Atavus Edge provides coaches with the basics of the Atavus Tackle System, an approach built around shoulder-led technique that is both fundamentally sound and safer. The goal is to control movement, make effective contact, and to maximize power while reducing unnecessary head contact. Including more than 30 videos on core concepts, fundamental, decision-making, and game-based drills, and related drill sheets, Atavus Edge teaches technique and simplifies implementation.
The first step of our process is breaking down the concept of tackling into both pre-contact and contact phases. There are a variety of skills for athletes to learn in each of these steps that are essential in order to maximize power and control to deliver momentum safely into a successful tackle. Learn how an athlete should evaluate a situation and their potential part in the tackle, decide how to take the best path into contact, and position their body correctly to maximize momentum and power into contact.
to create a best in-class tackling certification course focused on supporting coaches to teach athletes how to execute proper movement and technique to play a safer and more effective game of football.
Putting into practice to develop your athletes is the critical next step. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive set of coaching tools and resources needed to support the implementation of our system to ensure the safety and confidence of your athletes and effectiveness of your program.
– Mark Dantonio, Head Football Coach, Michigan State University