Option Central Article Directory


Article Index

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How to Attack 8 Man Front Defenses Steve Gunther, Retired Football Coach, Author
How to Coach the Option Running Game
Jet Option Play Action Mike DiMatteo
Assistant Coach, Aurora College, Aurora IL
Inside Zone with Multiple RPOs David Weitz
Assistant Coach, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN
Same Side Option Mike DiMatteo
Assistant Coach, Aurora College, Aurora IL
The Flexbone Triple Option (FREE) Steve Gunther, Retired Football Coach, Author
How to Coach the Flexbone Football Offense
Talking Option Football Interview with Tony DeMeo (FREE) Jim Reese - Staff Writer
Talking Option Football Interview with Mike DiMatteo (FREE) Jim Reese - Staff Writer
Universal Truths of Offensive Football Tony Demeo, Retired Football Coach, Author
Defending the Spread Option Jerry Gordon, Purcellvile, VA
The Diamond Hybrid Pistol Wing-T in a Fast-tempo attack Jerry Campbell, Offensive Coordinator Clovis West HS, Clovis CA
Defensive Front Identification System for Option Football Steve Gunther, Author
How to Coach the Wishbone Football Offense, according to Emory Bellard
Combine the Option and the Jet Rick Bouch,  Former Head Football Coach, Kane HS, PA
Pairing Option Plays Jerry Campbell, Offensive Coordinator Clovis West HS, Clovis CA
A Brief History of Option Football Jerry Campbell, Offensive Coordinator Clovis West HS , Clovis CA
Stopping the Option with Cover 2 Roll Vaughn Volpi, Def. Coordinator, Robinson HS, Tampa, Florida ,
40-60 Series Complimentary Runs Larry Beckish, Author, The Trap Option - 40 Plus 60 Equals Option
The Veer Counter Package Buddy Taylor, Medicine Lodge, KS
The Trap Option - 40 Plus 60 Equals Option Larry Beckish, Author
Option on Me Jerry Campbell, Offensive Coordinator Clovis, CA
Defending the Option Scott Cramer, Defensive  Coordinator, Verona WI
Option Plays I would run today Larry Beckish, Author, The Trap Option - 40 Plus 60 Equals Option
Outside Veer from the Strong Set Dan Knause, Head Football Coach, Cornell H.S., Coraopolis, PA
Option Plus Jet Equals Success! Mike Ervin, Head Football Coach, Calistoga H.S., Calistoga, CA
2008 Fall Install and In-Season Practice Templates Terrance Banks, Asst. Head Coach, Lakeside H.S., Atlanta, GA
The Possibilities of the Diamond-T Mike Schuster, Defensive Coordinator, Cornell H.S. Coraopolis, PA
The I-Bone Multi-Option Offense Joey Lozano, Austin, TX
Why the Shotgun Veer? Mike Ervin, Head Football Coach, Calistoga H.S., Calistoga, CA
The Counter Trap Option Ryan Tundevold, Head Football Coach, Colon H.S., Colon, MI
The Midline Package Buddy Taylor, Former Head Football Coach, Medicine Lodge H.S., Medicine Lodge, KS
The Warrior Counter Option Greg Youngblood, Head Football Coach, Waldorf College, Forest City, IA
To Flexbone or Not to Flexbone Jay DeCann, Head Football Coach, Melrose H.S., Melrose, MN
Inside Veer From the Gun Lou Varley, Head Football Coach, Nebraska City H.S., Nebraska City, NE
0/1 Midline Arc Scott Dieterich, Offensive Coordinator, Parkview Baptist H.S., Baton Rouge, LA
The B-Gap Boundary Mike Schuster, Defensive Coordinator, Cornell H.S. Coraopolis, PA
The Advantage of Motion Mike Schuster, Defensive Coordinator, Cornell H.S. Coraopolis, PA
Play-Action to Complement Your Spread Option Offense Nathan M. Cochran, Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator
Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL
The Ace-Deuce Shotgun Package Mike Schuster, Defensive Coordinator, Cornell H.S. Coraopolis, PA
Shotgun Option with Wings-The Trap Option Series Terrance Banks, Asst. Head Coach, Lakeside H.S., Atlanta, GA

Add Some Flexibility to Your Option Matt Turney, Head Football Coach, Nueces Canyon H.S., Barksdale, TX
Formulating Formations Mike DiMatteo, Head Football Coach, Hinsdale Central H.S., Hinsdale, IL
Why the Gun Triple Pat Mitchell-Head Football Coach, Forbush H.S. East Bend, NC
A Flexible Approach to Check With Me Mike Wilson, Assistant Coach, Rayville H.S., Louisiana
Putting Some Tripps In Your Triple:  Part II-Handback Bill Moore, Head Coach, Westfield H.S., Westfield, MA
Running the Option Attack from the Shotgun Nathan M. Cochran, Running Backs Coach
University Of Wisconsin-Platteville
The Steele Dawson Counter Trap Jack Biesterfeld, Offensive Coordinator
Steele-Dawson H.S.
Flex to the Outside Veer Stephen Lotief, Head Football Coach
North Vermilion H. S., Maurice LA
The Cutback Veer Cody Mallory, Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
Frankfort H.S., Frankfort, MI.
The Midline "Out" Scheme Scott Dieterich, Offensive Coordinator
Parkview Baptist H.S., Baton Rouge, LA.
Play Action Pass from the Flexbone Option J.D. Jones, Assistant Coach
Bishop McCort H.S., Johnstown, PA.
Maximum Practice in Minimum Time Kirk Brandenburg, Head Football Coach
Hardin-Calhoun H.S., Hardin, IL.
Put Some Trips In Your Triple Part 1:  Napalm Right Bill Moore, Head Coach, Westfield H.S., Westfield, MA
One Way to Run the Option Mike Ervin, Head Coach
Cardinal Newman H.S., Santa Rosa CA.
Attacking the 3-3-5 Mike Wilson, White Hall, AR. 
QB Drills for the Inside Veer Chris Lewis, West Lynn Pop Warner “A” Squad
Lynn, MA
Incorporating the Load Option Pass Into Your Offense Scott Jazdzewski, St. Mary’s Springs H.S.
Fond du Lac, WI
Option Football for Middle School Derrick Jones, Newton-Conover H.S. 
Newton, NC

Daily In-Season Drills for an Option Quarterback St. Vital Mustangs Football Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Zone Option: It's like Stealing! Mike Dicenso, Arlington Catholic H.S., Arlington, MA.
Midline to A-gap Defender with “SLIP” or “SAM” Call Mike Wilson, White Hall, AR. 
Complementary plays to the Outside Veer Doug Kovacs, Offensive Coordinator, Sisler H.S., Winnipeg, Manitoba (CN)
Combining the Jet Sweep with the Midline Option Jim DiPofi, Head Coach, Chardon H.S., Chardon, OH.
Giving the Quarterback the Tools To Handle the “Echo” Stunt John Iannucci
Option Theory 101 Mike Wilson, White Hall, AR. 
Attacking With the FB Trap and Trap Option Darren Willis, Head Coach, Trask H.S., Rocky Point, NC.
The Muskegon Midline Rob Zeitman, Offensive Coordinator, Muskegon H.S., Muskegon, MI.
Option Adjustments for the 5-3 Defense Will Fields, Head Coach, Bath County H.S. Hot Springs, VA.
Using the Basketball Pitch in the Option Ted Newsome, Offensive Line Coach, Portsmouth H.S., Portsmouth, OH
Belly/Belly Option Series from Splitbacks Lou Varley, HC, Nebraska City H.S., Nebraska City, NE.
The Three-Back Option Theorem Charles Wilson, Scout, Northeast H.S., St. Petersburg, FL
A Complete Passing Attack for the Flexbone Option Offense Charles Wilson, Scout, Northeast H.S., St. Petersburg, FL.
Maximizing Practice Time in an Option Offense Al Wolski, Head Coach, Reading H.S., Reading, PA.
Coaching and Executing the Outside Veer Kevin Crane, Offensive Line Coach, Portales H.S., Portales, NM.
The Wing-T Belly Triple Jim DiPofi, Head Coach, Chardon H.S., Chardon, OH.
Advantages of the Souble-Slot Formation for the Triple Option Stuart Salling, Asst. Offensive Line Coach, Parkview Baptist H.S., Baton Rouge, LA.
Complete Fullback Play in the Triple Option Scott Deitrech, Offensive Coordinator, Parkview Baptist H.S., Baton Rouge, LA.
Training the Option Quarterback Rob Zeitman, OC, Muskegon H.S., Muskegon, MI.
Complementary Plays to the Triple Option Coby Long, OC, Federal Hocking H.S., Stewart, OH.
The Malvern Sally Joe Sells, OC, Malvern Prep H.S., Philadelphia, PA.
Make Your QB a Runner With Midline Action John Millward, OC, Morgan H.S., Morgan, UT.
Complements to the Midline Buddy Taylor, HC, Medicine Lodge H.S., Medicine Lodge, KS. 
The El-Camino I and One-Back Option Offense Herb Meyer, HC, El Camino H.S., Oceanside, CA.
Blocking the Midline Option the Pueblo County Hornet Way John Villani, OL/JV OC, Pueblo County H.S., Pueblo, CO.
The Mulvane Triple Shoot Dave Fennewald, HC, Mulvane H.S., Mulvane, KS.
Inside Veer @ 7 Marcelo Metzelar, OC, LaSalle H.S., Miami, FL.
The North Tonawanda Counter Game Eric Jantzi, HC, North Tonawanda H.S., North Tonawanda, NY.
Using the QB Follow in the Option Game John Anderson, OC, US Navy/USMC Inter-Command Teams (Ret.)
The Lake Zurich Outside Veer Mike DiMatteo, HC, Lake Zurich H.S., Lake Zurich, IL.
Teaching the Wishbone to Jr. High Kids Derick Price, Athletic Coordinator, Snyder J.H.S., Snyder, TX.
Triple Option From the Gun Dale Spitzer, HC, Ft. Defiance H.S., Ft. Defiance, VA.
Slide Option From the Gun James Vint, OC, Christopher Columbus H.S., Bronx, NY.
Double Option: The Tiger Way Steven Moss, OL, Noxapater H.S., Noxapater, MS.
The 600 Series Attack: The Triple Threat Shawn Liotta, Asst. OC, Springdale H.S., Springdale, PA.
Using Play-Action to Complement the Option Darrell Sutherland, HC, Bartram Trail H.S., Jacksonville, FL.
Effectively Using Audibles in Your Offense Doug Kovacs, RB/Asst. Recruiting Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Backside Blocking: A Neglected Necessity Jim Meighan, OC, Blairsville H.S., Blairsville, PA.
The Nebraska City Midline Trap Series Lou Varley, HC, Nebraska City H.S., Nebraska City, NE.
The Kane H.S. Load Option Rick Bouch, OC, Kane H.S., Kane, PA.
Pairing Perimeter Option Schemes With Play-Action Kevin Ahern, HC, Golden Sierra H.S., Garden Valley, CA.
Option Football for 5 to 7 Year-Olds Michael Cathey, Youth Coach, Tellico Plains, TN.
The Florida Multiple Wishbone John Anderson, OC, US Navy/USMC Inter-Command Teams (Ret.)
Empty Your Backfield! Mark Snow, OC, Surry Central H.S., Pilot Mountain, NC.
The Medicine Lodge Midline Veer Buddy Taylor, HC, Medicine Lodge H.S., Medicine Lodge, KS. 
The Lake Zurich Counter Option Mike DiMatteo, HC, Lake Zurich H.S., Lake Zurich, IL.
The Golden Sierra Midline Kevin Ahern, HC, Golden Sierra H.S., Garden Valley, CA.
Keys and Reads for the Option QB Terry Wheeler, OC, Granville H.S., Granville, NY.
The Malvern Power Option Joe Sells, OC, Malvern Prep H.S., Philadelphia, PA.
The Hillcrest Hornet Midline Brian Moler, OL, Hillcrest H.S., Springfield, MO.
The Poor Man's Flexbone Chip Seagle, HC, DA Smith M.S., Ozark, AL.
Kick the K.I.S.S.! Mike Smith, OC, Paola H.S., Paola, KS.
The No-Back Option Larry Getts, HC, Paris Union H.S., Paris Union, IL.
Supporting the Freeze Option With the Freeze Iso Joe Sells, OC, Malvern Prep H.S., Philadelphia, PA.
The Bulldog Split-Back Package Dave Large, HC, ElDorado Springs H.S., ElDorado Springs, MO.
The Petaluma Midline Series Steve Ellison, HC, Petaluma H.S., Petaluma, CA.
The Bridgewater Counter-Option Bob Colbert, OC/OL, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.
Changing From the Wishbone to the Hambone Mark Snow, OC, Surry Central H.S., Pilot Mountain, NC.
Putting the Trap in the Option Game Don Herman, HC, Martha's Vineyard Regional H.S., Oak Bluffs, MA.
Running the G-Option Joe Sells, OC, Malvern Prep H.S., Philadelphia, PA.
The North Catholic Option Offense Mike Schuster, WR/DB, North Catholic H.S., Pittsburgh, PA.