The Cheerleading Team (Cheer Club) promotes and upholds the SSU team spirit. Members develop good sportsmanship, support good relations in the community and between teams during sporting events. The Cheer Club works in harmony with team management and athletic teams.
Tryouts for the 2016–17 SSU Cheerleading Squad will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium located in the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center.
All candidates must bring a recent photograph and copy of their class schedule as well as dress appropriately in shorts, formfitting shirts and cheerleading shoes (white tennis shoes). You must attend both sessions to be eligible for the squad.
A cheer, chant, and dance will be taught to all candidates during the tryout process. Successful candidates will have sharp motions, strong jumps and excellent voice projection. There are no specific requirements for tumbling or stunting skills. However, the addition of the skills is a definite asset and will be a factor in the selection of the squad. We will look for candidates with the ability to work as a team, have positive attitudes and energetic personalities.