Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Everything you need to know about the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars!


Edwardsville, IL 


Head Cheerleading Coach: Casey Driemeyer

Coach's Contact Info: 

1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025


Head Dance Coach: Michelle Deets

Coach's Contact Info: 

1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025




Team Colors: Red, Black

Team Mascot: Cougars

Sports Conference: Ohio Valley Conference

Programs Offered: All Girl Cheer, Dance Team

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Scholarships Offered: No 

Scholarship Details: Scholarships are not offered at this time. 



Clinic & Tryout Dates: Clinics in the fall and spring. Tryouts are the last weekend in April.

Tryout Requirements:

  • Jumps - Toe Touch, Pike, Front Hurdler
  • Tumbling - Minimum round off back handspring and standing back handspring
  • Stunting - Will be evaluated on stability, flexibility, and technique


Clinic & Tryout Dates: Clinics in the fall and spring. Tryouts are the last weekend in April.

Tryout Requirements:

  • Turns - Right pirouettes (double and triple, quad for competitive team); turns in second
  • Leaps - Jeté, leap in second, calypso
  • Jumps - Toe touch
  • Flexibility - Splits; leg hold
  • Dance Routines - Memory and execution, technique within the routine, performance ability, showmanship

Competition Involvement: All Girl squad and Dance team compete at the NCA & NDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Daytona, FL. 

Meet Level Legacy Champion: Alyssa Martinez

After four weeks of tumbling skills challenges, the top tumbling athletes have been crowned as the 2019 Varsity All Star Level Legacy Champions! Athletes of all ages competed in level-specific challenges, and the Level 2 2019 Varsity All Star Level Legacy Champion is Alyssa Martinez from Liberty All Stars in Jersey CIty, NJ!

Winning Photos From America's Best National Championship

Championship titles, jackets, and bids were awarded today the 2019 America's Best National Championship. The routines were incredible and the memories will last a lifetime. 

Cheer St. Louis Majesty Is Back At ABKC!

Cheer St. Louis Majesty out of O’Fallon, Missouri is back at the 2019 America’s Best National Championship! Majesty took on the Level 4 Senior division and they’re back for Day 2 and ready to leave it all out on the floor.

Memphis Cheer Blue Diamonds Work For A Perfect Hit At UCA

It’s Day 2 of the 2019 UCA Smoky Mountain Championship and six teams from Memphis Cheer have their eyes on a championship title and a bid to The D2 Summit.

RAMS All Stars ICE Leads Division At ABKC

Last season, RAMS All Stars ICE advanced straight out of the Wild Card round to Finals at The D2 Summit. 

Desoto Middle Takes Home First Title Of The Day: UCA Dixie

Five small but competitive junior high teams took the mat at the 2019 UCA Dixie Championship in the Small Junior High division! They kicked off the competition at 9:00 AM this morning and were named the first champions of the day. 

Energizers Take It To The House In New Open Pom Theme

The Energizers Dance Team is known for their incredible performances and top placements every year in the Pom category. The Hartford, Wisconsin team creates unique visuals through uniforms, music, and choreography that entertains the crowd and earns them championship titles.

13 Stingray Teams Head Into Day 2 On Top At UCA

The Stingray Allstars had an incredible Day 1 at the 2019 UCA Smoky Mountain Championship in Sevierville, Tennessee. 13 teams from the program are leading their division and all 18 teams finished Day 1 within the top 5 in their division.

WSF Routine Breakdown: Rain Athletics Aqua

After Day 1 at the WSF All Star Cheer and Dance Championship, the reigning WSF Champions, Aqua from Rain Athletics, is on top in the Senior Small Level 6 division! 

Routine Breakdown: Pikeville High School

The Panthers of Pikeville High School put on an impressive showing today at the 2019 UCA Smoky Mountain Championship to prove that even after a tough ending to their season, they have what it takes to get back to the top of the leader board.