When Navy runs the Triple Option versus a 50 and an odd stack defense, they’re only blocking ONE defensive lineman.
Navy has won 45 games in the last 5 seasons.
They do this with ZERO football scholarships.
Many of Navy’s players join the military for the opportunity to play Division-1 Football. It’s the only way they can get the chance.
The Triple Option is the system that allows Navy to win 45 games in the last five years.
The results of the Academy and Camp are found right here — testimonials.
If you want to stop blocking Defensive Linemen and start winning, call Dr. Cella @ 570.332.0265.
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Navy, Georgia Tech, and the Citadel are Division-1 football programs with academic-based student-athletes.
If they ran a traditional offense, they couldn’t block the defensive linemen they’d face.
Fortunately, they don’t, and because of this, they’ve gone a combined 27-7 in 2016.
You can’t block their defensive linemen.
The Triple Option eliminates the need for blocking all defensive linemen outside the Playside Guard, and allows you to dominate the running game.
Now, you read your way out by forcing defenses to learn how to play assignment football in a short three-day (3) preparation week.
The Triple Option Football Academy creates a high-performance offense through a sports-science based 12-step process.
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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.
Drop-Cross-Run- and Trap #3 on his side of the line of scrimmage.
In this podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses Offensive Line footwork on the Triple Option. In recent months, Dr. Cella has had NFL Offensive Line Coaches tell him and those close to him that every footstep in the process is not as important as the placement of the hat and the hands on every block. In teaching Triple Option Offensive Linemen, their first step is still important as this sets the direction to appropriately place the hat and the hands on each block. Dr. Cella discusses the first step of each block on the Triple Option in detail.
In this podcast, Dr. Cella goes through each Offensive Lineman’s assignment on the Triple Option. On the Triple Option, the Action Key (first Defensive Lineman inside of the read) is double teamed. The Offensive Linemen in front of the double team will veer and block the Mike to the Free Safety while the Offensive Linemen behind the double team will scoop. The progression is taught in exact detail by Dr. Cella.
This column focuses on the six most important drills that matter in Triple Option Offensive Line blocking and the progression involved in executing the Triple Option as a concept.
One of my clients asked me which six Offensive Line drills matter the most.
So to provide you with appropriate visual information, here are six Triple Option Offensive Line drills that matter.
3- Slide Pass Protection
4- Gate Pass Protection
6- Offensive Line Footwork Choreography
These are the six Triple Option Offensive Line drills that must be constantly practiced. –Dr. Cella
Regardless of the front, the Triple Option Offensive Line blocking rules always stay the same. The Offensive Line DOUBLE TEAM the first Down Lineman inside the read (Action Key), the Offensive Linemen in front of the double team VEER, and the Offensive Linemen in back of the double team SCOOP.
1. On Triple Option, the Playside Receiver is responsible for blocking the Deep Defender, which is the defender who drops over the top of the Receiver when the Receiver sprints off the ball.
2. The Deep Defender is the Corner UNLESS the Corner clouds (moves forward) at the snap. If so, the Deep Defender is the Safety.
3. Here is the six-phase blocking progression for the Playside Receiver when blocking the Deep Defender:
Step 1- Sprint off ball.
Step 2- When three yards away from Deep Defender, chop feet (5 yards away is better than 2 3/4).
Step 3- Let the Deep Defender make the first lateral move.
Step 4- Once the Deep Defender makes his first lateral move, the Playside Receiver shuffles to get even with the Deep Defender.
Step 5- Once the Receiver is even with the Deep Defender, the Receiver sprints forward.
Step 6- Once the Receiver is one yard from the Deep Defender, the Receiver punches his hands through the sternum of the Deep Defender and vertically drives the Deep Defender through the end zone.
This is the Playside Receiver technique that Navy utilizes and Dr. Cella instructs this technique at all Triple Option Football Academies and Triple Option Football Academy Camps.
1. On Triple Option, the Backside Tackle is Always Scoop blocking; however, with the federation changes in 2016, he is no longer allowed to go to the ground and go to the ground on the first-level defender.
2. The Backside Tackle slightly alters his technique to the following:
- Open at 90 degrees (same as always).
- Run past the first-level threat and dip his inside hand down once he gets past the threat (same as always).
- Step upfield with playside foot and move through 2nd to 3rd level, cutting off any threat who looks to cross from the backside to the playside (new in 2016).
This technique is taught at all Triple Option Football Academy Camps with Dr. Cella
This is an article EVERY Triple Option Football Coach must have for the 2016 season.
When running Triple Option, the Offensive Line possesses the following assignments based on the alignment of the Action Key:
1st step- 3-technique=”Deuce” call by Playside Guard
PT/PG- Deuce; C/BG/BT- Scoop
2nd step- 2, 2i, 1-technique=”Ace” call by Playside Guard and Center (1-technique)
PT- Veer In
3rd step- 0-technique=”Back” call by Center
PT/PG- Veer Out
C/BG- Backside Ace
Here is the Offensive Line executing the Triple Option versus the Triple/Odd Stack:
The Five-on-Five Offensive Line Blocking Drill prepares the Offensive Line to block the four most common defensive alignments that they will face.
4-4, 50, Odd Stack, and 4-3 are all included.
Here is the drill:
Blocking the Near Deep Defender is a lifestyle for the Triple Option Receiver.
Here is how the Receiver can best drill this:
If the off-season is spent on mastering this skill, perimeter blocking is maximized in 2014.
Ace versus 2i. Guard zone steps with playside foot, takes second step goes back to base with backside foot and punches his inside hand through the playside breastplate of the 0-technique.
Center zone steps with his inside foot, second step goes back to base with his outside foot, and his third step will be a zone step with his inside foot as he punches his inside hand off the third step, takes his fourth step going back to base, and squeezes his hips with the Guard and pounds his (Center’s) arches through the echo of the whistle.
Work these and you’ll outwork your competition. There’s really not much else that you need…
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Zach Peterson, who as a senior starter at center was part of an Army lineup in 2010 that snapped a 14-year bowl absence, arrived home from Afghanistan on November 16 following a nine-month deployment.
Zach was a two-year starter at Center in the Triple Option Offense. As the dominant Offensive Lineman on Army’s most dominant team over the last 30 years (only bowl-winning team since Mid 1980s), Zach talked with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella about Triple Option Offensive Line blocking.
1- Provide the top coaching points on Scoop blocking.
Zach: The top coaching point to me on the scoop block is feeling and seeing yourself go through the tunnel that is created when scooping someone. Pad level and explosiveness (getting off the ball) are also key points during the scoop. Visualizing your facemask go through the opponents knees was something I always did when scooping.
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The following demonstrate how the Triple Option Offensive Line blocks the Triple versus the 4-4 defense to the A-gap defender side.
Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking versus 4-4.
The Center and Playside Guard make an “Ace” call and Ace the A-gap defender. This tells the Playside Tackle to veer inside and veer through the outside breastplate of the Will.
The Backside Guard and Tackle scoop and eliminate lateral and vertical penetration in their inside gap.
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According to Coach Johnson, the closer the Run Support, the faster the Playside A must move. This is indicated in the below-listed diagram:
The following is how the Receiver blocks the Deep Defender in the Triple Option Offense:
Receiver Blocking the Near Deep Defender (Triple Option Football Academy).
Receiver Blocking the Near Deep Defender versus Cover 2 (Triple Option Football Academy).
Playside Receiver versus NO NEAR DEEP DEFENDER (Triple Option Football Academy).
Here are the four most common errors when they execute the block on the Deep Defender:
1- Lack of effort on the sprint phase (1st phase) of the block.
2- Over-aggressiveness and shooting too soon (it’s a quick block.).
3- Turning toes East and West.
4- Lack of movement after contact.
Focus on constantly correcting these four errors in order to build a DOMINANT blocking Receiver in 2016.
If your Offensive Line can’t block the 3 and the 5 technique, run Midline Triple. This way the 3 and 5 technique are cancelled by the Quarterback and not the Offensive Line.