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Do you know a boxing coach in your community you think would be an ideal candidate to be MomsTeam's boxing expert? Send his or her name to info@momsteam.com.

Boxing Footwear

Boxing shoes must be made from lightweight material because boxers jump around a lot in their shoes (when jump-roping and fighting in matches) and they shouldn't wear anything that will slow them down. Most boxing shoes are made from suede and leather. You do not have to buy a pair of expensive shoes, but you should consider a nice leather pair because it's the most comfortable and provides good ventilation. A couple things to remember when purchasing boxing shoes:


Boxing and martial arts headgear is worn with the intention of protecting the fighter from cuts, nicks and scratches, rather than insulating against concussions. The exposed face and chin in boxing head gear, and the soft foam construction, do not protect against serious head injuries, namely concussions. This, however, is the nature of the sport and should be considered when starting your child out in either martial arts or boxing. Your son or daughter will be getting punched in the face and head repeatedly if they engage in fighting. Mouth guards are even more important for reducing risk of dental and jaw injuries than the head gear itself. If your son or daughter decides that fighting is the sport for them, invest in the best mouth protection you can buy.

Boxing: Pronunciation: \ˈbäk-siŋ\
the art of attack and defense with the fists practiced as a sport

Boxing is a fast, fierce, exciting, dangerous, and sometimes brutal sport in which victory is achieved when an opponent is knocked to the ground and unable to get up within ten seconds (a knockout) or if the opponent is considered too injured to continue the match (a technical knockout).

If your child is going to start boxing, training, and the proper protective gear must be purchased (headgear, gloves, and mouth guard). Trainers can be found at most local gyms. Trainers teach proper work outs and decide when your child is ready for a match. Amateur boxing is an Olympic sport and can also be found at the collegiate level. Before you sign your child up, buy lots of tissues and be prepared to take care of inevitable bloody noses!

MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on boxing: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of boxing gear.

But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who boxes or has boxed, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a boxing expert. If you know of someone who used to box or coach boxing who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!

-Brooke de Lench - MomsTeam Founder

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