Annual Program VISTA

New York, NY, United States // Full-Time

Beat the Streets (BTS), established in 2006, is a sport-based youth development organization whose mission is to develop the full human and athletic potential of urban youth and to strengthen the wrestling culture within New York City. BTS works with an average of 2,500 male and female student-athletes in all five boroughs, aged 10-18. Programs include the Academy, the Junior League, and the Training Center. In addition, BTS partners with the NYC Department of Education’s Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) that sponsors a boys and co-ed wrestling season in the winter and a girls wrestling season in the spring.

Summary: The Up2Us Sports VISTA project builds the capacity of host site organizations working to end the cycle of poverty through intentional youth sports and education programming. The Up2Us Sports VISTA placed at Beat the Streets NYC Wrestling will support and facilitate BTS’s annual programs including the Academy, High School programming, and Junior League. This will result in increased effectiveness within programming events ensuring BTS student-athletes have a positive experience in-turn increasing long-term retention and performance measures throughout the year.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support BTS High School Academy and Junior League operations

  • Plan meals for student-athlete and staff on Academy Days   

  • Coordinate hotel and/or transportation reservations for college visits and social outings  

  • Maintain and update website with relevant Academy and Training Center information

  • Assist in data collection including SEL Surveys,  attendance, performance accomplishments, etc  

  • Manage student-athlete registration and check in process  

  • Develop program calendar including training center dates, locations, and staff coverage   

  • Coordinate with USA Wrestling and Director of Operations that all training locations are insured sites  

  • Develop a tracking document with all coach First Aid, Concussion, and SafeSport certifications/trainings along with expiration dates   

  • Create informational “one-pager” handouts for coaches and athletes for events

  • Assist as chaperone and/or coach on training and competition trips as needed  

Project Period: October 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022

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