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Transforming Tackling

Next season starts now – Prepare for the upcoming year using your own program’s real data. Get a snapshot of your team’s tackling performance from last season and gain insights for how to get better for next year.

Data-Driven Insights

Utilize insights based on your program’s real data to drive performance by addressing areas identified for improvement.

by removing the head from the tackle; keeping your players on the field.

Win More

Programs using the Atavus Tackle System in 2023 won 73% of their games.

Play better defense by limiting missed tackles and yards after contact to reduce points allowed per game by 8.7 points

Develop Shoulder-Led Tacklers

Shoulder-led tackles increase made tackles by 16% - Learn how much your program makes shoulder contact and how to improve it.

Teach shoulder-led tackling to develop tacklers that are 16% more effective when using shoulder-led tackling

Best-in-Class Resources

Continue your education and give yourself the tools to continue your program’s tackling development during the offseason and into the next year.

by removing the head from the tackle; keeping your players on the field.

Data-Driven Insights

Utilize insights based on your program’s real data to drive performance by addressing areas identified for improvement.

Win More

Programs using the Atavus Tackle System in 2023 won 73% of their games

Develop Shoulder-Led Tacklers

Shoulder-led tackles increase made tackles by 16% – Learn how much your program makes shoulder contact and how to improve it

Best-in-Class Resources

Continue your education and give yourself the tools to continue your program’s tackling development during the offseason and into the next year

FEATURES

Tackle Assessment for
Three Games

 Use real game data to guide players to improve. Specific details about individual players or aggregated for the team help you deeply evaluate each tackle. Way beyond big hits and missed tackles, Atavus gives you the full story of your team’s performance.

Tackle Plans for
the Offseason

Data-driven drill recommendations tailored to address main issues from assessment and maximize player engagement. Drills sheets for every video to assist with on-field setup and execution.

Access to the Digital
Tackling Academy

Our Digital Tackling Academy puts the Atavus Tackle System at your fingertips, enabling your team to play more effective and safer football. Coaches can access certification, select videos, drills, and core concepts with the new solutions for individual coaches who want to bring shoulder-led tackling technique to their teams.

Meet with an Atavus
Coach

Once your assessment has been completed, coaches get the opportunity to meet with an Atavus coach who will walk them and their staff in detail through the entire assessment and help with offseason preparation.

Where The Digital Tackling Academy Can Help You

Promote player safety and reduce head collisions

With shoulder-led tackling, you take the head out of the tackle. It significantly reduces potential injuries. It lets you instill safe tackling techniques in your players at the grassroots level while making your players and the game safer.

Gain That Competitive Edge Over Your Rivals

With DTA, you get detailed tackle plans for practice that provide the best path to help players learn the ATAVUS tackle system on the field. Also included is an extensive online drill library with videos, sheets, and coaching tips to make your training sessions as effective and efficient as possible.

Create a More Dominant Defense

With help from ATAVUS’ DTA, your players will play a better defensive game with fewer missed tackles and yards after contact. On average, ATAVUS-trained programs have reduced points allowed per game by 8.7 points.

Level Up Your
Tackling Coaching

Through our tackle mastery program, coaches access cutting-edge lessons, drills, and mentoring to become elite tackling teachers, driving development and injury prevention.

KEY FEATURES

Our leading, strong & innovative COACHES

Kerry Carter
Chief Executive Officer
Former NFL/CFL Running Back Running Back

Terrence Wheatley
VP of Partnership Development

Former NFL Defensive Back

Scott Lawyer
Director of Analytics & Football Manager
Former NCAA D-I Linebacker

Jacob Swilley
Director of Operations
Former NCAA D-III Running back

Scott Laigo
Director of Partnership Development – West Coast
Former NCAA D-I Football Coach

Products & Pricing

Digital Tackling Academy

Included Resources

Game Film Tackling Assessment

Detailed analysis of your program’s tackling from the previous season with reports and insights based on the analysis.

Practice Film Assessment

Review of tackling drills and structure in practice from the previous year. Tackle Plan

Tackle Plan

Data-driven tackle plans based on assessment to address identified areas for improvement.

Digital Tackling Academy

Access to our online tackling resources portal, which includes tackling drills, videos, and more

Atavus Tackling Certification

Gain access to our best-in-class tackling certification and continue your learning within the Atavus Tackle System.

Program Assessment

3 Games

3 Practices

Spring or Summer

Available for every coach on staff

Available for every coach on staff

Included Resources

Program Assessment

Game Film Tackling Assessment

Detailed analysis of your program’s tackling from the previous season with reports and insights based on the analysis.

3 Games

Practice Film Assessment

Review of tackling drills and structure in practice from the previous year.

3 Practices

Tackle Plan

Data-driven tackle plans based on assessment to address identified areas for improvement.

Spring or Summer

Digital Tackling Academy

Access to our online tackling resources portal, which includes tackling drills, videos, and more

Available for every coach on staff

Atavus Tackling Certification

Gain access to our best-in-class tackling certification and continue your learning within the Atavus Tackle System.

Available for every coach on staff

Certification

DTA

Tacklytics

Certification

Program Assessment

Tacklytics

TRUSTED BY THE BEST

TRUSTED BY THE BEST

Tacklytics partners

Organization Partnerships

TESTIMONIALS

"Atavus helped me improve my tackling and as a complete LB. They helped me become more aware of which side I was more dominant on and showed me my average yards after contact."

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Shaq Thompson Carolina Panthers Linebacker

"Atavus is working hard to develop ways that allow coaches to teach their players the appropriate way to tackle. Players and coaches need to be educated on ways to tackle.

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Bobby Wagner Seattle Seahawks Linebacker

"I insist that all Lipscomb coaches are certified on the Atavus Tackling System. We’ve built their training into every practice and integrated

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Trent Dilfer UAB Head Coach
Former Head Coach
at Lipscomb Academy (TN)

“The data that Atavus provides is critical and versatile. In addition to its primary function as a safety and teaching tool, I use it as an evaluation tool, and it helps tell an important part of a player's tackling ability and production. It encompasses so much!”

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Scott Pioli NFL Analyst and
Former NFL Executive

“[Atavus] allows our defensive staff... to analyze where we're at game in and game out to tailor our tackling drills to what our needs are each game. Then [they] take a snapshot over the season and help us in spring... tailor where we are going to attack our defensive drills for those kids that we've got coming back.”

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Galen Zimmerman Head Coach at
Dripping Springs High School (TX)

More Than a Certification

When completing the Atavus Tackling Certification, coaches also receive access to our Digital Tackling Academy. Our Digital Tackling Academy puts the Atavus Tackle System at your fingertips, enabling your team to play more effective and safer football. Coaches can get access to select videos, drills, and core concepts with the new solutions for individual coaches who want to bring shoulder-led tackling technique to their teams.

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