The ECC Spirit Squads consist of a cheer team, dance team and mascot that perform at home football and basketball games.
The cheer squad is comprised of 12-16 members. They start practicing the week before classes begin and continue into March. The squad performs at all home football games, all home basketball games, the annual Homecoming pep rally and other events throughout the year.
The dance team is also comprised of 12-16 members. They practice two to three times a week from October through early March. In performances, members demonstrate a variety of dance styles including pom, jazz, kick, hip hop and lyrical. The dance team performs at some home football games, all home basketball games and several other events throughout the year.
For both the cheer squad and dance team, tryouts are held in the spring. All candidates must be present to try out for one of the teams. On rare occasions, a DVD tryout is accepted, but only with prior approval from the coach.
Front Row (L to R): Emily Monroe, Kaleigh Greufe, Elizabeth Ash and Martika Stewart. Back Row (L to R): Kelbey Barbadillo, Meranda Nevenhoven, Kaitlynn Rinkert, Kayley Schirmers and Tegan Catlett and ECC Cheer Squad Head Coach Natalie Ostheimer.
Coach Natalie Ostheimer is in her third year as head coach for dance/cheer at Ellsworth Community College, and she is involved in other ways with the community of Iowa Falls. Her favorite activities include working outside, watching sporting events, and spending time with her family. Her motto for cheerleading is "Respect and Effort."
"We work very hard as a cheer / dance team. I believe that if you work hard good things will come out of it. You can expect to work hard and learn a lot with our cheer / dance programs"
ECC Cheer Squad Head Coach