Hey Coach, welcome to the group.
I have actually experienced small School single platoon Ball these past two seasons again for the first time in a long time. In my experience the Air Raid in its traditional form as it was ran by Hal Mumme is perfect for Small Schools, you can run all staple Pass Concepts an utilize the small roster to its full potential by simplifying all the responsibilities for each position. Practice maybe needs the most modifications due to some traditional Drills like Pat 6 Go are easier to run with numbers but it’s fairly simple once adjusted to do your daily practice planning. Your QB doesn’t have to be a runner, simply make your Zone Run Read a RPO. I also experimented with Pistol instead of Sidecar alignment because my RB’s where downhill runners and it allowed me to run ISO Power Counter rather than Zone which helped because my O Line was much better Gap Blocking than Zone Blocking.
My Original install was 7,Pass, 3 Run Concepts plus 2 Screens and 2 RPO’s
Mesh, 6 (aka 4 verticals), Shallow, Y Cross, Y Sail, Y Corner, Y Stick
Power (using Guard and H)
ISO (H lead blocks)
Counter (traditional GT to make it look like Power by H replacing the Tackle)
All of it is installed with a 2×2 set and practiced just out of one formation. Then after we are able to execute all the installed plays we introduce 2×1 and 3×1 as well as empty, without teaching anything else we are able to run all the above concepts out of every set (because the routes never change for each any position).
Biggest Bonus is the QB Progression never changes and therefore it is extremely efficient in the repetition department. After all that is set and done we put H in motion to create all formations on the fly again without learning anything new.
If you draw it up as a traditional playbook it would take 2 or 3 pages tops but would look complex to any defense.
I hoped this helped, if would like to hear more you can email me at CoachTyPilgrim@gmail.com and we can set up a call or a zoom meeting.
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