Cheerleading Tryouts

Two Cheerleader Positions and a Mascot Position remain open!

Dyersburg State Community College is pleased to announce 2012-2013 Eagle Cheerleader Individual Try-outs!

Do you have school spirit? Are you a good role model? Do you enjoy meeting people? Do you need money for college? If you answered yes to these questions, you should consider the Dyersburg State Eagle Cheer Program.

DSCC is excited to partner with Rainbow Gymnastics and Cheer. Under the direction of Coach Kate Thompson, Rainbow Gymnastics and Cheer will provide cheer instruction and oversight for the DSCC Eagle Cheerleaders. An individual cheer try-out may be scheduled by calling Rainbow Gymnastics and Cheer at 731/285-5100 or the Office of Student Services at 731/286-3240. Male and female cheerleader and a team mascot positions will be filled.

At the Tryout!
At your try-out, prospective cheerleaders will participate in an interview. Participants will then work with the Rainbow Gymnastics and Cheer staff and DSCC Cheerleaders to learn and perform a cheer. For more information and to schedule a try-out, contact Coach Kate Thompson at 731/285-5100 or the Office of Student Services at 731/286-3240 or email Try-out attire: Gym Shorts in an appropriate length, t-shirt with sleeves, and athletic shoes with socks. No inappropriate logos or writing on t-shirts or shorts, short-shorts, long &/or baggy shorts, jewelry, hats or visors.

Cheerleader Candidate Requirements
Cheerleader candidates should meet all requirements for admission as a degree seeking student at DSCC. The candidate should expect to attend DSCC Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. The candidate should be registered or ready to register for Fall 2012 classes. They must be in good standing academically and financially with the college. They should have no disciplinary action pending against them. Candidates should be considered to have good moral conduct and to be a good role model.

Criteria for Selection
Criteria for selection will include the applicant’s academic standing, interview including appearance, attitude, and athleticism.
Previous cheer or dance experience is NOT required. All interested DSCC students (male and female) are encouraged to try-out.

Eagle Cheerleaders Have Benefits
Cheerleaders receive a Performance-Based Scholarship ($500 per semester) and a Physical Education credit. The Cheerleader Performance Scholarship requires attendance at all practices; performance at all men’s and women’s home basketball games; and appearances at designated DSCC activities. Cheerleaders are required to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average and meet the DSCC Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standards.

What An Eagle Cheerleader Can Expect
An Eagle Cheerleader can expect…

  • to receive appropriate instruction in cheer, chant, simple gymnastics, and sideline decorum in a college setting provided by experienced and qualified instructors;
  • to attend 2 weekly practice sessions (3 to 5 hours per week) beginning immediately after selection;
  • to participate in organized fund-raising activities, including the DSCC Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Athletics; (Proceeds from fundraisers will be used toward the cost of warm-ups, accessories and shoes.)
  • to be provided and accept responsibility for an official game uniform, a practice uniform and personal appearance attire;
  • to participate in exhibitions and recruitment activities.
  • to serve as a representative of DSCC and a positive role model at all times.

We look forward to meeting all interested students. 


Complete the DSCC Cheerleader Application - Required of all Cheer and Mascot candidates.