Competition has begun!
The Future Varsity League has begun and it is a great opportunity for ALL kids!
All competition costs in the FVL series are covered by BtS so no reason not to come out! This is a great league that was created to provide competitive matches for all age/experience levels. Opponents are hand picked by coaches to prevent mismatches and the structure is set to get the competition done within a few hours. BtS Coach Isaias Rodriguez (email@example.com) is the competition coach coordinating the BtS team and all kids are eligible to compete. Just come to practices Tuesday and Thursday @ McCaskey HS (630-8pm) to get ready!
The GIRLS are back in town!
We have a growing number of hard working girls every Friday and Sunday!!! The program is a joint effort between LAW, F & M Wrestling, and Beat the Streets Lancaster! There will be no registration or practice fees for the All-Girls Practices and we welcome female wrestlers from any where to join us. Practices are in the F & M wrestling room Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00 and on Sundays from 3:30-5:00. Due to the combined efforts, there will be no registration or practice fees for the All-Girls Practices. Please spread the word. We welcome female wrestlers from any where to join us. It’s time to open up the sport of wrestling for everyone in PA!!! https://www.thelawrestling.com/ (registration forms can be found here but will also be available at practice)
Session 2 at the MIX STARTS Jan 8th!
Over 30 kids have tried Beat the Streets wrestling at the Mix at Arbor Place for the 2018-19 Season!
Session 2 starts Tuesday Jan 8th and runs through Thursday Feb 14th. The MIX (https://arborplace.org) program practices on Tuesday and Thursday from 630-8PM. Check dates on our events link.
Millersville Assistant coach Alex Baider and special guests will be there to mentor and coach the athletes as they gain their first experiences on the mats!
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.