Join MS 447 Wrestling Today – Girls & Boys

We are excited that MS 447 will be offering a Beat The Streets Junior League Wrestling program this fall. The program is FREE and is open to any girl or boy in grades 6th – 8th grade, no experience necessary.

Wrestling is a GREAT sport, and it’s for EVERYBODY – girls and boys, big and small, tall and short. The sport improves fitness, helps build self-confidence, and develops the traits of resiliency and commitment in those who participate.

MS 447 is excited to be a Beat The Street (BTS) partner. BTS is a New York City non-profit with the mission “to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the culture of New York City Wrestling.”

Our team will practice from 2:45 – 4:15pm on Wednesdays and on Thursdays. The season starts on

September 16th and runs through November 17th. All participants, novice to advanced, will have the opportunity to compete against others of a similar skill level and size at Beat The Streets Saturday Jamborees in October and November.

As noted in the BTS mission statement Beat The Streets is more than just wrestling, and our Wrestler’s Mark Character Development program is an integral part of our season. The goal of our Wrestler’s Mark program is to highlight the positive personal character and life skill attributes that our sport helps young people develop and to acknowledge and celebrate our student-athletes as they adopt and incorporate these personal character traits from the mat to their lives.

In order to participate a student simply needs to complete the Parent Authorization and Waiver Form  and return it to Coach Grau (Room 327) as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Grau at Grau447math@gmail.com

We are looking forward to having your child be a part of our program!

Sincerely,

Coach Grau, MS 447 Wrestling

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Open to all girls and boys at MS 447

Our season is short but sweet and runs from September 10th – November 17th

Practice Afterschool Wednesdays and Thursdays

No experience required! All are welcome. All equipment provided.

Wednesday 9/16: Collect signed permission slips (required); First Practice

Thursday 9/17: Practice

Wednesday 9/23: No Practice / School Closed

Thursday 9/24: No Practice / School Closed

Wednesday 9/30: Practice

Thursday 10/01: Practice

Wednesday 10/07: Practice

Thursday 10/08: Practice

Wednesday 10/14: Practice

Thursday 10/15: Practice

Saturday October 17th

Ankle Band Jamboree -Location and Time TBD

Wednesday 10/21: Practice

Thursday 10/22: Practice

Wednesday 10/28: Practice

Thursday 10/29: Practice

Saturday October 31st

Jamboree -Location and Time TBD

Wednesday 11/04: Practice

Thursday 11/05: Practice

Saturday November 7th

Jamboree -Location and Time TBD

Wednesday 11/11: No Practice/ School Closed

Thursday 11/12: Practice

Saturday November 14th – Individual City Semifinals

Wednesday 11/18: Last Practice/Season Celebration

Saturday November 21st – City Championships

Dual meet with MS 51, – Location and Time TBA

Participation in the Saturday Jamborees, Dual Meet, and City Championship are optional but attendance is expected. These events offer an opportunity to compete with wrestlers from other middle school wrestling programs. During these events the host school leads valuable skills clinics, followed by an opportunity to compete in ankle band challenges. If wrestlers choose, there is also an opportunity for each wrestler to participate in two matches with someone who in their own weight class (within 5 pounds if possible).