Inside Athletics

Cheerleading

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.

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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. Open tryouts will be held Friday, August 25th at 4:45pm @ Skibo Gym. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tryout Information

We are currently recruiting cheerleaders for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. All skill levels are welcome; former dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders or someone wanting to try something new and fun.

Potential cheerleaders can tryout via video (preferred method) as mentioned above. Each applicant will be expected to learn the material and send performance videos by August 25th.  Applicants can also schedule a face to face or video conference tryout to perform the material in-lieu of a video.

Open tryouts will be held Friday, August 25th at 4:45pm @ Skibo Gym. However, due to football season starting, it is strongly preferred to tryout via video prior to this date. 

E-mail Coach Kristin at CarnegieMellonCheerleading@gmail.com  to register and to receive material videos before tryouts. All walk-ins must learn the material at the open tryout.

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