About the YouthBox Programme.
The Sticks & Stones YouthBox Programme is an 8-week non-contact boxing course that has been designed to introduce tamariki and rangatahi to the art of boxing. Over 8 weeks of training, with sessions running twice a week, participants will learn the foundations of boxing mechanics and movements in a fun, safe and non-contact environment. At the completion of each programme participants of the programme will have the opportunity to attend a special guest workshop lead by one of Aotearoa's top level combat sport athletes or coaches. A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from one of the best in our country and an excellent way to round off our programme.
Benefits of Boxing.
Far from being something as simple as a violent activity, boxing has many benefits in developing children holistically, these benefits have been seen to extend into school and everyday life. Active children are more confident, happier and tend to perform better both academically and socially.
Our after-school programmes are designed to give our tamariki the opportunity to build confidence, connections and character. These core values will give our tamariki the skillset to take responsibility for their physical and mental health through engaging in future physical activity and sport for life, whether it be boxing or any other sport/activity.
"Boxing is a kind of magic. It gives discipline to the wild. Strength to the weak. Confidence to the shy."
- W. Klitschko