About Air Raid Offense/System

  • About Air Raid Offense/System

     ty.pilgrim updated 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • ty.pilgrim

    September 29, 2020 at 6:48 am

    What are some of the things that you would like to hear more about and or what are some of your experiences when it comes to the Air Raid.

  • derek.wiebel

    October 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    looking forward to hear some details on how people practice. I was able to OC 1 year running it and didnt get a chance to get into a groove. Now im a free agent in the times of COVID and looking to learn during my year off.

  • ty.pilgrim

    October 3, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Hey Coach that is a interesting topic. Personally I have become one of the 100% subscribers of Coach Mumme’s and Leach‘s Philosophie on that subject. I have come to see how it fits and suits today’s Football and it’s efficiency is undeniable.

    For example having practice for less than 2 hours has allowed us to stay focused for the entire session without loosing the kids and their interest. Following „prescribed“ install and practice plans gets the necessary repetitions of each play to be successful keep in mind a System that has answers for each situation will always be more successful than a collection of Plays that have been collected and combined in a 100 Page playbook.

    A typical Practice for us would be:

    5 Min: On the Field Group warm ups (OFGW)

    10 Min: Settle and Noose (Skills) O-Line (Sled Drills)

    10 Min: Pat & Go (Skills) O-Line (Pass Pro)

    5 Min: Staple Pass Concept like Mesh or Y Cross ( it should be a Concept that your program defines it self through)

    15 Min: Individual Position practice

    15 Min: Groups O-Line and RB‘s with 1 QB and WR with the other QB for Routes on Air (use Cones, trash Cans, etc)

    15 Min: 7 on 7 & Inside maintaining the Groups from previous Station

    15 Min: Team

    5 Min: Drive the Field (one whole field drive kinda like 2 min O) Coaches on Sideline

    5 Min: FINISH!!! every day with your staple Goal line/Short yardage Concept


    1 Hour and 40 Min leaves up to 20 min for position Coaches to address certain player who could benefit from a little 1 on 1 time without holding the whole team (Hostage)

    Again keep in mind this is a rough Outline that can and need to be tailored to your specific needs (Depth Chart total number of bodies etc etc)

    Hope this sparked some ideas or thoughts.

    Keep on posting Regards Coach Ty

  • donald.herman

    October 29, 2020 at 11:07 am


    With covid postponing our season, I have started looking into the Air Raid. We are a small program that does not have the ability to two-platoon. What suggestions for routes to install have you? I will have good skilled players and a QB that has a strong arm, although he is not really a run threat.

    • ty.pilgrim

      October 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      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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