skip navigation


BTS Coronavirus Update: 5/19

As Beat The Streets continues our online programming, we want to ensure that we do so in a safe and appropriate environment.  Please read the SafeSport document below that explains some of the safeguards that Coaches, Parents and Athletes should take to help us all learn and improve even from the confines of our homes.

Additionally- Beat The Streets will not accept any language or actions that are upsetting, insulting, disturbing, obscene, or offensive.  If this occurs, Beat The Streets will take swift action to remove that person from the current event as well as potentially remove them from any further Beat The Streets events.  

We are committed to continuing our mission off of the mat during this crisis and will make sure that we provide opportunities to help NYC youth grow and get better during this time.

BTS Coronavirus Update: 4/7

As the growing concerns of the coronavirus continue to increase, we want to remind you that your health and safety are our first priority.  We are consulting with USA Wrestling, the PSAL, and our Board of Directors.  We are following guidelines set by Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as those set by government officials.  

At this time, the BTS Training Center at Columbia University is closed.  The re-opening of the BTS Training Center is reliant on access granted by Columbia's athletic department and our Board of Directors approval to re-open. 

BTS is collaborating with other BTS cities across the country to stay engaged with our members.  Together, we are attempting to achieve one million minutes of physical activity and enrichment during this time.  We have teamed up with NCAA and Senior National Level athletes and coaches to help us achieve our goal.  We are working remotely and providing cross-training workouts, technique and matches to review, and enrichment-oriented activities through our Beat the Streets instagram page.  We encourage our members to log their minutes onto the nationwide tracker each day to help us achieve our million minutes goal.  Click HERE to go to the national tracker to help Beat the Streets New York win this challenge.

Get Involved in the #MillionMinutes Challenge

  • Challenges posted every weekday at 10am to our story
  • Live workouts led by elite athletes and coaches at 3pm every Saturday

Additional Resources:

  • Remote Learning Device Request - Click HERE
  • Free Meals for All - Click HERE

Lastly, we want to remind you of ways to stay safe and healthy!

Here is a list of tips and precautions to take to protect yourself and others during this time:

  • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
    • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
    • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Beat The Streets Program Overview

The Academy
The Beat the Streets Academy is a comprehensive program geared to providing our most engaged student-athletes with a dynamic and holistic experience throughout the school year. Academy members will not only learn valuable wrestling skills from BTS staff-coaches but more importantly, the academic, social and emotional skills that they need to succeed in life. the program runs throughout the school year and is centered around monthly Academy Days and also features an annual Career Day and various fun, social activities. 

Boys and Girls High School
Beat the Streets provides various forms of ancillary support to New York City's Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). These resources help the boys and girls PSAL wrestling programs so that they have the resources and support that they need to be successful.  Furthermore, the Beat the Streets and the PSAL partner to run the annual Mayor's Cup and Gotham City Girls Championships. 

Junior League
The Beat the Streets Junior League is the only middle school wrestling league in New York City. In partnership with New York City's Department of Education, Beat the Streets provides after-school programming in the form of weekly practice and competition opportunities, focused on learning the basics of wrestling in a safe, fun environment. 

Training Center
Beat the Streets provides youth and high school aged student-athletes with after-school programming so that they have year-round access to practice, competition and mentorship. 


High School