Triple Option Football Process Step 2: Hiring Coaches

The second step in the Triple Option Football Process is to hire coaches that are loyal, accessible, and professional. Coaches are required for the following positions: Quarterbacks Coach B-Backs Coach A-Backs Coach Receivers Coach Centers/Guards Coach Tackles Coach These coaches serve as the catalyst in the implementation and execution of your Triple Option program.  They must … Read more Triple Option Football Process Step 2: Hiring Coaches

Triple Option Football Process Step 1: Core Values

The first step in the Triple Option process is to meet with players and teach them the Core Values of the Triple Option Offense. There are three points that must get across to players: 1- We are in this to complete verticals for touchdowns. 2- We are in this to pitch the ball outside the force. 3- … Read more Triple Option Football Process Step 1: Core Values

The First Four Steps in the Triple Option Football Process

So, you’ve just been hired as a Head Football Coach… Congratulations… now it’s time to get to work. Here are the first four steps in your process: 1-      Meet with players and teach them the Core Values of the Triple Option Offense. 2-      Hire Coaches that are loyal, accessible, and professional. 3-      Get Equipment … Read more The First Four Steps in the Triple Option Football Process

Five Keys to Motivating Your Triple Option Football Players

Below are five important considerations as you go about developing a plan for motivating your Triple Option Football Players: 1- Talk to your Seniors– check with your athletes to determine if what you are communicating to them is understood, what they need, and what they want. 2- Keep your athletes informed as to when, where, … Read more Five Keys to Motivating Your Triple Option Football Players

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option versus 4-4 Stack

The 10-question quiz about executing the Triple Option versus the following alignment can be found right here… SPREAD FORMATION V. 4-4 STACK DEFENSE. Triple Left is called. 1- Playside Receiver 2- 5-Technique 3- Overhang 4- Free Safety 5- 2-technique 6- Quarterback 7- Playside A-back 8- Center and Playside Guard 9- Backside Guard 10- Backside Tackle … Read more Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option versus 4-4 Stack

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 4-4 Stack

The following is a 10-question quiz about executing the Triple Option versus the following alignment: Triple Left is called. 1- Who cancels the Near Deep Defender? 2- Who is #1? 3- Who is #2? 4- Who is #3? 5- Who is the Action Key? 6- Who cancels #1 and #2? 7- Who cancels #3? 8- … Read more Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 4-4 Stack

The Five Most Important Drills in the Triple Option Offense

There are five drills that must be utilized to enhance Triple Option Offensive Performance. In order of importance, they are the following: 1- Bullets Drill This is where the first two offenses go against a mass number of fronts versus the defense.  There are two huddles versus a defense.  The defense provides various alignments, assignments, and … Read more The Five Most Important Drills in the Triple Option Offense

Triple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus Odd Stack (3-3-5/3-5-3/5-3)

When facing the Odd Stack, the overhang player can be responsible for taking the pitch versus the Triple Option. Although he is blocked by the Playside A-back, the overhang player can cause for a great collision at the line of scrimmage. This action by the overhang player can easily be thwarted with the Sprint Pass. … Read more Triple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus Odd Stack (3-3-5/3-5-3/5-3)

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 1

The quiz can be found here. 1. e 2. i 3. b 4. a 5. c 6. g 7. d 8. h 9. j 10. f _________________________ About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never … Read more Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 1

The Four Principles of Triple Option Football

The principles of Triple Option Football can best be described by the following: 1- Out work everyone. Players are willing to kneebend, go to the ground, and do it without stress. 2- Be tougher than everyone. Players are strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling. 3. Have great discipline. The Triple Option … Read more The Four Principles of Triple Option Football

Motivating Players to Learn the Triple Option Offense for the First Time

There are six techniques utilized to motivate players to learn and eventually thrive with the Triple Option Offense. 1.   Fine-tune the challenge. We’re most motivated to learn when the task before us is matched to our level of skill: not so easy as to be boring, and not so hard as to be frustrating. Deliberately fashion … Read more Motivating Players to Learn the Triple Option Offense for the First Time

Exactly when the Playside Receiver Runs to the End Zone on Triple Option

There is a scenario where the Playside Receiver runs to the end zone on Triple Option…. This is when there is NO NEAR DEEP DEFENDER. Yes, this situation happens–and in high school, where junk defenses are king, this happens more than one would think. The following diagram demonstrates when the Playside Receiver runs to the … Read more Exactly when the Playside Receiver Runs to the End Zone on Triple Option

Eight Communication Errors to Avoid when Coaching in a Triple Option Program

Assistant Coaches play a HUGE role in the development of the Triple Option program. The information they educationally communicate to players make all the difference between winning and losing. There are eight communication errors to avoid when coaching the Triple Option. These errors are the following: 1- Coaches jumping to conclusions If a coach is … Read more Eight Communication Errors to Avoid when Coaching in a Triple Option Program

Triple Option Offense vs. 4-3 Compilation

The following are examples of Triple Option concepts versus the 4-3 defense… About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and … Read more Triple Option Offense vs. 4-3 Compilation

Six Rules for Coaching Competitive Triple Option Players

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There are specific rules that coaches must follow in order to coach competitive Triple Option players. 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, … Read more Six Rules for Coaching Competitive Triple Option Players

Triple Option Football Pass Concept Compilation

Throwing the football in the Triple Option Offense is paramount. Vertical completions are the greatest benefit of the offensive concept. The following are concepts utilized to achieve this goal: About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and … Read more Triple Option Football Pass Concept Compilation

Six Ways to Earn a Starting Position as a Triple Option Quarterback

Quarterbacking in the Triple Option is a process… and it’s not for everyone. The Quarterback must take specific actions to be the guy; however, the guy behind him must push him to eventually become the starter. The following are six ways to earn a starting position as a Triple Option Quarterback. And, if your job … Read more Six Ways to Earn a Starting Position as a Triple Option Quarterback

Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Z-Drag

A great way to constrain the Playside Inside Linebacker on Triple/Midline is to run Triple Pass A-Drag. When faking the Triple on the short side of the field, Triple Pass Z-Drag is tremendously effective. Here, the Playside A-back makes the playside safety go vertical while the Playside Receiver drags where the Playside Inside Linebacker’s zone … Read more Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Z-Drag

Five Reasons why Certain Coaches Could Never be Triple Option Coaches

The Triple Option is not for everyone… certain coaches cannot handle the discipline.   Coaches have to follow a system and eliminate their abstract creativity. However, by eliminating abstract creativity this usually means more winning–this is because players know where to go, they get to their spot fast, and they perfectly secure the ball. The … Read more Five Reasons why Certain Coaches Could Never be Triple Option Coaches

The Three Secrets to Team Motivation in the Triple Option Offense

Team motivation in the Triple Option offense is vital.  Three secrets are provided to assist Triple Option Football coaches in the motivational process. 1- Practices are qualitative. Practices aim to gather an in-depth understanding of team offense behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of player-decision making, not just what, where, when. There are … Read more The Three Secrets to Team Motivation in the Triple Option Offense

Triple Option Football Playbook: Zone Option versus 4-4 Defense

Zone Option is utilized when the Playside Inside Linebacker or the Action Key are making the tackle on Triple/Midline Option. The following is how to execute the Zone Option versus the 4-4 Defense: The Zone Option is the most commonly utilized constraint concept by the Naval Academy football program. This concept is to be utilized … Read more Triple Option Football Playbook: Zone Option versus 4-4 Defense

Five Key Characteristics for Coaching Triple Option Situational Football

There are key characteristics that should be included in a Triple Option system to serve many purposes for many players, and the following are key characteristics for a Triple Option System that encourages situational football: 1- The Triple Option system must be built on the current information that is already out there as much as … Read more Five Key Characteristics for Coaching Triple Option Situational Football

Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking Compilation

The following is a randomized compilation of Offensive Line Blocking situations within the Triple Option Offense. About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect occurs … Read more Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking Compilation

Triple Option Football Troubleshooting: Zone Option v Odd Stack

Coaches that can draw up plays on a whiteboard are a dime a dozen… The coaches who can fix problems are paramount. So many times, problems occur during practice and games that need to be corrected. How would you correct the following issue? How to fix problems. 1- Whose error is this? Answer: Center 2- … Read more Triple Option Football Troubleshooting: Zone Option v Odd Stack

Three Aspects of Team Building with the Triple Option Offense

In order to maximize teamwork within the Triple Option Offense, three things must occur: 1- The focus must be on solving real technique issues. Provide training in systematic methods so the team expends its energy on the techniques within the assignment, not on figuring out how to work together as a team to approach it. … Read more Three Aspects of Team Building with the Triple Option Offense

Four Issues that Prevent Progress when Running the Triple Option Program

Issue #1: Idolizing ONE Assistant Coach While we may depend on one particular assistant coach for assistance, we often overly rely on them, believing “they” will fix problems. But it is rare for one assistant coach to move beyond diagnosing a problem to actually creating pathways for change.  Change does not happen by a “chosen” … Read more Four Issues that Prevent Progress when Running the Triple Option Program

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Quarterback’s Process on Triple Option

The Quiz can be found right here. 5 Give to B-back Unless #1 tackles the B. 8 If #2 steps at Quarterback, parallel pitch. 3 Hop into the playside A-gap. 4 Extend elbows out. 1 Take the snap. 2 Seat the ball. 7 Step with playside foot, replace the read and score. 6 Reseat the ball.  _______________________________ About The Big Idea in 171 … Read more Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Quarterback’s Process on Triple Option

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Quarterback’s Process on Triple Option

You will be asked to list the order of the Quarterback’s process on the Triple Option. There are eight steps listed.  Your mission is to put these steps in order by numbering 1 through 8. Go… _____ Give to B-back Unless #1 tackles the B. _____ If #2 steps at Quarterback, parallel pitch. _____ Hop into the … Read more Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Quarterback’s Process on Triple Option

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Triple Option Wins with a Third-Team Quarterback

Lenoir-Rhyne goes to the Third Round of the NCAA Division-2 Playoffs behind a Third-Team Quarterback and the Triple Option. ____________________________ About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand … Read more Lenoir-Rhyne’s Triple Option Wins with a Third-Team Quarterback

Playside Guard and Tackle’s Progression on Zoom (Midline Triple Option)

There are two possible scenarios for the Playside Guard and Tackle when the Triple Option is defaulted to Zoom (Midline Triple) due to the 3-technique. Both the Guard and the Tackle veer inside–one will block the inside linebacker–one will release to the third level. Here’s how it all works… This is a situation that must … Read more Playside Guard and Tackle’s Progression on Zoom (Midline Triple Option)

Running Triple Option out of Heavy vs. 6-3 Defense

When running Triple Option out of Heavy, the Backside Tackle moves to the Heavy side and the Backside Receiver becomes the Tackle away from the Heavy side. About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never … Read more Running Triple Option out of Heavy vs. 6-3 Defense

When to Default to Midline Option: A Compilation

When Triple Option is called in the huddle defaults occur with the following: 3 technique= Zoom (Midline Triple) 3 technique + playside safety = Lead (Midline Double) ____________________________ About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll … Read more When to Default to Midline Option: A Compilation

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Identifying the Count vs. 4-3

The quiz can be found here. The first five questions pertain to the left side if Triple Left was called. 1- 1-technique 2- 5- technique (if stacked linebacker blitzed inside, he would become #1 and the 5-technique would become #2) 3- stacked linebacker (if stacked linebacker blitzed inside, he would become #1 and the 5-technique would … Read more Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Identifying the Count vs. 4-3

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Identifying the Count vs. 4-3

This quiz is designed to get you to identify who is the action key, #1, #2, #3, and the Near Deep Defender on the 4-3 Defense. Here goes… The first five questions pertain to the left side if Triple Left was called. 1- IDENTIFY the action key? 2- IDENTIFY#1? 3- IDENTIFY #2? 4- IDENTIFY #3? 5- IDENTIFY the … Read more Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Identifying the Count vs. 4-3

Triple Option Perimeter Blocking versus Cover 2

When running the Triple Option, the Playside Receiver has the Near Deep Defender and the Playside A-Back has #3. When #3 is a rolled-up cornerback, this creates a highly-technical situation. The below-listed diagram demonstrates how to block on the perimeter when running Triple Option versus Cover 2. A common question is why the Playside Receiver … Read more Triple Option Perimeter Blocking versus Cover 2