AASE Boxing Programme
Boxers are identified from our England Boxing database as Year 11 school leavers and carded boxers. As a student aged 16-19 this entitles you to be part of the NGB’s educational program and become an Advanced Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence (AASE) Boxing Athlete. The AASE programme is a combination of educational opportunities and high performance boxing training where students can earn level 3 qualifications and develop their boxing performance.
AASE is delivered over a 13 month period and consists of enhanced boxing training and development – this is done through boxers maintaining a training portfolio and completing a series of boxing training related tasks accumulating in boxers achieving the Level 3 ‘Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance’ qualification.
Those of you considering university this is a great opportunity to earn valuable UCAS points. The AASE program will reward you with a total of 85 UCAS points, 40 points for gaining a certificate in Understanding Sports Performance and 45 points for gaining a certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance.
England Boxing sees the implementation of the AASE programme as an essential part of our Long Term Athlete Development pathway and legacy plan. Through AASE, England Boxing hopes to provide talented young boxers with the opportunity to fulfil their potential and progress into future England and GB international boxers.
AASE Training & Development
AASE Merseyside and Cheshire has a track record of providing enhanced training opportunities for boxers as well as delivering high quality education. The course provides a student centred athlete support package including strength and conditioning, sports science, fitness testing, sports nutrition, as well as providing high quality individually tailored learning.
AASE consists of enhanced boxing training and development – this is done through boxers maintaining a training diary and completing a series of boxing training-related tasks, culminating in boxers achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance qualification.
AASE students also undertake an academic or vocational qualification at the college – this is A/AS Levels, BTEC in Sport or an equivalent.
The ABAE, together with the colleges, is working to integrate boxing coaching and officiating qualifications into the AASE programme to further enhance the development of every student-boxer.
The high performance centres have been selected for their ability and track record of providing enhanced training opportunities for boxers, ensuring a holistic athlete support package, including strength and conditioning training, sports science, fitness testing, sports nutrition and physiotherapy, as well as providing high quality individually tailored learning.
Highly qualified AASE coach lead the programme, ensuring boxers gain additional boxing skills and experience. The centres work closely with local clubs, coaches and regions to ensure that the training provided is complementary to the work that boxers do at their own clubs. AASE coaches work closely with the boxer’s personal coaches to ensure that the programme contributes to their overall boxer’s development and the ABAE’s long term athlete development.
Who is eligible?
AASE is designed for the following categories of athlete:
- Boxers contracted to the GB Boxing development squad
- Boxers who have represented England in the last 12 months
- Boxers in receipt of SportsAid funding
- Boxers identified within England Boxing talent pool
- Boxers between the ages of 16-19 years
- Boxers who show potential to become elite.
- Boxers are also expected to have GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths.
Boxers interested in the programme but feel that they do not meet one of the above categories can still apply and will be given an opportunity to be assessed at an open assessment day.