Youth Wrestling Returns

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Youth Wrestling Season

Over the past month and a half Beat the Streets Philadelphia youth and middle school programs have begun training for the 2017-2018 season. There are two new programs this year with Penn Treaty Middle School and Trenton Rivera attributing to the growth. Sponsoring 17 individual wrestling based youth development teams this year will allow BTS Philly to reach an estimated 800 boys and girls, ages 5-14. Couple that with the 13 high school programs, there will be an estimated 1,200 student athletes engaged in programing this academic year.

Every Student Athlete is provided the opportunity to receive support off the mat at the BTS Mentoring Center, located in University City. Volunteer mentors from Upenn, Drexel, Temple, ROTC, and Philadelphia Rotary, provide wrestlers with group, as well as one on one support. Last month students worked on classroom assignments, prepared for the SAT and ACT, attended a College Knowledge workshop designed to help navigated the college application process, all in addition to receiving quality near peer mentoring. This year additional mentoring programing will be offered at our  Allentown, Alliance, Mastery, and PAL Wrestling Club locations.

Starting in January, the BTSP Youth and Middle School Competition season begins with events scheduled every weekend. Our weekend events include opportunities for BTS Philly wrestlers to compete and watch college duals at the Palestra and Daskalakis Center. The annual year end tournament is once again scheduled on the second weekend in February.

Full details about this years season can be found here: BTSP League (Parents Guide)

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