Flexbone 2019 Scoop Blocking

Flexbone 2019 Scoop blocking has evolved with rule changes.  Honestly, it’s easier and more effective to scoop now than ever before.  See how — right here. Is Your Down Cycle Coming? If your Down Cycle is coming… and you’ve already said, “We’re going to be down next year”… well then, this is your, very-own Game of … Read moreFlexbone 2019 Scoop Blocking

ONE Flexbone Triple Option Offensive Line Drill that Must Get Done

Offensive Line blocking in the Triple Option Offense is a popular topic. Whether is double teams, scoop blocking, veer releases / finishes, or pass protection, coaches know that accuracy in these areas is crucial to make the Triple Option go. Dr. Cella discusses the one Offensive Line Drill that must get done for Triple Option … Read moreONE Flexbone Triple Option Offensive Line Drill that Must Get Done

Five Areas to Stop Overcoaching When Running the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

Sometimes too much information becomes bad information.  Many Flexbone Triple Option Offensive techniques require an approach that can be taught to players in one sentence.  This way, players can develop visual pictures in their minds of how to accurately technique their assignment. All Triple Option techniques are VERY important… it’s the manner in how others … Read moreFive Areas to Stop Overcoaching When Running the Flexbone Triple Option Offense

Only Two Things Can Happen on a Scoop Block

In this podcast episode, Dr. Lou Cella discusses the two things that can happen on a scoop block.  Situations within the scoop block are discussed.  All of the footwork and angles are discussed as well.  Effective scoop blocking starts with specific alignment, stance, and first step–all of which are discussed in this podcast. The podcast … Read moreOnly Two Things Can Happen on a Scoop Block

Dr. Cella Describes Modern-Day Scoop Blocking at the High School Level

In this podcast, Dr. Cella discusses the technique behind the most important backside block in the Triple Option Offense–the Scoop block.  Technique and sense of purpose are discussed in detail.  Utilize the commentary on this podcast to work the Scoop block with your Triple Option Offensive Linemen this summer. Dr. Cella Describes Modern-Day Scoop Blocking … Read moreDr. Cella Describes Modern-Day Scoop Blocking at the High School Level

High School First-Level Scoop Blocking in 2016

1. On Triple Option, the Backside Tackle is Always Scoop blocking; however, with the federation changes in 2016, he is no longer allowed to go to the ground and  go to the ground on the first-level defender. 2. The Backside Tackle slightly alters his technique to the following: Open at 90 degrees (same as always). … Read moreHigh School First-Level Scoop Blocking in 2016

Scoop Blocking 101

There are three situations to practice when your Offensive Linemen are on the backside of the Triple Option. 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 … Read moreScoop Blocking 101

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 … Read moreAnswers 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 … Read moreTriple 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 … Read moreTriple Option Anticipation-Based Coaching

Triple Option Offensive Lineman Off-Season Workout Plan

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.

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 … Read moreTriple 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 … Read more“I just don’t think I have the Quarterback to Run the Triple Option”

Triple Option Quarterback Drill Compilation

These are the four situations that all Triple Option Quarterbacks must face if they are ever to achieve greatness.

 The Quarterback drill process on Triple and Midline Option is a complex process.  Yet, this is a PROCESS. Quarterback Reading #1 on 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. … Read moreHow 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 … Read moreAnswers 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- … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy A-Back Quiz

Triple Option Football Goal-Line Compilation

The following are situations involving the Triple Option Offense and concepts that are executed inside the five-yard line.     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 score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand … Read moreTriple Option Football Goal-Line Compilation

The Triple Option Football Turnaround Project: Theory of Action and Objectives

When turning around a Triple Option Offense, all coaches must develop a theory of action, specific to the Triple Option offense. The Triple Option Offensive Plan must focus on establishing priorities to achieve rapid and meaningful improvement. Once drafted, coaches present their plan and receive direct feedback from assistant coaches. By the end of training … Read moreThe Triple Option Football Turnaround Project: Theory of Action and Objectives

The Triple Option Football Turnaround Project: Overview

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In your first year as a Triple Option leader, you must analyze elements critical to your offense’s turnaround plan. There is great importance of demonstrating high instructional quality and expectations, translating data into action, developing effective teams, leading a change effort, and creating meaningful engagement with players and coaches.   Triple Option Offense turnaround efforts require … Read moreThe Triple Option Football Turnaround Project: Overview

The Triple Option Process: Seven Crucial Awareness Points for Avoiding Failure

When installation the Triple Option you must get to potential issues before they ever start. The following seven (7) crucial awareness points must create mindfulness in the coaching staff: 1- Allowing complacency. Players have to continually focusing on improving through the process. 2- Failure to guide through the process. Coaches have to COACH and these … Read moreThe Triple Option Process: Seven Crucial Awareness Points for Avoiding Failure

Triple Option Football Playbook: Zone Option Compilation

The Zone Option is designed to constrain the Playside Inside Linebacker and the Action Key on Triple/Midline. Here are examples of the Zone Option at work. 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 score points, and you’ll never win … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Zone Option Compilation

Answers to Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 2

The quiz can be found here. This quiz is designed for coaches to demonstrate an understand of Offensive Line blocking rules in a variety of situations. 1- Veer (Outside UNLESS Ace call… Ace call=inside) 2- Veer (Always inside because there’s a 3-technique) 3- Ace (He and the Backside Guard Ace the Action Key… they must … Read moreAnswers to Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 2

Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 2

This quiz is designed for coaches to demonstrate an understand of Offensive Line blocking rules in a variety of situations. 1- What is the Playside Tackle’s assignment on Triple? 2- What is the Playside Guard’s assignment on Zoom (Midline Triple)? 3- What is the Center’s assignment on Lead (Midline Double)? 4- What is the Backside … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 2

Triple Option Offense Playside Receiver Blocking Progression

There are three primary situations for the Playside Receiver when blocking the Near Deep Defender.   ______________________ 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 score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect … Read moreTriple Option Offense Playside Receiver Blocking Progression

Six Things Successful Triple Option Leaders Do Differently

1- They put relationships first.  There is an inherent focus on building relationship with the coaching staff and the Quarterback. 2- They know that meaning matters.  These coaches understand that the offense is more than a play… these coaches understand that the offense allows for 10 other people to live a better life because the … Read moreSix Things Successful Triple Option Leaders Do Differently

Triple Option Football Coaching: Drilling the Backside of Counter Option

On Counter Option, the Backside has a significant role. This segment focused on the Center, the Backside Guard’s initial path to Scoop #1, and the B-Back. The following are five scenarios that must be practiced when drilling the Counter Option. About The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: Drilling the Backside of Counter Option

Triple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 1

The following is a 10 question quiz about Offensive Line blocking in the Triple Option: a. Ace; b. Base; c. Fan/highwall; d. Gate; e. Scoop; f. Scoop #1; g. Slide; h. Superscoop; i. Veer; j. Veer In Choose the letter that matches the answer. 1. Which block is a backside block where the Offensive Lineman opens, runs past the threat in … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Offensive Line Quiz 1

The Three Types of Triple Option Coach Leaders

The instructor leader develops people for the future. This is where the coaches work diligently with FIRST and SECOND teamers.   The second team focuses on their perfect blocking, angles, and ball security as their time to shine is near.  These players are preparing as diligently as the first unit. The coercive leader demands immediate compliance. These … Read moreThe Three Types of Triple Option Coach Leaders

The Three Types of Triple Option Student-Athlete Leaders

The pacesetting leader expects and models excellence and self-direction. This is the player that scoops exactly as he is instructed.  He opens, runs past the threat in his gap, and vertically crashes without hesitation. The authoritative leader mobilizes the team toward a common vision and focuses on end goals, leaving the means up to each individual. This … Read moreThe Three Types of Triple Option Student-Athlete Leaders

Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking Compilation: 2nd Edition

The following are more diagrams of scenarios Offensive Linemen face when blocking in the Triple Option Offense. 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 score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect … Read moreTriple Option Offensive Line Blocking Compilation: 2nd Edition

Triple Option Football Process Step 4: Teach Everyone how to Practice

The fourth step in the Triple Option process is to teach Everyone how to Practice in the Triple Option format… Practicing is pretty simple. The skill positions practice the following: Ball Security circuit Triple Drill 7-on-7 Drill Constraint Drill The Offensive Line practices the following: Footwork Choreography Scoop Drill Veer Drill Pass Pro Drill (Slide, Gate) … Read moreTriple Option Football Process Step 4: Teach Everyone how to Practice

Triple Option Football Process Step 3: Get Equipment

The third step in the Triple Option process is to get equipment necessary to effectively practice the Triple Option Offense. There is not much necessary equipment; however, the following is required: 1- Flat agility bags (for ball security circuit) 2- Footballs 3- Discs (to represent the five offensive linemen in the Triple Option drill) 4- A … Read moreTriple Option Football Process Step 3: Get Equipment