MD PARKS REC CLASSES

Want to know more about boxing but you aren’t sure where to begin?

You can start by checking out one of our classes where you can see students in action and meet one of our instructors.

Convenient locations at Bowie, Glenn Dale, and Westphalia, there’s bound to be one in your community.

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers four class and activity sessions each year. These include Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Fall (September to November), and Winter (December to February).

TO SIGN UP FOR BOXING CLASSES AT THE MD PARKS RECREATIONAL CENTER FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW: http://www.pgparksdirect.com.

Click the green links below under “registration” for class listings through parks direct with keyword “boxing” and select locations at Bowie, Glenn Dale or Westphalia to register your student. Please register before the class start date. Under enrolled classes will be canceled before the first night. Classes will be held indoors and will follow Prince George’s County mask and COVID safety guidelines.

Registration is through the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. Note that under-enrolled classes will be canceled before the first night of class, so please register early!To register for most of these classes, visit the Parks Direct website, click “search”, then click the category that applies to you and scroll down to see the list of classes.  Click the Add to Cart button to the right of your desired class.

Note: you will need to create a Parks Direct account in order to complete your registration.

 Kids (ages 7-10) and Teens (ages 11 and 17) classes

If the location has two classes, beginners must attend that beginner’s class. The 2nd class is for advanced boxers only. If there is only one class at your location, all students attend the same class. 

If you have any additional questions that we might be able to help you with, just send a note via the form below or call our office at (410) 212-5455.  

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General Information

Classes in schools are cancelled if schools close early or if after-school activities are cancelled. Community centers generally stay open but contact the individual community center to check. If they are open we have class.   

If the location has two classes, beginners must attend that beginner’s class. The 2nd class is for advanced boxers only. If there is only one class at your location, all students attend the same class. 

For our regular in person classes–does not apply to virtual classes: Classes in schools are cancelled if schools close early unexpectedly or if after-school activities are cancelled. Community centers generally stay open but contact the individual community center to check. If they are open, we have class.  

You can start by checking out one of our classes where you can see students in action and meet one of our instructors.

Convenient locations at Bowie, Glenn Dale, and Westphalia, there’s bound to be one in your community.

Adaptive Boxing award system provide a challenge and a tangible point of recognition for accomplishment.  We have a boxing medal award system that consist of – bronze award, silver award and gold awards for students who complete the requirement per ranking award. 

Structured lesson plans and three quarterly assessment tests (Physical Test, Character Test, and Skills Test) at the completion of each training cycle.

Physical Fitness Assessment Test:  Boxer will be administered PAT properly to accurately evaluate individual boxer and short-term goals.  The PAT test sequence is push-up, sit-up, pull-up and jump rope.  The PAT test that will measure the upper and lower body measure endurance for boxers.  

  1. Push-up measures the endurance of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles.   
  2. Sit-up measures the endurance of the abdominal and hip-flexor muscles.   
  3. Pull-up measures the back and bicep strength and endurance.  
  4. Jump rope measures the aerobic fitness and endurance or the leg muscles.  

Boxers must attain a score of at least 20% on each event in relation to individual standard and an overall score. Boxers are allowed a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes rest between events. Overall score standards are 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 3 pull-ups, and 3 minutes jump rope.   

Skills Assessment Test: Perform boxing training plan requirements in designated timeframe. Demonstrate the skills with proficiency corresponding with individual training curriculum commensurate to rank.  

Sparring Assessment Test:  Consist of sparring for 3 – 2-minute rounds, was not knocked out or quit during test, and self-control.  Students do not have to participate in sparring requirements.  

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