The Heavy Formation brings the Backside Tackle over to the formation side, and puts the Backside Receiver where the Backside Tackle was.
Zone Option is utilized when the defense forces a give to the B-Back on Triple.
When this happens, the offense makes the defense defend the Quarterback and the Backside A-Back.
Utilize Heavy Zone Option when the defense forces the B-Back give on Triple. Make the defense play the Quarterback when they don’t want to do so.
Often times when Army wants to run the Zone Option, the 3-technique can create penetration.
When this happens, they get into the Heavy Formation.
Then, they run the Down (also known as Belly-G).
This is a gap-scheme concept to control the penetration of the 3-technique when they run off-tackle especially when they don’t get four yards on the give to the B-Back on Triple Option.
Both Tackles block down if there is a threat in their gap. If not, they would veer inside and block the first linebacker that shows. The Playside Guard traps the first threat off the Heavy Tackle.
The B-Back runs through the inside leg of the Heavy Tackle and gets vertical.
This controls the 3-technique when the offense can’t get four yards on the give phase of the Triple Option.
There is a specific reason why the Trips formation can work in the Triple Option Offense.
Coaches who run the Triple Option Offense must utilize Trips the right way the first time.
There are specific circumstances for Trips Formation utilization accuracy.
Trips has a couple of purposes in the Triple Option Offense.
This 3X1 formation is utilized to gain a numbers advantage to a single side.
The Trips formation aids in several run-based concepts.
In addition, throwing the ball out of the Trips formation can be helpful to gain a numbers, angles, or field advantage.
Below is the article that covers the Trips Formation:
In this episode, Dr. Cella discusses how to properly utilize the Trips formation in the Triple Option Offense. Dr. Cella advocates that Trips should predominantly be utilized to throw the ball and to run Midline White. Several coaches over-utilize formations in the Triple Option Offense and an overall use of formations leads to a vast number of mistakes by the players AND coaches in the Triple Option Offense. Also, Dr. Cella provides interesting data and empirical research on first down rushing. The Triple Option Football Academy Podcast with Dr. Lou Cella is published at the start of every day on tripleoptionfootball.com.