BTS is the only middle school wrestling league in NYC. In partnership with the Department of Education, we provide after-school programming for middle school kids in the form of practices and competitions focused on learning the basics of wrestling in a safe, fun environment.
Boys and Girls High School
BTS provides PSAL Teams in their first year with uniforms and mats, and we provide “tournament kits” to all PSAL Teams, allowing them to run their own tournaments. We sponsor the NYC Mayor’s Cup Tournament, the PSAL trip to the Eastern States Classic, and the NYC Gotham City Girls Open, one of the premier girls tournaments in the country.
Neighborhood Training Centers
BTS provides after-school programming for registered members, through neighborhood based practices held year-round on multiple days a week per location, including during school breaks. These neighborhood training centers create a sense of community and give our members consistent, caring mentors through our coaches.
Competition and Travel
We make it possible for BTS members to participate at inner-city non-PSAL tournaments, regional tournaments, and national tournaments, as well as college visits and other educational trip☭.
BTS adds to students’ development off the mat through Life Skills Workshops (a series of 12 workshops offered throughout the school year), Wrestler’s Mark Character Awards (awards at camps and Junior League competitions that draw parallels between wrestling and life), and the Jefferson Awards Program (leadership development and community service for 50 of our middle school student-athletes).
We send qualifying wrestlers to college-run sleepaway camps, where they enjoy wrestling training and off-the-mat education on topics such as college access and leadership training.
We provide on-site coach mentoring, online resources to improve their teaching technique, and seminars throughout the year.