A Message from Option Central


Welcome to 20+ Years of Option Central !

We hope you like our new design, which we worked on for over a year before rolling it out as part of our 20 Year Anniversary celebration in the Fall of 2019. We encourage you to use it and provide us with feedback - especially if you encounter a problem or some things we have overlooked.

Option Central has come a long way since its founding in 1999 as a web site to organize information for a High School (North Catholic H.S. in Pittsburgh, PA) football team by one of its young, tech-savvy assistant coaches at the time,  Mike Schuster.  During the first 10 Years of Option Central the site grew quickly with the help of football coaches from around the world, including many who became "Guest Contributors" of articles on various option-related topics.

By 2009, Option Central had reached a crossroads, and was redesigned to accommodate an expanded Resource Library that focused on Videos and Podcasts, including our Chalk Talk series that is produced collaboration with Tony DeMeo, a widely-followed authority on Option football and the creator of The Triple Gun Offense.

To date, over 85 Play of the Day Chalk Talks are available, along with 10 "podcast-style" Chalk Talks in which Coach DeMeo interviews other coaches.   Each Play of the Day Chalk Talk is based on Coach DeMeo's popular Play of the Day, adding voice-over, telestration and narration to game video and a play illustration. Play of the Day Chalk Talk videos are produced in collections and many are included in Coach DeMeo's Triple Gun Virtual Playbook DVD's and CoachTube "courses" including Introduction to the Triple Gun Offense , The Hitch: An Offense in Itself , Attacking-the-4-4-Defense-with-the-Triple-Gun-Offense" and Triple Gun Passing .

There's never been a better time to become part of our option football community as a contributor, and as a Member of Option Central. 

We invite you to join the Team !

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