Atavus Blog

New NCAA guidelines are recommending that Division I college football programs reduce the number of live-contact practices they conduct during the upcoming season.

What a "no-tackle practice" looks, feels and sounds like.

HANOVER, New Hampshire — Violence sounds different here.

Imagine you’re a linebacker faced with tackling a strong running back. He’s barreling full speed toward you. And he’s big. You want to tackle him, but if you use your head to slow him down he might give you a concussion....

Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling method that is...

June 04, 2016 - Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling...

December 31, 2016 - Holly Rowe of espnW talks with Ohio State and Ole Miss players about a new tackling technique that is more effective and safe.

Head injuries and concussions have become a major concern in football in...

September 9, 2015 - 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...

In our initial feature on Nathalie Marchino (Running To A Rio Rugby Dream: Part V), we spoke how Marchino had previously played with both the USA Eagles for 7s and 15s including World Cups for each (7s and 15s). We also...

Building on its work with other top Division I football programs, Atavus Football introduced high school coaches from across Kansas to its Rugby-inspired, shoulder-led tackling system developed to provide a competitive...

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...