Beat the Streets LA up and running with Fall Academy

Posted: October 14, 2020

For the first time since March, over 250 of our student-athletes will meet to take part in socially-distanced outdoor workouts as part of our 6-week Fall Academy. Each of these outdoor workouts will adhere to the guidelines for youth sports set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

During these workouts, our wrestlers will engage in solo wrestling skills and drills, strength exercises, and conditioning exercises involving heavy ropes, agility ladders, and more.

Similar to the recent Summer Academy, the Fall Academy will feature weekly virtual team meetings, mentor check-in phone calls, google classroom challenges, and other fun activities in a friendly team point competition. The team that finishes with the most points will be crowned the Fall Academy Champions and will receive an award for their achievement.

Everyone enrolled receives a cinch-bag, yoga mat, chess set, book (Way of the Warrior Kid 2: Marc’s Mission or Afsoon, Iranian Girl Overcomes Adversity to Become American Success Story), jump rope, t-shirt, and custom workbook to track their progress over the duration of the 6 week program.

Prior to the Fall Academy, 25 Beat the Streets LA coaches and mentors attended our annual training delivered by Beat the Streets LA staff, Dre De La Peza from Woodcraft Rangers and Jordin Humphrey from the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club. This training ensures the Fall Academy will provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for our student-athletes.

A special thank you to all our partners, coaches, donors, supporters, and parents for helping to make the Fall Academy programming possible. We look forward to sharing additional stories of this program in the coming weeks!