About CCYW

The Friends of Concord Carlisle Wrestling, Inc. (FOCCW) is a non-profit organization presenting the Concord Carlisle Youth Wrestling club (CCYW) and is affiliated with the Massachusetts Wrestling Association & USA Wrestling
The club is funded by a portion of each member's registration fee as well as other fundraising efforts.

MISSION
CCYW was created to introduce amateur folk style wrestling to students grades 4-8. Volunteer coaches intend to develop young wrestlers in a competitive wrestling environment, to prepare youth wrestlers to compete, to equip the wrestlers with the skills to overcome challenges, and to act as a feeder program for the CCHS wrestling team.

COACHES & MENTORS
With the assistance of the high school varsity wrestlers (mentors), CCHS alumni & varsity coaches teach youth wrestlers the basic skills & discipline needed to succeed and compete. 
At CCYW we focus on the fundamentals of 'folkstyle' wrestling while introducing other moves & exercises to prepare young wrestlers for a career in a competitive atmosphere. 
- Wrestler will NOT 'fall behind' if they miss a practice.

WHO
4th-8th grade students
*3rd graders can be considered upon request

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - Beginners & experienced wrestlers welcome- Those who are interested in a soft introduction are always welcome to view/watch a couple of practices.


EQUIPMENT
Wrestlers should have wrestling shoes and headgear and should also wear athletic shorts (preferably no pockets) & a shirt during practice.

- Although shoes are not required in practice, they help with agility and will be required in competition.

- Missing headgear will not keep a wrestler off the mat, but should be worn during drills, live wrestling, and competitions.