The PIAA 2017-2018 wrestling season officially starts today! Out of the 15 Public League teams in District XII, 13 receive direct support from Beat the Streets Philadelphia. An estimated 400 BTSP student-athletes will step on the mat in the month of November. Approximately 20% of those students will routinely visit our Mentoring Center for academic support, one on one near pear mentoring, as well as workshops specific to SAT prep, college enrollment, and leadership development.
Beat the Streets Philadelphia provides the resources necessary to grow the sport of wrestling in under resourced neighborhoods through out the Philadelphia region. Through the sport of wrestling, student-athletes develop valuable character traits such as, discipline, resilience, dedication, delayed gratification, teamwork, individual accountability, and an overall commitment to excellence. The lessons learned on the mat regularly spill over into the classroom. Teacher and Parents alike report notable improvements in wrestlers attendance, behavior, and performance.
As the season moves forward there are some competitions on the calendar worth recognizing.
- Friday 12/08: Five BTSP teams competing at the New Hope-Solebury Tournament
- Wednesday 12/20: Rematch of last years Public League Championship, Central at Northeast
- Saturday 1/27: Central HS hosts the Lancer Invitational.
- Saturday 2/3: Martin Luther King hosts the Cougar Duals
We encourage you to support these programs by attending competitions or by making a tax deductible contribution through our donate now portal. More than 60% off the total funding for these HS programs come from Beat the Streets Philadelphia. Without your support these student-athletes would not have the opportunity to wrestle.