How to Mentally Condition Your Athletes with the Triple Option Offense

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In order to mentally condition your athletes with the Triple Option Offense, there is a six-part process. 1- Teamwork This is where all 11 players simultaneously technique their assignment. 2- Anticipation This is where players envision the worst-case scenario from the defense before the ball has been snapped. 3- Motivation Unless a lot of players feel good about… Continue reading How to Mentally Condition Your Athletes with the Triple Option Offense

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Zoom (Midline Triple)

Quiz questions can be found here. 1- Playside Receiver 2- Playside A-Back 3- Quarterback 4- Quarterback 5- Center and Backside Guard (Playside Guard if Zoom is run to an A-gap defender) 6- Backside Tackle 7- Backside Receiver 8- Playside Tackle via Veer release 9- Playside Guard via Veer release 10- 3   ______________________ About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you … Continue reading Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Zoom (Midline Triple)

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Zoom (Midline Triple)

The following 10 questions pertain to Zoom (Midline Triple): 1- Who cancels the Near Deep Defender? 2- Who cancels #3? 3- Who cancels #2? 4- Who cancels #1? 5- Who cancels the Action Key? 6- Who cancels the Backside B-gap? 7- Who cancels the Backside Corner? 8- Who cancels the Playside B-gap? 9- Who cancels the Playside A-gap? 10- Midline Zoom is run when there … Continue reading Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Zoom (Midline Triple)

Triple Option Anticipation-Based Coaching

There are three main features to being able to out anticipate all of your opponents with the Triple Option. They are the following: Being able to know the situation and what you should do. Basically, you run Triple, see who makes the tackle, and if the Triple gets blown up, find out who did it, and constrain them on the next play.   Being ready to move. … Continue reading Triple Option Anticipation-Based Coaching

Ace versus 2i. Guard zone steps with playside foot, takes second step goes back to base with backside foot and punches his inside hand through the playside breastplate of the 0-technique. Center zone steps with his inside foot, second step goes back to base with his outside foot, and his third step will be a zone step with his inside foot as he punches his inside hand off the third step, takes his fourth step going back to base, and squeezes his hips with the Guard and pounds his (Center’s) arches through the echo of the whistle.

Triple Option Offensive Lineman Off-Season Workout Plan

In Sports Science, the physical techniques utilized in the top 20 percent of the time in games get 80 percent of the results. The Veer, Ace, Base, and Scoop blocks are the blocks utilized to make the Triple and Midline Option go. In order to get a head start on 2014, work these drills all winter and spring long. Let’s take a look at the … Continue reading Triple Option Offensive Lineman Off-Season Workout Plan

“I just don’t think I have the Quarterback to Run the Triple Option”

I was talking to a high school football coach from the East Coast who said the following to me: “Lou, I have never really run the Triple Option, but I WOULD take a look at it.  I just don’t think I have the Quarterback to do it.  Thanks” –Coach ___________________________ Ok, let’s examine the best Triple Option Quarterback in the world right now–Navy Quarterback, Keenan … Continue reading “I just don’t think I have the Quarterback to Run the Triple Option”

How to Make Your Players Competitive with the Triple Option

In order to compete with the big boys on your schedule, here are five tips to get more competitive NOW in the Triple Option Offense. 1. Broaden your scope.  Consider ways to take on different challenges within your role. Work on more situational football to keep players alert and guessing. 2. Seize opportunities to throw the football.  Don’t keep your head buried in the sand. When the … Continue reading How to Make Your Players Competitive with the Triple Option

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy A-Back Quiz

The quiz can be found here. 1- #3 2- Pitch route 3- Twirl, #3 4- Pitch route 5- Fan 6- Lead 7- Base alignment 8- Backside A-Back splits the difference between the Playside A-Back and the Playside Receiver 9-Vertical  10- Wheel ____________________ About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never … Continue reading Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy A-Back Quiz

Triple Option Football Academy A-Back Quiz

The following are 10 questions about the A-back position in the Triple Option Offense: 1- What is the Playside A-Back’s assignment on Triple? 2- What is the Backside A-Back’s assignment on Triple? 3- What is the Playside A-Back’s assignment on Zoom (Midline Triple)? 4- What is the Backside A-Back’s assignment on Zoom (Midline Triple)? 5- What is the Playside A-Back’s assignment on Lead (Midline Double)? … Continue reading Triple Option Football Academy A-Back Quiz