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Virtual training is happening now.

Participants trying out for the Recreation and Competitive teams for 2020-2021 Lakeland Cheer will be participating in a virtual tryout this year.

Coach Candace has created videos for participants to watch and practice with at home. An in-person clinic will be held on July 16 at Memphis Pride gym to refine the dance and cheer routines, and formal tryouts will be held in the gym on July 17.

Clinic times can be scheduled HERE.
Tryout slots will be assigned during the in-person clinic.

Check out the routine instructional videos here: 



City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department

2020 Recreation Cheerleading

Ages: 6-11


Register online at - COMING SOON

Registration Dates:

June 18 – July 13

Tryouts July 16, 10 am - 12 pm

Sign up for tryouts at:


-Absolutely NO registrations or refunds after the season begins.


Parent/Guardian Meeting:

Registration Fee:

TBD. Uniforms can be used for up to 3 years.



-New Uniform (shell top & skirt) & Accessories Package that includes
Poms, Briefs, Bodyliner, Shoes, Socks, Bow, and a Backpack with logo.

-Practice T-shirt and shorts

-Coaching and gym fees

Program Information:

This team will cheer for the City of Lakeland 10U Tackle Football teams
from August thru the end of October,
with the option to cheer at the Junior Grizzlies Basketball games December thru February.

Our tackle football teams participate in the MFL (Municipal Football League),
as they will compete against Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, & Munford,
along with non-league SYS (Shelby Youth Sports) teams.

There will be a 2 week break in between football cheerleading and basketball cheerleading.


**dates subject to change based on gym availability.


July 21 – August 4:

Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

-Held at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (LMPS) at 5020 Lions Crest Dr. 
*practices occasionally may be held at the I.H. Clubhouse at 4523 Canada Rd. 
These are not mandatory, but highly suggested, so that the team has time to learn
the cheers before the first games at the end of August.



-Practices will be one hour, one day a week.

Practices will be led by Memphis Pride All Star Cheer & Dance Coach Candace Nurse
Mats will be used in practices. 
We ask that you make the commitment to be in attendance for at least 90% of the practices.     


-Games will be played at the assigned locations by the MFL
(at the locations of the teams listed above, and at the LMPS football field)

-MFL determines the game schedule which will not be released until early August tentatively.

-Ideally all cheerleaders should be at all games, regardless of time and location.
We understand that situations arise, but we ask that you make the commitment to be in
attendance for at least 90% of the games for the season.
Attendance at games is very important, as the team will practice certain formations
and cheers that require everyone’s participation.

*dates subject to change based on gym availability.

-Registration ends on July 13. 

-Uniform fittings: TBD, Inside City Hall (10001 Hwy 70). 
**Uniform fittings will be handled by a representative from Varsity Spirit. 
It is very important that you are at one of the two dates listed below to have your child measured for the correct uniform. The uniforms are custom made per child; therefore exact measurements are imperative.

-Parent meeting TBD. 

-Games tentatively start the last weekend of August & run thru the end of October.
The playoffs end the first week of November. 
-Schedule will not be released by the MFL until early August.


  It is time for tryouts for the 2020-21 City of Lakeland

Youth Competitive Recreation Cheer Team!

This will be an assessment to help the staff and coaches to build the team.

The girls will work on jumps, learn a cheer and a mini dance routine. 

AGES: 6-11

- Rising 1st graders thru Rising 4th graders, and some Rising 5th graders. (see below) 
**5th graders not trying out for the middle school team may tryout for the City's Competitive Recreation Cheer team or you may register now for the Recreation Cheer team.
*Rising 5th thru 8th graders cheer thru the LSS middle school program. Unless you want to participate in the City of Lakeland programs as a 5th grader.

Routines will be send electronically to participants to practice before the in-person clinic.

Cheer and Dance Clinic on Thursday, July 9, 10 am – 12 pm
Sign up for the clinic at:

Tryouts on Friday, July 10,  Scheduled at Clinic

Memphis Pride Gym
7790 Fischer Steel Rd
Cordova, TN

How do I sign up my child for the tryout?

Cheerleaders will be scheduled for tryouts during the in-person cheer and dance clinic.


Our program is in coordination with Memphis Pride All-Star Cheer & Dance ( This is our 3rd year in partnership with Memphis Pride and Coach Candace. The goal is to work together and build a program with the same philosophy from the recreation level into the middle school level and beyond. Your child will be taught teamwork and dedication, along with the skills that are required to compete with a smile.

The program will run from August thru January. There will be a minimum of 3 competitions that will be local. We are also considering one regional competition in Jackson, MS. There will be two practices per week, with additional practices as we near each competition date. It is very important that each girl attends each competitive practice as the coordination with stunts and tumbling is crucial to the development of the team.

This team, along with the Recreation team, will also cheer for youth tackle football game beginning in August thru the middle of October. There will also be the option to cheer for basketball games on Saturdays beginning in December thru the end of February. They are not required to cheer at basketball games.

COSTS *incurred only if you make the team, no cost for tryouts.

The total cost of the program is $1000.

Initial Registration Fee - $TBD

-New Uniform (shell top & skirt) & Accessories Package that includes Poms, Briefs, Bodyliner, Shoes, Socks, Bow, and a Backpack. Uniforms can be used for 2 years.

-Practice Uniform

Monthly Tuition Fee - $100 a month to be paid from August thru January, and includes:

-All competition fees, coaching fees, and gym fees.

Additional optional costs:

-Unlimited Tumbling classes are offered at Memphis Pride for $50 a month.

-Spirit gear

TIMELINE: (does not include competition dates)
-Registration ends on July 6. 
-Uniform fittings: TBD, Inside City Hall (10001 Hwy 70). 
**Parent meeting: TBD
-Practice will begin July 14.

            Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 – Lakeland Middle Preparatory School

            Thursdays 11:30 – 1:00 – Memphis Pride Gym (7790 Fischer Steel Rd, Cordova, TN 38018)

-Regular practice at LMPS will begin when school returns.
-Games tentatively start the last week of August & run thru the end of October. The playoffs end the first week of November. 
-Schedule will not be released by the MFL until early August.


Contact Us

City of Lakeland Tennessee

10001 US Highway 70 
Lakeland, Tennessee 38002

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 901-867-2717
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