Ellsworth Community College


Iowa Falls, IA 


Head Cheerleading Coach: Katie Reed

Coach's Contact Info:  

Phone : (641) 648-8631

E-mail: Katie.Reed@iavalley.edu


Website: eccathletics.com

Team Colors: Purple and Gold

Team Mascot: Panthers, Pounce

Sports Conference: NJCAA D3, ICCAC

Programs Offered: Small Coed Cheer, All Girl Cheer, Dance Team, Mascot

Summer Camp Training: Yes

Summer Camp Training Program: UCA College Camp at Wisconsin Dells Resort

Sports Covered: Home Football, Home Basketball, Away Conference, and post-season games only 

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Scholarships Offered: Yes 

Cheer Scholarship Details: Partial scholarships are awarded up to $500 each semester with additional scholarships available based on individual qualifications. Cheerleaders can be full-time or part-time enrolled student athletes.

Mascot Scholarship Details: Mascot scholarship is awarded as part of the Student Engagement and Leadership Department. The amount varies depending on individual qualifications per semester and involvement as a student ambassador.

Up to 3 students are eligible for a mascot position. Partial scholarship and/or meal plan coverage is offered.



Clinic & Tryout Dates: Tryouts are in May and August as needed. Clinics are in September and March.

Tryout Requirements:

  • Demo a sideline chant, 
  • Demo school fight song band dance
  • Toe touch and hurdler jumps 
  • Any tumbling and stunt skills

You must send in a recruiting video through email to Head Coach Katie Reed. You must also submit an online recruitment form to http://www.eccathletics.com/recruits/cheer_squad. 


Tryout Dates: May or August as needed.

Pounce attends athletics and other college and community events as the ECC Panther Pride.

Email Coach Katie Reed for more information.


Competition Involvement: Ellsworth Community College competes at America's Best Cheer and Dance Championships and NCA College Cheer and Dance Nationals. 

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