The 4 Aces

by Tony DeMeo
The 4 Aces


The Four A.C.E.S. is a system of performance evaluation that is designed to measure performance and also improve performance. The Four A.C.E.S. measures the process. We measure things we can control. For example a quarterback is only in control of picking the open receiver and throwing a good pass. He is not in control of completing the pass. He may throw a perfect pass but his receiver may drop it.

There are four areas that your players completely control. These are the areas we focus on, measure and demand improvement. They are: Awareness, Concentration, Effort and Synergy. These are the same areas whether in sports, business, or just about any endeavor.

When you evaluate performance you grade based on these four areas. This system shows you exactly how to improve each player’s performance and will help maximize the performance of everyone in an organization. 

Produced in collaboration with CompuSports Media Services


The Coach


Tony DeMeo

Offensive innovator and successful College Football Coach who created The Triple Gun Offense


Recognized and respected as a Head Football Coach at the Collegiate level, an Offensive innovator and the creator of the Triple Gun Offense, Coach Tony DeMeo has published numerous books and DVDs and remains a popular speaker, teacher and clinician. 

In his 25 years of experience as a head college football coach, Tony DeMeo built a reputation for turning around college programs, and had an overall record of 137-108-4. Coach DeMeo completed his career at the University of Charleston with a six year tenure in which the Golden Eagles produced more victories (43) than during any other six year period in school history. Included in that stint was an 8-3 season that marked the greatest turnaround in conference history and a 9-2 season in 2009. DeMeo's 2009 team achieved a Top 20 national ranking in the AFCA poll and led the nation in a number of offensive categories, including scoring (7th seventh in the nation), pass efficiency (1st), rushing (4th), red zone offense (7th).

Tony DeMeo's career included successful head coaching stints at other schools, including Washburn University (KS) and Mercyhurst College, where he started the football program in 1981 and produced a 41-21-2 record over seven years. He also served as the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Richmond (2002-2003), Murray State University (1992), and Temple University (1988), and as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts (1991), the University of Delaware (1988), the University of Pennsylvania (1979-1980) and Pace University (1973 -1974). Coach DeMeo began his head coaching career at his alma mater, Iona College and compiled a 22-10-2 record including two conference championships that earned him two MCC Conference Coach of the Year awards in 1976 and 1977, and an induction into the Iona College Hall of Fame in 1997.


Ratings and Reviews (2)


Coach Demeo’s 4 ACES is a great course and will absolutely help a Coach or Leader identify critical areas that they can focus on to improve their program. I love this course for its ability to help a Coach or leader identify what they can control and how they can lead their team to focus and improve on these areas. For me the focus on EFFORT, how to define it, how to grade it, and how to increase it is priceless. Coach DeMeo also does a great job of showing Coaches how to grade their players using the 4 ACES system to reinforce the behavior the Coach is looking for.

Apr 14, 19 11:15 AM


Coach DeMeo gives the viewer an opportunity for quantifying a team's and each individual's performance in the pursuit of excellence. But even beyond that he gives the essence of what it takes for one to not only improve performance but to improve the PERSON as an individual in his or her life beyond the sidelines to maximize their life's ambitions. A "must read" for coaches/leaders who want to improve not just the team but the individual to be the best in their life's calling. Thanks Coach!

Apr 30, 19 06:30 PM

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