To: USA Boxing Membership
From: Anthony Bartkowski, Executive Director
Date: August 9, 2013
Re: USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rulebooks
Beginning January 1, 2014 USA Boxing will enforce all new rules as set forth by AIBA and the new USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rules. The USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rulebooks can be viewed and downloaded online at www.usaboxing.org. Local Boxing Committees and Clubs may choose to abide by these new effective immediately. All Local Boxing Committees and Clubs will be required to adhere to all USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rules starting January 1, 2014.
Please note that all State and Regional qualifying events taking place in 2013 for the 2014 USA Boxing Junior/Youth National Team Open and 2014 USA Boxing National Championships must enforce all new rules as mandated by USA Boxing.
USA Boxing strongly encourages all members to read both the Technical and Competition Rulebooks to familiarize yourself with the changes that have been written. As you will see there has been adjustments made so that competitions and shows at the local level have a certain level of flexibility in the planning, match-making and equipment used. It is vital that all information is read and understood so that boxing on all levels continues to run smoothly and effectively.
A number of the changes you will see in the new set of USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rules are to adhere more closely with the revised AIBA Technical and Competition Rules (June 1, 2013). In order for USA Boxing to regain a position in the top ranks of International and Olympic Boxing, we must align ourselves with the AIBA Technical and Competition Rules to prepare our athletes, on their home soil, for what they will encounter when competing internationally.
Along with the Technical and Competition Rules, USA Boxing has also made the updated Medical Handbook available for members to view and download. This is also available online atwww.usaboxing.org. With the changes made in the USA Boxing Technical and Competition Rules it is extremely important to understand the Medical rules and policies that may have changed regarding membership, yearly physicals and competitions.
USA Boxing is excited to move ahead in positive new direction with the implementation of the new Technical and Competition Rules.
For questions regarding these documents please contact:
Technical and Competition Rules: Angel Villarreal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Handbook: Dr. Goodfellow, email@example.com