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September 14, 2020

Atavus & Coach Stone Football Team Up With Gridiron Australia To Create Coaching Accreditation Program

Gridiron Australia Coaches to Become Atavus Tackling Certified As Part of Coaching Accreditation Program Developed by Coach Stone Football.

Atavus Team, Sep. 14, 2020

Atavus, the world’s leading authority on tackling technique, player performance analysis, and coaching consultation, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Coach Stone Football & Gridiron Australia, the governing body of American football in Australia. The organizations will focus on improving performance and player safety among football players, through Coach Stone Football’s Coaching Accreditation Program.

Gridiron Australia coaches will complete Atavus’s Tackling Certification, as part of Coach Stone Football’s Coaching Accreditation Program. With over 3,100 athletes across more than 120 teams, the Atavus tackling system will increase player safety by educating coaches on tackling technique.

“When I first met with Gridiron Australia to discuss what they wanted from me in a Coaching Accreditation Course, I immediately knew Atavus would complement the course to fulfill their vision,” said Coach Anthony Stone. “I continually refer organizations to the Atavus Tackling System because they offer a consistent platform with a proven track record.”

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Gridiron Australia and Coach Stone because Atavus is aligned with their core beliefs and mission,” said Kerry Carter, Vice President of Operations of Atavus. “The game of football is global. We are excited to work with Gridiron Australia as they take the lead in making sure their coaches have the best resources available to coach a safer and more effective technique.”

For the last five years, Atavus has educated coaches and players at all skill levels, working with elite college football programs such as Michigan State University, Rutgers University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Oklahoma. Atavus has also worked with numerous high schools, and in 2018 was chosen to design and implement a program for the Texas High School Coaches Association for its members to become certified in the best practices in teaching tackling.

About Atavus

Atavus is a leader in coach consultation, data, and analytics for rugby and football organizations. Atavus Rugby is focused on developing players and coaching talent in the US and beyond. As the core service provider for the USA Rugby Academy, Atavus serves both elite age-grade players and aspiring players, focusing on talent identification and player development. In addition, the company offers Powered By Atavus coaching & logistical services, coach consultancies, and runs youth rugby camps in partnership with local community organizations. For more information go to

About Gridiron Australia

Gridiron Australia is the governing body of American football in Australia. It is an approved sporting association under federal government regulations and is a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). The organization was formed in 1996. Gridiron Australia oversees the country’s national team, which has competed in the IFAF World Cup. For more information go to

About Coach Stone Football

Stone is currently an Elementary PE teacher, QB / RB Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcaster, Blogger, named on the 2016 Hudl 100 list, the Defensive Coordinator & Assistant Head Coach for the Women’s Australian National Team in 2017, and won a gold medal with Team USA’s first-ever National Women’s Tackle Football Team in 2010 as the Defensive Coordinator & Assistant Head Coach. Stone created “Back to the Basics” Football Drill Manual series and football camps to teach skills and techniques to improve player confidence through basic drills while having fun. For more information go to:

You can follow him on Twitter: @Coach_Stone_MT.

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