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Proper Double Flex Formation Alignment

Below is the alignment for the Double Flex formation, which is Army and Navy’s modern-day primary formation.

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Throwing Triple Pass Out of Double Flex Simplifies the Process

When throwing the Triple Pass out of the Spread formation there are two situations:

Triple Pass Vertical (versus Middle of Field Safety)

Triple Pass Switch (versus Playside Safety)

 

Throwing Triple Pass out of Double Flex eliminates the conversion into ONE all-encompassing concept.  This is because the Corner is FORCED to be the run support due to the compressed formation.

 

The Quarterback will throw to the Playside Receiver. If the Safety drifts toward him, the Quarterback throws to the Backside Receiver.

The Quarterback throws to the Playside Receiver unless the Safety drops. If so, the Quarterback throws the wheel to the Playside A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Lou Cella educates you and your staff on TODAY’S Army-Navy-Georgia Tech Offense.  To become a client, connect with Dr. Cella at 570.332.0265.

Executing Double Flex, Zone Option versus 6-2 Defense

When running Zone Option out of Double Flex, the Offensive Line, A-Backs, and Backside Receiver have the same responsibilities as Triple Option.

The Playside Receiver blocks down.

The B-Back leads for the Quarterback and blocks the Mike to the Free Safety while the Quarterback takes the snap, goes down the line, turns up and scores unless #2 can tackle him… if so, the Quarterback sets his feet and parallel flicks the ball.

Here’s Zone Option versus the 4-4/6-2 Defense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in working with Dr. Cella, connect with him at 570.332.0265.

Running Double Flex Midline Lead versus 4-2

When the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key, Midline Lead is a great concept to run when the give is forced on Triple Option.

The 3-technique is put in a situation where he cannot be right.

Midline Lead gets tremendous numbers at the point of attack and by compressing the Receiver, the Receiver can quickly get to the Safety.

Here’s Midline Lead versus the 4-2 defense to the 3-technique side:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

How the Triple Option Offense is Evolving with Army and Navy as We Move Into 2018

Army and Navy’s top three formations in 2017 (combined):

1- Double Flex

2- Heavy

3- Flex Spread

Army and Navy’s top three concepts in 2017 (combined):

1- Zone Option

2- Zone Dive

3- Triple Option

Happy 2018!

Navy Flexes 99% of the Time

In Navy’s huge bowl win versus Virginia (49-7), Navy was in a Flexed formation 99% of the time.

This means they brought the Receiver in two yards from the Tackle.

63% of the time versus Virginia, Navy was in Double Flex:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only 37% of time versus Virginia, Navy split out a single Receiver.

Only 1% of the time versus Virginia, Navy split out two Receivers.


In 2017 Navy’s #1 formation was Double Flex.  No other formation was close.  The offense is certainly evolving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two Offensive Formations Army West Point Ran in 2017

In 2017, Army West Point had their best season in 22 seasons, and they were based out of two formations–Double Flex and Heavy.

They were aligned in one of these formations, or a combination thereof, 95% of the time in their bowl win versus San Diego State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Flex compresses the Receivers as they are six feet from the Offensive Tackle with their inside foot up.  The benefit is that this formation puts the cornerbacks in an automatic run support situation, which is often a better perimeter matchup for the offense.  In addition, it eliminates the Playside Receiver and Playside A-Back having to read the Deep Defender and #3.  This is because the Corner is now #3 and the Safety is the Deep Defender.  If the Safety is in the middle of the field, the Receiver will load and block the Mike to the Free Safety.  He has a better angle to load as if the Mike runs over the top, he is two yards wider than the A-Back to wall off the Mike.

The Heavy Formations brings the Backside Tackle to the formation side to create an extra blocker 3.5 feet away from the Formation-side Tackle.  Then, the Backside Receiver replaces the Backside Tackle and aligns 3.5 feet away from the Backside Guard in a 3-point stance.  At times, Army would utilize a sixth Offensive Lineman as the Backside Tackle.  The benefit of utilizing a Receiver is that he is eligible and must be covered in the passing game.  In addition, Army would move their Playside A-Back’s alignment to behind the Heavy Tackle in certain situations.  This is especially true when they ran the Down (Belly-G) as to give the Playside A-Back a better angle to cancel the Mike.

The Game that Changed it All–Part One of Navy’s 2007 Win versus Notre Dame

In 2007, Navy defeated Notre Dame for the first time in over four decades.

The Double Flex formation was utilized throughout most of the game by Navy.

Watch the below-listed four videos to see how Navy defeated Notre Dame, and part two occurs tomorrow.

The Best Way to Keep the Defensive Line from Making the Tackle — Double Flex, B-Toss Crush

Cancelling Defensive Linemen is a staple of the Triple Option Offense.

The B-Back Toss with the “Crush” tag guarantees this.

This is because the ball is tossed one yard outside the tackle where the Defensive Line cannot make the tackle.  Now, all the pressure is put on the Linebackers and Defensive Backs to make the tackle.

Three players must be blocked to make the play explosive–the three closest defenders to the playside sideline.

In the below-listed diagram, the Corner, overhang, and 40-technique linebacker must be cancelled by the Playside A-Back, the Playside Tackle, and the Playside Guard.

Here is Double Flex, B-Toss Crush in action:

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Georgia Tech, Navy, and Army utilize this when the defense is forcing give reads on the Triple Option.

Utilize this in 2017 to get the ball on the perimeter and to keep the Defensive Line from making the tackle.


Learn how to run the Triple Option the right way the first time — Triple Option Football Academy and Triple Option Football Academy Camps.

Strength in Numbers: Navy’s First Touchdown Against UConn (2016) Was Heavy Bunch B-Back Toss Crush

Navy has not utilized the Heavy Bunch formation frequently in the past.

After Saturday’s first touchdown, perhaps they should.

Heavy Bunch puts both Receivers on the same side.  One is flanked and the other is on the line of scrimmage.  The A-Back aligns outside of the Heavy Tackle.  In addition, the Backside A aligns on the line of scrimmage as the Backside Tackle.

Heavy Bunch Right, 58 B Crush was the playcall, and Navy achieved a 7-0 lead with the following concept:

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The First Playside Receiver has the Deep Defender while the other Receiver crushes the down defender. The Playside A, both Tackles, and Guard have the alley defenders while the Center and Backside Guard/A Scoop. The Quarterback tosses the ball to the B-Back, and the B-Back catches the ball one yard outside the tackle and scores.

You can watch the play from the very beginning right here.


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.

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?

Call 570.332.0265 for pricing information and to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Navy’s First Touchdown of the 2016 Season: Double Flex, Zone Option Right versus 4-4 Defense

On the first offensive play from scrimmage in 2016, Navy scored a touchdown. 

They scored on Double Flex, Zone Option Right.  

Navy calls this Double Flex, 26.DOUBLE FLEX ZONE OPTION RIGHT V 4-4

When Navy gets into Double Flex, they Trey (Tackle/Receiver) double team on Zone Option.

The Playside Guard has the B-gap.  He would have the Mike on the run-through otherwise he works vertically to the Will.  The Center has the A-gap.  After he snaps the ball, he must get his head to the playside of the shade.  The backside Guard and Tackle scoop.  They must cancel the adjacent playside gap.  The Backside A-Back has the pitch, and the Backside Receiver cuts off.

On the two-way option, the Quarterback opens, runs 90 degrees and once he gets to the double team, he turns up and scores.  If #2 steps at him he would parallel pitch the ball to the Backside A-Back.  On this play, Tago Smith kept the ball and scored.

Here is the video of the play.  Watch starting at the :12 mark.

Notice the following:  

  • Navy does not block the Playside Corner.
  • The Playside A-Back and B-Back load, which means they block the Playside Linebacker to the Free Safety.  They did an amazing job here.
  • The Backside Receiver has a phenomenal block on the Backside Corner.  If you are a Triple Option Receivers Coach, THIS would be the play to show your Receivers about giving great effort on the backside.
  • Finally, watch how Tago Smith gets to the double team and then simply EXPLODES to the end zone.  Remember, all 11 players on offense are non-scholarship football players who joined the military just so they can play Division-1 FBS Football.

Utilize Double Flex, Zone Option when you must get the ball on the perimeter.  That’s what Navy indicated to Dr. Cella this spring.


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.

 

 

Running Zone Option out of Double Flex

The Zone Option is utilized when the offense runs Triple and does not get four yards on a give read.  When this happens, the offense must manufacture the ball to the perimeter.

Here, the Playside Receiver outflanks #1 and blocks the point while the Playside Tackle folds around and blocks the Playside Linebacker.

The Playside A and the B-Back have the secondary while the Offensive Line slides through the playside.

The Quarterback and Backside A are 2-on-1 versus #2 (9-technique).

This is Double Flex, Triple Option versus the 50 defense.

Double Flex, Zone Option is run the offense cannot gain four yards on a give read.  Now, the offense gets the ball on the perimeter by outflanking #1 with the Playside Receiver.  The Offensive Line slides to the call while the Playside A kicks the corner.  The B-Back runs his zone path and blocks the Playside Safety while the Playside A blocks the Corner.  The Playside Receiver has the key block where he steps at a 45 degree angle and runs his forearm through the chest of #1.  The Quarterback and Backside A have a two-way option versus #2 (9-technique).

Double Flex, Zone Option is run the offense cannot gain four yards on a give read. Now, the offense gets the ball on the perimeter by outflanking #1 with the Playside Receiver. The Offensive Line slides to the call while the Playside A kicks the corner. The B-Back runs his zone path and blocks the Playside Safety while the Playside A blocks the Corner. The Playside Receiver has the key block where he steps at a 45 degree angle and runs his forearm through the chest of #1. The Quarterback and Backside A have a two-way option versus #2 (9-technique).


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.

Executing Triple Pass out of Double Flex

Triple Option Football Academy -- The Flexbone Offense from Army & Navy

 When the Corner flies up to stop the pitch, have the Playside A-Back wheel right past him instead of block him.

Double Flex Triple Pass PR- Vert-Post PA- Wheel OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- Vertical Q- Triple Pass Steps-Throw to Playside A B- Veer Path-KickDouble Flex Triple Pass
PR- Vert-Post
PA- Wheel
OL- Slide Away
BA- Pitch-Kick
BR- Vertical
Q- Triple Pass Steps-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 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…

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Double Flex, Rocket Toss Maximizes Blocking with a Small Offensive Line

Dr. Cella will be speaking on this topic next Saturday in Lancaster, PA (March 5, 2015).

When you run Double Flex, Rocket Toss, you cancel the Defensive Line from ever making the tackle.  The ball is pitched too wide for the Defensive Line to make the tackle.

Utilizing Double Flex Rocket Blast to Load #1 PR- Blast PA, PT, PG- Arc C, BG, BT- Scoop BA- Rocket BR- Cutoff Q- Rocket Steps B- Veer Away Path

Utilizing Double Flex Rocket Blast to Load #1
PR- Blast
PA, PT, PG- Arc
C, BG, BT- Scoop
BA- Rocket
BR- Cutoff
Q- Rocket Steps
B- Veer Away Path

 

 

Double Flex, Rocket Blast to Constrain the 5-technique on Rocket. PR- Blast (1st level defender) PA, PT, PG- Arc C, BG, BT- Scoop BA- Rocket BR- Cutoff Q- Rocket Steps B- Veer Away Path

Double Flex, Rocket Blast to Constrain the 5-technique on Rocket.
PR- Blast (1st level defender)
PA, PT, PG- Arc
C, BG, BT- Scoop
BA- Rocket
BR- Cutoff
Q- Rocket Steps
B- Veer Away Path


Learn how to maximize your Offensive Line blocking.  Call the Triple Option Football Academy at 570.332.0265.

 

What is the Double Flex Formation in the Triple Option Offense?

Double Flex is when the Receivers align two yards from the Playside Tackle with their outside foot up and their inside foot turned inside at a 45 degree angle.


The Double Flex formation is utilized to compress the formation, force the corner to become the run support player, and allows the offense to outflank the defense.  This is very helpful at the high school level as cut blocking is prohibited outside of the tackle box in 48 states (Texas and Massachusetts are the exceptions).
Double Flex. This formation is utilized to run Rocket better versus the blitz.

Double Flex. This formation also helps the offense run Rocket better versus the blitz.


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

Getting Boxed in by the Defense? Run Double Flex, Triple Blast

 If the defense tries to force you to give the ball every play on the Triple Option, get into Double Flex, have the Receiver block down on #1, and run Triple Blast.  This is a pull-pitch versus #2.

Double Flex Triple Blast PR- Blast PA- #3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Triple Blast Steps (Flash Ball, down line, turn up and score, if unblocked steps at you, parallel pitch) B- Zone Path, Block Deep Defender

Double Flex Triple Blast
PR- Blast
PA- #3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Triple Blast Steps (Flash Ball, down line, turn up and score, if unblocked steps at you, parallel pitch)
B- Zone Path, Block Deep Defender


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