Rugby Tackling Clinic - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Rugby Tackling Clinic


Please see below for information on the 2016 Atavus Tackling Clinic and Seminar.

2016 Atavus Tackling System partnered with Rhino Rugby

Friday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 5th at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and Rhino Rugby have partnered with Atavus Football to deliver the Atavus Tackling System partnered with Rhino at the 2016 championship. Rhino Rugby delivered a first of its kind tackling clinic at the 2015 event which thought participants safe, smart and successful tackling techniques. Just as Rhino Rugby is known throughout the world for providing innovative and quality rugby products, Atavus is known throughout the rugby community for delivering the most innovative quality coaching and player skills curriculum, with an end goal of assisting athletic programs and athletes improve their performance.

The Atavus Tackling System brings the vital skill of contact tackling full circle by educating coaches so that they can deliver a tackling system to their program that sets the athlete up for a successful tackle outcome while putting the athlete in the safest possible position. This system has been endorsed by top HS, College and Professional coaches in both football and rugby across the USA. The Atavus Tackling System partnered with Rhino focuses on a rugby inspired tackle which at its very core focuses on keeping the head out of the tackle. By employing a systematic approach to the tackle, teams and athletes can effect a safer tackle and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome defensively.

Don’t miss out on your chance to improve your team performance by attending the FREE Atavus Tackling System partnered with Rhino, at this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship – June 4th and 5th at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park), Chester, PA. For more info on the Atavus Tackling System,  please visit:

Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, June 3rd:

Atavus Football partnered with Rhino Rugby present the Atavus Tackling System™ Rugby-Inspired Tackling Coach Seminar

  • Time:
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location:
    • Sheraton in Philadelphia
      201 N 17th St Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Speakers:
    • Rex Norris – Head of Atavus Football
    • Chris Ash – Rutgers University Head Coach

SUNDAY, June 5th

Atavus Football partnered with Rhino Rugby present the Atavus Tackling System™ Rugby-Inspired Tackling Demo 

  • Time:
    • 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location:
    • Talen Energy Stadium Outside Area
    • 1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA 19013
  • Activities:
    • Atavus will guide athletes and coaches through Rugby-Inspired tackling
    • FREE event for coaches and athletes!
    • Opportunity to attend our Hospitality areas as our VIP guest to enjoy watching the weekends rugby matches.