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.
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
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:
Take steps to protect others
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.
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.
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.