The sole purpose of this program is to use the sport of amateur boxing as a vehicle to teach young men & women the value of work ethic, sportsmanship, & the relationship between setting a goal & obtaining it through self-discipline and healthy exercise. In the process, we will provide positive role models for youngsters in a facility that can be a safe haven from the dangers of the streets.
Purpose of this Boxing Club
In addition to the goals of our mission statement, we wish to establish a productive, nationally competitive amateur boxing program in our area.
We also wish to promote a safe, properly coached, highly supervised amateur boxing program that can be extremely fulfilling and rewarding to the youth in our community.
Amateur boxing provides a sport for youngsters that may not identify well with team sports, but wish to rely on his or her own merits and to be rewarded individually for those accomplishments.
We will provide a disciplined, well-structured athletic system to help develop responsibility and discipline both in and out of the ring, which many youths now find unavailable.
In many ways, Amateur Boxing is a juvenile delinquency prevention program. It accomplishes this by giving young men and women a positive release of their hostilities and frustrations and at the same time gives them a positive recognition that is well recognized in the community. Everyone knows it takes a well-disciplined, tough, self-sacrificing person to become an amateur boxer and this is an excellent self-esteem builder. Amateur boxing provides an opportunity to youngsters that sometimes “get lost in our system” and it gives them something to occupy their time during the prevalent juvenile delinquency times of the day from after school and in the early evening.
Again though, its major benefits to the community are that youngsters receive positive role models and receive attention that is so often lacking in their family unit.
The benefits of Amateur Boxing
When this sport is properly coached and supervised, amateur boxing can be an extremely fulfilling and valuable experience for today’s youth. It is a vehicle to instruct sportsmanship, conditioning, self-confidence and character.
Amateur Boxing can also provide an excellent means of conditioning for the high school athlete during the off season. In addition, it is the ideal sport for youngsters who are not involved in a school sports program or who are not attracted to team sports.
All too often, a child’s need for recognition is met through delinquent behavior. Amateur Boxing provides young athletes with the opportunity to satisfy the basic human need of recognition in a positive manner.