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Tackling is a lost art. Actually, I take that back and offer an amendment: Teaching tackling is a lost art. People make a whole host of assumptions about what it takes to bring a ball carrier to the ground. Let me assure...

As technology advances and concussions are being diagnosed more frequently, coaches, parents and players alike are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of America’s favorite sport, football. Despite increasing...

As technology advances and concussions are being diagnosed more frequently, coaches, parents and players alike are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of America’s favorite sport, football. Despite increasing...

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...

August 30, 2015 - Growing up in West Texas, Rex Norris Jr., knew nothing about rugby football. The only football Norris understood was the type his father taught for most of his life as an assistant coach in the college...

ATAVUS Football has been busy since its inception last year. Driven by Rex Norris, the ATAVUS arm has been working with NCAA and professional football programs, most notably integrating rugby inspired tackling that...

ATAVUS Football has been busy since its inception last year.

Driven by Rex Norris, the ATAVUS arm has been working with NCAA and professional football programs, most notably integrating rugby inspired tackling that...

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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.
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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...