What to do when your daughter wants to box…

BY insidewo ON July 5th, 2011

So your daughter says she wants to be a boxer and you’re just not sure you know where to start. Whether you’re terrified she’ll get hurt or just not sure who to talk to we’ve got a few suggestions for you to make her first boxing foray a good one.

Sit Down and Watch: It’s a good idea to ask your daughter to watch a few boxing matches or even boxing movies with you before she hits the ring. You can find classics like Million Dollar Baby airing on your direct tv satellite.

Talk to a Coach: If you’ve got a female boxing coach in the area talk to them first sans daughter. They’re likely to be more honest with you about costs and risks and you won’t have to worry about the guilt factor weighing you down.

Get Her Conditioning: If you really think she’s serious, get her out there and start the conditioning. She should be running daily and practicing reflex drills of which you can find easy examples online.

Good luck to your family as you undergo this transformation from daddy’s little girl to boxing champ!