How to Run Trips Switch (8-Man)

trips switch (8-man)

If you want to learn how to run Trips Switch (8-Man), watch the below-listed video.  This is a great concept in long yardage situations. https://youtu.be/sFnFCwiNMUU The Academy The Academy empowers you to execute the Triple Option Offense the right way the first time.   Dr. Lou Cella installs Army and Navy’s modern-day Flexbone Triple Option Offense … Read moreHow to Run Trips Switch (8-Man)

Trips Triple Option

trips triple option

If you want to learn how to run Trips Triple Option, then watch this video.  You’ll learn how to execute the Triple Option from the Trips formation. The Underdog Offense Coach, I’m not sure how you feel at this point in the season — but if your kids haven been getting dominated up front — … Read moreTrips Triple Option

Running Midline to the Trips Side

The Trips formation creates a numbers advantage to the Trips side.  This forces the defense to bring someone over from the backside to the formation-side to match numbers.  Otherwise, the offense has the numbers advantage.  If this is the case and they set the 3-technique to the formation-side, run Midline White.

Making the Trips Formation Work for Your 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. Read how to maximize the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense.

Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

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 … Read moreUtilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

Georgia Tech’s Zone Option Variation Run versus Vanderbilt (9/17/16)

On Saturday, (9/17/16), Georgia Tech’s second touchdown versus Vanderbilt came on a Zone Option variation. Georgia Tech motions the Left A-Back to the right.  The Playside Receiver cracks the Mike while the Guard and Tackle double #1.  Both A-Backs are in charge of the perimeter.  The Quarterback and B-Back are 2-on-1 versus #2. This is … Read moreGeorgia Tech’s Zone Option Variation Run versus Vanderbilt (9/17/16)

Properly Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

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 … Read moreProperly Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

Triple Option Football Coaching: Load Situation on Triple Option with the Playside Tackle and A-Back

When #3 is in the middle of the field, the Playside A-back loads. This means that he takes a straight path to #3. But, what if the Playside Linebacker runs over the top of the Playside Tackle’s Veer Block? What happens is that the footwork of the Playside Tackle and Playside A-Back stay the same, … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: Load Situation on Triple Option with the Playside Tackle and A-Back

Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense

This question was recently posed to the Triple Option Football Academy… How would you run Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense? The client saw this defense in a game situation. Well… since the Triple Option is a systematic offense, the answers are systematic answers…. Triple Rules PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 (Load because #3 … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

If you haven’t taken the Quiz yet, here it is. 1. 4-technique (Defensive Lineman touching the Playside Tackle) 2. 9-technique (1st defender on or outside #1) 3. Whoever shows in the alley (Safety or the Corner) 4. Cornerback 5. He veers out UNLESS he gets an ACE call… then, he would Veer inside.  The Playside … Read moreAnswers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

The play call is Triple Right (The Paul Johnson family calls this 12) 1. Who is the pre-snap #1 in the count? 2. Who is the pre-snap #2 in the count? 3. Who is the pre-snap #3 in the count? 4. If the cornerback cloud forced (ran into the flat at the snap), who becomes … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

Triple Option Football Playbook: Demonstrating How the Odd Stack Defense (3-3-5, 3-5-3, 5-3) Can Stunt Themselves Right into a Loss

Often times the Odd Stack does well at the high school level because of all the stunts and games that they provide. Versus the Triple Option Offense, the Odd Stack can literally stunt themselves right out of the game. Here is one example how. When the Odd Stack Defense easy stunts on Counter Option, the … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Demonstrating How the Odd Stack Defense (3-3-5, 3-5-3, 5-3) Can Stunt Themselves Right into a Loss

Triple Option Football Academy’s 400th Article–Seven Lessons on the High-Performance Football Coaching Process

University of Alabama, Head Football Coach, Nick Saban is definitely making the word “process” popular. The American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA) and the Triple Option Football Academy’s mission is built on the teachings of Nick Saban. The mission is to lead the high-performance football environment by creating teamwork, educational action, anticipation, motivation, leadership, … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy’s 400th Article–Seven Lessons on the High-Performance Football Coaching Process

Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Follow out of Heavy Versus the Bear Front

On the Goal-line, Follow is the first answer. Follow is run the same as Triple except the Playside Tackle bases and the Quarterback follows the B-back. Since there are two playside Tackles in Heavy, both of them Base. One thing to keep in mind is the following: Since Follow can be run to a 3-technique, … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Running Follow out of Heavy Versus the Bear Front

Triple Option Football Playbook: Rocket Toss Versus Cover 2

This is Rocket Left Versus Okie with Cover 2 at the snap. The PWR has the near deep defender and the PA dropstep-crossover-runs to #3–he will run the circle and turn up to run the circle on #3 UNLESS #3 flies past the line of scrimmage, which turns into a trap block for the PA. … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Rocket Toss Versus Cover 2

Triple Option Football Offensive Line Blocking: Counter Option versus the 50 Double Eagle

Counter Option is run when the Backside Inside Linebacker makes the tackle on Triple/Midline.  This concept constrains the Backside Inside Linebacker. Here is how the Counter Option is blocked. System 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 … Read moreTriple Option Football Offensive Line Blocking: Counter Option versus the 50 Double Eagle

The Triple Option is Alive and Well in New Mexico–with Piedra Vista High!

In 2011, Piedra Vista (NM) was running the spread offense and won three (3) games. In 2012, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Piedra Vista won nine (9) games and made it to the state quarterfinals. “It is never to late to make the right decision.  After evaluating our offensive production the … Read moreThe Triple Option is Alive and Well in New Mexico–with Piedra Vista High!

Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Progression

When I interviewed former Georgia Tech Quarterback, Josh Nesbitt in 2011, Josh told me that Triple Pass was all about reading the safety. He said that Georgia Tech Head Coach, Paul Johnson would make him stare at the safety from the time Josh got out of the huddle. Josh said that he would take the … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Progression

Triple Option Football Academy Twitter Update

The Triple Option Football  Academy and the American Football Sports Science Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA) are now unified on Twitter. Go to twitter.com/AFSSMCA for information, articles, and discussion on the Triple Option, football-sports science, and football-mental conditioning. ______________________ System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Twitter Update

Triple Option Football Playbook: The COMPLETE Triple Option Progression

When running Triple Option, the concept looks like this:   Triple Option Rules PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG, BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer #1, Pitch #2 B- Veer Path If a 3-technique aligns to the playside, the play defaults to … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: The COMPLETE Triple Option Progression

Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Rocket Toss out of Over versus 8-Man Front

Running the OVER formation is helpful versus the 8-man front because this forces the single-high safety to declare where he is going. If the defense starts to blitz, the Rocket Toss out of Over is the transparent answer to destroy the blitz.   This is your obvious answer when the 8-man front defense blitzes to … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Running Rocket Toss out of Over versus 8-Man Front

Triple Option Situational Football: When to Default to Zoom (Midline Triple) and Lead (Midline Double)

When Triple Option is called in the huddle and a 3-technique aligns to the call side… The play defaults to ZOOM (Midline Triple) This is due to the fact that you can eliminate blocking all the playside defensive linemen and have the Quarterback read your way out. When Triple Option is called in the huddle, a … Read moreTriple Option Situational Football: When to Default to Zoom (Midline Triple) and Lead (Midline Double)

Triple Option Blocking versus the 4-3

The 4-3/6-1 is the most common defensive alignment seen by college Triple Option teams. At the high school level, this alignment is less prevalent, but still seen. Because of a lack of parity at the high school level, Paul Johnson recommends “Ace” blocking the A-gap defender on Triple Option.  This is time-tested and infallible at … Read moreTriple Option Blocking versus the 4-3

Triple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus the Odd Stack (3-3-5, 3-5-3, and 5-3) All-Out Blitz

The Sprint Pass is a great 3rd and 10 concept… However, defenses likely will send the house on 3rd and 10. Sprint Rules PR- Vertical (if over the top of the corner at 16 yards, keep running) to Flash (16 yard vertical, come back to the outside at 14 yards) PA, OL- Gate (Step Playside … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus the Odd Stack (3-3-5, 3-5-3, and 5-3) All-Out Blitz