A Message from Option Central

Welcome to 20 Years of Option Central !

We've come a long way since our 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 with its future in question found a partner in CompuSports - a publisher and distributor of football coaching software founded in 1984 that was best known for its Easy-Scout football scouting program.  At the time, CompuSports operated a group of sports-themed web sites, including one, The CompuSports Media Exchange, that helped self-publishing authors produce and distribute eBooks and videos.

What began as a collaborative effort in 2009 to create a commemorative eBook entitled  The 10 Years of Option Central resulted in much more, and the 20 Years of Option Central had begun.  Shortly thereafter, we expanded our Resource Library with Videos and Podcasts, including our own "made for streaming" Chalk Talk series produced in collaboration with Tony DeMeo - one of football's best-known authorities on Option football and the creator of The Triple Gun Offense.

To date, over 70 Play of the Day Chalk Talks have been produced, and, along with them, a series of Triple Gun Virtual Playbook DVD's and a CoachTube "course" entitled Introduction to the Triple Gun Offense.  Featuring Coach DeMeo "talking and chalking" as he presents a play from his Triple Gun Offense,  the Chalk Talks remain a favorite with our Members to this day.

With 20 Years of Option Central behind us, we're looking forward to building on our legacy while continuing to evolve with the option game and advances in computing technology.  There's no 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 at Option Central !

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