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 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.

Apply HERE for a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to Girls' Boxing Camp at Austin Women's Boxing this Summer!

This fun-filled camp for girls ages 10 – 17 focuses on boxing, fitness, confidence-building, and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers will practice real boxing techniques with certified instructors as they get an in-depth introduction to boxing. This camp is capped at 9 girls and will take place outside & inside the gym at:

Austin Women’s Boxing Club, 2919 Menchaca Rd, Suite 210, Austin, TX 78704

There will be 2 sessions to choose from starting either June 13 or July 11.

Mon, Wed, Fri : 9am-12pm, Regular Cost: $175

Apply for a full scholarship to the camp HERE

Learn more about other HeadStrong Girls' Boxing events and classes here

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!



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

Class Details

  • All instruction is provided at no cost

  • Our volunteer instructors come to a school or community center near you!

  • Sessions are 45-90 minutes and take place 1-2x per week for 10-12 weeks.

  • 10 participants per session

  • 1-2 coaches per session

  • All equipment is provided

Instructor Qualifications

  • USA Boxing Level Green Coaching Certification

  • CPR & First Aid Certification

  • Minimum of 1 year prior boxing experience

  • Background checks

  • Experience working with kids

  • Passionate about teaching and mentoring students

Skills Taught

  • Footwork

  • Conditioning

  • Coordination

  • Balance

  • Strength

  • Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut

  • Heavy bag work

  • Mitt Work

  • Speed Bag

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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