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Paul Johnson’s Explanation of the Triple Option in His Playbook

This is an excerpt from Paul Johnson’s playbook dating back to his time as Head Football Coach at Georgia Southern.  You can find copies of this playbook throughout the Internet.

Coach Johnson explains these four points.


“12/13 is our inside veer play.  We load when the run support (#3) is inside the tackle box.  Our option count begins with the first down lineman touching the Playside Tackle (#1).  This is the read key.  #2 is the next man outside of #1 to Linebacker to Secondary.  #3 is the run support.” –Paul Johnson


Example:

  1. Playside Tackle calls “3” or “4i” to determine #1.
  2. Playside Tackle calls “inside” or “outside” to determine if the Linebacker is in the option count.  “Inside”= Offensive Line or A-Back account for the Linebacker; “Outside”= Quarterback counts him as #2, reads him, and prepares for the EZ stunt (#2-1 exchange).
  3. Find #1, 2, 3, and Deep Defender.  The Deep Defender is the defender who drops over the top of the Playside Receiver at the snap.  There are two Deep Defenders on the field with one on each side; however, if the formation is Over and Heavy, both Deep Defenders are to the formation side.
  4. Load when #3 is inside the box.

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Paul Johnson’s Three Key Passing Game Concepts off the Triple Option

Triple Pass is utilized when the defense forces the Quarterback to pull and pitch the ball.  When the defense does this, whether they consciously realize this or not, they must utilize their safety and corner to play the Quarterback/Pitch in order to get an alley defender.  This means they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support.  There are three concepts off the Triple that matter the most to Paul Johnson, and he articulated this in a clinic talk in Colorado.

1- Vertical (run against a middle-of-the-field safety)

Constraining the Single-High Safety with Triple Pass. PR- Vert-Skinny PA- Vert-Wheel OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- Deep Drag Q- Veer Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Kick

2- Switch (this is built into the call when there is a playside safety)Triple Pass versus 4-3 Cloud. Playside Receiver- Vert-Skinny (playside safety) Playside A- Vert-Wheel (playside safety) OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17-yard drag Q- Triple Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Block 1st threat off PT

3- Titan (this is an independent tag)Triple Pass Titan PR- eight-yard stop PA- Corner route OL- slide away BA- pitch-kick BR- post Q- Triple Pass Steps--throw corner to stop B- Veer Path-Kick

Utilize these concepts when the defense forces a pull/pitch as they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support.


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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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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

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Inside Navy’s Offensive Playbook: Navy’s Top Two Plays in 2015

Navy had their best season since 1963.  They were beyond successful with their 326 yards/game rushing offense.  Here’s what they did.

1- Triple Option (23% of offense)

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

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


2- Zone Option (11% of offense)

Zone Option vs. 4-4

Zone Option vs. 4-4


 

You’ll learn all the fundamentals and techniques of the Triple Option and the Zone Option when you host a Triple Option Football Academy Camp this summer.  Call 570.332.0265 for more information.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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