If you thought boxing for kids was just a way to get your child to become more active, you’d be wrong. It’s so much more than that. In Stamford, CT, the children involved in the after school program not only get the activity they need to stay strong and healthy, they have an outlet that provides many other lessons and benefits beyond the ring that endure throughout their lives.
No matter what you do in life, self-discipline helps you achieve it.
Children need to develop self-discipline to help them make smart choices in life, especially when you’re not with them and have the strength to face challenges. It builds strength of character, while also aiding in impulse control. Children need to learn how to focus and respect rules as they grow to be functioning, healthy adults. The discipline required for boxing helps develop that centered, confident child.
Goal setting, accepting the challenges and achieving that goal improves every area of life.
No matter what the physical challenge, setting a goal and doing the work to achieve that goal is important. Part of training includes setting goals, such as improving their speed or strength. It’s not always easy, but always rewarding, when they overcome the roadblocks and achieve their goal. It helps the child to realize that anything is possible when you break it down to small goals and accomplish them one at a time. Before they know it, they’ve made progress far beyond their own expectation.
Socialization and making friends not only makes it fun, often brings children out of their shells.
It’s interesting to watch children blossom as they develop through training. The quiet, reserved children often make friends and blossom into more outgoing individuals, while those high energy individuals that have far less impulse control, mature to more relaxed centered young people. The program provides a common ground for each individual an becomes a excellent environment for making friends.
- Let’s not forget the importance of exercise. Not only does a program of exercise help build the body, it also helps build the mind. It increases the neural pathways in the brain and can help improve grades.
- Boxing can improve your child’s focus. It’s not just the act of coming out punching, but learning how to respond to an opponents moves and the many combinations and sequences in boxing are limitless. It burns off the hormones of stress, while also easing anxiety and increasing focus.
- Boxing for children can help develop respect for both fellow boxers and authority. It teaches good sportsmanship and learning how to both win and lose with grace. It helps children understand that one defeat doesn’t mean you give up.
- We provide a great after school program that can help your child develop confidence, strength and self-discipline. We’ll be happy to share the details. Feel free to contact us.
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