NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk boxing is back! Norfolk Parks & Recreation is excited to announce a new temporary location for the Team Norfolk Boxing Program. Beginning June 1, patrons can visit the Park Place Multi-Services Center, 606 W. 29th Street, for boxing training, classes and programs for youth and adults. Previously located at Harbor Park, Park Place is a temporary and more accessible location for patrons. Plans for a permanent location will be announced in the future.
The boxing program mission is to use amateur boxing to develop positive character, self-discipline and model behavior. Team Norfolk boxers are also required to pursue academic excellence.
Program hours are Monday through Friday, noon – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beginning boxing classes are at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Team Norfolk Boxing practice is at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Future programming will include warrior fitness, low impact cardio classes, therapeutic recreation classes and more.
The Team Norfolk Boxing program is a globally recognized program with two Olympic medalists and two Olympic coaches: Gold Medalist Pernell Whitaker, 1984; Silver Medalist Keyshawn Davis, 2020; USA Boxing National Coach Daniel Campbell, 2008; Olympic Assistant Coach Gloria Peek, 2012.
Team Norfolk Boxing is a USA Boxing sanctioned amateur program. USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing in the United States. Coaches must be certified by USA Boxing, Safe Sport certified, and background checked before they can train any boxers. In addition to boxing training, cardio and self-defense classes are offered for non-competitive participants. Visit Norfolk.gov/play for more information.