22 04, 2016

[Vice Sports] After a 92-year hiatus, rugby returns to the Olympics

If there's one thing you should know about Fiji heading into the Rio Olympics—well, besides the country's beautiful beaches, bottled water, and propensity for military coups—it's that the South Pacific archipelago of roughly 800,000 people is ridiculously good at seven-a-side rugby. Just how good? Coming into the USA Sevens rugby tournament held in Las Vegas [...]

20 04, 2016

[USA Today] To tackle or not to tackle: College football’s question

Stanford’s virtual-reality technology, obtained via the football program’s partnership with STRIVR Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., allows its quarterbacks to prepare for any defensive alignment without stepping foot on the field, essentially substituting crucial mental repetitions for the wear and tear of practice. Every little advantage helps, even if most of the Cardinal’s practices this spring [...]

20 04, 2016

[USA Today] The philosophy that transformed Washington’s defense

SEATTLE — In the middle of a football practice at the University of Washington last spring, two assistant coaches suddenly charged each other, collided and ended up rolling around on the ground. This was not a fight, nor was it even roughhousing. It actually happened in the name of safety. When co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake sunk his shoulder [...]

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 [...]

4 09, 2015

[GOFF] ATAVUS Signs Football Partners in Rugby-Football Tackle Program

SEATTLE – Launched in 2015 to improve the efficiency and safety of the tackle, ATAVUS Football today announced the Pac 12’s Washington Huskies and the defending national champions Ohio State University Buckeyes are its first collegiate program partners. Working onsite and through remote assessment with coaches from each school, ATAVUS is developing specific Tackle Plans [...]

2 09, 2015

[TIAR] ATAVUS Announces Washington and Ohio State as First Tackle Plan Partners

SEATTLE (September 2, 2015) – Launched in 2015 to improve the efficiency and safety of the tackle, ATAVUS Football today announced the Pac 12’s Washington Huskies and the defending national champions Ohio State University Buckeyes are its first collegiate program partners. Working onsite and through remote assessment with coaches from each school, ATAVUS is developing [...]

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 [...]

1 09, 2015

[ST. LOUIS POST] Heads up! Teams focus on safe tackling

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Bigger, faster, stronger. It’s the promise and the purpose of every training staff in college football. Rob Droege’s college experience went another direction. He got shorter. From the time he arrived on Missouri’s campus as a freshman in 1999 to when he began a professional playing career in 2004, the offensive lineman [...]

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 [...]