30 10, 2015

[Vice Sports] What American Football Can Learn from the Rugby World Cup

2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00

Once upon a time, American football and rugby were pretty much one and the same. Then came Walter Camp and the 1880 college football rules convention that replaced scrums with an uncontested line of scrimmage, and a subsequent century of increasing delineation and mutual indifference: hard plastic helmets and the domestic dominance of Monday Night [...]

[Vice Sports] What American Football Can Learn from the Rugby World Cup 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
27 10, 2015

[GOFF] Special Approach Needed to Coach at Top Level

2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00

There’s been a lot of talk in rugby and football circles about the influence of one sport over the other in terms of tackling and converting crossover athletes, and ATAVUS Coach Emilie Bydwell said there are certainly approaches that work best for rugby coaches. The Rugby World Cup has brought up, yet again, the concept [...]

[GOFF] Special Approach Needed to Coach at Top Level 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
9 10, 2015

[The Star] The American dream: Naas if you can get it

2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00

Botha has no regrets about his failed NFL career bid as young bloods make the crossover   NICK KARIUKI IN 1983 Naas Botha left South Africa and rugby to try to make it in the US as a place kicker in American football. The day he was meant to try out for the Chicago Bears, [...]

[The Star] The American dream: Naas if you can get it 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
5 10, 2015

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

2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00

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 [...]

[The Seattle Times] UW football works with Atavus on data-driven tackling methods 2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00