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Cheerleading Team

Season Outlook

Cheerleading provides opportunities for Pierce College students to express their creativity, build teamwork, and encourage the athletic efforts of their peers. The Raider Cheerleading squad performs at all basketball games - men's and women's, home and away - bringing their spirit to the court. They also support the teams at all major functions. The cheerleading program is funded through Student Programs. The squad also undertakes its own fundraising efforts.

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Raider Cheer is excited to begin the process for building a new squad for the 2015/16 season!! Raider Cheer was built on a strong foundation of flawless cheers, fun dance routines and amazing stunting. We are looking for enthusiastic women and men to join our squad for the upcoming season. Running Start students are welcome to tryout as well. This is a chance for you to participate on an intercollegiate cheer and dance squad. We are only looking for members who will be committed and represent Pierce College and Raider Athletics in a positive manner. Please get yourself connected with us by sending in your student athlete information form OR by liking us on Facebook at 'Pierce College Raider Cheer'.

Clinic: Friday May 29th 6-9 p.m.
Tryouts: Saturday May 30th 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday May 31st 10 a.m.
New Squad Orientation: Wednesday June 3rd 6:30 p.m.

To try out for the 2015/2016 Raider Cheer Squad you must:
1. Be enrolled at Pierce College during both Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 Quarters.
2. Turn in all of the required forms on the first day of tryouts.

Helpful Forms

Data Sheet (download pdf).
Physical Form (download pdf)
Hazard & Risks Waiver (download pdf).
Cheer Application (download pdf).

A 4x6 headshot photograph.
A copy of your most recent transcript (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted).

Tryouts will be held at the Ft. Steilacoom Health Education Center. There will be a clinic the day before the tryout process begins. This clinic is not required in order to tryout, however, it would be beneficial to work on stunts and tumbling prior to tryouts. Saturday will be a one-day instructional day. Before getting started we will have an informational session on what Raider Cheer is all about and answer any questions you may have. We will break for lunch, but please bring water and snacks. Sunday is the final tryout day in front of a panel of judges. You must be present for both Saturday and Sunday. If you are unable to attend tryouts in person please contact Coach Kay, kgrothe@pierce.ctc.edu.

Clinic: Females and males please wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes.

Tryouts: Saturday- Females please wear white athletic top (tank), black soffe cheer shorts/spandex, cheer shoes/sneakers. Males please wear white t-shirt or athletic top, black shorts, and cheer shoes/sneakers.

Sunday- Females please wear all black athletic top (tank), black soffe cheer shorts/spandex, cheer shoes/sneakers. Hair and make-up game ready. Males please wear all black t-shirt or athletic top, black shorts, and cheer shoes/sneakers.

Katelin Grothe
Head Cheer Coach
253-912-2399 ext 5743


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Cheerleader Recruiting

Looking to join the Raiders? Send us your information by filling out the online version of the student athlete information form.