Option Central Videos

Instructional videos, Clinic Presentations, Drills, Chalk Talks and more !

Option Central's video collection includes instructional videos and clinic-style presentations on a wide range of topics related to Option Football. A sampling of these videos can be viewed below and on our YouTube channel, and hundreds more, including over 85 Play of the Day Chalk Talk videos that we produced in collaboration with Coach Tony DeMeo, are available in our Member Video Library.

Also included in the Video Library are The Pistol Option Offense video collection from Ferris State and a Spread/RPO video collection from the recent National RPO Clinic. 

Triple Screen Play of the Day Chalk Talk

Play Action Stretch Pass Short Form Chalk Talk

We continue to work with Coach DeMeo as he publishes his Play of the Day series, which now includes short form videos with an audio introduction and brief explanation of the play. Shorter in length and less in-depth than Play of the Day Chalks, short form videos like this one on Coach DeMeo's favorite Play Action Pass - the Stretch Pass also appear our YouTube channel as Shorts.

Webinar Recordings, Triple Gun Clinic Presentations and Quarterback Drill videos

Coach DeMeo's Triple Gun collection at Option Central includes over 16 hours of video recordings from a series of Webinars that were sponsored by Option Central and two Triple Gun Quarterback Drill videos. Both Quarterback Drill videos show the actual teaching progression used by Coach DeMeo..one while he conducts a Triple Gun 2 Day Camp for a first time Triple Gun team, and a second Indoor Drills video in which Coach Tony DeMeo conducts a two day instructional clinic in a Wisconsin Indoor facility for a High School Quarterback. These videos are packed with Techniques, Fundamentals and Coaching points that can be applied to virtually any offense.

Also included are clinic presentation videos from Coach DeMeo like this one that introduces the Triple Gun Run game (our Member Library also includes the Triple Gun Pass Game).

Pistol Option Offense videos

Our video library also includes material that can benefit Defensive coaches who want to better understand what their Offensive opponent is thinking and trying to do against them.  In addition to videos that "tackle" this subject directly, such as the Defending the Option videos described below, many of our Offensive oriented videos include Game Planning, Play Selection and "how to attack" discussions that center on the use of formations, motion and unbalanced sets to attack various Defenses.

This Preview from the Ferris State Pistol Option Offense from the Inside Veer video illustrates the approach used by Offensive Coordinator Rob Zeitman to present information.  Video cutups of practice and game footage are used as teaching tools in this series of 15 videos that includes the Inside Veer, The Midline Veer, The Passing Game in the Short Pistol, Power and Jet Read plays, and many more

Preview Video from The Pistol Option Offense series from Rob Zeitman of Ferris State University

The Pistol Option Offense video series includes Option Variations, The No Huddle Offense, Game Planning and Offensive Line Play.

Defending the Option videos

A number of "clinic-style" "Defending the Option" videos that we licensed are also available to our members, including Defending the Option from the 4-4 and similar 8 man fronts, Defending the Option from the 3-5-3, and Defending the Spread from the 3-4.  The videos feature C.W. Post's Bryan Collins, Georgia Military Academy's Bert Williams, and Coppell (TX) High School's Steve Fex respectively.

Preview Video from Defending the Spread from the 3-4 with Steve Fex - licensed from Championship Productions

Option football "classic" videos

Option Central includes a number of "classics", including Quarterback Drill videos like the one below that was produced by Coach Larry Beckish when he served on the staff of Lou Holtz at the University of Minnesota.

Other "classics" include the Option on Me video series and 3 other videos from Coach Jerry Campbell that cover the "under-center" Option game and complement Coach Campbell's written material.

This video trailer is from the video Installing the Midline Option.

Bonus videos

The Option Central video library also includes bonus videos like Running Back Drills and Fundamentals. This video is packed with timeless drills and techniques for coaching the Running Back position from long-time College and NFL Coach, Jeff Nixon. Coach Nixon, who is now the Offensive Coordinator at Syracuse University, has coached Running Backs with the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. The Running Back Drills videos were produced while Coach Nixon was at Shippensburg University, UT Chattanooga, and Temple University early in his coaching career. Coach Nixon continued to use many of these same drills in the NFL - working with backs like Reggie Bush, Christian McCaffrey and most recently Saquon Barkley to name a few.

In this sample video taken from the first edition of Coach Nixon's Running Back Drills and Fundamentals video, Jeff introduces Agility and Ball Carrying drills with the help of John Kuhn, who was then a Shippensburg University Fullback . Kuhn played fullback in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.

Running Back Drills and Fundamentals Volume 1 - Introduction

In this second sample video from Coach Nixon - produced while he was the Running Backs coach at Temple University, Coach Nixon covers the Stance, Ball Security and Faking. 

Running Back Drills and Fundamentals Volume 2 - Sample