The Arena and Coach Basheer Abdullah have decided to start a Junior Olympics Boxing Training Program to build strong youth competitors looking to train at an elite level. Coach Basheer is a 4X Olympic Boxing Coach and he will be leading this charge to support these kids in their dreams. For info contact [email protected]
Coach Basheer Abdullah:
My name is Coach Basheer Abdullah. I’m one of the boxing coaches here at The Arena. I’ve been coaching and boxing for 30 plus years. I had the pleasure of being a former 4X Olympic coach. Also, the pleasure of being a coach at the World Championship Pan-American Games. And I also had the honor of being the boxing coach for the Army World Class Athlete Program. The Arena and myself had decided to implement a Youth and Junior Olympic Program. Our program is going to be from 13 to 16 year olds for our JOs, Junior Olympics. And then the Youth Program 17 and 18. It’s one of the ways that we want to give back to the community, by creating more opportunities for our youth, not only in the sport of boxing, but just playing our role in part of their development as young men and young women.
The JO and Youth Program is going to provide opportunity for our youth to participate in competitions, such as USA Boxing Nationals, Golden Gloves, and hopefully they develop enough skills and reach their ultimate goal of becoming Olympians. So we’re going to share all our experience with the athletes. They will have access to a world-class facility, and they’re going to get trained, like world-class athletes. I’m very excited to get this program started. I’m looking forward to working with young athletes again and giving back to our community.