Learn about the Blue Beast Athletics organization
Blue Beast Athletics is an amateur co-ed youth wrestling organization based in New London County, Connecticut. The organization was formed in September 2015 to provide a means for youth ages 4 through 18 who reside in the area, and surrounding counties, the opportunity to participate in a year round wrestling program. The program is designed to improve their health, fitness, and personal development through the sport of wrestling. Blue Beast Athletics provides a quality year round wrestling program to meet the needs of the community, including allowing low income families an opportunity to join an elite sports program that usually is beyond their reach due to the high costs of membership. The primary mission of the Blue Beast Athletics organization is to provide a positive outlet for local area youths that will lead to future success and keep them out of trouble. The sport of wrestling teaches kids to make goals and strive for those goals through determination, pride and hard work. These ethics will constantly improve their skills and assist the youth athletes with gaining confidence. Wrestling offers youths a means to grow both physically and mentally.
Our training provides tools and encouragement that goes beyond wrestling practice and competition. Blue Beast Athletics has constructed an educational area within our training facility to afford youth athletes a place to complete all classroom assignments as time is always a rare commodity in today’s society. By providing this area, the youth athletes will have a supervised area open to them before practice to complete their studies and not fall behind in schoolwork. The area is also equipped with computers and printers to assist with report writing. We also offer after school tutoring for wrestlers in the program who need extra help in school.
Youth wrestlers who join our organization will compete on a USA Wrestling sanctioned wrestling club team for in state tournaments as well as larger out of state tournaments. Wrestlers who come from low income families will be offered free or subsidized USA Wrestling membership which is required to compete in local tournaments by providing the necessary insurance coverage. Assistance is available to cover costs of tournament fees, wrestling apparel, and traveling for those who need it. Typically, our type of program is only utilized by higher income families who can afford the costs associated with a year round traveling wrestling program. However, Blue Beast Athletics is determined to offer this higher level instruction to all that are interested. Every child deserves an opportunity regardless of their parents financial situation.