Free access to boxing that helps girls build 

confidence one punch at a time.   

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What We Do

Inspired by the community of women boxers at Austin Women's Boxing Club, Owner and Head Trainer Julia Gschwind and Coach Alex Plichta set out to create a nonprofit to bring the excitement, fun and empowerment of boxing to more girls in the Austin community.  HeadStrong Girls' Boxing offers FREE classes in the communities and schools where their students live, ensuring location and expense is never a barrier to access quality training and instruction. Learn more about  the HeadStrong Girls' Founders, Coaches and Board Members here.

Who We Serve

We coach middle and high school girls ages 12-18 looking for a healthy outlet to blow off steam, manage their stress, and be part of a supportive and powerful community.  Our program provides a place for girls who might not normally participate in team sports or regular exercise a way to get physically fit and be a part of a community in a safe, unique and fun environment.   

We Offer Scholarships!

Check out our scholarship options for boxing & 

self-defense classes and gym memberships HERE!

FALL Registration is OPEN! Our program at Montopolis Recreation Center provides a place for girls to get physically fit and be a part of a community in a safe, unique and fun environment. Students will shadow box, hit heavy bags, work on focus mitts, and improve their footwork, coordination and conditioning. 

Register Online HERE using activity number 744501

Register In Person: 1200 Montopolis Dr 78741 (512)978-2300

 HeadStrong Girls' Boxing hosted 24 incredible students from Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders for their Intersession Day on January 10th! Students enjoyed  spending time participating in games, boxing information sessions, and hands on boxing skills practice! Thank you Ann Richards for a wonderful workshop!

Thrilled to be nominated for 

Best of Austin Nonprofits 2023!!

Communities in Schools 

Pilot Program

HeadStrong Girls' Boxing has partnered with Communities in Schools of Central Texas to offer FREE boxing classes to middle school students at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy beginning in February of 2022 and starting again for the Fall of 2022!

HeadStrong Girls' Boxing is an approved partner of Austin Independent School Distric

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Instructor Qualifications

Skills Taught

Our mission is to encourage confidence and foster improved mental, emotional and physical 

well-being by providing girls free access to boxing training and mentorship. 

HeadStrong Girls' Boxing serves female-identifying and non-binary children and teens.

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