July 22, 2019

Improving Player Safety and Reducing Concussions — Beyond the Gear

{Sponsored} Football is a sport mired in debates about safety — especially given the ever-changing concussion prevention recommendations. New gear promises to reduce the risk of concussion or other head trauma, but it is apparent that coaches need ...


Win more games with the Atavus Tackle System

https://youtu.be/Bni-xQqyH8w Gain an edge with the Atavus Tackle System, an approach built around a shoulder-led technique that increases player safety and improves performance. See better defensive results by using a proven technique focused on s...

April 2, 2019

Study finds most parents want age restrictions on tackle football

A new survey found that the majority of parents would support age restrictions on when their children are able to begin playing tackle football. Researchers surveyed 1,025 parents of children ages 5 to 18 years. Here are some of the key findings,...

March 20, 2018

Atavus Sports chosen to provide tackling certification to Texas football coaches

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) have worked collaboratively to take an unprecedented step forward to make football a safer sport. In October 2017, the UIL Legislative Council pass...

March 2, 2018

Illinois House committee advances tackle football ban

An Illinois House committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. The bill now heads to the full House, where legislators will debate and vote on the measure. The Mental Health Commi...

September 19, 2017

Study: Children under 12 shouldn’t play tackle football

A study released Tuesday concluded that children who participate in tackle football before the age of 12 are at a greater risk for incurring later-life brain issues. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Psychiatry. It...

June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...

July 13, 2016

Concussion worries force Pa. town to end youth tackle football

Concerns over concussions have forced a Pennsylvania community to drop tackle football for its youth programs. The Windber Youth Football League (Windber, Pennsylvania) switched from flag to tackle football six seasons ago, but concussion worries ...