Girls in sports

The role that I see wrestling playing in my future

Tarleen here!

I see wrestling helping to build me as a person on and off the mats. This sport has instilled honesty, patience, consideration and integrity inside me. I have learned to deal with my losses, and have become a wiser wrestler from the 3 years I have been with Beat the Streets. There are levels to this sport and I have learnt to trust the process, and believe in myself. Wrestling is a fine sport, although it’s time-consuming and with that, I have learned to manage my time to prioritize my homework. I always try to keep in mind “Don’t let wrestling get in the way of your education” – wise words said by a wise man. Although school is important, I’m a good student and get good grades but wrestling is equally as important however its far more unforgiving.

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In the future wrestling will take me far in life. I believe I am a promising wrestler and one day I desire to become a Sikh woman Olympic champion and World Champion with my twin sister. I know that sounds cliché, but I am willing to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and do things others aren’t willing to do. Because of Beat the Streets my technique is incomparable to any other girl my age. In the future, I hope to become a pharmacist and because of the lessons I have learnt in wrestling, that should be effortless. I will know how to balance my life, remain calm under pressure and just be an all-around badass, and hard worker. 

Wrestle the North Girl's Edition

This years Wrestle the North Event was a Girls only edition and it was held at Nathan Phillips Square once again. This event was special because we were able to share it with the Girls from Beat the Streets New York City! Thank you for travelling all the way to Toronto BTSNY Girls and Coach Josh!

The event showcased our sport to hundreds of people in the audience and made it on the 6pm CBC news. Our sport rarely gets that kind of coverage and is a great way for us to promote our sport. Our girls loved the awesome WTN Wrestling Singlets they received for participating in the event! Look out for them at your local tournaments as I’m sure the Girls will be sporting them often! We’re already planning for next year’s event so make sure you look out for it…

Sports: Ensuring your Daughter’s Success

Just like any parent, you want your children to be successful later on in life. Having your daughter get involved with sports raises her chances of becoming a successful career woman.

EY research reveals that 94% of senior business women holding C-level positions, was actively involved with sports at some point in their life, and over 50% was involved at a university level. This demonstrates the undeniable connection between success in sports and success in business.

To have a successful career, self esteem is incredibly important. Believing in yourself and knowing your value, not only as an individual but also as a part of a company. Sports give girls numerous opportunities to develop high self esteem; when they win a match/game, when they set a goal and achieve it, etc. Girl’s who believe that they can, do.

Your daughter will be healthier and happier. Girls who are involved in sports are less likely to develop osteoporosis and breast cancer later on in life. Your daughter will not only be in better shape but her involvement in sports will reduce stress and help her to feel happier overall. She will create friendships with her teammates and that is a very special bond, also knowing you have a team behind you takes the pressure off and allows you to just have fun.

BTST female students taking center stage at the Wrestle the North “Girl’s Edition” wrestling event at Nathan Phillips Square July 2018.

BTST female students taking center stage at the Wrestle the North “Girl’s Edition” wrestling event at Nathan Phillips Square July 2018.