28 10, 2015

Will ATAVUS still hold Rugby camps?

Absolutely. Football and Rugby share a common ancestry and at ATAVUS we’re about taking unique characteristics of each sport and how they approach tackling and contact overall and blending the best of both to create an outcome of better, more effective, more efficient and hopefully safer tackles. As we launch our Football program, we’ll continue [...]

28 10, 2015

Did you teach the Seahawks how to tackle?

Coach Carroll and Coach Seto were well on their way to improving the way their defense tackled when we connected with them. While we have offered ideas to their team on how they may incorporate Rugby style tacking into their current practices. We look forward to continuing our information sharing relationship with this forward-looking organization.

28 10, 2015

How have you worked with the Seahawks?

We first connected with the Seahawks and then new coach Pete Carroll in August of 2011. Coach Carroll is always looking for a innovative way to improve his team, so when he heard about our high performance Rugby programs, he invited us to a training camp at the Hawks training facility. From that first meeting, [...]

28 10, 2015

What is the background of the coaches who lead the Football program?

Earlier in 2015 we hired Rex Norris, Jr. as our Head of Football. Rex grew up in Football with a father that coached for several NFL teams and under Barry Switzer at Oklahoma. As a longtime Football and Rugby coach, Norris, Jr. built Kentwood (WA) High School into a perennial powerhouse while also building Kent [...]

28 10, 2015

How much are the Football services?

Our consulting services range in pricing depending on the level of instruction a coach and program are looking for. Coaches interested in learning more can visit rugby.atavus.com/football and fill out the inquiry form so one of our coaches can get right back to you.

28 10, 2015

What coaches/programs have you/are you working with?

We’re excited to be in our initial stages of working with teams across collegiate, high school, and youth Football, but we’re not quite ready to announce our first partners. Expect news in the coming months about our first partners.

28 10, 2015

Don’t Rugby players get hurt just as much as Football players?

Rugby players certainly aren’t immune to injury, yet when taken as a whole, Rugby players have fewer injuries than Football players [National Safety Council. (2015). Injury Facts®, 2015 Edition. Itasca, IL.]. In contact sports such as these there is of course an inherent risk to all players, but we firmly believe that through proper technique [...]

28 10, 2015

What are the biggest benefits to a Football player who learns to tackle like a Rugby player?

With a faster game, Football players are problem solving and thinking on the field in a different manner than before. We are creating a new culture in the expectations of tackling, giving athletes the confidence needed to react more instinctively to their surroundings. In addition to tackling techniques, Rugby’s distributed leadership model, which requires virtually [...]

28 10, 2015

Why are you launching the Football program?

As the game of Football is evolving due to players being bigger, faster and stronger through increased strength training, plays are happening quicker and the creation of more space on the field leads to a bigger tackle area than before. With a larger tackle area comes the need for a new set of training for [...]