29 03, 2016

[Billings Gazette] Bobcats Learning Fundamentals of Safe, Efficient Tackling

BOZEMAN — As an assistant coach at Washington, Jeff Choate spent time on the front lines of teaching and implementing safety-first tackling. Now Choate is applying those practices as Montana State’s first-year head coach. During ongoing spring drills, the Bobcats spend portions of practice conducting helmetless, rugby-inspired tackling. Players are taught to use shoulder leverage [...]

5 10, 2015

[The Seattle Times] UW football works with Atavus on data-driven tackling methods

Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some rugby drills in the past, adopted them wholly last year, too. For Rex Norris, the art of tackling goes beyond the act of burying a ball carrier [...]

2 09, 2015

ATAVUS Football Announces Ohio State Buckeyes and Washington Huskies as First Tackle Plan Partners

Division I universities, high school, and junior football programs join on to philosophy that leads to increased efficiency and safety of tackle SEATTLE (September 2, 2015) – Launched in 2015 to improve the efficiency and safety of the tackle, ATAVUS Football (rugby.atavus.com/football) today announced the defending national champion Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Pac-12’s [...]

20 08, 2015

ATAVUS Creates Technical Advisory Board Comprised of Leading Minds in Football

NFL veteran, leading defensive minds in the collegiate game, and three-time high school state champ coach join on to meet demand for more effective and safer tackling SEATTLE (August 20, 2015) – ATAVUS (rugby.atavus.com) announces the creation of ATAVUS Technical Advisory Board to provide guidance and first-hand insights on the needs of today’s Football coaches [...]