UD Cheerleading Program Information

Campus Visits & Open Practices

It is highly recommended that you schedule an admissions information session and a walking tour at http://www.udel.edu/admissions/visit/.

To coordinate a meeting to learn more about the cheer program specifically please send an e-mail to bluehencheer@gmail.com. Please include the following information:

Name of Prospective Cheerleader:
E-Mail Address:
Cell Phone Number:
Date/Time of Visit:
Interested in (All-Girl or Coed):

Once we receive your information we will let you know if a cheer representative is available to meet with you as well as any practice times for the week. You are welcome to stop by and watch practice.

To schedule a campus visit/watch practice please e-mail bluehencheer@gmail.com. Visits are subject to availability and it is recommended that you coordinate your visit at least one to two weeks in advance.

What teams do you have?

We have a Large Coed Team with an average of 12 couples (12 females, 12 males). In addition we also have an All-Girl Team which consist of 25-30 members.

Coed Squad Information

The coed squad is made up of around 12 males and 12 females. The females on this squad typically all have coed stunt experience as top girls/flyers. Males range from experienced to brand new. We look for athleticism, strength, outgoing personality and a great work ethic.

Required Tumbling Skills:
-Standing back tuck* & standing back handspring back tuck
-Round off backhandspring layout
*Tuck or ability/potential to learn tuck required for males.

Encouraged Tumbling Skills:
-Round off backhandspring full
-Standing two backhandsprings to full
-Specialty pass to a full

Required Stunting Skills:
-Toss Extension*
-Toss immediate lib/stretch/cupie
*Extension or ability/potential to learn required for males.

Encouraged Stunting Skills:
-Full ups & Transitional Stunts (Full Arounds/Tick Tocks)
-Flipping Stunts (hand-in-hand, handspring ups, rewinds etc.)

Additional Advice:

Females who are interested in the coed squad should be able to demonstrate all required stunting skills easily with multiple stunt partners.

In addition we look to see basic stunts and transitional skills executed with ease. It is crucial to demonstrate good lines and control. Once you have mastered those skills we would encourage working on flipping skills. If you need help finding coed stunt partners to train with please ask!

All-Girl Squad Information

The all-girl squad is made up of around 25 females. Members of this squad are experienced in group stunting as top girls/flyers, main bases, side bases and/or back spots.

Required Tumbling Skills:
-Standing backhandspring
-Roundoff backhandspring tuck

Encouraged Tumbling Skills:
-Standing back tuck*
-Standing back handspring back tuck*
-Roundoff backhandspring layout/full
-Standing two backhandsprings to full
*Jumps connected to standing tumbling

Required Stunting Skills:
-Straight up liberty/stretch
-Arabesque & other back body positions
-Full up to the top
-Quick Toss to the top

Encouraged Stunting Skills:
-Transitional Stunts (Full Arounds/Tick Tocks)
-Flipping Stunts (inverts, handspring ups, rewinds etc.)
-Additional Spinning Stunts (1.5 ups/double ups)

Additional Advice:

Females who are interested in the all-girl squad should be able to demonstrate all required stunting skills easily with multiple stunt groups.

It is also strongly recommended that you be versatile in your stunting position. If you are able to demonstrate that you are strong in more than one specific position (top/flyer, main, side, back), you will increase your chances of being successful in the tryout process.

Do you give scholarships?

We do give small scholarships to members of the Coed Team. Stunting, tumbling, character, need, attitude and work ethic are the attributes looked upon when distributing scholarships for the team at the end of summer practices.

How long is your season, and do you compete?

The Coed Team will cheer all home and away football games, select home men’s and women’s basketball games, select home volleyball games as well as numerous appearances on and off campus throughout the year.

The coed team competes at UCA College Nationals in January. The all-girl team will cheer all home football games, select volleyball games, select men’s and women’s basketball games as well as several appearances on and off campus throughout the year. The All Girl Team will work to perform locally and work to compete at a high level in the new emerging sport of STUNT.

 

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