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.
HeadStrong Girls' Boxing recently 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!
Congratulations to our HeadStrong Girls' Boxing coaches who earned their Bronze Level Certification at our Bronze Level Clinic led by Dr. Christy Halbert & our own Coach Julia Gschwind. Congratulations Coaches!!!
MONTOPOLIS RECREATION & COMMUNITY CENTER CLASSES
August 23-May 4th 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
HeadStrong Girls' Boxing is a nonprofit providing free classes for 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. Students will shadow box, hit heavy bags, work on focus mitts, improve footwork, coordination and conditioning.
Register Online: AUSTINTEXAS.GOV/PARKSONLINE
Register In Person: 1200 Montopolis Dr 78741 (512)978-2300
Communities in Schools
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 in the Fall of 2022!
HeadStrong Girls' Boxing provided FULL scholarships this summer for girls' boxing camp!
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
USA Boxing Level Green Coaching Certification
CPR & First Aid Certification
Minimum of 1 year prior boxing experience
Experience working with kids
Passionate about teaching and mentoring students
Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut
Heavy bag work
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.
Tax ID 86-3684512