Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wednesdays!Starting Wednesday April 10th Beat the Streets is bringing something new to our wrestling programming…BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU!Wednesdays at the Lancaster Rec gym from 6-730pm for the next 8 weeks.BJJ is similar to wrestling in many ways and we hope the kids will enjoy learning some basics of this great sport and explore other ways to move their bodies and get fit through grappling!Our instructor is Ross Stockdale a BJJ Blue Belt through Gracie 717. Ross Stockdale is a 2009 graduate of Warwick Highschool and 2013 graduate of Elizabethtown College. After graduating Ross spent a year volunteer coaching for Warwick before starting his journey with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu starting in the summer of 2014. Ross is a full time digital marketer, ranking websites since 2013, and helping grow local businesses with EZMarketing since 2017.
Spring Training at Lancaster Rec
Our practices at Lancaster Rec will continue through Memorial Day so there is no reason to be off the mats!
Mondays from 6-730pm we will continue to practice to keep kids fit and having fun in wrestling.
We will even be adding a NEW TWIST to our training beginning in April so stay tuned via Facebook:
CHIPS for FUTURE CHAMPS MAY 16th
Beat the Streets and the Police Athletic League of Lancaster have teamed up for an awesome event!
Thursday MAY 16th 6-9pm at the TELLUS 360 Club on King St we are hosting a Casino Themed evening of fun to support our youth programs.
Each ticket includes 2 drinks, raffle tickets and casino chips. There will be professional dealers and tables of Craps, Poker, Black Jack, and more with door prizes, raffles and more.
Use the link below to purchase tickets and help support our FUTURE CHAMPS!
Every member of the Beat the Streets staff is here for one reason. TO HELP KIDS. We chose to use the sport of wrestling to accomplish this.
Wrestling is a physically and mentally grueling sport that takes a lot out of a person, but in those trying moments, it teaches you lessons that you can apply to your daily life moving forward. The sport of wrestling helps put into perspective how your hard work will directly pay off…it may take some time, but the work will not go to waste. In wrestling, an athlete is held accountable for their own success or failure, and there is nowhere to hide from that accountability. Wrestling teaches you a lot more than you probably realize while you’re active in the sport, and once kids have time to reflect, the importance of this sport cannot be overstated. The trials and tribulations that even the most successful wrestlers face will prepare them to embrace challenges in life and work hard to overcome them. Ultimately, if you’re looking to be taught valuable life lessons, while joining a lifelong community…wrestling is the sport for you.
Tyson Dippery joins us as Head Coach of the Beat the Streets program at the Lancaster Recreation Commission location after competing at Division I Rider University, where he graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Throughout his five-year collegiate career, Dippery compiled a 101-48 career record. He transferred from Rutgers University where he was a 2016 NCAA Qualifier at 149 lbs. and a Big Ten Championships placewinner – finishing sixth.
A native of Harrisburg, Dippery was a two-time PIAA State Finalist for wrestling-powerhouse Central Dauphin High School, graduating with the most wins in both school and district 3 history with 183. He was a three-time Fargo All-American, placing twice in Greco and once in Freestyle.
Isaias Rodriguez serves as Head Coach of the Beat the Streets program practicing at the McCaskey High School location. Coach Rodriguez graduated from JP McCaskey High School in 1998. He wrestled for Millersville University while earning a degree in education. Coach Rodriguez returned to McCaskey High School to serve as an Assistant Coach for 7 years. These years gave him the experience to take over as Head Coach in 2014 where he currently leads the Red Tornado Wrestling Program. Coach Rodriguez has been a Fourth Grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary in Lancaster for the past 10 years.
We have gathered a great group of young men to be role models for the young men and women of Central PA.
Current NCAA Div I wrestlers from Franklin&Marshall College Brett Kulp, Cole Aaron, Chris Bolletino and 2016 & 2018 NCAA Championship Qualifier Antonio Pelusi along with Div II wrestlers from Millersville University will be working with both Beat the Streets Lancaster programs.