The Gold Award is for all who have successfully completed the Silver Award. The programme includes shadow boxing, condition sparring, basic knowledge of the rules of boxing and plenty of circuit training to get you fit. All candidates must have completed and passed a full boxing medical. A qualified Boxing Awards coach must be in attendance whilst all sparring is taking place. Sparring is to be conducted in a boxing ring.
Gains one credit towards ASDAN Boxing GCSE
For all holding the Silver Award and in possession of a full boxing medical certificate. Over the programme you will practice a full training session which you will be assessed on. This will include a warm-up routine, skipping ability, variations in shadow boxing, the use of training equipment and a conditioned spar. You will also need to write a small piece (minimum 100 words) on a set topic about amateur boxing.
Individual warm up
You must be able to demonstrate an individual warm up preparing joints and muscles for a training session. The warm up should last approximately 10 minutes. Points will be added for originality.
You must be able to demonstrate the ability to skip continually for two rounds of 1 ½ minutes each round showing variation of balance and speed.
You will be given set conditions by the Coach/ Examiner. Any aspect of the syllabus can be set. The pad work will consist of two 1 minute rounds with one minute rests. Marks will be given for self-control, skill, fitness, behavior and appearance.
Round One: You must be able to demonstrate any skill or theme requested by the assessor.
Round Two: You will be asked to demonstrate a variety of skills, moving in all directions
You will be required to shadow box demonstrating your own ability for two rounds of 1½ minutes each round. The assessor may ask you to demonstrate set moves.
You will be given set conditions by the coach/examiner, which must be used in condition sparring. Any aspect of the syllabus can be set as a condition. The spar will consist of three 1 minute rounds with one minute rests. Marks will be given for self-control, skill, fitness, behavior and appearance.
Circuit Training (Ton-up)
This includes ten exercises with or without apparatus. The sequence will expect you to perform the circuit three times. The circuit should include ten repetitions of each exercise with a 1 minute rest in between.
You will be required to introduce a new person to the ABA boxing awards and show the ability to teach them basic boxing. Or attend and complete a Boxing Tutor Course (16+ years).
You should demonstrate knowledge of a warm down and flex after the session.
Marks will be given for enthusiasm and appearance.
You are required to write a short piece (minimum 100 words) to include all the following topics:
- The commitment and dedication of a boxer.
- The importance of warming up and cooling down.
- The boxers behaviour outside the ring.
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.