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30 09, 2016

[theguardian] ‘This game is under attack’: Rutgers’ Chris Ash uses rugby to tackle football safety

September 30th, 2016|Coverage|

On a hot practice field at the Hale Football Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, Chris Ash rolls a large rubber ring across the FieldTurf. A member of the Rutgers defense runs forward, low-slung, helmet glinting in the sun, and hits it with his right shoulder. The head coach picks up the ring, barks advice, then [...]

29 08, 2016

[Q13 Fox] Former UW QB Damon Huard and Ron Lloyd of Atavus talk Huskies season preview

August 29th, 2016|Coverage, News|

Former Husky and NFL QB Damon Huard joined Atavus Football president Ron Lloyd and Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine to preview the upcoming Husky football season and discuss the impact ATAVUS Football has had with the Dawgs and other Division I programs around the country, in the education of rugby-style tackling. The interview is [...]

26 08, 2016

[CW 33] Company Helping Local High School Tackle Concussions

August 26th, 2016|Coverage, News|

  DALLAS -- Football is officially back but so are the concerns about concussions along with it. Look no further than Cowboys superstar Dez Bryant, who`s being held out of Thursday's preseason game due to a concussion he sustained Monday. But one Seattle-based sports company is looking to make concussions less synonymous with football via [...]

15 08, 2016

[USA TODAY] Huskers, other teams see rugby-style tackling as heady move

August 15th, 2016|Coverage, News|

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska safety Nate Gerry was ejected from back-to-back games last season because officials ruled he targeted receivers above the shoulders when tackling them. This year, Gerry and his teammates are transitioning to a tackling method whose objectives are to eliminate dangerous helmet-to-helmet contact while making defenders dominant tacklers. Nebraska is the [...]

3 08, 2016

[Palm Beach Post] Mark Richt ‘OK’ with no kickoffs, rugby tackling and other highlights from his day at ESPN

August 3rd, 2016|Related Articles|

A day after speaking with us at a park in Miami and five days after chatting with us in Charlotte, Mark Richt was off to Bristol, Connecticut for another round of media questions — this time at ESPN. Richt spent Tuesday there as part of the network’s annual “car wash,” in which coaches from the major conferences [...]

2 08, 2016

[NCAA Football] Recommendation made to reduce contact in practices

August 2nd, 2016|Related Articles|

New NCAA guidelines are recommending that Division I college football programs reduce the number of live-contact practices they conduct during the upcoming season. The Division I Football Oversight Committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposed guideline to reduce the recommended number of live-contact practices that teams conduct each week from two to one. The practice guidelines [...]

2 08, 2016

[Bleacher Report] The Future of Football Practice

August 2nd, 2016|Related Articles|

What a "no-tackle practice" looks, feels and sounds like. HANOVER, New Hampshire — Violence sounds different here. The distinctive crack of helmets colliding—encapsulated brains smashing together because tradition says they should—has been replaced by a series of mighty thuds, like a prizefighter peppering his trainer's hands with a flurry of jabs. The thuds echo through the [...]

28 07, 2016

[Sports Illustrated Kids] Rugby-style Tackling Catching On In Football

July 28th, 2016|Coverage, News|

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. So how do you bring him down? Is it even possible to tackle a [...]

25 07, 2016

[Puget Sound Business Journal] KOMO 4 TV – Goode 4 Business video on Atavus Football

July 25th, 2016|Coverage, News|

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6 07, 2016

[Puget Sounds Business Journal] Seattle-based Atavus Football ready to tackle youth and high school team markets

July 6th, 2016|Coverage|

As football is increasingly scrutinized over safety concerns, particularly around concussions, Seattle-based Atavus Football is working to get its new technology-based tackling program on the front lines of high school and youth teams around the country. Later this month, Atavus is headed to the heart of football country to introduce its new Atavus Tackle System during [...]