Every youth deserves a chance


A Safe Space Providing Young People with Opportunities to Succeed in Life


Why Boxing

Discipline. Self-esteem. Authenticity.

When youth participate in boxing, it’s a metaphor for life. The same skills youth need in the ring are the skills they need to succeed as adults — in work, family, and community. Discipline. Commitment. Confidence. Self-esteem. Balance. Harmony. Awareness. Authenticity. Mutual respect.

Boxing is not about violence. It’s about building strength inside and out. It’s about preparing to do your best in and out of the ring. After working out and training at NOMIS, young people are better prepared to overcome obstacles, to find their place in the world, and to achieve their goals in life.

NOMIS After-School Boxing Academy

The Academy is free and open to DC youth ages 8 to 24.

The Olympic-style boxing training program includes exercise and conditioning, health and wellness training, and counseling and sport mentoring from experienced coaches. Participants are encouraged to commit to six hours of training per week.

The Boxing Academy’s goal is to give youth opportunities, support and services to succeed — not just in the ring, but in life. Participants will develop a healthy lifestyle, build character and resilience, grow to responsible adults, and live free from violence, gang activity, and risky behavior.

Nomis Elite Boxing Team

The Elite Boxing Team includes youth who have mastered the fundamentals of Olympic-style boxing. Members train to compete in USA Boxing sanctioned events locally, regionally, and nationally. They are held to high standards of accountability for training days, weight management, conditioning (running and road work), and sparring.

Several team members in 2021 participated in boxing events, including the National Golden Gloves boxing tournament, the Washington D.C. Golden Gloves tournament, and the USA Boxing national championships. NOMIS fully funds participants, if needed, including gear, travel, and registration fees.

Olympic Summer Training Camp

Ages: 13 to 24 

Will be Held on: 2024 Date TBD

Participants will gain the opportunity to demonstrate mastery at each of the Boxing Development Plan’s four levels of Olympic-style boxing fundamentals:

Level 1: Introducing Fundamentals — hand wrapping, shadow boxing, feet spacing, stepping correctly, circling, and offense and defense techniques

Level 2: Developing Fundamentals — counter punching drills, slipping punches, mitt work, feet spacing, punch combinations, and cardio work

Level 3: Applying Fundamentals — gear up, jab rounds, advance offense and defense techniques, full contact drills, cardio requirements, USA Boxing passbook, and sparring

Level 4: Mastering — continued sparring and mandatory road work running Eligible to compete.

junior Olympic Boxing and Sports Enrichment Summer Camp

Ages: 8 to 13

The Program will run this Summer in 2024. Exact dates TBD.

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, this fun, healthy, and educational camp will include a range of activities, including daily field trips, playtime, and peer-to-peer support. Here are some of Camp activities:

  • Swimming at Rosedale Recreation Center twice a week
  • Playtime at the Fields at RFK stadium
  • Introduction to basics of boxing
  • Weekly library intervention trips
  • Trip to Washington Mystics Camp Day Game
  • Trips to local museums
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily
  • A birthday celebration pizza party

Nomis upcoming events

  • NOMIS Spring Open House

    – 2024 dates TBD.  Features a Pizza Party, Hip Hop Chicken day, Slurpee Day and Good Friday Fish Fry.

  • Junior Olympic Boxing and Sports Enrichment Summer Camp — 2024 dates TBD

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