An Interview with - Theis Berg

An Interview with - Theis Berg

Theis Berg




 1. How did you first get involved in boxing, and what inspired you to become a boxing trainer?
"I  Started my first training when I was in 8th grade. I have always considered the sport to be physically and mentally demanding. I Became a volunteer trainer at Champs Camp because I have always enjoyed teaching and passing on the knowledge.

2. Can you share a memorable moment in your journey as a boxing trainer, such as a significant achievement or a turning point in your career?
" Well, nope... I enjoy being part of the 'journey' as the boxers in the club develop. It's fantastic to be a member of a voluntary association where we all act in the same interest and where we work together in a strong community"
3.  What are your core principles and coaching philosophy when it comes to training boxers? How do you instill these principles in your students?
"I believe it's important to train the 'whole person.' It's not just about our club boxers attending a few sessions a week. They need to be well both physically and, especially, mentally. The mentality is crucial, in my belief. Four essential points need to be in balance to be ready for a fight: Technical, Physical, Tactical, and Mental. Four different areas, all of which are important!

4. Training and discipline are essential in boxing. How do you strike a balance between pushing your students to excel and ensuring their comfort and safety during training?
" Boxing is, in many ways, an individual sport because it's not a team sport. We, at Champs Camp, do a lot to make sure all our boxers on the fight team are one team, even though they present alone in the ring. That's why they also help each other maintain discipline, and they assist in pushing each other in training. We lift as a team while training in a safe environment."

5. Can you describe your typical training sessions with your boxing students, and how do you incorporate physical and mental aspects to prepare them for competitions?
There's no 'typical' training. We plan training sessions 3-6 times a week, covering everything from technique, cardio, strength, sparring, etc. We plan the training intensity based on the fight calendar. "

6. How do you motivate and mentor your students, not just as athletes, but as individuals seeking personal growth and self-confidence through boxing?
" Personal development is crucial. The coaching team in the club is not 'just' coaches. It's all individual from person to person. The coaching team is there in ups and downs and is part of the whole journey."

7. What advice do you offer to your students on recognizing and addressing discomfort or pain during training, with the goal of preventing injuries?
"It's all about balance. Whether you're a coach or a boxer or whatever you are. Physical injuries happen, and we always do what we can to avoid them; it's just not always possible. That's why it's also important that the boxers don't overtrain. It becomes both physically and mentally demanding. Recovery is just as important.

8. Looking ahead, what are your goals and aspirations as a boxing trainer, and how will you continue to evolve your coaching style while ensuring your students' comfort and success in the sport?
" We, at Champs Camp, are a team of competent coaches. We have talented boxers whom I believe will succeed in the future. We have talented boxers on our junior squad who are constantly improving. We collaborate with other clubs and continually enhance our skills. As a club, we will keep lifting as a team."