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8 06, 2016

[NJ.com True Jersey] Why is Rutgers Football Coach Chris Ash at a rugby tournament in Philadelphia this weekend?

Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling method that is similar to the style used by helmet-less players in rugby, Chris Ash has been willing to tell anyone willing to listen why [...]

25 05, 2016

Atavus All-Stars Assemble To Take On The British Army

New Brunswick (June 2, 2016) - The Atavus All-Stars coaching staff has assembled 22 athletes from around the country to compete against the touring British Army side this weekend in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Led by Wil Snape, Women’s Junior All-Americans Head Coach, with the assistance of Assistant Collegiate All-American Coach James English and USA [...]

19 05, 2016

[The Rugby Republic] On The Road To Rio: Trekking With Nathalie Marchino

In our initial feature on Nathalie Marchino (Running To A Rio Rugby Dream: Part V), we spoke how Marchino had previously played with both the USA Eagles for 7s and 15s including World Cups for each (7s and 15s). We also discussed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a different and stricter set of [...]

16 05, 2016

[USA SEVENS CRC] Atavus Tackling System Partnered With Rhino Rugby

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - May 12, 2016 - For the second consecutive year, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and Rhino Rugby are partnering to present a series of free clinics for football coaches and student-athletes to demonstrate rugby tackling techniques that can be applied to the game of football. To register in advance for the ATAVUS Tackling System Powered by Rhino demonstrations [...]

29 04, 2016

[Rugby Today] ATAVUS Partnership Introduces Rugby Specific S&C Programming

SEATTLE – (April 27, 2016) ATAVUS  and Volt Athletics today announced the launch of a new technology platform to bring individualized, affordable, rugby-specific strength and conditioning (S&C) programs to athletes around the world. Volt Athletics’ technology will deliver rugby-specific training built by veteran ATAVUS high performance coaches, allowing rugby players to train like an ATAVUS athlete [...]

22 04, 2016

[Vice Sports] After a 92-year hiatus, rugby returns to the Olympics

If there's one thing you should know about Fiji heading into the Rio Olympics—well, besides the country's beautiful beaches, bottled water, and propensity for military coups—it's that the South Pacific archipelago of roughly 800,000 people is ridiculously good at seven-a-side rugby. Just how good? Coming into the USA Sevens rugby tournament held in Las Vegas [...]

20 04, 2016

[USA Today] To tackle or not to tackle: College football’s question

Stanford’s virtual-reality technology, obtained via the football program’s partnership with STRIVR Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., allows its quarterbacks to prepare for any defensive alignment without stepping foot on the field, essentially substituting crucial mental repetitions for the wear and tear of practice. Every little advantage helps, even if most of the Cardinal’s practices this spring [...]

20 04, 2016

[USA Today] The philosophy that transformed Washington’s defense

SEATTLE — In the middle of a football practice at the University of Washington last spring, two assistant coaches suddenly charged each other, collided and ended up rolling around on the ground. This was not a fight, nor was it even roughhousing. It actually happened in the name of safety. When co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake sunk his shoulder [...]