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any ideas on how to make boxing for kids more fun?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training / Amateurs' started by Relentless, Feb 12, 2008.



  1. Koa

    Koa Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Might have the ability to just chase people away in Britain.. Do that in the U.S. and you might need to close down your gym. Everyone is getting into other sports. Tough guy sports can be anything from ice hockey to American Football. I can guarantee, more athletes with huge potential end up on the football field in the U.S. than in the boxing gym.
     
  2. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    No. Thank god.
     
  3. tri-pod

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    oh that makes more sense. heres an idea make them break off into teams and do compititions like sprints and races or who can throw the most punches on the bag in three minutes and things like that then keep points for the team that wins, and the team that wins gets to decide how many pushups the other team should do
     
  4. AK-47

    AK-47 Shoot 'em up Full Member

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    Yeh kids like that type of stuff. Competitions
     
  5. joekirkbycobra

    joekirkbycobra King Of The Ring Full Member

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    make the wannabe's spar someone good someone they'll take a arse whuppin off and see if they keep coming and with the bored kids have them play games like shoulder tig an foot tig to gain sharpness theres also one were you put a clothes peg on ther shirt and thhe need to snatch it
     
  6. Zhaakal

    Zhaakal Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would put them in once with a guy whose got some experience and give them a little ass whoopin so they would get their feet on the ground and realise how **** they are and then maybe they will start takeing things seriously if they wan't to achive something in this sport.
     
  7. Rakim

    Rakim Captain ****wit Full Member

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    I'm not sure I should be commenting to be honest but going out of your way to make stuff boring seems to be the worst thing you could do as a coach/trainer. A lot of kids need encouragement and have short attention spans, I don't really see the advantage of intentionally trying to bore the **** out of them. There are ways of helping people learn and have fun at the same time.
     
  8. Doomas

    Doomas Active Member Full Member

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    Treat them like dogs, you cant teach them new tricks if you dont make it fun for them:good . theres also diferent tipe of kids, some may advance and learn better if theyr encouraged (usualy more shy and silent ones) and some needs to be pushed harder and show whos boss around (usualy more agressive ones).
     
  9. Jazzo

    Jazzo Non-Facebook Fag Full Member

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    Trying to make battle "more fun" is abhorrent to me!

    I treat everything in life as a battle, and the little runts should be honoured that you teach them in the ways of your art :bbb
     
  10. gallagher430

    gallagher430 Member Full Member

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    I disagree with everyone saying to make it boring and weed the "posers" out. Some of those kids could be good someday if you keep their interest long enough for them to take advantage of being in the gym and learning.

    As for something to do. Maybe put kids into teams, then at the end of every month, two weeks, or whatever length of time, make a small sparring tournament so they can see how their skills progressed and see where they are compared to everyone else. Doing this might also encourage kids on the same team to help each other out with whatever problems they might be having. Being taught by peers is always more fun than a coach or someone you can't relate to. Teaching is also the best way for anyone to learn...
     
  11. aj_boxing

    aj_boxing New Member Full Member

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    im not trying to sound too harsh on the kids and **** but i can remember when i started training and sure some of it was boring as **** but i just thought about how good its going to be when it all pays off, **** making it fun if they want fun go play ping pong. you can play soccer, you can play tennis but you cant play boxing.
     
  12. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    I agree. It's one thing if you are there just to get in shape an all. We have one or two of those people at our gym. But if you are there to compete, I don't care if you want it to be fun. Go be bored somewhere else, I got **** I need to work on.

    Little kids are different, we don't have anyone under 13 in our gym. The teenage boys are the worst. They all think they are hot snot and want to spar the first day. But they can't keep up with the conditioning drills and can't throw a job properly to save their life. They need to get the hell out of my way. :twisted:

    My coach does a good job of mixing up the workouts so they are different every day and he tries not to kill the newbies by making it too hard. But still 90% of the people quit within a month. I think if you really like boxing and you are really concentrating on the drills, it's actually hard to get bored, even just shadow boxing. But yeah, if you are half-assing it and spacing out you're going to get bored no matter what you are doing.
     
  13. joekirkbycobra

    joekirkbycobra King Of The Ring Full Member

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    i absolutely love the training dare i say it more than fighting