Justin Carrigan and the University of Texas-Permian Basin embraced the Atavus shoulder-led tackling system, and their results are speaking for themselves.
The UIL and the THSCA signed a five-year extension with Atavus to provide mandatory tackling certification to Texas coaches.
Coaches don’t need to be sold on the importance of great tackling to the overall product they put on the field, yet many coaches are still using the same, outdated and limited tools to teach their players how to tackle.
The pyramid was born out of one simple goal we wanted to achieve: Keep the offense out of the end zone. While there are a host of goals worth shooting for, the ultimate success of a defense rests on the concept of preventing the opposing offense from scoring.
The goal of coaching tackling is to get ball carriers on the ground in the safest way possible. “Devil Tackling” has given Duke’s defenders the tools to successfully complete that objective.