As the growing concerns of the coronavirus continue to increase, we at BTS take your health and safety as our first priority. We are doing are part by consulting with USA Wrestling, Beat the Streets National and their partner organizations, the PSAL, and our Board Members that govern our BTS NYC organization. We are following guidelines set by Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization as well as those set by government officials.
At this time the BTS Training Center at Columbia University is still closed. The re-opening of the training center is reliant on access granted by Columbia's staff and our Board Members approval to re-open.
BTS New York City is collaborating with BTS organizations from 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 are remotely providing cross training workouts, technique clips and matches, and enrichment oriented activities to you our members every day at 3pm on our Beat the Streets NYC instagram story. We encourage our members to log their minutes into our nationwide tracker each day to help us achieve our million minutes goal. Click HERE to go to the national tracker to help NYC!
Lastly, we want to remind you of ways to stay safe and healthy!
Take steps to protect yourself
Take steps to protect others
The Beat the Streets Junior League is the only middle school wrestling league in New York City. In partnership with the Department of Education, we provide after-school programming for middle school kids in the form of practices and competitions focused on learning the basics of wrestling in a safe, fun environment. Six-week seasons take place in the fall, winter, and spring.
Boys and Girls High School
BTS provides PSAL Wrestling with tournament kits delivering score clocks and mats allowing schools to run their own tournaments. We sponsor the NYC Mayor’s Cup Tournament; the PSAL trip to the Eastern States Classic; and the NYC Gotham City Girls Open, one of the premier girls tournaments in the country.
Neighborhood Training Centers
BTS provides youth and high school students with after-school programming through neighborhood-based practices held year-round. These training centers create a sense of community and give our members consistent, caring mentors through our coaches.
BTS adds to students’ development off-the-mat through Wrestler’s Mark Curriculum and Awards - drawing parallels between wrestling and life, college visits, and SAT Prep and Regents Exam Tutoring. Through partnership with Varonis, our students have exclusive access to Life Skills Internships, Financial Skills Workshops, and additional tutoring.
The Academy provides opportunities to our most engaged members. Through consistent Training Center and Enrichment participation, our student-athletes earn scholarships to regional and national competitions as well as college-run sleepaway camps, where they enjoy wrestling training and off-the-mat education on topics such as college access and leadership training.
We provide on-site coach mentoring, online resources to improve their teaching technique, and seminars throughout the year. Our Coach Academy offers Team Grants to coaches that regularly attend our development seminars.