Victory Boxing Youth Programmes

 

Our youth programmes are open to children between the ages of 8 and 18 years.  They provide the opportunity for young boys and girls to train under the respectful, caring, honest and responsible guidance of Victory Boxing.

We've watched our son learn invaluable lessons about teamwork, attitude, supporting others, commitment, respect and perseverance.

Thank you so much to Victory Boxing. Your team enthusiastically took my son under its wing at a time when he was finding things difficult at primary school.  In the two terms he’s been with you, we’ve watched him learn invaluable lessons about teamwork, attitude, supporting others, commitment, respect and perseverance - he’s positively applied these skills at school and socially in a manner which has made both him and us proud.  It has undoubtedly contributed to a much happier and more motivated child who is better equipped to deal with his emotions and foster friendships in both social and competitive environments.  We are very grateful and think the dedication you and your team show to both coaching and mentoring the children who come to your gym is fantastic.

— Sarah Rees. Parent

 

Our programmes are non-contact fitness based and are underpinned by our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Determination and Caring.  Participants have the opportunity to "earn" a Victory Boxing singlet - by working through the programme and showing that they understand and can represent our values, both inside the gym and outside the gym at home, school and in the community.  On average it takes a participant 12 weeks to work through the programme and earn their singlet.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop the following character traits:

  • High motivation and commitment.
  • An optimistic and positive outlook.
  • A determination to strive for higher goals.
  • Strong ability to focus.
  • Improved ability to develop with adversity and set-backs in order to become more resilient.
  • Develop goal setting ability.
  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Become a positive contributor in a range of social situations.
  • Become more focused and motivated within an educational environment.
 

I have really enjoyed seeing the positive changes in his attitude.

Coming from an all-female household, boxing has been great for my son, having that time with the boys and being enthusiastic about it!  I’ve noticed that he really respects the trainers and the no boxing outside of boxing rule.  The fitness and training has helped him channel his emotions into his goals.  He’s come along way at managing his own anger since being on the program and I have really enjoyed seeing these positive changes in his attitude.

— Kim McGettigan, Parent

Participants will also have the opportunity to develop the following physical benefits:

  • Fitness – the ability to endure extended amount of physical activity.
  • Agility – the ability to manoeuvre and move your body in a controlled and dynamic manner.
  • Speed – the ability to move your body rapidly.
  • Strength – the ability to withstand and apply force.
  • Power – the ability to withstand or apply force rapidly

Victory Boxing encourages our kids to have a healthy, well balanced diet. Before each training session a range of fresh fruit and water is supplied.

 

How to Join our Programme:

Make an initial enquiry by emailing our Programme Director, Paul Hampton at paul@victoryboxing.org.nz or call him on 027 541 9015. 

We offer 4 different youth classes, with information on each below.  Paul will work with each child to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate class for them.

 

What do you need?

Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and footwear which are appropriate for a gym - shorts and a tee-shirt or singlet are great, along with sneakers or running shoes.  Bring along a drink bottle too if you have one!  All boxing gloves, skipping ropes and equipment is provided.

 

Cost:

Lightweights, Heavyweights and Featherweights:  $25.00 per school term for 2 classes each week.  Fees can be paid by eftpos, cash or internet transfer.

College Group:  $5.00 per class.  Fees can be paid by eftpos, cash or internet transfer.

Online payments via internet transfer to:

Victory Boxing Charitable Trust
NBS 03-1354-0389353-00

 

Keeping our Kids Safe:

Victory Boxing is committed to keeping children healthy and safe.  We may share information with appropriate agencies (such as health and education providers or other agencies involved with your child’s life) if sharing that information will protect or improve the safety, health or well-being of a child.

 

Vicctory Boxing is an amazing asset to our community.

I’d like to thank the Victory Boxing team, for the great work they do and for being amazing role models to all the children and young adults that come through their doors. From the minute you walk in the door, we are made to feel welcome. There is always fresh fruit and drink for the kids to fuel up on before they start their session. My daughter first started going along to the girls program on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, in February 2017. Watching her, along with many other girls growing in confidence and self-esteem each week has been so rewarding to see. Paul and the trainers are all so supportive and are always there to encourage and support the girls to be the best they can be and to be role models themselves to new girls starting. Victory Boxing is an amazing asset to our community.

— Helen Morrison, Parent

Lightweights

Monday 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm

Our Lightweight Classes are for younger boys approximately 8-10 years old, and beginners.  These classes cover base conditioning including support exercises and conditioning elements, including shadow boxing, jumping rope, calisthenics, bag punching and focus pad activities.

Heavyweights

  • Monday 4:30-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm

Lightweights progress to the Heavyweights class which is generally for boys aged 11-13 years old.   Following on from base conditioning, our Heavyweight participants move on to advanced conditioning and training and begin to learn the fundamental mechanics, moves and techniques of the sport.

Featherweights

Junior Featherweights

  • Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday 3:30-4:30pm

Senior Featherweights

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

From Term 4 2020, our Featherweights class will be split into Junior Featherweights for Primary and Intermediate aged girls, and Senior Featherweights for College girls.  The classes are non-contact fitness training, which includes shadow boxing, jumping rope, calisthenics, bag punching and focus pad activities.  Our College girls will be further challenged by developing their technique and increasing their fitness.

College Boys

  • Monday 5:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

Our College Group is for college aged boys.  The boys are challenged with skipping, shadow boxing, bag work, focus pads and abdominal exercises.