|Start A Boxing Club In Your Community
*** Availability Of Local Gyms Is Invaluable To Those Seeking An Individual Sport ***
The Golden Gloves Association of America, and the Michigan Golden Gloves Association, Inc., believe that
amateur boxing can be an extremely fulfilling and useful experience for youth, and should be exposed to a wide
cross-section of young men and women. But, it requires help of volunteers who are willing to help start boxing
clubs , manage gyms and train boxers. In order to start up a boxing club; three ingredients are necessary.
* A facility used solely for boxing. A room of approximately 1,000 square feet will suffice. An empty
building or basement of a church, fire or police station, or an unused school area are ideal.
* Equipment, which can be obtained through community resources, and/or the Michigan Golden
* Coaches, who can be recruited from the immediate community, and trained in the roper coaching
We feel that amateur boxing can be a vehicle to instruct in sportsmanship, and the value of conditioning can be
a positive release of energy and can help build self-confidence and character. Amateur boxing can provide an
excellent means of conditioning for the high school athlete during the off season, and also provide a sport for
young men and women who are not involved in school sports programs, or prefer to compete in an individual
sport. Amateur boxing also can provide youth with an opportunity to satisfy the basic human need of
recognition in a positive manner. All too often this need is met through delinquent behavior. But, it takes the
help of volunteers. Golden Gloves is interested in talking to anyone desiring assistance in starting a boxing
club, or with anyone who has knowledge of a possible facility for a boxing club. Golden Gloves believes
amateur boxing is of such value that it should be available to young men and women in all communities. Those
interested in starting a boxing club, or aware of a facility which has potential to house a boxing club, please
contact Michigan Golden Gloves Ofice at (616) 784-0862 or Email: Office
|Gym lists are updated as we get the information.
For more information call numbers at bottom of this page.
|M.G.G.A. GRAND RAPIDS CENTER
|GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 49504
Coach Dennis Shimmell @ 616-560-8622
Coach Randy Sutter @ 616-901-1990
Click Here for Directions
|M.G.G.A. SAND LAKE CENTER
|31 S. THIRD ST
( N.E. Corner of OLD U.S. 131 and Oak St.)
SAND LAKE, MICHIGAN 49343
Coach John Mason @ 616-636-4560
Click Here for Directions
|For More Information On Gym's Call
|West Michigan Gym's
|East Michigan Gym's
|Detroit Area Gym's
|Upper Peninsula Gym's
|Note: East Michigan and West Michigan Box against each other in State Championships
|Note: Upper Peninsula Gym's go to the Wisconsin Golden Gloves
|GYMS ARE OPEN FOR PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Training Centers throughout Michigan have begun training boxers for this years
competion. Boxers need not be experienced, as competition classes are available for
beginners as well as experienced boxera ages 14 tohrough 34. Gyms will continue to
except prospective boxers right up to tournament time.
|NEW LOCATION !!!!
|ST. MARYS ACTIVITY CENTER
( In the Basement )
526 Broadway N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
( Located on the corner of 2nd and Broadway N.W. )
|Entrace to gym is on the S.W. corner of the building
PARKING: PARK in the lot across the street off Broadway N.W. ,
NOT in the CHURCH PARKING LOT!!!
Monday thru Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at other times
as scheduled by the coaches.
Ages 11 and older only. They should stop into the gym during gym hours to
see the facility and ask any questions. All boxers ages 11 - 17 will need a
parent or legal guardian to come with them to sign registration forms at the
As of January 1, 2013 the gym fees are $85.00 (cash only) for the calendar
year which includes the USA Boxing registration fee.
The gym is run by volunteer coaches who will instruct boxers in group
sessions and at times individually. To register, prospective boxers need to
have their birth certificate, photo I.D. (driver's license, passport, immigration
card or state ID card are acceptable), a 1.5" x 1.5" headshot photo that will be
inserted into their boxing registration passbook, and the money to pay for the
gym/registration fees. Recommended equipment initially are a form-fitted
mouthpiece and handwraps which can be purchased at the gym for $2.00 &