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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
Because Rugby players cannot count on pads and a helmet to make a tackle, the game has evolved to bring the opposing player to the ground strictly through technique and leverage. When Football players apply simple Rugby tackling techniques, they are able to be more effective in bringing a runner to the ground, while taking [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]