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July 24, 2019
THSCA Coaching School 2019 Recap

A recap of what we learned at the 2019 Coaching School in Houston John Gallagher, Jul. 24th 2019 Wow. What a great couple of days. Another THSCA Coaching School is now at an end, and it’s a great time to reflect on what was learned, heard, and seen during the past few days. In short, […]

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July 22, 2019
Atavus and The California Youth Football Alliance Raise the Tackling Standard for Youth Football

Partnership with CAYFA Enables Youth Football Coaches to Access Leading Edge Tackling Education and Certification Across California John Gallagher, Jul. 22nd 2019 Atavus, the leader in football coach education and tackling assessment, and the California Youth Football Alliance (CAYFA) today announced a partnership to bring the Atavus Tackle System to youth football coaches in California […]

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July 20, 2019
Georgia Independent School Association Selects Atavus as Official and Exclusive Tackling Certification Provider

Association Helping Lead the Way Toward a Safer Game by Mandating All Football Coaches Successfully Certify on Atavus Tackling Techniques by August 1, 2020 John Gallagher, Jul. 30th 2019 Seattle, WA — July 30, 2019 — Atavus, the leader in football coach education and tackling assessment, announced today that they have been selected by the […]

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July 18, 2019
Atavus Kicks off Statewide Tackling Certification for Texas High School Coaches

Certification to begin in the first-of-its-kind statewide program presented by the Texas High School Coaches Association and the University Interscholastic League Atavus Team, Jul. 18th 2019 In a first-of-its-kind step towards increasing safety among high school football players, the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) and Atavus are set to […]

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July 16, 2019
Introducing Atavus Edge

Atavus Edge launches, bringing techniques for more wins and increased player safety to coaches with easy online purchase John Gallagher, Jul. 16th 2019 When Atavus introduced our shoulder-led tackling technique three years ago, our goal was to help coaches prepare athletes to play a safer and more effective game of football. In the early days […]

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July 3, 2019
Moving The Game Forward

Some thoughts on why The California Youth Football Alliance partnered with Atavus to provide coaching curriculum to youth coaches in the state Ron White, Co-Founder and EVP at CAYFA, Jul. 3rd 2019 As the game of American Tackle Football continues to evolve at what can be described as a rapid and progressive pace, it’s comforting […]

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May 29, 2019
Customer Story: Michigan State University

John Gallagher, May. 29th 2019 Highlights Improved defensive efficiency ranking from #83 to #17 Reduced yards-after-contact by 8.4% Decreased unnecessary head contact by 22% OVERVIEW Michigan State’s defense rebounded from a poor 2016 with a renewed focus on defensive fundamentals. Head coach Mark Dantonio’s commitment to cutting edge solutions led him to hire Atavus. The […]

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May 21, 2019
Developing Situational Awareness in Coaches and Players

The ability to interpret a situation and execute relevant techniques is fundamental to playing a more effective and safer game. Taylor Kempf, May. 21st 2019 Every parent understands the danger of a young child at a busy intersection. We take their hands and become very aware of their movement, knowing that their lack of experience […]

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