As a coach, it’s your responsibility to properly lead your athlete into competition. He should be both physically and mentally fit, posses the necessary boxing skill, and have the tools necessary to perform his best.
There are many supplies a coach must have to make this possible. As a result, we have developed a checklist of coaching essentials.
No-Swell – a must have when your boxer sustains bumps and bruises. It’s important to keep it immersed in ice so that it is as cold as possible.
Spare Mouthpiece – it’s always good to have an extra mouthpiece on hand for any unforeseen occurrences. It should be form fitted to your mouth so that it will be more comfortable and won’t come out as easily.
Vaseline – used to rub on a boxer’s face to keep the skin moist.
Ice Bag – helps keep any swelling down and cool the boxer off.
Cornerman’s Towel – to wipe the boxer clean of any sweat or blood.
Gauze – Should securely support the hand. Length, width, and material should conform to event regulations.
Trainer’s Tape – used to secure shoe and glove laces, as well as add further security to the handwrap.
Scissors – to cut wraps, tape, etc.
Punch Mitts – used to help warm-up the boxer prior to competition.
Water Bottle – used to easily administer water in the corner.
Ring Bucket – used when a boxer rinses his mouth and to catch the water used in the corner.
With this list, you can be sure that you and your boxer are both prepared to fight!