The Boxing Club runs skill and conditioning practices six days a week. We understand our members have hectic schedules, so you do not need to attend a minimum number of practices to be on the team. Skill days are led by Coach Doug Yoffe and focus on the fundamental footwork, sparring, and skills of boxing. Conditioning days are led by one of the team captains and combine cardio, strength, and endurance workouts. All practices are approximately two hours in length.
Skill Days – Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays @ 3:30
Meet in the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) Mezzanine (2nd Floor)
Conditioning Days – Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3:30, Saturdays @ 3:00
Meet in the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) Fitness Room 2 (3rd Floor)
Morning Practices – Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8AM
Meet in the MAC on the 4th floor balcony overlooking the basketball courts
Start dates, cancellations, and special events are announced on our boxing-list,
which you can subscribe to here:
The only thing you need for practice is comfortable athletic clothing and a willingness to sweat. We provide all of the gloves, ropes, and everything else. Eventually most boxers will want to pickup a mouth-guard and their own pair of wraps. You can buy them through the club for $8 or at your favorite athletic store.
New pair of wraps? Check out this wrapping guide here, we generally teach method #3.
Membership is open to all members of the Harvard community: undergraduates, gradstudents, faculty, and beyond. No previous experience is required, in fact the vast majority of our veterans had never touched a pair of gloves before coming to Harvard. Each semester kicks off with a review of the basics, but if you’re joining half way through the term just show up at 3:30 and introduce yourself to one of the captains and we’ll get you sorted.
Membership dues are $45 per semester. This covers all of the equipment, events, your club t-shirt, and end-of-the-year banquet. Undergraduates can have this added directly to your term-bill, from everyone else checks or cash work fine.