Below are a list of resources for all USA Boxing Athlete Members that hold a great deal of information for our boxers.
Train Like Team USA
- Team USA Mobile Coach APP
- USA Boxing launched the Team USA Mobile Coach App in 2019, which is a free app for all USA Boxing members, including boxers. The app has videos of workouts, coaching instructions from USA Boxing National Team Head Coach Billy Walsh, as well as strength and conditioning resources from National Strength and Conditioning Coach Jose Polanco. The app also has additional resources like nutrition, USADA and TrueSport. Click here for more information on the Team USA Mobile Coach App.
- USA Boxing Daily Workouts
- USA Boxing released daily boxing drills, as strength and conditioning workouts for members to use at home or in the gym. Click here to download workouts.
The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.
(A) In general.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall maintain as confidential any information communicated or provided to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds in confidence in any matter involving the exercise of the official duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. (B) Exception.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds may disclose information described in subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or mediate a dispute, with the permission of the parties involved.(C) Judicial and administrative proceedings.—(i) In general.—The ombudsman and the staff of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall not be compelled to testify or produce evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding with respect to any matter involving the exercise of the duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds.(ii) Work product.—Any memorandum, work product, notes, or case file of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds—(I) shall be confidential; and(II) shall not be—(aa) subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion; or (bb) admissible as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding. (D) Applicability.—The confidentiality requirements under this paragraph shall not apply to information relating to—(i) applicable federally mandated reporting requirements; (ii) a felony personally witnessed by a member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds;(iii) a situation, communicated to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, in which an individual is at imminent risk of serious harm; or (iv) a congressional subpoena.
- U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization (NADO) in the United States for Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport. The organization is charged with managing the anti-doping program for all United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes, and events, including:
• in-competition and out-of-competition testing
• results management processes
• drug reference resources
• athlete education
Additionally, USADA contributes to the advancement of clean sport through scientific research and education and outreach initiatives focused on awareness and prevention.
USADA’s website provides many resources to help athletes, athlete support personnel, and medical professionals understand the anti-doping process and the role they play in helping to protect clean sport.
- Global DRO
The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited stats of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. Global DRO does not contain information on, or that applies to, any dietary supplements. You can search the Global DRO website for specific information sold in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To check a status of a medication click here.
- Supplement 411
Supplement 411 is USADA’s dietary supplement safety education and awareness resource. The reality is that the use of dietary supplements can be risky, and that awareness and caution must be exercised when considering their use. If you’re looking for a quick answer, then USADA recommends you use only supplements certified by NSF Certified for Sport® as the way to best reduce your risk.
While no resource can protect you completely, Supplement 411 will help you gain a better understanding of the dietary supplement issue by covering the topics below:
• REALIZE there are safety issues with dietary supplements.
• RECOGNIZE risk when you see it.
• REDUCE your risk of testing positive and experiencing health problems by taking concrete steps.
TrueSport is a movement powered by USADA that seeks to ensure a positive youth sport experience. Through certified TrueSport coaches, TrueSport parents, and TrueSport Ambassadors, this movement strives to impart the important life lessons learned through participation in sport, including a focus on:
• Clean Competition
• Peak Performance
Learn more and get involved today here, or follow TrueSport on Facebook, Facebook.com/TrueSportUSA or Twitter, @truesport.
How to obtain a passport
All boxers and coaches selected to travel internationally are responsible for having a valid passport. It is highly recommended to obtain you passport as soon as possible in order to avoid additional expedited fees, etc. Please keep in mind a typical processing time can take 6-8 weeks. The most current details on what is required for passport applications and renewals can be found on the U.S. Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply.html