Tyler Junior College

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Apache Cheer

Interested in Apache Cheer?

Benefits of being an Apache Cheerleader

  • Performance Grant opportunities (scholarship)
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Paid travel expenses (transportation, room and meals)
  • Access to athletic trainers and training facilities
  • Strength coach and access to work out facilities 
  • Kinesiology elective credits (1 credit hour per semester)
  • Community Service event participation
  • "College Game Day" experience and university cheer preparation
  • Coaching staff with over 17 combined years of coaching all star, college and tumbling
  • Participation at NCA Summer Camp, SMU Dallas, TX
  • Participation at NCA Collegiate Nationals, Daytona Beach, FL

Academic Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours (special circumstances considered).
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or more for team and performance grant eligibility.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or more for full tuition performance grant eligibility.
  • Must complete mandatory study hours to remain eligible for team events and participation.

Monetary Requirements

  • Camp wear deposit (owed during summer after tryouts)
  • Sponsorship/ fund raising goals (completed at a date specified by coaching staff)

Time Commitments

  • Summer camp practice weeks and camp 
  • All practices and weight/ conditioning times 
  • All of Spring Break practices 
  • NCA Collage Nationals 
  • All home football games 
  • Will travel to a few away games and all travel playoff games
  • All Men's and Women's home basketball games
  • Will travel to a few away games and playoff games
  • Support at home games for Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Baseball, and Softball
  • All recruit clinics
  • Community service events 

Cheerleading Coaches

Ryan Harrigan
Head Coach
Email: rhar2@tjc.edu
Phone: 903-510-3183

Dee Kelley
Assistant Coach
Email: dkel2@tjc.edu
Phone: 903-510-3183

Spirit Programs Contact

Jackie France
New Student, Family and Spirit Programs Coordinator

Email: jfra@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3133