Atavus Starter provides coaches with an introduction to the Atavus Tackle System, an approach built around shoulder-led technique that is both fundamentally sound and safer. Atavus Starter includes introductory access to a drill video library and related drill sheets, equipping coaches with enough technique and practice planning to teach the basics of shoulder-led tackling.
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, decides how to take the best path into contact, and positions their body correctly to maximize momentum and power into contact.
Coach Norris and Coach Gordon have teamed up 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