Practices and Programming Cancelled Indefinitely
As a youth development and recreational organization, the health and wellness of the youth we serve is of utmost importance. With the increased number COVID-19 cases and schools closing, we have a responsibility to take necessary steps to protect the youth in our programs.
Effective immediately, upcoming BTSL practices and programming are cancelled indefinitely with a tentative start date to be released in the future. BTSL will continue to closely monitor ongoing developments of COVID-19. BTSL staff and coaches are aware of the current situation and have been provided emergency planning guidelines to follow once programming resumes.
We encourage you to take a moment to read the preventative measures listed below as outlined by the Health Departments and the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Utilize hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) when soap is not available.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Stay home when you are sick. Please keep children home when they are sick as well. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after no longer having or showing signs of fever or chills.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with tissue or elbow (not hand).
- Discard all used tissues immediately.
- Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time. We will do our best to keep you informed as best we can throughout this process and look forward to resuming our regular programming promptly.
Stay safe and stay well!
Extraordinary Times for Beat the Streets!
Beat the Streets Lancaster would like to thank everyone for their support during the Extraordinary Give and the “A Shot In The Dark” clinic!
During the 24-hour giving day, Beat the Streets raised $10,000, which more than doubled last year’s total!
It was an amazing day capped off with a fun evening at 551 West with some great live music from Anthony Ferraro! We would like to thank 551 West and Anthony for a great night in support of Beat the Streets!
The next day, the kids in our program had the honor to learn from Anthony, hear his inspiring story, ask him questions, and see his award-winning film “A Shot In The Dark”.
Check out the Fox43 News exclusive about the clinic and Anthony’s story.
February Wrestler of the Month
The BTSL February Wrestler of the Month is Jonahvan “Jo” Flory! Jo is in 2nd grade and enjoys math. His favorite movie is Big Foot and his favorite animal is a cheetah. His favorite food is sushi. Jo likes to play soccer and enjoys doing live wrestling. Jonahvan has been to almost every practice since September, taking advantage of practices at all BTSL locations. Jo started wrestling from the positive encouragement from his dad to give it a try as he was a wrestler growing up. Jo hopes to keep paying close attention to what coaches teach him. He shows great potential and we are proud to have him a part of the BTSL family. Congratulations Jonahvan!
Beat the Streets cultivates youth development in underserved communities by encouraging a desire for excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and perseverance through the instruction of quality wrestling programs.
Every member of the BTSL staff is here for one reason, to help the kids we serve. We chose to use the sport of wrestling to accomplish this.
The sport of wrestling helps put into perspective how hard work and self-accountability can bring forth success in all aspects of life. Beat the Streets is ready to help our youth make a positive and lasting impact in Lancaster!
-Graduate of J.P. McCaskey HS and Millersville University (Education)
-Current Head Coach at J.P. McCaskey High School (7 years)
-Former collegiate wrestler at Millersville
-Graduate of J.P. McCaskey HS and Thaddeus Stevens College (Plumbing)
-Junior Red Tornado/BTS coach (8 years)
-Former collegiate wrestler at Thaddeus Stevens
-McCaskey All-time Wins Leader & 2x PIAA AAA State Qualifier
-Graduate of Downingtown HS, Eastern University, and Penn State (Education)
-Current Head Coach of LAWW (2 years)
-Coach at Lampeter-Strasburg (25 years)
-PA Cadet & Junior Girls Coach
-Graduate of Central Dauphin HS and Rider University (Sociology)
-Current Assistant Coach at Franklin & Marshall (2nd season)
-Former collegiate wrestler at Rider and Rutgers. NCAA D1 National Qualifier
-2x PIAA AAA State Finalist
-Graduate of Cherokee HS and Millersville University (Finance)
-Former collegiate wrestler at Millersville University
-3x NJSIAA State Qualifier
-Graduate of Greenwich HS and Williams Baptist University (Health & PE)
-Current Assistant Wrestling Coach at Millersville University
-Former collegiate wrestler at Williams Baptist and Clarion University
-3x NAIA National Qualifier
-Graduate of Exeter Twp. HS and currently attending F&M (Economics)
-Current collegiate wrestler at F&M (141 lbs)
-3x PIAA AAA State Medalist
-Graduate of Warwick HS and Thaddeus Stevens College
-Former collegiate wrestler at Thaddeus Stevens & 2x PIAA AAA regional qualifier
-Graduate of Brookville Area HS and currently attending F&M (Business)
-Current collegiate wrestler at F&M (149-157 lbs)
-PIAA AA State Medalist
-Graduate of Haddonfield Memorial HS and currently attending F&M
-Current collegiate wrestler at F&M (174 lbs)
-Haddonfield All-time wins leader (135 wins) & 3x NJSIAA State Qualifier
-Graduate of St. Benedicts Prep and currently attending F&M (Economics)
-Current collegiate wrestler at F&M (125-133 lbs)
-NHSCA Junior All-American and National Preps Qualifier
-Graduate of Warwick HS and Millersville University (Sociology, Sport Management)
-Current Executive Director of Beat the Streets Lancaster
-Former collegiate wrestler at Elizabethtown College
-PIAA AAA Regional Qualifier & Fargo qualifier
-Graduate of Blair Academy and currently attending Franklin & Marshall College
-Current assistant coach J.P. McCaskey High School
-Former wrestler at F&M and National Prep All-American
-Graduate of Gabriela Mistral HS and currently attending Millersville (Sport Management)
-Puerto Rico National Team Member
-Current wrestler at Millersville (149-157 lbs.)
-Graduate of Mechanicsburg HS and currently attending F&M
-Current wrestler at F&M (133 lbs.)
-2x PIAA AAA State Qualifier
-Graduate of Blairsville HS and currently attending F&M
-Current wrestler at F&M (125 lbs.)
-PIAA AA State Qualifier