Chalk Talk Videos

Option Central Chalk Talk videos include game footage, play illustrations, audio narration and telestration to deliver a different type of educational resource to Option football coaches. 

Launched in the Summer of 2013, the Play of the Day Chalk Talk series now exceeds 70 plays.  Produced and released using a thematic approach that mirrors the videos on Coach DeMeo's Virtual Playbook DVD series, each Chalk Talk in the series takes you through "big picture" things like the strategy and game situation, and the "little things" like QB reads and progressions, run blocking and pass protection schemes, and pre and post-snap adjustments.

Two examples of this are Play of the Day Chalk Talk Volume 44 - the Post Wheel route, and Play of the Day Chalk Talk Volume 56 - a Gun Triple Option play against a stemming Defense. Watch and listen as Coach Tony DeMeo chalks and talks his way through these two plays that appear in Volumes 5 and 6 of the Triple Gun Virtual Playbook series respectively, view additional examples on our public Play of the Day Chalk Talk page, and view every Chalk Talk in its entirety in our Member Video Library.


....more about the Triple Gun Virtual Playbook Volume 5 - Play Action Passing

....more about the Triple Gun Virtual Playbook Volume 6 - The Gun Triple

Another type of Chalk Talk includes appearances from other coaches in "x and O" discussions with Coach DeMeo. Guests have included Manny Matsakis, an offensive innovator, founder of American Football Monthly magazine, and the creator of the Triple Shoot Offense.

In the sample below, Matsakis and Host Tony DeMeo talked about the Jet Sweep, the Triple Shoot Offense that Matsakis created, and a new wrinkle in the Triple Shoot - what Matsakis refers to as "The Accelerator Technique".

Learn more about Coach Matsakis by visiting his Guest Contributor page

In another Chalk Talk,  Coach Joe Daniel and Coach DeMeo discussed the 3-4 Defense along with a wide range of topics, including:

The 3-4 Umbrella principle
Selecting personnel for each position in the 3-4
Similarities between the 4-3, 4-2-5 and 3-4
Man and Zone Coverage principles
Adjustments to 2 TE, 3x1 and Empty formations
4 and 5 man pressure
Defending the Zone Read, Jet Options, and the Zone Read Bubble RPO (Run/Pass option)

Learn more about Coach Daniel by visiting his Guest Contributor page

Also appearing in this "interview"-style Chalk Talk series were Steve Gunther, Mike Roark and John Iannucci. In the example below, Iannucci used Playmaker Pro to illustrate as he discussed the Flexbone Option and related Quick and Play Action passes, and what he refers to as the Rocket Sweep play.  Check out the preview below, and watch the entire presentation along with those featuring Coaches Roark and Gunther in our Members Video Library.

Learn more about Coach Iannucci by visiting his Guest Contributor page

Learn more about Coach DeMeo by visiting his Guest Contributor page.

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