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3 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] ATAVUS, BC Elite Into HS Final

Another border rivalry will play out tomorrow as the ATAVUS All Stars take on the BC Elite for the LVI Girls U18 Elite title. ATAVUS qualified after going 3-0-1 in pool play, defeating the Utah Lions Rugby Academy 26-5, Upright (Canada) 40-10 and Rhino Rugby Academy 1 25-7, and tying Auckland Marist 17-17. BC Elite [...]

3 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] Beyond the Tackle: Teaching Anticipation

ATAVUS Football has been busy since its inception last year. Driven by Rex Norris, the ATAVUS arm has been working with NCAA and professional football programs, most notably integrating rugby inspired tackling that satisfies growing player-welfare concerns. But the rugby and football coach is doing more than teaching a safer tackle. The call for more [...]

1 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] ATAVUS to Challenge LVI Elite

ATAVUS will be omnipresent in Las Vegas this week, and its Women’s Elite team hopes to distinguish itself in a very competitive international 7s division.  A range of players – from current 7s residents to a high schooler – will battle Great Britain, Quebec and Mexico during pool play.  There are no newcomers on the 12-player [...]

25 02, 2016

[The Issaquah Press] Eastside Lions Help Rugby Gain Foothold In Local Sports Community

Fast forward to the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where television viewers will see a sport that hasn’t been on that stage in nearly a century. Rugby, which has been a longtime fixture in other parts of the world, is now the fastest-growing sport in the United States, with participation rates [...]

24 02, 2016

[USA Rugby] Vegas looms as Eagles prepare with HP Camp

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Men's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday will choose from 26 athletes at the Feb. 23 to March 1 High Performance Camp at the Olympic Training Center to travel to Las Vegas for the upcoming leg of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Nineteen residents will be joined by five [...]

19 02, 2016

[USA Rugby] Women’s Eagles Player Pool for 2016 Competitions Announced

BOULDER, Colo. – The 2016 player pool for the Women's Eagles, comprised of 49 athletes, has been announced. The Women’s National Team pathway has been revamped since Women's Rugby World Cup 2014, where the national team finished sixth with two victories. The WNT Pathway has combined all the age-grade teams with the Women’s Eagles, allowing [...]

18 02, 2016

[USA Rugby] USA Rugby Announces Women’s Age-Grade Player Pool

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announces age-grade pool of 38 players that were identified at the winter National All-Star Competition in Lakeland, Fla., as well as the various 2015 tours. The age-grade coaches have identified the players they believe have a strong chance to become Eagles and play in World Cups and Olympics. Players in [...]

17 02, 2016

[The Breakdown] HS All Americans Host East Camp

The Girls High School All Americans (GHSAA) Powered by ATAVUS held its East Winter Camp in Clermont, Fla. From Feb. 12-15, 40 players lived the high performance lifestyle at the National Training Center and all are hoping for selection to upcoming All American tours. GHSAA head coach Farrah Douglas was joined by assistant coaches Emily Bydwell, Anna Kunkel and Richard Ramirez, [...]

16 02, 2016

[GOFF] ATAVUS Conference in Las Vegas Brings Sports Together

Coaches from football and rugby continue to work together to figure out how both sports can handle contact and tackling in the safest way possible, while also retaining a competitive edge. On March 2-3 in Las Vegas, just before the USA 7s tournament, ATAVUS will host its 4th annual Coach Development Conference, designed to help coaches develop on-field [...]

3 02, 2016

ATAVUS San Diego – Press Release

ATAVUS and MM7 Partner to Provide Daily Training Environment to Rugby Athletes in San Diego ATAVUS Powered by MM7, an official USA Rugby NDA, will now provide year-round Rugby and physical development programming to aspiring men and women at the senior (18+) and junior levels (U18)   SAN DIEGO (January 28, 2016) – ATAVUS and [...]