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Highlights of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football Academy Camp at Madison County High School (GA)

The camp was held on May 23-25, 2018 at Madison County High School (GA).  Thanks to Chris Smith, Jimmy Whitfield (video creator/Defensive Coordinator) and the great Christian coaches who made this experience a memorable one.

If you are interested in hosting a Triple Option Football Academy Camp or becoming a client, connect with Dr. Cella at 570.332.0265.

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Here’s Exactly What Georgia Tech, Army, and Navy are Running in 2017

Well, to no surprise the Triple Option is Georgia Tech, Army, and Navy’s #1 concept.  This is due to fact that the Triple Option is an offense and not just a play.

Triple Option is the only concept that these three football programs all utilize at least four times/game.


Army and Navy are utilizing the Zone Option when they are forced to give the ball on Triple Option.  The Zone Option is Army and Navy’s #2 most utilized concept right now.

Army and Georgia Tech are utilizing the Follow when they are forced to pull the ball on Triple Option.  Follow is Georgia Tech’s #3 most utilized concept and Army’s #4 most utilized concept.


So if you are looking for answers into playcalling the Triple Option Offense, look no further.

Step 1- Run Triple Option.  If you get four yards on Triple Option, align and run Triple Option again.  If not…

Step 2- If the defense forces a give read and a gain of less than four, run Zone Option.  If the defense forces a pull read and a gain of less than four, run Follow.

Have a great weekend!

Army West Point’s Top Five Concepts Through Week 3 of 2017

Army West Point is 2-1 right now.  Here are their top five concepts through Week 3 of 2017:

1- Zone Belly was run 23 times.

2- Triple Option was run 21 times.

3- Midline Lead was run 20 times.

4- Zone Dive (Pin) was run 18 times.

5- Zone Option was run 17 times.

These five concepts are 54% of Army West Point’s 2017 Offense.  

 

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown vs. Ohio State

Army West Point- 7 vs. Ohio State- 38 F

Army West Point Total Offensive Plays- 66

52% of Army West Point’s Offense were the following five concepts: Zone Dive- 10; Midline Lead- 8; Zone Option- 8; Triple Option- 4; Trap- 4

The 0ther 48% of the offense was the following: B-Toss- 3; Rocket- 3; Midline White- 3; Zone Belly- 2; Trap Option- 2; Midline Triple Option- 2; Belly Option- 2; Dropback Pass- 2; Rocket Pass- 2; Counter Keep- 2; Trap Option Pass- 2; Down (Belly-G)- 2; B-Toss Boot Pass- 1; Follow- 1; QB Draw (Eagle)- 1; Counter Option- 1; Stretch Pass- 1

Utilizing Follow as a Constraint When #1 Cancels the B-Back on Triple

Georgia Tech and Army have been utilizing Follow as a pull read constraint in 2017.

When the defense forces a pull read on Triple Option, Tech and Army are basing #1 with the Tackle and the Quarterback follows the B-Back up the hole.

This way, when the Mike Linebacker runs over the top to take the Quarterback or pitch, the Quarterback is running up inside and the Mike runs himself out of the play.

Here is Follow versus the 4-2 defense.

Follow is blocked the same as Triple except the Playside Tackle bases and the Quarterback follows the B-Back.

This is more effective than Zone Dive, Zone Belly, or Outside Veer Give as the B-Back creates an extra blocker at the point of attack.

Utilize Follow when the defense forces a pull read on Triple.

 

The Seven Concepts Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech All Executed During Week 1 of 2017

There are seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all executed during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Triple Option was run 14 times among the three programs.

Rocket was run 14 times among the three programs.

Zone Dive was run 11 times among the three programs.

Midline Lead was run 10 times among the three programs.

Trap- was run 10 times among the three programs.

Down- was run 9 times among the three programs.

Sneak- was run 6 times among the three programs.


Triple Option, Rocket, Zone Dive, Midline Lead, Trap, Down (Belly-G), and Sneak are the seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all ran during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown vs. Fordham

Army: 513 yards, no completions in opening win

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for two touchdowns and gained 128 of his 177 yards in the first half as Army crushed Fordham 64-6 in the opener for both teams Friday night (9/1/17).

Army Offense Total Plays- 49
Zone Belly- 12 (24% of offense)
Belly Option- 7 (14% of offense)
Triple Option- 6 (12% of offense)
Midline Lead- 4 (8% of offense)
Rocket- 4 (8% of offense)
Zone Option- 4 (8% of offense)
Other Plays Run
Trap- 3; Zone Dive- 3; Sneak- 2; Belly Pass- 2; Counter Option- 1; Down- 1
Quick Facts
  • 3/4 of Army’s Offense was Zone Belly, Belly Option, Triple Option, Midline Lead, Rocket, Zone Option, and Heavy Down (Belly-G).
  • 40% of Army’s Offense was a Belly Variation (Zone Belly, Belly Option, Down).
  • Army did not complete one pass the entire game, and Army average 11 yards/run on 47 attempts.

Podcast: What is the Zone Option?

In this podcast, Dr. Cella discusses what the Zone Option actually is; what all 11 players do; and when/why Navy, Army, the Citadel, and Jacksonville University utilize this concept.

You can listen to the podcast below.

How Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech Call the Game

Learn the basics of how Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech playcall the Triple Option Offense.

Why the Triple Option Still Works After 53 Years of Service

The Triple Option was established in 1964.

Last year was the first time EVER that Army, Navy, and Air Force–all Triple Option schools–all won eight games in a season.

Last year was the first time in the Citadel’s 109-year history that they started the season 10-0.  The Citadel is a Triple Option school as well.

Georgia Tech won nine games last year too.

Want to know why all the schools’ unique offense works?

Read why right here:

http://collegefootballnews.com/2017/preview-2017-georgia-tech-offense-still-fantastic