1 08, 2016

[USA Rugby] USA Rugby Names 2016 US Olympic Men’s Rugby Team

UPDATE: Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo, Shalom Suniula selected as travel replacements. LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby Men's Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected the 12 athletes and his seven staff to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The diverse roster includes athletes from across the country, international rugby stars and an NFL [...]

29 04, 2016

[Rugby Today] ATAVUS Partnership Introduces Rugby Specific S&C Programming

SEATTLE – (April 27, 2016) ATAVUS  and Volt Athletics today announced the launch of a new technology platform to bring individualized, affordable, rugby-specific strength and conditioning (S&C) programs to athletes around the world. Volt Athletics’ technology will deliver rugby-specific training built by veteran ATAVUS high performance coaches, allowing rugby players to train like an ATAVUS athlete [...]

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 [...]

16 11, 2015

Yale Director of Rugby Greg McWilliams Joins ATAVUS

Coach educator brings technical and tactical knowledge to continue to build Rugby curriculum SEATTLE (November 16, 2015) – Current Director of Rugby at Yale University and USA Rugby Collegiate All-American coach Greg McWilliams has joined ATAVUS to develop Rugby specific curriculum, provide elite level coaching at ATAVUS camps and academies, and drive coach development within [...]

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 [...]

27 10, 2015

[GOFF] Special Approach Needed to Coach at Top Level

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 [...]

13 10, 2015

[Post Gazette] On the cusp of the World Cup, is rugby poised for a breakout in the U.S.?

By Robert Zullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On a sweltering night last week, Alicia Trump leaned over the railing of her porch on North Franklin Street and looked out over the field that runs behind Manchester school. A cloud of dust rose from the bone-dry dirt as the Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club’s men’s team slugged its [...]

5 10, 2015

ATAVUS Academy Opens in Minneapolis and San Diego Providing Year-Round Rugby Player Development

Program designed to parallel USA Rugby Developmental Pathway and increase competitiveness throughout player pool SEATTLE (October 5, 2015) – ATAVUS (rugby.atavus.com) has launched its two newest ATAVUS Academy locations in Minneapolis and San Diego to provide sustained, year-round player development. Initially both locations will focus on women’s (18+) programs, designed to parallel the USA Rugby [...]