson’s Answer When the Overhang is Keying the A-Back

Paul Johnson’s Answer When the Overhang is Keying the A-Back

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson, has an answer when the overhang player follows the Playside A-Back.

He uses the overhang’s aggressiveness against the overhang.

Read how Paul Johnson takes advantage of an overhang who follows the A-Back right here.

Learn how to install the Army-Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense the right way the first time right here.

Dr. Cella is going to high schools all over the country this spring/summer and installing the Triple Option Offense.  If you’re interested in becoming one of these schools, go here.

Five Areas to Stop Overcoaching When Running the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

Five Areas to Stop Overcoaching When Running the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

Sometimes too much information becomes bad information.  Many Flexbone Triple Option Offensive techniques require an approach that can be taught to players in one sentence.  This way, players can develop visual pictures in their minds of how to accurately technique their assignment.

All Triple Option techniques are VERY important… it’s the manner in how others teach these that lead to too much information by coaches. Coaches worry and tend to overcoach certain aspects of the Triple Option.  

These are the five areas are the most commonly overcoached on the Triple Option:

1- Quarterback/B-Back exchange. All the Quarterback has to do is the following: Take the snap, seat the ball, hop into the playside A-gap, point the ball, give the ball to the B, unless #1 tackles the B… if so, re-seat the ball, step with playside foot, replace #1, and score.  This article in xandolabs.com gave a detailed description of this.  Honestly, it doesn’t take that much work.  Ask the clients with whom Dr. Cella has worked.

2- Quarterback Reading the Stack. The Quarterback follows the same steps above except he reads from the top-down (#2 to #1).  Everything else still applies.

3– A-Back blocking #3 on Triple. The A-Back will dropstep, crossover, and run into the alley.  He collisions whoever shows up in the alley.  If #3 aligns in the middle of the field pre-snap, the Playside A runs a straight line to #3.  There is no need to teach “switch” blocks or utilize fancy signals anymore in order to do any of this.

4– The Veer Release. The Offensive Lineman takes a six-inch zone step (lateral and vertical), grabs grass with his opposite hand, and pounds his arches through the 2nd level.  If nobody shows at the second level, he runs to the third level.  Anytime anybody invades his personal space, the Offensive Lineman punches his inside hand through the outside breastplate of that player, and the Offensive Lineman pounds his arches through the echo of the whistle.

5– Scoop Blocking. All the Offensive Lineman has to do is open at 90 degrees, run past the threat in his gap, and vertically turn once he is past the threat in his gap, and go back to the huddle.  If there is no threat in his gap, he turns vertical and uses his outside hand to punch anyone attempting to cross his face.

 

Navy’s Modern-Day Perspective of Midline

Navy’s Modern-Day Perspective of Midline

Navy’s A-Back’s Coach, Danny O’Rourke recently discussed Midline at a February 2017 clinic.  Here’s what he had to say:

  • In 2016, Midline is often what they ran versus an Odd Front.
  • The goal of Midline is to keep the Linebackers inside the tackle box through the duration of the play.
  • Backside A-Back leaves at snap (unless directed with a specific tag).
  • The Playside Guard veers–if 2i, the Guard veers into the 2i, and the Quarterback pulls the ball.
  • Midline Lead/White (double options) are utilized versus slanting defenses.
  • Midline Lead works well versus a 4-3 because the Backside A-Back has a great opportunity to out-leverage the Mike.

Midline Lead v 4-3 with #1 on QB PR- Deep Defender PA- #2 in Triple Count PT- Fan #1 PG- Veer-Ace (vs. 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 3-tech B- Mid Path

TRIPS RT MIDLINE WHITE RT

  • Midline Triple (Zoom)- In 2016, Navy had the Center base the 0-technique, both Guards block the first Linebacker to their side, and the Playside Tackle veers outside.
  • Midline Triple (Husky)- Midline is blocked the same as Triple Option.

 

 

 

3 Things Navy Does “After the Play”

3 Things Navy Does “After the Play”

According to Navy A-Backs Coach, Danny O’Rourke, once Navy executes the Triple Option, the coaches and players look to answer the following three questions:

 

1- What did the Mike do?

  • We want him downhill.
  • If he is scraping to the perimeter, then we must hand the ball off where the Mike is not.

 

2- What did #1 (read key) do?

  • We want the Playside Tackle to effortlessly veer release.
  • If #1 collisions the Playside Tackle, then we must make #1 play loose.
  • If the Mike is a runner and #1 collisions the Playside Tackle, then the Playside Tackle must outside release (“Slip” call).

 

3- What is the Playside Safety doing?

  • If he flies up then throw the ball over his head.
The Three Ways Navy Makes The Triple Work in Three Practices Per Week

The Three Ways Navy Makes The Triple Work in Three Practices Per Week

Danny O’Rourke, A-Backs Coach at Navy recently stated the following three ways Navy makes the Triple Option Offense work in a three-practice week.

1- Oversimplify the process as this is what makes players play fast.

2- Demand the following without any excuses:

  • Toughness
  • Great effort (grade this!)
  • Perfect ball security
  • Execute accurate technique 

3- Have a plan without having an identity crisis.

  • Have answers when you don’t get yards on the Triple
  • Go over assignments on the sideline in between series if you see a unique defense
  • Expect problems and expect that you’re going to have to fix problems right away
  • Be cautious on the formations in which you’re aligning–they might lead to bigger problems that you can’t fix
Complete Guide to the Playside A-Back’s Blocking Assignment on Triple Option

Complete Guide to the Playside A-Back’s Blocking Assignment on Triple Option

On Triple Option, the Playside Receiver is responsible for the Deep Defender, which is the defender who drops over the top of the Receiver when the Receiver sprints off the ball.

The Playside A has #3 which is the run support player.

Here are the different situations that must get practiced in order to prepare for competition.

BLOCKING 3 ON TRIPLE- SKY
BLOCKING 3 ON TRIPLE- SKY–Drop-Cross-Run- and Trap #3 on his side of the line of scrimmage.

 

BLOCKING 3 ON TRIPLE- CLOUD
BLOCKING 3 ON TRIPLE- CLOUD 

 

Drop-Cross-Run- and Trap #3 on his side of the line of scrimmage.

Triple Option Perimeter Blocking versus Cover 2.

 


BLOCKING 3 ON TRIPLE- OVERHANGDrop-Cross-Run the circle-punch the inside hand to the playside stomach and pound arches through echo of whistle.
Load Scheme. If #1 comes upfield, the Playside A goes right to the Free Safety.Load scheme.  When #1 cancels B-Back, Playside A cancels Mike Linebacker.Load situations on Triple with Playside Tackle and A-Back.  If the Mike runs over the top, the Playside A blocks the Mike and the Tackle blocks #3.  This all happens via agile learning.

 

 

 

Paul Johnson’s Advice When the Outside Linebacker is Keying the A-Back on Triple Option

Paul Johnson’s Advice When the Outside Linebacker is Keying the A-Back on Triple Option

When the Outside Linebacker is keying the A-Back on the Triple Option, Paul Johnson has the Playside A-Back and Playside Receiver swap assignments.

Here, the Playside Receiver blocks #3 and the Playside A blocks the Deep Defender.  Since the Outside Linebacker is running with the Playside A, there is no one from the defense cancelling the Quarterback on a pull read.
Here, the Playside Receiver blocks #3 and the Playside A blocks the Deep Defender. Since the Outside Linebacker is running with the Playside A, there is no one from the defense cancelling the Quarterback on a pull read.


The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

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You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

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All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Paul Johnson’s Triple Option Tips for the Offensive Backfield

Paul Johnson’s Triple Option Tips for the Offensive Backfield

Paul Johnson Triple Option Tips

Backside A-Back
_____ Backside A-back’s option route is five yards behind the Quarterback.
_____ A-back will take three more steps and turn up with Quarterback.
_____ When backside A-back catches the pitch, he will run wherever the blocking seam is.
 
B-Back
_____ He is the dive aspect of the play.
_____ B-back is five yards from front of the ball, and he can move up in alignment if he is slower.
_____ He must know interior Offensive Line blocking scheme.
_____ B-back has his backside toes curled in stance to prevent false stepping.
_____ 1st step is 6 inches.
_____ Takeoff is full speed through the ball, just like a plane.
_____ B-back’s aiming point is inside leg of guard.
_____ He reads the action key and breaks behind the center if there is a 0 technique.
_____ He does not bend back with “Ace” call (Center/Guard Double Team).
 
Quarterback
_____ Reads #1 and Options #2.
_____ He gets his 2nd step in ground and stares at read.
_____ The decision to give is made when the B-back is past his front foot.
_____ Gives ball if #1 does not take B-back–#1 must be able to get his head in front of the ball.
_____ Running Quarterback—when in doubt, pull it out.
_____ Non-running Quarterback—when in doubt, give.
_____ If #1 and #2 come hard, the option turns into a toss sweep. The Quarterback will get his 2nd step in the ground  (need this to create space from the defender) and option off #2.  If #2 does not come he will keep the ball. When #2 turns toward Quarterback, he will pitch the ball with his thumb down.
_____ Practice versus the easy stunt (2-1 exchange).


The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

Joshua+Walker+Colgate+v+Navy+75Op3Bbn8lSlInstall the Authentic Navy/Georgia Tech/Citadel Triple Option Offense

You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

WHITE DIAGRAM.pptx

All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Blocking a First-Level #3 on the Triple Option

Blocking a First-Level #3 on the Triple Option

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

According to Coach Johnson, the closer the Run Support, the faster the Playside A must move.  This is indicated in the below-listed diagram:

Playside A-Back blocking a first-level #3. The closer the run support is, the faster the Playside A must move.Playside A-Back blocking a first-level #3. The closer the run support is, the faster the Playside A must move.

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What if the Overhang Runs with My A-Back when He Arc Releases?

What if the Overhang Runs with My A-Back when He Arc Releases?

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

The answer to this question is the following:

Run Triple Crack.

Here, the Playside Receiver blocks #3 and the Playside A blocks the Corner.

The Overhang, who is #2 in the count, runs with the Playside A-Back and nobody is there to take the Quarterback.

The following is how this is done:

Triple Crack v. 4-4. The Playside Receiver and Playside A switch jobs when the overhang is following the A wherever he goes.Triple Crack v. 4-4. The Playside Receiver and Playside A switch jobs when the overhang is following the A wherever he goes.

This works well against teams who overplay the Rocket and who are keying every step of the A-Back’s path.

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