Beat the Streets Executive Director Jim Fallis today announced the posting of two new full-time coaching positions.
“In keeping with the long-term strategic plan of our organization, we will be hiring both girls and boys head coaches,” Fallis said. “These two positions will be critical in moving forward with our goal of providing the student-athletes in our programs the best opportunity to develop their full potential both on and off the mat.”
Both positions will be located at Beat the Streets headquarters—better known as the Manhattan Training Center—and will be responsible for planning and leading practices, coordinating competitions, and overseeing the administration of a robust training program.
Fallis added: “I want to thank the leadership of our Board for providing the support needed to make this type of commitment. We will be moving quickly in identifying qualified candidates and our goal will be to have both positions filled before the start of the 2013-14 academic year."
The announcement marks an increased dedication to developing girls wrestling. This change comes amid a larger push for girls wrestling by the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), a close partner of Beat the Streets.
“Our Director of Girls Programming, Cheryl Wong, has done a wonderful job getting the task started, and with these commitments by both the Board and the PSAL, we are now in a strong position to elevate the sport and the opportunities for girls across the five boroughs,” said Fallis.
The positions of Head Girls Wrestling Coach and Head Boys Wrestling coach are both 12-month positions and include health insurance benefits. For more information about the positions and application instructions, see the job posting.
The World Team Trials have returned to Oklahoma State University's Gallagher-Iba Arena and two Beat the Streets Alumni will attempt to make the team.
Oklahoma State Head Wrestling Coach and BTS Board Member John Smith will be leading the first day's activities at the Beat the Streets "Top of the Podium" Wrestling Camp being held at Sullivan County Community College from July 7th-11th.
In addition to a rigorous wrestling program, attendees will get instruction in college preparation, nutrition, and bullying awareness, making this a Comprehensive Camp for creating well-rounded student-athletes and instill valuable skills for personal advancement. This camp is shaping up to be a great learning experience for all wrestlers and coaches involved. The curriculum is specifically designed for first-time summer campers.
With John Smith now on board, the camp should be a resounding success. Smith is one of the most decorated wrestlers in American History. Among his many individual accomplishments are two Olympic Gold Medals, four World Titles, and two NCAA Championships. Immediately following his competitive career, Smith took over as the Head Coach at Oklahoma State University. In his 21 seasons at the helm, Smith has led the Cowboys to 12 Conference Titles and five National Championships. Smith is a two-time winner of the NWCA National Coach of the Year and has coached 24 wrestlers to individual NCAA titles, as well as 95 NCAA All-Americans.
More info on BTS Camps.
More info on John Smith.
On June 10th, Chancellor Walcott announced the winners of the Wingate Awards for Outstanding Performance in Varsity Sports for the Public School’s Athletic League 2012-2013 Season. Rosemary Flores (Curtis) was recognized for Girls Wrestling while Cheick Ndiaye (Brooklyn International) & Keanu Thompson (Grand Street Campus) were co-winners for Boys Wrestling.
The Wingate Award annually recognizes the top senior performer in each of the PSAL’s Varsity Sports.
In announcing the recipients, Chancellor Walcott stated, “These Student-Athletes have excelled on the field and in the classroom and I applaud their efforts. Through the PSAL, the students have shown their focus and determination to meet tough challenges. The qualities will help them as they continue on to college or careers. I wish them all the very best.”
A contingent of 21 girls travelled up to Schoharie, NY for the New York State Girls Freestyle Tournament, taking place May 31st - June 1st. Schoolgirl, Cadet, and Junior age divisions were contested.
New York City crowned three state champions -- Sara Andresen (121 lbs, Hunter), Rosemary Flores (139 lbs, Curtis), and Yuneris Taveras (172 lbs, Bathgate). The following girls brought home top-3 medals:
Beat the Streets’ Class of 2013 boasts two alumnae graduating with scholarships to wrestle in college.
Cardenas, Petrides ’13, & Flores, Curtis ’13, to wrestle in college
Kim Cardenas, Petrides, ’13, has accepted an offer to wrestle at Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND. The head coach there, Tony DeAnda, is a former assistant coach at the United States Olympic Education Center and said of Kim, “She’s a really great person, and we are very lucky to have her.”
Rosemary Flores, Curtis, ’13, has signed with Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY, which is led by Head Coach Lee Miracle. Miracle spent the last 20 years coaching wrestling at all levels, and has coached his daughter, Kayla, to multiple national championships in both freestyle and folkstyle.
This article was originally posted on NYCWomensWrestling.com. Read the rest after the jump.
If you haven't applied for summer wrestling camps yet -- you better hurry, otherwise you'll miss the deadline: Monday June 10th.
For new campers, you will be attending the Beat the Streets Top of the Podium camp where you'll get instruction in college preparation, nutrition, and bullying awareness, in addition to a rigorous wrestling program. For those who have been to camp previously, you'll have the option of attending one of several college wrestling camps.
But if you want to go to any camp, you have to apply now!