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 are 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.   

Thank you for joining us for our amazing One-Two Punch Event at Montopolis Recreation Center! Students, families, coaches and HSGB generous donors and supporters celebrated another successful session @Montopolis and shared our hopes for continued growth in the years to come! Congratulations boxers on an incredible showcase & discussion panel - we are so proud of each of you!

 HeadStrong Girls' Boxing hosted over 20 incredible students from Eastside Early College High School  on December 5th, 2023! Students enjoyed  spending time participating in games, boxing information sessions, and hands-on boxing skills practice! Thank you Eastside Early College HS for a wonderful workshop!


Check out our scholarship options for boxing & 

self-defense classes and gym memberships HERE!

Thrilled to be nominated for 

"Best of Austin" Nonprofits 2023 and 2024!

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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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