The Center Ring Boxing Club (The Club) has operated in the Las Vegas area since 1994. The club/gym is open from 12 (noon) to 4:30 private & 4:30 to 9 p.m. for all After School/USA Boxing Amateur Training Monday through Friday, Saturday by 10am to 2pm private sessions and closed Sunday. The programs are free for all youth ages 8 to 18. No Mentor or Coach can charge any fee for services. Only a $10 annual fee is charged per youth offset insurance.
The Club is available to low and moderate-income youths, ages 8 to 18 of the high-risk neighborhood located in all North Las Vegas and East Las Vegas. However, it is open to all youths and referrals from the juvenile justice system regardless of which area of Clark County they reside. The objectives of the program provided by Center Ring Boxing Club (the Club) are:
To Prevent Academic Failure
The tutorial program is a requirement of training for boxing. Every youth must develop a plan of academic improvement with a tutor, which includes submission of report cards, school attendance records and completing homework on site. A tutor may help the youth to do his/her homework correctly, assist with work on academic weaknesses and take an active role in periodic evaluation of progress. With this assistance the program helps youth stay in school, improve attendance, develop good study habits and improve grades
By training and conditioning for boxing competition, youths improve their eating habits and body’s physical condition. Exercise and good physical conditioning builds self-confidence. We have found, as the body improves so does the schoolwork. Our experience shows that even youths that trained and did not participate in tutoring had improved grades. Improvement in school activities was greater once the tutorial program was implemented. To keep the body in shape requires youths to avoid the use of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol, which is the biggest part of the goals of training. More importantly, it is a strong interest draw for this preventive and diversionary program for these activities by youths exposed to hard-core gangs and drugs.
By competing in amateur boxing and other programs, youths develop self-esteem, empowerment and discipline. Competing requires travel. In those excursions, youth meet people from other walks of life. It exposes them to different places and lifestyles. This exposure will widen their life experience; Youth soon realize there is more to life than what happens in their own neighborhood. It gives them positive activities with positive role models when they are not in school. The objective is to give them a positive goal to strive for and to plan for it in a healthy manner. The computers help them explore cities they go to for competition. When they go, they are better informed of current events and points of interest at that location.
· Basic training
· Advance training
· High performance
· Local competition
· Tournament competition
Creating Champion of Life for a Better Tomorrow
The Club builds a sense of belonging. By providing positive role models and becoming a role model, there is a sense of community that can be built upon. It provides a forum for positive problem solution. There are rules for Club membership, tutoring and boxing competition. By following these rules, youth feel they are a part of the community and thus build responsibility. , with participation in community service activities gives them a sense of contributing to that same community.
All mentors and coaches volunteer their time to help these youth become better citizens in their community.
Coaches apply the Amateur Olympic Style Boxing provided by USA Boxing and AIBA Technics.
Mentors help encourage youth to further their education and respect others as they would themselves.