Clemson University Cheerleading
The Clemson University Cheerleading Program is a University
activity sponsored and funded by the Athletic Department. The primary
responsibility of the Cheerleading Program is to support the Clemson Athletics
sports teams through crowd involvement efforts using cheers, signs, partner
stunts, motions, dancing (females), pyramids, and tumbling. Team members are
expected to uphold, reflect, and project the goals, ideals, and image of
Large Coed: The Large Coed Cheerleading Team
performs at home football games, home men's basketball games, select home
volleyball games, and select away football games. They also travel to men's
basketball post season games and bowl games when applicable. Generally, 18-22
members are chosen at the spring tryout. Later additions to the team may be
added at the discretion of the spirit squad coordinator and/or head coach.
All Girl: The All
Girl Cheerleading Team performs at home football games, home women's basketball
games, select home volleyball games, and select away football games. They also
travel to post season women's basketball games and the ACC Football
Championship game when applicable. Generally, 18-24 members are chosen at the
spring tryout. Later additions to the team may be added at the discretion of
the spirit squad coordinator and/or head coach.
- Must be a full time student with a minimum of 12 credit
hours as an undergraduate or 9 credit hours as a graduate student.
- Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at
least a 2.0.
Both teams practice twice a week (6-8pm) and participate in
strength and conditioning workouts twice a week (6:30-7:30am). All team
members are expected to participate in community services events on campus and
in the community. Team members must develop and maintain strong time management
skills to successfully balance academic and athletic obligations.
Standing Back Tuck/Standing Back Tuck in "Tiger
Standing Handspring Back Tuck
Round Off Back Handspring Back Tuck
Advanced Stunting Ability with Proper Technique
(refer to tryout information for detailed stunting recommendations)
Strong Motion Technique and
Toss Hands Extension
Strong Motion Technique and
Tumbling is recommended, but not required.
Scholarships are distributed based on number of years on the team. All cheerleaders who are in good standing with the Spirit
Program qualify to earn money towards their student account every year.
1st year members - $750.00 (split $375 per semester)
2nd year members - $1,000.00 (split $500 per semester)
3rd year members - $1,500.00 (split $750 per semester)
4th year members - $1,500.00 (split $750 per semester)
Spring Tryouts are held every
April. Typically, a spring tryout fills both teams; however if any spots are
open, a fall tryout will be held. For more information, visit our tryout webpage.