Episode 1: The Atavus Philosophy

In this con­tent series with Atavus, we show you the data-dri­ven approach to tack­ling fun­da­men­tals, and how you can apply it in your own pro­gram. Here’s an intro­duc­tion to the Atavus way.

Episode 1: The Atavus Philosophy

In this con­tent series with Atavus, we show you the data-dri­ven approach to tack­ling fun­da­men­tals, and how you can apply it in your own pro­gram. Here’s an intro­duc­tion to the Atavus way.

Teaching tack­ling is easy. Teaching great tack­ling is hard.

Doing it right takes a sys­tem­at­ic approach that focus­es on devel­op­ing tal­ent. The Atavus tack­ling sys­tem does just that — root­ed in rug­by, but focused on foot­ball. The goal is to change the behav­ior of both coach­es and players.

Atavus’ mis­sion is to devel­op instinc­tive play­ers. Their method focus­es on max­i­miz­ing pow­er and con­trol in con­tact. By eval­u­at­ing per­for­mance and appli­ca­tion, coach­es get data-dri­ven insights to increase focus and max­i­mize time spent on tackling.

This first video includes a brief his­to­ry of Atavus, an expla­na­tion of the mis­sion, and the process for devel­op­ing instinc­tive ath­letes. There’s also a sneak pre­view of future episodes.

Do you do the same drills all year long? Do they cre­ate progress or rep­e­ti­tion? Are they chal­leng­ing? Discouraging?

Not sure? Tune in to this entire series. It could be the change your pro­gram needs to be more successful.

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