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Tryout Information

Carnegie Mellon Cheerleading Tryout Information:

We are currently recruiting cheerleaders for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. All skill levels are welcome; former performers of any kind, dancers, gymnasts, figure skaters, cheerleaders, etc., or someone wanting to try something new and fun. Additionally, we welcome graduate students and semester exchange students from other CMU Campuses.

Potential cheerleaders can tryout via video (preferred method) and will be sent video material containing a short dance and 2 cheers. Each applicant will be expected to learn and send performance videos within three weeks or by August 21st for Fall and December 1st for Spring. Applicants can also schedule a face to face or video conference tryout to perform the material in-lieu of recording performances.

Fall 2018 cheerleading open tryouts are scheduled for Friday, August 24th and/or Friday, August 31st from 5pm – 6pm outside Skibo gym. Registering for tryouts can be done by e-mailing Coach Kristin Kropf, walk-ins are also welcomed. Anyone who registers for tryouts will receive material videos before tryouts, all walk-ins must learn the material at the open tryout. Due to football season starting in September, it is strongly preferred that athletes tryout via video prior to August 24th.


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. Additionally, any cheerleader that accepts a position on the team is required to fill out the New Student Athlete Packet.

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