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Utilize Heavy Murg to Take Advantage of Defensive Mindlessness

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Why the Follow Has Been Navy and Georgia Tech’s Go-To Goal-Line Concept Over the Last Two Decades

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2015/02/26/running-heavy-follow-versus-the-open-b-gap/

Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void

Read Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void right here.

Running Zone Option out of Heavy

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.

The Heavy Tackle blocks down while the Offensive Line and the perimeter does exactly what they do on Triple Option. The B-Back becomes the extra blocker because of the numbers advantage while the Quarterback takes the snap, opens at 90 degrees, turns off the Receiver’s block and scores unless #2 can tackle him–if so, he sets his feet and parallel flicks the ball to 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.

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!

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.

What Army Does Versus Hard B-Gap Pressure

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.

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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.

The Most Utilized Goal-Line Concept by the FBS Triple Option Schools Over the Last 15 Years

Read The Most Utilized Goal-Line Concept by the FBS Triple Option Schools Over the Last 15 Years right here.

Taking Advantage of the Defense, and Their Understanding of Who’s Eligible, with Heavy Vert

Read Taking Advantage of the Defense, and Their Understanding of Who’s Eligible, with Heavy Vert

 

The Five Situations You Must Practice When Running the Triple Option Offense: Podcast

You’re going to want to take notes as Dr. Cella goes through the five situations you must practice when running the Triple Option Offense.  Dr. Cella transparently states the concepts for each of the five situations in this podcast.

The podcast can be heard right here.

 

Video of Navy Running Heavy Midline versus South Carolina

This brief video provides a complete breakdown of Navy running Heavy Midline versus South Carolina a few seasons ago.

This video can be viewed right here.

How Georgia Tech Runs the Down (Belly-G) and Did So Almost 20 Times in One Game

The Down (Belly-G) has been a short yardage concept of Navy and Georgia Tech since Paul Johnson arrived at both school.

Navy and Georgia Tech run the Down out of the Heavy Formation.

Learn how Georgia Tech once ran Down almost 20 times in a game right here.

Learn how to install the Triple Option within a 12-step process right here.

Dr. Cella is installing the Army-Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense all over the United States this summer.  If you want him to install the Triple Option at your school, go here.

Navy Averaged 10.4 Yards Per Play on This Concept in 2016

Although they only ran this concept 16 times in 14 games the Down (also known as Belly G) averaged 10.4 yards per play for Navy in 2016.

Navy runs this in short yardage/goal-line out of the Heavy Formation:

Heavy formation

Heavy formation

In Heavy, the Left Receiver moves into the Left Tackle spot while the Left Tackle becomes the Heavy Tackle to the call side.  

Navy likes to run the Down when they know the A and B-gaps are plugged and they cannot run the Follow.

Often, Navy tosses the ball to the outside; however, their second option is to run the Down.


Here is Heavy Down versus an Eagle Defense:

heavy-down-versus-eagle-defense


Navy averaged 10.4 yards per play on Down in 2016.


Learn how to run Army, Navy, Georgia Tech, and the Citadel’s high-powered Triple Option Offense.  Contact 570.332.0265 for more information.

 

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:

heavy-bunch-b-back-toss-right

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.

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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 Took a 20-3 Lead on Fordham After Running Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left

Navy knew that if they went Heavy, they would get a 3-technique to the Heavy side.  Also, Navy knew that by taking the A-Back out into the slot, that they would remove the fold player on the Midline Double Option.  Once the 3-technique cancelled the B-Back, the Quarterback replaced the 3-technique and ran into the end zone.  This concept is called Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left.  Here is the diagram of Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left:

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The perimeter stalks the defenders aligned on them.  Since the Midline Double Option is an A to a B-gap play, the flank is cancelled by alignment.  Both Playside Tackles (this is why the formation is called HEAVY) High Pressure Control the defender on them.  This means that they must cancel the inside half of the defender’s body on this block.  Navy base blocks when they High Pressure Control while Georgia Tech utilizes a totally different technique.  Tech vertically climbs and then anchors down when they are at the HIGHEST point on the defender.  

The Inside Tackle is uncovered so he vertically works to the Mike to the Free, and the Playside Guard veers inside the 3 to the Mike to the Free as well.  On the Backside, the Center, Backside Guard, Backside Tackle (who is actually the Backside Receiver aligned as the Backside Tackle), and the Backside A have all of the adjacent backside gaps.

The Quarterback takes the snap, jumps into the Backside A-gap, points the ball, gives to the B-Back unless the 3-technique can tackle the B-Back.  He does so the Quarterback re-seats the ball, steps with his playside foot, replaces the 3-technique, and scores.  

You can view this play at the :45 mark right here.

This put Navy up 20-3 and allowed them to win 52-17 over Fordham.


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?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Running Heavy Left, Rocket Pass Left B-Wheel to Beat Man Coverage

Navy and Georgia Tech made great utilization out of the Heavy Formation last weekend (9/3/16).  

In Navy’s case, they knew when they aligned in the Heavy Formation, they were getting man coverage.  In order to beat man coverage, they faked the Rocket to the Heavy side and sent the B-Back on a wheel to the opposite side.  Usually on Rocket Pass, the B-Back either blocks or runs a flat route; however, Navy tagged the route because they knew the defender assigned to cover him………… probably wouldn’t be covering him.

Here’s exactly what Navy did on this play versus Fordham.
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The Playside Receiver runs an eight-yard stop route and the Playside A runs a seam route.  The Offensive Line slides away from the playside B-gap.

Now, the Backside Tackle, who is actually the Backside Receiver aligned in a three-point stance (and is eligible) runs a vertical.  The B-Back runs a wheel route and is the #1 option on this play.

The Backside A runs the pitch, immediately turns upward once he is at the Center and blocks the B-gap threat.  

The Quarterback fakes the Toss, settles his feet, and throws the Wheel to the B-Back.  If he was covered,the Quarterback would throw to the Backside Receiver (aligned as a Tackle).

You will see on video how Fordham plays straight man coverage against Heavy as the Backside Corner runs with the motion.

Heavy Left, Rocket Pass Left, B Wheel can be viewed at the :32 mark right here.

This play lead to a touchdown and eventually a 52 point performance for Navy.


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.

Learn How Georgia Tech beat Boston College with Heavy Right, B-Back Toss Left

Georgia Tech beat Boston College on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland (9/3/16) by a score of 17-14.  

They scored the winning touchdown with :35 to go on a play called Heavy Right, 59B.  This is known as the B-Back Toss, which has become a staple in Navy and Georgia Tech’s offense over the last few years.  

The ball is tossed to the B-Back at the same spot as the Rocket Toss (one yard outside the Tackle).  B-Back Toss is a great play because, unlike the Rocket, the defense does not know where the play is going until the ball is snapped.  

At Dr. Cella’s Triple Option Football Academy Camps this summer, every coach said that the B-Back Toss was their favorite constraint concept.

Here’s what Georgia Tech did to beat Boston College.

HEAVY RIGHT B TOSS LEFT

 

When Georgia Tech (and Navy) get into Heavy, both Tackles align to the call side and the Receiver away from the call side aligns as the Tackle away from the call side.  Georgia Tech ran this away from the Heavy side because they had a 1/2 man advantage (seven defenders were on the Heavy side while four defenders were away from the Heavy side).  For the defense to become balanced against Heavy, they would have 6 1/2 defenders to the Heavy side and 4 1/2 defenders away from the Heavy side.  The alignments of the defense dictated they were playing Cover 0 versus Heavy (man-to-man coverage).

The Playside Receiver (or Tackle) veers playside and has Mike to Free Safety.  Since he was uncovered, he simply stepped with his playside foot and got there.  The Playside A had the key block, which was on the alley defender.  Not only did the Playside A win the leverage battle, but he knocked the alley player back far enough to allow the B-Back to surge into the end zone.  The Playside Guard has the alley; however, his get-off was not good and the 3-technique actually knocked him back for a step.  If you look at the Center, the effort he gave to scoop the shade was outstanding.

The Quarterback takes a six-inch punch step with his left foot, pivots at 135 degrees, and pitches the ball on the third step.  Just before the cadence, the B-Back steps at 90 degrees, runs one yard outside the tackle, catches the pitch, hits the seam and scores.

You can watch the game winning B-Back Toss right here at the 1:12 mark!

Georgia Tech and Navy run the B-Back Toss when they must get the ball outside.  In this case, they tossed the ball away from the Heavy side, because they had a 1/2 man advantage.  The successful execution of the play allowed Georgia Tech to beat Boston College and achieve their first win of 2016.


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 Heavy Follow versus the Open B-Gap

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

In short-yardage/Goal-line situations, when the B-gap  is uncovered by a down lineman, run the Follow.

Here’s how everything works:

Heavy Follow versus Under Defense.  The Playside Tackles base and the Quarterback follows the B-Back to daylight.  Everyone else has the same assignments as Triple. Follow is a great concept especially when the B-gap is uncovered.Heavy Follow versus Under Defense. The Playside Tackles base and the Quarterback follows the B-Back to daylight. Everyone else has the same assignments as Triple. Follow is a great concept especially when the B-gap is uncovered.

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 Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals…

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The Four Most Important Triple Option Formations

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

Spread Formation. This is the default formation of the Triple Option Offense.Spread Formation Alignments Offensive Line- 3-plus foot splits--inside hand on heels of Center.  Center in four-point stance. A-backs- one yard behind Offensive Tackle; inside foot on outside foot of Offensive Tackle. Receivers- 12 yards from Offensive Tackle.  If ball is on hash, eight yards from Offensive Tackle.  B-Back behind Quarterback.  Depth is determined how fast he can get into the point when the Quarterback points the ball on Triple/Midline. Quarterback- behind center with balanced feet. Spread Formation. This is the default formation of the Triple Option Offense.Spread Formation Alignments
Offensive Line- 3-plus foot splits–inside hand on heels of Center. Center in four-point stance.
A-backs- one yard behind Offensive Tackle; inside foot on outside foot of Offensive Tackle.
Receivers- 12 yards from Offensive Tackle. If ball is on hash, eight yards from Offensive Tackle.
B-Back behind Quarterback. Depth is determined how fast he can get into the point when the Quarterback points the ball on Triple/Midline.
Quarterback- behind center with balanced feet.  

Trips Formation.  This is the formation primarily utilized to throw the football. Trips Formation. This is the formation primarily utilized to throw the football.

The Heavy formation is utilized on the goal-line to create the extra gap.  Additionally, Heavy is utilized to create the extra gap versus 0-technique/1 high safety defenses. The Heavy formation is utilized on the goal-line to create the extra gap. Additionally, Heavy is utilized to create the extra gap versus 0-technique/1 high safety defenses.

Double Flex.  This formation is utilized to run Rocket better versus the blitz. Double Flex. This formation is utilized to run Rocket better versus the blitz.

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Running Heavy Down versus the 3-5 Defense

 

By bringing the Tackle over, the extra gap is created versus the Odd Stack defense.
Heavy Down PR- Near Deep Defender PA- Load PT's- Down PG- Trap C- Veer BG/BR- Scoop BA- Pitch Q- Down Steps (Reverse out flat, give ball to B, and run Down the line to sell Down Option) B- Down Path (Step through the Heavy Tackle)

Heavy Down
PR- Near Deep Defender
PA- Load
PT’s- Down
PG- Trap
C- Veer
BG/BR- Scoop
BA- Pitch
Q- Down Steps (Reverse out flat, give ball to B, and run Down the line to sell Down Option)
B- Down Path (Step through the Heavy Tackle)


 

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

Running Heavy Murg

If the defense doesn’t cover the eligible receiver to the open side, throw him the ball.

Heavy Murg versus Odd Stack. PR- Curl (16-14) PA/OL- Slide to Protection BR (BT)- Slide to for two steps, easiest release, run vertical. BA- Run to back of the end zone. Quarterback- Sprint steps, plant, and throw off corner (Progression is BR to BA) B- Sprint Path, block 1st threat outside of PA's block

Heavy Murg versus Odd Stack.
PR- Curl (16-14)
PA/OL- Slide to Protection
BR (BT)- Slide to for two steps, easiest release, run vertical.
BA- Run to back of the end zone.
Quarterback- Sprint steps, plant, and throw off corner (Progression is BR to BA)
B- Sprint Path, block 1st threat outside of PA’s block


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

Georgia Tech Ran the Down 18 Times versus Mississippi State… Here’s How They Execute This

By bringing the Tackle over, the extra gap is created versus the Odd Stack defense.
Heavy Down PR- Near Deep Defender PA- Load PT's- Down PG- Trap C- Veer BG/BR- Scoop BA- Pitch Q- Down Steps (Reverse out flat, give ball to B, and run Down the line to sell Down Option) B- Down Path (Step through the Heavy Tackle)

Heavy Down
PR- Near Deep Defender
PA- Load
PT’s- Down
PG- Trap
C- Scoop
BG/BR- Scoop
BA- Pitch
Q- Down Steps (Reverse out flat, give ball to B, and run Down the line to sell Down Option)
B- Down Path (Step through the Heavy Tackle)