Programs

Boxing 101

As a prerequisite to joining the recreational program, Boxing 101 offers a comfortable environment in which to learn the basics and foundations of boxing. You are introduced to the basic boxing stance, basic movements, and three basic punches.  You will also get a look at a few of the exercises we use in the recreational program.  The class is comprised of individuals who have NO prior experience in the sport. There are two age groups; 10-17(Junior) and 18+(senior).  Each session runs for a month, and the classes are on each Thursday for that month.  Junior class runs from 6pm to 7pm and Senior from 7pm to 8pm.  The fee is $80 for THAT month (which includes handwraps, skipping rope and your annual registration fee). After the Boxing 101 program,  you will join the recreational program subject to the regular monthly fees of $35.

Space in the program is limited, so please email [email protected] with your contact information to be added to the waiting list.

NOTE: We will not be conducting another Boxing 101 class until the summer, but please continue to email us your contact information if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

Recreational Boxing

Come and learn the “sweet science” of Boxing! This class will introduce you to the basic techniques used in the Olympic form of the sport and get you in great condition at the same time. The Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy is aware that not everyone interested in boxing wants to join a club or box competitively, and that for many people the training side is appealing but not the contact form of the sport. This program is offered to participants from ten years of age and older and is geared to teach boxing for physical fitness and for competition, if desired. The recreational program is designed to give participants a feeling of self-worth as an individual and team player. It will help youth and young adults to feel like productive citizens having participated in something rewarding and worthwhile. Boxing training provides some of the best all over body conditioning you can get, no matter what your age or level of ability. It’s a great way of improving stamina and boosting the cardiovascular system while improving core strength and balance. The training is becoming increasingly popular as  more and more people recognize the health benefits and realize that you can train like a boxer without actually competing. At no point will there be any open sparring during the recreational class as the program aims to provide an opportunity for everyone to take part in fitness studio based boxing and to experience the fitness, health and happiness benefits of training like a boxer.

 

Competitive Boxing

As a registered member of the W.R.B.A. Competitive Program, you are able to participate in the extra time allocated at the end of the regular class as well as any extra training days scheduled. Eligible members benefit from additional instructions in techniques and a structured strength and conditioning program. Also these individuals have an opportunity to travel for participation in training camps and competitions. Each training session is focused on a specific aspect of the program. The functional workouts give the athlete a chance to focus on strength and conditioning using a variety of exercises from battle ropes to plyometric drills. Technical sparring days are filled with drills to enable the athlete to learn specific techniques in a very controlled environment. Open sparring days gives the athlete an opportunity to practice the techniques in simulated competition. The competitive program not only works to build great boxers but also great individuals. As a member of the competitive team, you are encouraged to give back to the community by actively participating in a number of the charity events we support, such as Spin 12, the Children’s Wish Foundation and the local food bank. All senior competitive members are encouraged to enter the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaching stream, and mentor younger athletes. The WRBA competitive program has been very successful in producing a number of Provincial Novice and Open class champions as well as National champions in all age divisions.

There is no monthly cost extra for the Competitive Program however each athlete will have to register with Boxing Ontario ($90/$100 per year) and well as submit a Boxing Ontario Medical (Third Party request is not covered by OHIP).

Although the Boxing Club will continue to “subsidize” the Competitive Program there may be costs incurred for travelling to and from competitions as well as tracksuits/uniforms etc.

Finally, acceptance into the Competitive Program is considered a “privilege” and the final decision lies with the Coaching Staff. And like all privileges, they can be revoked at any time!

 

IMPACT Performance Training

This eight (8) week session is designed for junior male and female hockey players to learn proper strength and

conditioning programs. This program is conducted during the summer months of July and August during the day.

Focus will be put on the essentials of off-season training to give athletes more stability, speed, and stamina to

become better hockey players while focusing on the basics of proper form and technique.

Athletes will begin by building a strong foundation and will work up to explosive speed and power training.

Skate past the competition on the ice by putting in the time off the ice!

 

Ages: 10-12 and 13-15

Day(s): Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am or 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Start Date: Monday July 4, 2016

End Date: Friday August 26, 2016

Fees: $260.00 + $20.00 Registration = $280.00

Location: Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy, Activa SportPlex

 

****Class size is limited.  Register Early to avoid disappointment***

 

SKATE FASTER…..Speed kills in hockey and is the backbone of every skilled player. Outskate everyone on the ice by building the dramatic strength and power necessary for first-step quickness, high top-end speed, and amazing agility.

SHOOT QUICKER…..Nothing is as dangerous as a quick, accurate shot on net. Become that player who can get into position faster and fire the shot off before your opponent even knows what hit them. Be that one guy on the ice who can drive to the net to follow up that shot and, if necessary, tip in the rebound.

BATTLE HARDER…..Become that rock solid player who never loses another one-on- one battle, competes for every puck and hits harder than anyone else. In short, dominate on the ice!

LAST LONGER……Play hard through the 3rd period and into OT without wearing down. Your speed and skill will shine as you power through games and play quality minutes without getting tired.

For more Information or to Register email Rick at [email protected]