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The 3 Steps to Individually Coaching All 11 Triple Option Offensive Positions–With ONE Coach

The 3 Steps to Individually Coaching All 11 Triple Option Offensive Positions–With ONE Coach

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https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2016/06/11/dr-cellas-triple-option-practice-methodology-part-two/

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Running Your Junior High Program with the Triple Option Offense

Running Your Junior High Program with the Triple Option Offense

Learn how to run your junior high program with the Triple Option Offense right here.

11 Training Camp Failures Triple Option Coaches Make and How to Avoid Them: Podcast

11 Training Camp Failures Triple Option Coaches Make and How to Avoid Them: Podcast

You’re going to want to take notes. 

In this fervent, enthusiastic podcast episode, Dr. Cella lists 11 training camp failures that Triple Option coaches make. Then, Dr. Cella provides the solutions to eliminate these failures from ever occurring in your Triple Option Football program.

You can listen to the podcast right here.

Five Reasons Why Certain Coaches Could Never be Flexbone Triple Option Coaches

Five Reasons Why Certain Coaches Could Never be Flexbone Triple Option Coaches

Do you want an concrete or an abstract offensive football system?

Those who favor a concrete, procedural system are far more likely to install the Triple Option Offense.

Read about the ones who wouldn’t right here.

High school coaches from throughout the USA enthusiastically recommend the Triple Option Football Academy–read about their stories right here.

 

Paul Johnson’s Most Important Coaching Points for Ball Carriers on Triple Option

Paul Johnson’s Most Important Coaching Points for Ball Carriers on Triple Option

Coach Paul Johnson emphasizes what each individual on each phase of the Triple Option is to do to maximize success.

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).


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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).

    Win Big With a Small Offensive Line

    In 2015, Navy’s Starting Offensive Line averaged 275 pounds/player.

    2015 National Champion, The University of Alabama’s Offensive Line averaged 315 pounds/player.

    Navy’s 2015 Rushing Offense averaged 326 yards/game.

    Alabama’s 2015 Rushing Offense averaged 199 yards/game.

    Navy finished at 11-2 and had their best final record since 1963.  They did all this with a 275 pound Offensive Line and the Triple Option Offense.

    Coach, I am a Sports Psychologist who runs academies and camps with 11-man, 8-man, and 9-man football programs throughout the United States installing the Navy/Georgia Tech/Citadel Triple Option, and have achieved great results with my clients–tripleoptionfootball.com/testimonials.

    If this is something that you believe is a good fit for you, give me a call.

    Dr. Lou Cella
    Owner/Sport & Performance Psychologist
    AFSSMCA, LLC
    Office- (570) 332-0265
    Fax- (570) 388-2604
Wanted–Great Coaches to Communicate Information about the Triple Option to Players

Wanted–Great Coaches to Communicate Information about the Triple Option to Players

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

This article introduces key principles to ensure that football coach-player communication is effective and successful:

1- Recognize key complexities.

This can best be eliminated by demonstrating where the player has to finish on a block or a run and then break down the physical technique from there.

2- Deliver tangible & visible benefits.

Players must feel that they can technique their assignment effectively and with far less effort than anything they had ever done in football before.

3- Prioritize according to football program variables.

If a great B-Back enters the program, you might look at putting Counter Speed into the offense as a way to constrain the Action Key and the Mike Linebacker on Triple/Midline.  A great Receiver might consist of isolating the Receiver on the backside and throwing verticals to him.

4- Take a journey of 1,000 steps.

The Triple Option Offense is a process that takes 15-plus practices…

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The Role of the Assistant Coach in the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

The Role of the Assistant Coach in the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

Flexbone Triple Option Assistant Coaches must, and non-negotiably, execute the following to maintain employment:

1- LOYALTY TO THE HEAD COACH ABOVE ALL ELSE

(not another person, place, thing, or idea).

2- OBEDIENCE

This offense is abnormal football. It requires doing what you’re told and asking questions later–behind closed doors.

3- ACCESSIBILITY

The ability to be around all the time. With this systematic, procedure-based offense, you’re not going to spend much time watching film of your opponent–because it doesn’t matter what they do or have done. Navy’s Centers/Guards Coach watches less than 1 hour of his opponent every week in preparation.

4- PROFESSIONALISM

Exhibit high moral authority in education players on stance, alignments, keys, assignments, and techniques.

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Experience is NOT a prerequisite for coaching in the Flexbone Triple Option–the Flexbone Triple is an abnormal offense with abnormal stance, alignments, keys, assignments, and techniques. You can’t coach this like normal football–if…

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10 Mistakes Made in the Triple Option Concept

10 Mistakes Made in the Triple Option Concept

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

1- Playside Receiver not sprinting off the ball at the snap.

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2- Playside A-Back’s lack of contact on #3.

Triple Option versus 4-3 Defense. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple Option versus 4-3 Defense.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

3- Playside Tackle and Center fails to grab grass on 2nd step of veer release.

Triple Option versus 50 Defense. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1 Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple Option versus 50 Defense.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1 Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

4- Playside Guard does not get hip-to-hip with Center on Ace.

Over Right, Triple Left versus 4-4.  #2 has to play  the Quarterback and the Pitch as #3  is loaded by the A.  If #2 takes the Quarterback NOBODY is there to take the pitch and the Backside A will have a clear path to the end zone.Over Right, Triple Left versus 4-4. #2 has to play the Quarterback and the Pitch as #3 is loaded by the A. If #2 takes the Quarterback NOBODY is there to take the…

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How Triple Option Coaches Solve the “Problem” of the New Free Blocking Zone Rule

How Triple Option Coaches Solve the “Problem” of the New Free Blocking Zone Rule

Read the article about the elimination of the cut block right here.

How Triple Option coaches are going to adjust is listed below.


This drill set the tone for how to scoop block:

Offensive Line--Scoop the Cones. The Offensive Linemen Open-Run-Vertically Crash... Then, they align and do this again. This simulates the exact Scoop block technique.

2015 and earlier=Offensive Line–Scoop the Cones. The Offensive Linemen Open-Run-Vertically Crash

2016=Offensive Line–Scoop the Cones. The Offensive Linemen Open-Run run past the threat in their gap to cut off the pursuit angle of the 1st-level threat.

Then, they align and do this again. This simulates the exact Scoop block technique.

 

The Eight Components of Triple Option Executive Leadership

The Eight Components of Triple Option Executive Leadership

As the leader of the Triple Option-based football program, your job is to do the following:

1- Limit tasks to the important.

The average high school offense runs 48 plays/game.  Research has indicated that a play must be run at least four times/game for the play to be effective (NFL Run Study).  Run the Triple Option and possess basic answers to when you can’t get four yards on the Triple.

2- Shorten work time.

Since the average high school offense only runs 48 plays/game and the average offense is on the field for under 20 minutes/game, how much time do you need to be on the field?  Give your players 48 reps in Individual time, 48 reps in Team time, and send them home.

3- Coach for behavioral change.

Constantly provide players with feedback on how they can better technique their assignment.  Evaluate their footwork, angles, and ball security.  Make the players better in these areas.

4- Construct the Alpha Male.

What you say to young men matters.  The conviction you possess to the Triple Option matters.  Alphas are all about possessing conviction.  Beta males are wishy-washy and run the “offense of the week.”  Real men believe in the cause and work to become dominant at their conviction.  If you’re running the Triple, be a diehard.

5- Utilize the Progress Principle.

Celebrate progress at the end of every practice.  Find areas in which you got better from the previous practice and acknowledge those areas.  If the scoop blocks were better, acknowledge this.  If ball security was better, acknowledge what they did to make the ball security better and acknowledge the improvement.  This is the key to motivating the athlete–celebrating progress with acknowledgment/recognition.

6- Create a Taoist mindset.

Phil Jackson, famous Chicago Bulls coach made Taoism/Zen famous.  This isn’t hard, Taoists do the following: 1- Be desire-less (non-needy); 2- be excellent at what you do; and 3- go home.

7- Get players in the Zone.

Coaches create flow with their players when the players utilize repetition of the same concept versus multiple situations over an extended period of time.  This is how you create flow and get players in the zone.  Run the Triple Option thousands of times versus realistic, multiple situations.  Eventually players utilize implicitly memory and achieve peak experience through the process.

8- Employ the Sacred Scripture to evaluate your process.

If you, your coaches, and your players are following the specific teachings of Jesus and following the 10 commandments in practices and games, you’re doing things right.


If you’re looking for Triple Option advancement with your football program, call 570.332.0265 today.

Utilizing Your Coaching Staff to Run the Scout Team Defense Against Your Triple Option Offense

Utilizing Your Coaching Staff to Run the Scout Team Defense Against Your Triple Option Offense

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

This diagram demonstrates how to utilize the coaching staff as the scout team defense when the offense is running Live Bullets (two huddles versus a defense):

Coaching Staff as Scout Defense. Receivers Coach- Deep Defender A-Backs Coach- #3 Rotating Quarterbacks- #2 Quarterback Coach- #1 B-Back Coach- Action Key Offensive Line Coaches- first two backside defenders. Any other assistant coach- additional backside defenders.Coaching Staff as Scout Defense.
Receivers Coach- Deep Defender
A-Backs Coach- #3
Rotating Quarterbacks- #2
Quarterback Coach- #1
B-Back Coach- Action Key
Offensive Line Coaches- first two backside defenders.
Any other assistant coach- additional backside defenders.

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System Over the Last Four Years

Triple Option Football AcademyOwner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of the Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Over the last five years, Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and…

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This Summer, Find Triple Option Answers for the Rest of Your Coaching Career

This Summer, Find Triple Option Answers for the Rest of Your Coaching Career

The Alpha Male Triple Option Coach

The Alpha Male Triple Option Coach

Flexbone Offense -- Triple Option Football Academy

Alpha Males are the men who aren’t happy unless they’re the top dogs—the ones calling the shots.

Alphas reach the top ranks in large organizations because they are natural leaders—comfortable with responsibility in a way Betas (Non-Alphas) could never be.

Most people feel stress when they have to make important decisions; Alphas get stressed when tough decisions don’t rest in their capable hands.

For Alphas, being in charge delivers such a thrill, they willingly take on levels of responsibility most rational people would find overwhelming.

In fact, it’s hard to imagine the modern corporation and coaching world without Alpha leaders (Bill Parcells, Mike Ditka, Brian Billick, Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher, Nick Saban, Rex Ryan, Urban Meyer).

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The Alpha Male Triple Option Coach has these characteristics, and the following is what the Alpha Male Triple Option Coach does to assert Alpha status:

1. Possesses Conviction- He is absolutely certain that the Triple Option…

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Utilizing the Freeze Concept to Run the Triple Option Offense

Utilizing the Freeze Concept to Run the Triple Option Offense

Freeze is utilized when a defense is stemming, stunting, and blitzing in an effort to reveal themselves before the snap.

Once the defense reveals themselves, the Quarterback can put the offense in the best possible play. 

Freeze in Action
Freeze in Action

To learn all the advanced techniques of the Triple Option Offense, call 570.332.0265.


 

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Drilling the Rocket Toss with Skill Positions

Drilling the Rocket Toss with Skill Positions

The following diagram shows you how:

Rocket with the Skill Positions.
Rocket with the Skill Positions.

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Throwing Triple Pass Out to the Voided Flat

Throwing Triple Pass Out to the Voided Flat

When the flat zone is voided for any reason, fake the Triple and throw the six-yard out to the A-Back:

When the Overhang Folds Inside on the Dive--Triple Pass Out. PR- Vert-Skinny (Playside Safety) PA- Six-Yard Speed Out OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17-Yard Drag Q- Five-Step Drop, Throw to Playside A B- Veer Path-Kick
When the Overhang Folds Inside on the Dive–Triple Pass Out.
PR- Vert-Skinny (Playside Safety)
PA- Six-Yard Speed Out
OL- Slide Away
BA- Pitch-Kick
BR- 17-Yard Drag
Q- Five-Step Drop, Throw to Playside A
B- Veer Path-Kick

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

How to Load on Triple Option

How to Load on Triple Option

The following shows what to do when #3 is in the middle of the field:

Load Scheme. If #1 comes upfield, the Playside A goes right to the Free Safety.
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 scheme. When #1 cancels B-Back, Playside A cancels Mike Linebacker.

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option

Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option

This drill introduces the Quarterback to the Triple Option: 

Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option for the First Time
Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option for the First Time

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Citadel New Head Football Coach Brent Thompson is a Slam-Dunk Hire

Citadel New Head Football Coach Brent Thompson is a Slam-Dunk Hire

Congrats to Brent on this great day for him, his wife, and his twins.



Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years


Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of the college and high school level.  

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director, Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


Also, Corning (NY), Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA) posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


Additionally, Dr. Cella has coached three current NFL players who have been drafted within the last two years.  In 2015, Kevin White (Wide Receiver) was drafted #7 overall by the Chicago Bears and Mark Glowinski (Offensive Guard) was drafted in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks.  In 2014, Lorenzo Taliaferro (Running Back) was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.  All three players were coached by Dr. Cella at the Junior College Level.


At the heart of the American Football High Performance Academy (AFHPA) and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Just in Case You’re Wondering if Coach Mike Houston is Bringing the Triple Option from the Citadel to James Madison

Just in Case You’re Wondering if Coach Mike Houston is Bringing the Triple Option from the Citadel to James Madison

Mike Houston gives you his answer right here.


Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years


Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of the college and high school level.  

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director, Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


Also, Corning (NY), Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA) posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


Additionally, Dr. Cella has coached three current NFL players who have been drafted within the last two years.  In 2015, Kevin White (Wide Receiver) was drafted #7 overall by the Chicago Bears and Mark Glowinski (Offensive Guard) was drafted in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks.  In 2014, Lorenzo Taliaferro (Running Back) was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.  All three players were coached by Dr. Cella at the Junior College Level.


At the heart of the American Football High Performance Academy (AFHPA) and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Get Offense Done the Right Way the First Time

Get Offense Done the Right Way the First Time

Triple Option Football Academy Camps

The Triple Option Football Academy is the leading instructional source for the authentic Triple Option Offense utilized by Georgia Tech, Navy, Army, Air Force, the Citadel, Jacksonville, and Kennesaw State.

Through this three-day camp, you can bring together your players and coaches to develop techniques and construct an offense which leads the high-performance football environment.

As Dr. Cella arrives right at the client’s high school, these three-day camps launch and expand new knowledge for players and coaches.

All coaches receive the Triple Option Football Academy with Dr. Cella prior to the start of the three-day camp.

Camps are run at high schools all throughout the United States from January 1-August 1 of this year.


Triple Option Football Academy Three-Day Camp Schedule

Here’s what is done with players and assistant coaches at your Triple Option Football Academy Camp with Dr. Cella:

Day 1- Triple Option (4 hours plus staff meeting afterwards).

Day 2- Rocket Toss and Triple Pass (4 hours plus staff meeting afterwards).

Day 3- Zone Option, Midline (all variations), Pass Offense, and Miscellaneous Tags (4 hours).


Triple Option Football Academy Daily Camp Schedule

  1. QB/B-Back Indy 
  2. A-Back Indy 
  3. Receiver Indy 
  4. Skill Position Indy 
  5. Offensive Line Indy 
  6. Team Takeoffs
  7. Bullets
  8. Q & A with Dr. Cella

Call for your customized price–570.332.0265.


 

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sport & Performance Psychologist, and a 21-year coaching veteran of the Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director, Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


Also, Corning (NY), Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA) posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


Additionally, Dr. Cella has coached three current NFL players who have been drafted within the last two years.  In 2015, Kevin White (Wide Receiver) was drafted #7 overall by the Chicago Bears and Mark Glowinski (Offensive Guard) was drafted in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks.  In 2014, Lorenzo Taliaferro (Running Back) was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.  All three players were coached by Dr. Cella at the Junior College Level.


At the heart of the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Information on the Triple Option Football Academy.

Information on the Triple Option Football Academy Camps.

Contact: (570) 332-0265

What Navy Did in 2015 When #1 Took the Quarterback on Triple Option

What Navy Did in 2015 When #1 Took the Quarterback on Triple Option

Navy ran Zone Option.

This is the two-way option where #1 is blocked by the Offensive Guard and Tackle (Receiver if Double Flex) and the end man on the line of scrimmage (EMLOS) is put in conflict.

Here is Zone Option versus the 4-4 defense.

Zone Option vs. 4-4


 

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

Make Defensive Linemen Invisible with the Triple Option

Make Defensive Linemen Invisible with the Triple Option

Triple Option versus 50 Defense—You don’t have to block those in white, they will always be wrong, and they cannot make the tackle.

Triple Option versus 50 Defense—You don’t have to block those in white, they will always be wrong, and they cannot make the tackle.

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The Triple Option Football Academy is the leading instructional source for the authentic Triple Option Offense utilized by Georgia Tech, Navy, Army, Air Force, the Citadel, Jacksonville, and Kennesaw State.

Through this three-day camp, you can bring together your players and coaches to develop techniques and construct an offense which leads the high-performance football environment.

As Dr. Cella arrives right at the client’s high school, these three-day camps launch and expand new knowledge for players and coaches.

All coaches receive the Triple Option Football Academy with Dr. Cella prior to the start of the three-day camp.

Camps are run at high schools all throughout the United States from January 1-August 1 of this year.


Triple Option Football Academy Three-Day Camp Schedule

Here’s what is done with players and assistant coaches at your Triple Option Football Academy Camp with Dr. Cella:

Day 1- Triple Option (4 hours plus staff meeting afterwards).

Day 2- Midline Option and Triple Pass (4 hours plus staff meeting afterwards).

Day 3- Rocket Toss, Pass Offense, and Miscellaneous Tags (4 hours).


Triple Option Football Academy Daily Camp Schedule

  1. QB/B-Back Indy 
  2. A-Back Indy 
  3. Receiver Indy 
  4. Skill Position Indy 
  5. Offensive Line Indy 
  6. Team Takeoffs
  7. Bullets
  8. Q & A with Dr. Cella

Call for more information–570.332.0265.


 

Four Focal Points to Lead Your Triple Option Offensive Reinvention in 2016

Four Focal Points to Lead Your Triple Option Offensive Reinvention in 2016

Four Focal Points to Lead Your Triple Option Offensive Reinvention in 2016

  1. Look at trends.

Navy went 11-2 in 2015 with 0 athletic scholarship football players and playing FBS Football.What can you learn from this phenomenon?  They ran Triple Option and Zone Option 1/3 of the time and could have run these two concepts more.

Related: The Two Concepts that Make Navy’s 2015 Triple Option Offense Go 

  1. Look at your competitors.

Competition is healthy. There are a lot of smart people out there.  What are they doing? If you take the time to study what your competitors are doing, it will help you to identify gaps in your offense on which no one is focusing. Gaps lead to opportunities. 

Once again, how often are you running Triple Option?  Navy ran Triple Option over 20% of the time.  Georgia Tech ran Triple Option over 30% of the time.  Are you a Triple Option program or are you a program that runs the Triple Option concept?

  1. Look at your overhead. 

A large number of coaches would have their job if they just spent more time studying the profits and losses. If you’re practicing a concept and not running that concept in the game, you’re wasting time.

  1. Drop the dogs.

The next step is the most important: Drop the dogs! When you find things that are not helping you grow, you have to shed them — fast.   Drop EVERYTHING in your offense that you do not utilize at least four times a game.  Arizona Cardinals’ Offensive Line Coach, Larry Zierlein says that you must run a concept at least four times/game for that concept to get that concept to work over an extended period of time.  This is based on his NFL Run Studies over the last two decades.  Drop the concepts that you don’t utilize in a game.  Spend time on what you do utilize.  Work on the Triple Option, Zone Option, and throwing off the Triple.  This will help you get good fast!


 

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265

How to Make a Triple Option Quarterback

How to Make a Triple Option Quarterback

This initial drill starts the process.

Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option for the First Time
Introducing the Quarterback to the Triple Option for the First Time

Then, you can work with your Quarterback on the Pitch Phase.  Start with the Easy and Blood Stunts on Triple Option.

Three stunts your Quarterback must face in practice. 1- Takes the snap. 2- Seats the ball. 3- Hops into the Playside A-gap. 4- Points the Ball. 5- Gives the ball to the B UNLESS #1 can tackle the B. 6. If #1 can tackle the B, the Quarterback reseeds the ball, replaces #1, and scores UNLESS #2 steps at him (diagram 2). 7. If #2 steps at him, he parallel pitches.
Three stunts your Quarterback must face in practice.
1- Takes the snap.
2- Seats the ball.
3- Hops into the Playside A-gap.
4- Points the Ball.
5- Gives the ball to the B UNLESS #1 can tackle the B.
6. If #1 can tackle the B, the Quarterback reseeds the ball, replaces #1, and scores UNLESS #2 steps at him (diagram 2).
7. If #2 steps at him, he parallel pitches.

 

Two State Semifinalists, A State Finalist, and a State Champion in Texas have Come out of Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football System In Four Years

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Dr. Lou Cella, is a Sports Performance Specialist, and a 20-year coaching veteran of theTriple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cellacollege and high school level.  


Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.


In addition, Hereford (MD), Johnson (NJ), Lakewood (SC), Petaluma (CA), Piedra Vista (NM), Poland (ME), Riverwood (GA), San Benito (CA), Seminole County (GA), and Temple City (CA)posted drastic turnarounds just months after Dr. Cella served as their camp director.


At the heart of the American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA)and the Triple Option Football Academy is the mission to lead the high-performance football environment through sports science and mental conditioning coaching practices.


Contact: (570) 332-0265