Welcome to the Boxing Awards, these awards are designed as a fun recreational programme for all participants at all levels, ages and abilities.
The Boxing Award scheme is open to everyone from the age of five years. The Awards are progressive, which means you will pass each award in the following order before you go on to the next:
Each Non Contact Award is taught by a Boxing Awards tutor with the last session being the assessment.
The Non Contact Awards may be delivered by a qualified Boxing Tutors in schools, youth clubs, colleges, universities and community clubs. The first award (preliminary) is designed at grass roots level promoting a healthy lifestyle, fitness, weight control also contributing to increased self esteem and confidence. There is no contact involved in half of the recreational boxing awards and therefore there is no need for a participant to have a boxing medical (ME3). However, once you have progressed to silver, gold and platinum award you will be required to have a boxing medical and all sparring must be conducted by an ABA qualified boxing coach.
Yours in Sport,
Quinton Shillingford MBE
GB Boxing Performance / England Talent Development Coach
The Recreational Coaching booklet covers the non contact awards, Preliminary, Standard and Bronze.
I am sure you are all familiar and successful with taking boxing lessons within your own gyms. However as a result of promoting boxing within a variety of organisations and working amongst a large number of participants, I felt there was a need for all of us to have a definitive teaching/coaching guide to work from to ensure we are all coaching and teaching in the same professional approach towards participants.
This coaching/teaching book has been designed to act as a guideline for boxing coaching/teaching in organisations. It contains a week-by-week lesson plan to ensure we are all teaching in a unified manner whilst remaining flexible enough to allow for individual coaching styles. The Preliminary, Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards ensure every participant benefits from the skills and disciplines involved in amateur boxing as well as keeping fit and having fun.
Below is an example of a student practice exercise and assessment.
Practice student exercise
Test the students knowledge of amateur boxing rules. In this picture twelve mistakes are being made in the boxing ring. The drawing is reproduced in the Student Book, but not the answers discuss with your class.
Bronze Award Assessment
The Coaching booklet covers Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards (semi contact).
I am sure you are all familiar and successful with taking boxing lessons within your own gyms. However as a result of promoting boxing within a variety of organisations and working amongst a large number of participants, I felt there was a need for all of us to have a definitive coaching guide to work from to ensure we are all coaching and teaching in the same professional approach towards participants.
This coaching book has been designed to act as a guideline for boxing coaching in organisations. It contains a week-by-week lesson plan to ensure we are all teaching in a unified manner whilst remaining flexible enough to allow for individual coaching styles. The Preliminary, Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards ensure every participant benefits from the skills and disciplines involved in amateur boxing as well as keeping fit and having fun.
Below is an extract from the Platinum Award booklet.
When training as an amateur boxer and in life in general, it is very important that you have a good balanced diet. As food to your body (Carbohydrates) is like fuel to a car, if you do not have fuel in the engine, it’s not going to work, the same applies to your body, not only that but by putting the correct food into your body particularly as a amateur boxer, the better you are able to perform in training and in the ring. A good balanced diet and sleeping pattern (at least 7 hours) will aid recovery for tired and worn out muscles.
As you sleep all the Vitamins, Proteins and Minerals from the healthy foods that you have been eating will be used by the body to repair, strengthen and grow; the tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones, as the body will be in the state of relaxation.
Carbohydrates are very important when training as an amateur boxer as it provides a great source of energy. The more Carbohydrates you have stored in your muscles the longer and faster you will be able to perform.
Sources that contain Carbohydrates
Non sugary breakfast Cereal i.e. weetabix, shredded wheat, porridge, wheat bread, beans, potatoes, pasta, rice, bananas, noodles, spaghetti.
Sources that contain Protein
Lean Meat, Poultry, Fish, Milk, Eggs, Cheese, Nuts, Lentils.
Sources that contain Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre
Fruit, vegetables, Milk contain all of the above. Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables as they also help your body digest foods in your stomach.
Remember 70% of your body mass is water; you must keep sipping fluids to keep your body hydrated. You will not perform at your best if you are dehydrated. Fruit juices and sports drinks replace carbohydrate fuel.
Congratulations on becoming a Boxing Awards Tutor.
The Boxing Awards Tutor Course has provided you with the basic principles, skills and knowledge needed to begin delivering the Boxing Awards. As you are aware the course covered a variety of topics including:
- Warm Ups for Children and Adults/DVD
- Different Style of Circuit Training
- Basics of Boxing
- Pad Work
- Partner Work
- Lesson Planning and guidance on how to deliver the Boxing Awards
The Boxing Awards is all about getting children and young people involved by making the sport a fun thing to do with their friends. They can earn awards by learning the sports basics and the scheme provides an easy progression for those who want to do the real thing in boxing clubs.
The aim of the Boxing Awards one-day Boxing Tutor Course is to qualify participants to run the Non Contact Boxing Awards in schools, colleges, community sports projects, boxing clubs, universities, youth centres and Sports Centres. The course is open to anyone 16 years of age and over.
You will have to complete a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Check, which you will be required to present to the organisation where you are delivering the awards. You will also be required to hold a first aid qualification prior to teaching the Boxing Awards.
All Boxing Tutors are reminded to read and familiarise themselves with the Child Protection Policy. Remember – any sparring that forms part of the silver, gold and platinum awards must be conducted in a boxing ring at a ABA affiliated boxing club. A qualified ABA Boxing coach must be in charge of the spar.
Once again, congratulations and well done.
Hi, welcome to the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification. This qualification is available at Level 1 (GCSE grade E-F) and/or Level 2 (GCSE grade B).
This Boxing educational programme has been put together in partnership with the national awarding body ASDAN to give everybody a chance to gain a qualification in a sport they are taking part in or maybe even competing at.
The qualification recognises and accredits the achievements and skills of people in that great Olympic sport, Amateur Boxing. For CoPE you need to achieve two things:
Firstly you must gain 12 credits through Boxing activities over 120 hours. This can be done by choosing from different options.
Secondly you show how you are developing certain key skills through Boxing. These are skills that are highly valued by employers and other educational establishments. They are: working together with others, improving your own learning, problem solving, discussion, research and giving a presentation.
For this qualification there is no exam. You put good and clear evidence of your achievements and skills into a portfolio (a file or folder) and gain credits as you go along. You can use many forms of evidence when putting your portfolio together: written, photographic, taped, oral and even video evidence.
You could use your boxing club links to gain the skills criteria information, and the regional association to widen your information support.
Remember… “Don’t think you can, know you can”
Yours in sport,
Mr Quinton Shillingford
ABA of England Advanced Coach
ABA of England Development Commission
To download the ABA National Educational Qualification information sheet, please goto the downloads section.