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Beat the Streets Wrestling in New York opens two new full time coaching positions

By Justin Hoch | June 25, 2013, 4:03 p.m. (ET)
Now accepting applications for Girls and Boys Head Coaches

NEW YORK, New York (June 24, 2013) - 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.

For a complete job description and application instructions, please visit the Beat the Streets website at www.beat-the-streets.org

About Beat the Streets

The mission of Beat the Streets is to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the culture of New York City wrestling. BTSW works directly with the New York City Department of Education in a public-private partnership to help New York City's student-athletes achieve their personal and athletic goals. Through the operation of wrestling programs in middle and high schools in the five boroughs, BTSW and the DOE provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can l earn the essential life skills of physical fitness, teamwork, and self-empowerment. The goal of fostering strong, dedicated, and optimistic kids is delivered through coaching, after-school programs, and mentoring. More information can be found at www.beat-the-streets.org.

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