High School Boxing Team

Team Info & Highlights

CHB - Team Photo - 2012 NY EventThe Cincinnati High School Boxing Team (CHB) was established in 1996 at Moeller High School but is now run independently of Moeller and is open to students from any school in the Cincinnati area. Our objective is to provide a safe and organized forum to learn Olympic-style amateur boxing. While many students train just to have fun and learn the sport, in prior years CHB has had boxers win amateur tournaments such as the Regional Golden Gloves competition and compete in National Golden Gloves and the Junior Olympics. Amateur boxing is much safer than professional boxing due to the specific rules (emphasizing points rather than damage), fewer & shorter rounds and the use of headgear.

2014-2015-team-e1474379611545.jpgIn an average season the team consists of 25-35 student athletes from approximately 15 area schools. Boxers train alongside the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club and compete based on age, weight, skill & experience. Training includes strength & conditioning, boxing technique and drills and sparring. Safety is our primary concern and coaches are present for all training sessions.

Tryouts

There are no tryouts, all students, male and female, in grades 7-12 from any area school are welcome to participate. No experience is necessary. Beginning boxers are trained in the basics starting with stance and movement, defensive techniques, and instruction on how to land a full range of scoring punches. Athletes participating in other fall sports are welcome to join late when their season ends, as boxing is an optimal cross-training sport to improve core strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility & coordination, as well as discipline and self-confidence.

Schedule

Practices for the 2018-2019 season will begin on Monday, Oct 1 at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing, located at 2929 Spring Grove Ave. Parents are welcome to attend to meet the coaches and learn more about the team. Practices will run from 4:00-5:30pm every day Mon-Thu from October-March. Cost for the full season is $350 and we are willing to work with students with financial difficulties. Off-season training during the spring and summer is also available.

Competition Schedule and Post-Season

Competitions usually include one intramural show in which team members compete against each other based on age, weight and skill. The season culminates with a competition against the boxing team from the Aquinas Institute in Rochester, NY in February. The CHB Team and the Aquinas Team typically alternate years hosting that event.  It is TBD which team will host this season. Opportunities are also available to continue training after the season ends and to compete in amateur boxing events and tournaments such as Golden Gloves. Competing is purely optional, the team is also open to those who are interested in learning the sport of boxing just for fun but do not want to actually compete.

Coaches & Contacts

The team is coached by USA Boxing certified boxing coaches with many combined years of coaching and competing. For more information about the team or to get started, please email cincinnatifitnessboxing@outlook.com or contact coaches Jeff Perry (513-417-2463) or Kenny Christo (513-515-6397). More information about the team, schedule and coaches can be found at the websites www.CincinnatiAmateurBoxingClub.com or www.CincinnatiFitnessBoxing.com.  To stay up-to-date about the team follow our social media on FacebookInstagam, and Twitter.  For more information, please visit the Coaches page.