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The Box Gathering Podcast

The Box Gathering Podcast

By Adam Haniver

Understanding how we learn is surely the most important tool in any coaches skill set. The Box Gathering podcast discusses learning within a boxing context and shares the application of theory. Getting better starts with us, the coaches.....
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#29 - Boxing Superstition(ism) With Guest David White.

The Box Gathering PodcastOct 09, 2019

#78 - Matchroom's Alex Le Guével. From Global to Grassroots
Sep 28, 202332:29
#77 - Keeping Boxers Focussed with Amy Pu
Aug 14, 202354:60
#76 - What boxing coaches need to know about helping boxers read opponents
Jul 10, 202351:08
#75 - REAKT - Boxing Feedback Technology.

#75 - REAKT - Boxing Feedback Technology.

We can all get better and feeding back to our boxers, there are many methods. But what about when we are not there? How can we continue developing our boxers when not in the gym......? REAKT! REAKT is a fantastic app which allows your boxers to send you their video workouts, bouts, spars etc so you can provide video feedback from anywhere in the world. This includes being able to draw/annotate on the video to dra attention to certain areas for the boxer. The 'My Journey' feature allows you to store the videos sequentially so you can plot a journey and revisit at anytime. Today I invited on REAKT CEO Rehan O'Grady and Head of Content, Phill Richardson to explain how coaches, boxers and beyond can use REAKT to help guide and also gain invaluable feedback and advice from other boxing experts, nuritionists, psychologists. S&C experts and beyond. Rehan states, 'We believe technology can help bridge the gap between those who have access to high-quality coaching and those who don’t. Our AI engine will allow us to collect gather and spread elite sports knowledge to the world.' Download the app on IOS here or on Android here Or take a look at the 'MarketPlace' Coaches below and submit a video for analysis!
May 17, 202334:51
#74 - Coaching Punchlines!
Apr 27, 202317:43
#73 - Boxing Psychology - Caged Tiger!
Mar 21, 202316:00
#72 - Cutting Off The Ring
Mar 08, 202308:20
#71 - Sparring targets over sparring punches
Jan 12, 202312:28
#70 - Capt. Barry Philpott. From Zambia to the Commonwealth Games

#70 - Capt. Barry Philpott. From Zambia to the Commonwealth Games

The plane touches down in Zambia and they’ve lost your luggage. You get to your new quarters and find out there are barely any boxing gloves. You’ve got three months to get the Zambian national team ready for the Commonwealth Games. We speak to Captain Barry Philpott about his very unique challenge. From Zambia to Brum.
Oct 19, 202227:02
#69 - Josh Peacock. A chat around combat practices.
Aug 30, 202201:48:42
#68 - Pads up or down?
Jul 01, 202215:26
#67 - Designing More Effective Boxing Sessions. With Cal Jones

#67 - Designing More Effective Boxing Sessions. With Cal Jones

Along with his quality beard, Cal Jones has a great big brain and it's full of amazing stuff around how to create more effective combat learning sessions. Or, 'Representative Learning Design (RLD). He has a masters degree in advanced coaching practice and his main sport in which he coaches is Judo. Cal drops nugget after nugget around how we can all make our boxing practices more effective through applying REAL motor learning principles. I learned so much in the 40 odd minutes we chatted, so, happy listening! Cheers Cal.
Get in contact with Cal on Twitter @CalJonesJudo
May 16, 202240:07
#66 - Individualised conditions for sparring
Apr 28, 202223:27
#65 - Punching on the move and skill development
Feb 08, 202213:50
#64 - Point Scoring in Sparring
Jan 07, 202219:11
#63 - “You were robbed!!!”
Nov 27, 202109:42
#62 - Pressure Proofing Your Boxers with Professor Adam Nicholls
Nov 16, 202151:19
#61 - Messy pads to messy sparring!!!
Nov 06, 202112:13
#60 - “Aim small, miss small.” More on Conditioned Spars.
Nov 03, 202112:31
#59 - Conditioned Spars
Oct 09, 202118:55
#58 - Deceptive Boxing Skills with The Talent Equation’s Stuart Armstrong

#58 - Deceptive Boxing Skills with The Talent Equation’s Stuart Armstrong

I was massively honoured to be invited on the globally acclaimed Talent Equation with the fantastic Stuart Armstrong. We talk about how we can be more intentional in creating practices to read our opponents better as well as using deceptive skills to create more adaptive boxers.
Jun 15, 202101:20:48
#57 - ‘We Don’t Play Boxing?’

#57 - ‘We Don’t Play Boxing?’

It’s an age old adage that we don’t play boxing and most of the time I’d say that’s right. But, are there times we can ‘play’ boxing?
May 27, 202118:37
#56 - Brainstorming Coaching
Apr 30, 202109:29
#55 - Boxing Parents Seminar 24/4/21
Apr 11, 202106:09
#54 - Coach Development with UK Coaching’s Andy Bradshaw & England Boxing’s Chris Porter.
Mar 12, 202155:17
#53 - How many decisions did the boxers make today?
Feb 26, 202106:51
#52 - Amanda Coulson. A Live Box Gathering with England Boxing’s Development Coach
Jan 15, 202101:24:60
#51 - 2020 & The Box Gathering
Jan 03, 202125:11
50th Episode celebration! Talking ‘Great Coaches and great coaching.’
Nov 20, 202001:10:52
#49 - COVID-19- Back to Boxing Basics & Principles

#49 - COVID-19- Back to Boxing Basics & Principles

So how do we train during lockdown and how do we emerge from this whole COVID-19 catastrophe? In this episode I speak about how going back to boxing principles may be beneficial for when normality finally returns!
Oct 12, 202017:56
#48 - Repton’s Seema Aggarwal - ‘The inner struggle.’
Sep 12, 202034:19
#47 - Ben Stewart - British Army Technical Lead Coach. ‘Spreading our bets’

#47 - Ben Stewart - British Army Technical Lead Coach. ‘Spreading our bets’

There aren’t many coaches out there as revered as the British Army Lead Technical Coach - Ben Stewart. An AIBA 2 star coach, GB Coach and former England Talent Pathway Assistant Coach, Ben has consistently coached at the coal-face of high performance boxing. Ben speaks with passion and enthusiasm about the Army’s high performance programme especially regarding how they structure their approach to development. ‘We spread our bets.’ Ben goes on to speak about this philosophy and the learning principles behind it. Furthermore, some exceptional advice for up and coming coaches. It was fantastic speaking to Ben who I have had the pleasure of coaching with, learning great amounts about the art and science of coaching as well as being a great admirer of his interpersonal skills. Ladies and Gentleman - Ben Stewart.
Aug 29, 202056:37
#46 - USA Boxing’s Coach Education Coordinator - Chadrick Wigle

#46 - USA Boxing’s Coach Education Coordinator - Chadrick Wigle

A fascinating conversation with USA Coach Education Coordinator Chad Wigle. Chad delves in to the USA Boxing coach education programme and how it feeds in to their high performance programme under internationally renowned coach Billy Walsh. He articulately describes how he has used his knowledge from his Canadian education in to an applied development setting in the States. He also talks American culture and how the team are looking to review and instil a robust system to bring USA Boxing back to the forefront again in International boxing.
Aug 05, 202001:00:35
#45 - Opposed vs Unopposed Practice

#45 - Opposed vs Unopposed Practice

Practicing with an opponent or without - is one better than the other? What’s optimal? Should it be both? A few questions we ask in this episode.
Jul 29, 202012:24
#44 - A Boxer’s Mindset. With All Stars Coach, Preya Dhanecha

#44 - A Boxer’s Mindset. With All Stars Coach, Preya Dhanecha

Ex boxer and a current coach for All Stars ABC, NE London - Preya Dhanecha. Coach Preya talks about her interpretation of a positive growth mindset and how we as coaches can help cultivate one.
Jul 04, 202035:20
#43 - Coaching Autonomy with Casey ‘Steekz’ Nachman 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

#43 - Coaching Autonomy with Casey ‘Steekz’ Nachman 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

The autonomy support approach to coaching relies upon good communication and handing over permission as Colchester ABC coach Casy Nachman describes in this week’s podcast.
Jun 18, 202048:33
#42 - Leadership with Lieutenant Colonel Shamus Kelly of the RRF. 👑

#42 - Leadership with Lieutenant Colonel Shamus Kelly of the RRF. 👑

Leadership. What is it, really? Lieutenant Colonel Shamus Kelly of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers explains how leadership isn’t what it’s often perceived and also how it pertains to coaching and soldiering.
Jun 06, 202044:24
#41 - Italian Boxing. A chat with Coach Giuni Ligabue 🇮🇹
Apr 10, 202035:17
#40 - MMA vs Boxing Coaching. With Scott Sievewright. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇺🇸
Apr 03, 202056:37
#39 - Is boxing ‘in the blood?’ Nature vs Nurture. With Ross Clark.
Mar 27, 202001:21:25
#38 - Shadow Boxing. Pros and Cons

#38 - Shadow Boxing. Pros and Cons

Shadow boxing - a staple part of any boxer’s training regime. But how effective is it? Today we talk about the pros and cons. Please post your thoughts and views on our social media pages.
Mar 18, 202019:15
#37 - My Coaching Mistakes.

#37 - My Coaching Mistakes.

Today I spoke about certain mistakes I keep making and why I need to address them! Feel free to share with me or on the social media pages, the challenges you currently have and how you’re tackling them. Meanwhile it really helps giving reviews for the podcast on your chose podcast platform, so, thank you.
Feb 14, 202022:41
#36 - Which Podcasts do coaches listen to?

#36 - Which Podcasts do coaches listen to?

We ask coaches from all over the country to share which podcasts they listen to and how they have helped them develop their coaching skills and knowledge.
Feb 06, 202017:53
#35 - How boxing engages the community. With Wayne Smith.
Jan 17, 202035:44
#34 - My Boxing Coaching Journey In 2019
Dec 20, 201920:37
#33 - Boxing - feel the force!

#33 - Boxing - feel the force!

“I learn best by listening, I learn best by watching, I learn best by......” Why do we limit ourselves by pigeon-holing ourselves? Today I briefly talk about how mixing in kinaesthetic coaching and ‘stick-ability’ strategies has engaged some grass roots boxers I’ve coached recently.
Nov 29, 201919:10
#32 - Driving Values to Drive Performance with Guest Dr. Kathy Adcock

#32 - Driving Values to Drive Performance with Guest Dr. Kathy Adcock

Dr Kathy Adcock is the Founder & Director of the award winning social enterprise In Your Corner. She is a Clinical Psychologist, boxer and England Boxing accredited Boxing Coach, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. In Your Corner combine non-contact boxing with evidence based ideas from psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in hard to reach young people. Find out more here:, @iycboxing, @drkathyadcock
Nov 13, 201939:17
#31 - Sparring and Starring. Gamifying spars.
Nov 05, 201915:33
#30 - Padwork. What are good pads?
Oct 21, 201920:60
#29 - Boxing Superstition(ism) With Guest David White.
Oct 09, 201927:34