The USC Upstate Cheerleaders season begins with camp in August, pre-season beginning prior to the start of classes in August, and continues through the completion of basketball season in the spring until tryouts for the next season. All members are responsible for attending all practices and games that occur during that time period, including those that fall during University breaks/vacations and holidays. The USC Upstate cheerleaders participate in several appearances on behalf of the University and Athletic Department.
Being a college cheerleader is an extremely rewarding experience, but is also very time consuming. Cheerleaders are expected to put their academics first and cheerleading second. Anyone interested in trying out should make sure that they are fully aware of the time commitment required and be ready to dedicate themselves accordingly.
For more information please contact Keisha Robinson via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to cheerleading tryouts, TRYOUTS FOR SPARTY THE MASCOT will also take place. See below for all information on tryouts.
USC Upstate Cheerleading Tryouts
Tryouts: August 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:00 p.m.); August 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Practices are tentatively scheduled for three evenings between 5:30-9:30. Practice times will be confirmed prior to the Fall semester’s start. If you are planning to tryout, your class schedule must not conflict with these times. Keep in mind that basketball games fall on various weeknights as well as weekends and holidays. If possible, all night classes should be avoided. You will be required to attend night games even if you have class.
Members are required to be full-time USC Upstate students and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
**Tumbling is not required for men trying out for the team.**
Tumbling is recommended but not necessarily required to make the team.
Jumps that will be required include:
For stunting you will be put into groups. For bases and back spots we will look at your overall skill, strength, and technique. For flyers we will be looking at flexibility (Scorpion, Scale, Bow ‘n Arrow) and technique in single leg stunts.
**We are looking for well-rounded cheerleaders.
Tryout Music and Dance:
What to Wear:
Males: Will need to wear athletic/basketball shorts, a presentable t-shirt and tennis shoes. Green, black, and white colors are not required but preferred. Please do not wear clothing with your high school or another college name (other than USC Upstate), logo, or mascot on it.