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The Carnegie Mellon Cheerleading squad cheers at all home football and home conference basketball games and makes numerous appearances throughout the academic year.

We do our best to accommodate busy academic schedules as well as those of other activities. That is why we have incorporated a hybrid approach with the ability to use video instruction to learn new material and to review current material in order to limit the amount of face-to-face time commitment. Cheerleaders will typically be given 1-2 weeks to master material at his/her leisure. This corresponds with a team skills practice within Skibo Gymnasium once a week.

Cheer for Carnegie Mellon!

While experience is encouraged - it is not necessary. All skills will be re-taught starting at the most basic level to ensure proper technique and safety.

Potential cheerleaders can tryout via video on a rolling basis from July - January.  All video applicants will be sent video material containing a dance and 3 cheers. Each applicant will be expected to perform these in the order received within one week.  Cheerleaders can also schedule a face to face tryout to perform the material in-lieu of a video.

Open tryouts are typically in early September and January. See the tryout page above for more information. Anyone who registers will receive material videos before tryouts. All walk-ins must learn the material at the open tryout.

Current students interested in tryouts -
All prospects must obtain a physical prior to tryouts or first team practice. A physical can be obtained at health services on campus or any urgent care facility. Please click here for the physical form.

Please contact Coach Kristin Kropf to register or to setup an open tryout date.