8 08, 2016

[King 5] Rugby player Ryan Carlyle credits Seattle for Olympic boost

One of the athletes who will be first to compete took a detour to Seattle on her Road to Rio. Ryan Carlyle will be one to watch starting Saturday in Womens' Rugby Sevens. Carlyle didn’t follow the normal path. She didn’t start playing rugby until college, and then worked as a marketing director for rugby [...]

1 12, 2015

[TIAR] Q&A With Greg McWilliams From ATAVUS

Earlier this month it was announced that Yale coach and former Ireland women assistant Greg McWilliams has joined the staff of ATAVUS. To get more on his role with the organization we sat down and chatted with McWilliams to get his insights. TIAR: What attracted you to joining the ATAVUS staff? Greg McWilliams: I first [...]

30 10, 2015

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 08, 2015

[TIAR] A Day At The High School ATAVUS Resident Camp

Last week we were lucky enough to spend some time at the ATAVUS High School Resident Camp at the University of Washington. For those who aren't aware evert sumner ATAVUS has several camps around the country for all different levels. The resident camp that we attended was for high school students, both male and female, [...]

11 08, 2015

[GOFF] Updates from ATAVUS HS Resident Camp

Players from all over the country are wrapping up the ATAVUS summer High School Resident Camp in Seattle, working with top coaches, including international stars Waisale Serevi, Emilie Bydwell, Pate Tuilevuka, and Shawn Pittman. The players work on skill development and rugby understanding, but also on off-the-field aspects of the game, from college prep, to [...]

25 06, 2015

ATAVUS All-Stars Created To Provide Rugby Athletes with Competitive Opportunities

New teams provide aspirational pathway for young women and men [bra_dropcaps style='dropcap1']S[/bra_dropcaps]EATTLE (June 26, 2015) – ATAVUS (rugby.atavus.com) today announces the creation of the ATAVUS All-Stars, select teams of aspiring men and women brought together from across ATAVUS programming to provide competitive opportunities in rugby athlete development. Comprised of men’s and women’s teams in both [...]

11 06, 2015

ATAVUS Launches to Champion Growth of American Rugby

Founders of Serevi Rugby Broaden Approach to Instill Character and Grow Opportunities Through Rugby [bra_dropcaps style='dropcap1']S[/bra_dropcaps]SEATTLE, WA – (June 10, 2015) Today, Serevi Rugby re-launched as ATAVUS (rugby.atavus.com), a company relentlessly driven to breed character, develop skills and champion Rugby in the USA and beyond. Building on the success of Serevi Rugby, ATAVUS will deliver [...]

7 01, 2015

Q&A WITH RUGBYWA’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUSAN MICHAELS

We asked Susan Michaels, Rugby Washington's new Executive Director a few questions about her love for the sport and vision for the organization    What is your background in rugby and what about RugbyWA drew me to this position? My background in rugby is fairly new. Only 4 years as an uber-parent volunteer at my son’s [...]