Army Couple Win Harigey 2016

Army Couple Win Harigey 2016

BRITISH ARMY BOXING COACHING

1 The role of a coach is two fold provide fitness, skills and technical training for a boxer in preparation for a bout and then to provide tactical advice for the boxer during a bout.

2 The coach is responsible for the development and safety of the boxer during any training, any coach MUST hold a current valid qualification and be registered with the Army BA prior to the commencement of any boxing training. Coaches are expected to be fully conversant with the rules of boxing. Registration procedures are detailed in Section 7 and coaches should register using Annex E to Section 7.

QUALIFICATIONS

3 The current qualifications and the period of validity of England Boxing coaches are;

a. Level 1 – Valid for 3 years from the date of qualification, there is no refresher for this qualification. Level 1 coaches must upgrade to Level 2 after a minimum period of 1 year or re-qualify at Level 1 after three years (See Para 20 of this section with reference to upgrading to Level 2)

b. Level 2 – Valid for 3 years from date of qualification, after which a refresher may be taken, this must be annotated on the Refresher Proforma at Section 7 Annex G. To upgrade to Level 3 a Level 2 Coach must have practised for a minimum period of 2 years and have a recommendation from the Army Boxing Coach.

Any Level 2 coach who has no activity in their registration book or who has not registered for 3 years will revert to Level 1.

c. Level 3 and 4 – Valid for 3 years from date of qualification, after which a refresher must be taken, this must be annotated on the Refresher Proforma at Section 7 Annex G. A Level 3 Coach must have practised for a minimum period of 2 years and have a recommendation from a Level 4 Coach.

4. All coaching qualifications are only considered valid in conjunction with one of the following qualifications ;

a. First Aid at Work Certificate – Valid for 3 years

b. Mandatory Annual Training Test 3 (Battlefield Casualty Drills) at a minimum of Level 2 – Valid for 1 year.

HIERARCHY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS

5. Any boxing team or club must have a minimum of a Level 2 coach to oversee any coaching or training plan that is to be delivered by any number of Level 1 coaches. Any unit that has an aspiration to box at any level, Inter Company/Squadron or Inter Unit or Charity events involving civilians must register the coaches in advance of the commencement of training.

SAFE PRACTICE

6. A Level 2 Coach must be in attendance if any Sparring (other than Technical Sparring) is to take place.

7. Prior to any training coaches are to ask boxers to declare if they are fit to take part in the scheduled training paying particular attention to reports of headaches. Any boxer that reports with a headache should be directed to the Medical Centre.

8. All coaches involved in training boxers must be aware of unit emergency action plans for accidents and incidents.

9. Risk assessments for Sparring can be found as an Annex A to Section 5, the Risk Assessment only includes the generic risks, and coaches must add any local risks as necessary.

TRAINING

10. The training of a boxing team or boxer in the Army is more often than not governed by work and unit commitments, therefore the training plan should reflect this, to allow a boxer to adapt to coaching and to elevate their fitness to a level appropriate to box competitively a period of 6 weeks is suggested. This does not have to be full time but should incorporate fitness and skills training.

11. A suggested unit training plan is provided at Annex B to Section 5 this can and should be adapted to suit your unit commitments and the ability of your boxers.

12. Coaches are to ensure all boxers have been declared “Fit to Box” and are in possession of a current Annual Medical (Section 12 Annex B) before starting any form of boxing training.

13. Coaches are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and are to highlight to the Unit Boxing Officer any irregularity that may be present in a boxer’s declaration of experience. The Unit Boxing Officer is to notify the Army BA Sec of any such irregularity.

SPARRING

14.  Sparring in Boxing can take several forms as follows

            i.          Tech Sparring – this is the practice of rehearsed moves done under strict control with little or no force to reinforce a teaching practice or skill and can be done on the gym floor with mass participation, can be supervised by Level 1 and does not need to be logged.

            ii.         Controlled Sparring – This should be undertaken  in a boxing ring, this is the practice of giving conditions to the boxers ie Only Jabs, or red attacking blue defending, this can involve heavy shots to either boxer and therefore must be logged and supervised by a Level 2 Coach all boxers must wear Headguards, gumshields, abdominal protectors and 16oz gloves

            iii.        Open Sparring – This activity must be conducted in a boxing ring where conditions are as close to competitive boxing as manageable but where boxers are required to take power out of their shots and to wear head guards, gumshields, abdominal protectors and 16oz gloves. This must be logged and closely monitored by Level 2 coach with strict adherence to the unit Risk Assessment.

15.  The Army BA Sparring Log can be found at Annex C to Section 5 and must be completed by boxers and coach for every session and filed 3 months.

16.  Sparring Injuries and Medical Suspensions must be reported to the Medical Centre and any medical suspensions must be applied in line with those awarded for competitive boxing See Section 12 Annex E

COMPETITION

17. The role of the coach for competition is to ensure the boxer is at the appropriate weight and is matched appropriately according to weight and experience (See Section 4). The Supervisor of the boxing will authorise the bout only if both coaches agree to the bout and that both boxers are matched appropriately. To coach the boxer between rounds of the bout.

18. Any registered qualified coach may be in the corner during a bout, coaches may communicate with their boxer during the bout but are not permitted to shout, to clap, to encourage or incite the spectators. Coaches are not permitted to touch the ring during the progress of the round or cause a distraction or disturbance to the bout.

19. Coaches must remain seated in the designated coaches seating area during the progress of a round.

20. A boxer’s safety during a bout is the responsibility of the referee, a coach may retire a boxer between rounds by indicating to the referee, or during a round by “throwing in the towel”.

21. 3 Coaches may be “in the corner” for a boxer but only 1 may enter the ring, only 1 may stand on the apron of the ring and the last must remain on the floor of the gym/hall.

22. Service Boxing Coaches less those seconding Single Service Boxers in the Inter Service Championships or Single Service Coaches seconding a UK Armed Forces BA boxer in the Elite Open National Championships may administer any substance to manage a cut boxer.

COACHING COURSES

23. Courses for Level 1 and Level 2 coaches are run at public expense at the Army School of Physical Training and can be found in the course publication Pamphlet 16A and dates are as follows:

Level 1 Coaching Courses

Level 2 Coaching Courses

16 Jan 17      19 Jan 17 24-Apr-17      27-Apr-17
17-Apr-17      20-Apr-17   02-Oct-17      05-Oct-17
26-Jun-17     29-Jun-17  
11-Sep-17     14-Sep-17  
09-Oct-17      12-Oct-17  
15-Jan-18     18-Jan-18  

 Applications for courses are to be made through the Training Wing at the ASPT. 94 222 2112

All course dates are subject to change dependant on unit commitments and the availability of tutors.

24. Coaching courses can be run at unit or regional level for both Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications. Such courses are to be funded individually.  Any person planning a course must complete the application to host a coaching course form at Annex D to Section 5 which must be sent to the Army BA Secretary to arrange appropriately qualified Tutors and Assessors.

25. Criteria for attending Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses are as follows are below and must be strictly adhered to

Level 1 - Applicants must have an understanding and enthusiasm for the sport of boxing.

Level 2 – Upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2

Applicants must have held a Level 1 qualification and have been registered with the ARMY BA  for a minimum of1 year, MUST be in date, MUST NOT have allowed 3 yrs to have elapsed since qualifying at Level 1.

Renewal at Level 2

Applicants must hold a Level 2 qualification that is due to lapse within a year or has lapsed by less than 6 months (Level 2 qualifications last for 3 years from the date of qualification).

Failure to meet the criteria detailed above will exclude coaches from attending courses. There will be no exceptions.

ADVICE

26. Advice on coaching is available from the Army Boxing Coaches on 94 222 3181.

 

Downloadable Documents

TRAINING PROGRAMME

SPARRING RISK ASSESSMENT FORM

APPLICATION TO HOST A  COACHING COURSE

 

 

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Nathan Pearce Secretary ABA
Address:Army Boxing Association
Army Sport Control Board
Fox Lines, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2LB

Telephone:

Secretary (Mil)94222 7089 Civ: 01252 787089

Registrations: (Mil) 94222 7090 Civ: 01252 787090

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