BECOMING AN ATHLETE
No previous experience is required in order to register as an athlete. Whether you plan on competing or not, registering as an athlete entitles you to insurance which protects you in contact sparring and supports the development of amateur boxing within British Columbia.
Any resident of British Columbia who is willing and interested in amateur boxing, living/ operating within the Province of British Columbia and willing to comply with and abide by all rules, regulations, Constitution and By-Laws and operating policies of the Society may apply for membership.
ROAD TO NATIONALS
Many athletes aspire to compete at the National Championships, but there are distinct steps required before qualifying for Nationals. Only those registered and competing under Boxing BC may qualify.
1. JOIN A CHARTERED CLUB
2. REGISTER WITH BOXING BC
3. BECOME AN OPEN FIGHTER
4. COMPETE AT BC PROVINCIALS
5. SELECTED FOR TEAM BC
OPEN VS. NOVICE
Please review Boxing Canada’s regulations for detailed information regarding categories and weight classes.
Athletes must compete in their corresponding categories for a sanctioned bout.
Novice is a boxer who has competed in 10 bouts or less. A Novice boxer may be considered for Open competition based on the judgement of his/her Provincial Branch Executive, provided the boxer has competed in at least five bouts as a Novice with two wins and no more than two completed exhibition bouts. Please consult with your coach to determine your eligibility.
Open is a boxer who has competed in more than 10 bouts, or if a boxer has been upgraded.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM
The High Performance Team works actively with the board, our coaches, members, and athletes to raise the overall level of boxing in the province. This will be accomplished through seminars, physical testing, training camps and the implementation of High Performance training protocols. In this way we will insure that our BC athletes enjoy a smooth and successful transition to National and International level competition.
HOW TO REGISTER
JOIN A CLUB
In order to compete as an amateur boxer, it’s best to contact a registered amateur boxing club. All amateur clubs registered with Boxing British Columbia are required to have at least one Level I NCCP certified coach providing instruction. Clubs are independently owned and operated. We recommend trialing a few as they have varying prices, schedules, and styles.
If you are registering as an athlete wishing to spar or compete, you will require a complete medical examination, indicating that you are fit to box. This form must be completed by a doctor.
If you are registering as a recreational member, you do not need to complete a medical.
Registration is handled online. You will be asked to submit a scanned copy of your completed medical. If you have fought before, you will be asked to submit a scanned copy of your fight record in your AIBA sanctioned passport.
Payment is handled online via credit card. Please check fee schedule.
Registration years run September 1st to August 31st annually. Memberships are valid for this period and must be renewed every September.
Can I register without a club?
All registered athletes must be associated by a chartered club.
What if i don’t want to compete?
Please register as a recreational athlete if you do not plan on competing in this registration year.
Do I have to renew my membership?
The Registration Season runs from September 1st to August 31st each year. The previous season’s registrations will be honoured until December 31st of that year. Membership renewals should be forwarded as early on in the new competition year as possible.
What equipment do I need?
Head guards are compulsory in all bouts. 16 oz gloves for sparring. Bout gloves oz will depend on the weight class. Handwraps must be used. Please refer to Boxing Canada’s rules and regulations for more detail.
How do i get my first fight?
Please discuss with the coach at your chartered club. It is up to their discretion to set up bouts at sanctioned events.
What weight should i compete at?
Please review Boxing Canada’s rules and regulations for a detailed guide on weight classes. Consult with your coach for personalized recommendation.
Registering for your level of boxing is all about your age DURING the competition season.
If you are a youth (18 years old) but you are turning 19 in March, then in September, when you register, you would register as a Senior, even though you are still Youth.