Try Free Youth Boxing Classes - Offered in the Loop, A Great Sport for Kids
With the all talk of the 2016 Olympics, many athletic sports have been given more funding and attention in hopes that Chicago would be hosting. Oh well, it didn't work out. Regardless, of losing to Rio for this Worldly Event, several Chicago youth programs have benefited. One sport that was a topic of conversation with regards to future expanded programming in Chicago was boxing.
The classic sport of boxing has always been a great activity for young boys, but now girls have also found it as a great way to build confidence and exercise. Boxing may not be viewed as the ideal sport for many parents who prefer traditional team sports, but boxing it a true mastery of self-development, self- motivation, self- determination and self-confidence.
Even the Aurora Police Athletic League (PAL) youth boxing program recently received a generous grant funded by the Target Corporation. The money was used to purchase new equipment (program located at 700 S. Buckley RD). Although most youth boxing programs target kids 'at-risk,' it is a great sport for all children. Today, kids are fair more aware of the problems their peers face with obesity. So many kids are turning to boxing, not because they face adversity in their neighborhoods but simply they and their parents recognize the amazing conditioning and exercise the sport provides.
Boxing is actually a very well controlled sport. Almost al the coaches I have encountered in the profession take the responsibility very seriously and monitor the sparring session very closely. However, kids can also train in the sport and enter the ring when they are absolutely ready.
POW! MMA in Chicago's West Loop (http://www.powkickboxing.com
) ( 312 829-7699) is offering two free youth boxing classes this month. On Wednesday, October 7th and 14th at 5:30pm is POW giving parents to bring their kids in for a taste of boxing. The suggested ages are 6 to 12. Girls and Boys welcome. Call to register for the free class at 312-829-7699. Kids will take class in a boxing ring. Class will be taught by 2004 Olympic Team Member and Coach Tim Skolnik.