The team is an all-girl competition team, and is
composed of a 20-25 persons. The number of males and females on the team varies
from year to year. Members perform elite cheerleading skills in stunting,
tumbling, jumping, and dancing. UCSD Cheer represents the University at
regional and national competitive collegiate cheerleading competitions. We cheer for
Men's Water polo, Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's & Women's
Basketball and various other school sports. We also attend many community
service events and do a lot of fundraising and charity work.
Does UCSD offer scholarships?
No scholarships are presently offered. Adidas generously sponsors some apparel
and footwear associated with cheering at UC San Diego.
Who are we looking for?
The UCSD Cheer Team is looking for new members for the 2013-2014 season. Have
fun while supporting UCSD Athletics, make new friends while being a part of a
skilled/hardworking team and refine/master new skills in one of the most
challenging sports there is.
Why cheer in
Cheerleading in college is a great way to meet new people and make life long
friends. You also get access to UCSD sporting events, travel opportunities, and
sponsorships from Adidas.
UCSD Cheer time commitment:
One is expected to attend all practice, 2 weekly
team workouts (strength and conditioning), games and appearances. Winter quarter is an extremely busy quarter
due to competition and basketball games.
Practices will be, but not limited to:
Monday or Tuesday: 6:30-9:00am
Wednesday or Thursday: 6:30-9:00am
Can freshmen tryout?
Yes, incoming freshmen are encouraged to tryout (Video tryouts are accepted for
those out of state).
We strongly encourage all athletes to come to the tryouts.
The team is open to both males and females
REQUIREMENTS: While we do not
have strict requirements, we do have some suggestions for what we are looking
- Must be an
enrolled UCSD student
- Able and
willing to commit to the determined practice schedule, games and special
- TUMBLING: As far as tumbling goes we have and are taking girls
with a wide range of skills, however I would recommend having at least a
back handspring. Basically the more skills you have, the bigger advantage
you have over other people trying out. While a back handspring is
generally the minimum, it is not required, so I would still recommend
coming and trying out.
- FLYERS: Flexibility and technique!
Scales, scorpions, stretches, etc... At least a single down from
everything, if not a double, or at least working on a double.
- BASES AND BACKS: Basically,
strength and technique. We stunt "partner style" which means
the main base is directly under the flyer (similar to co-ed stunting). It
is not necessary that you come into it knowing how to stunt this way, but
that you can learn and pick up quickly. We also need strong basket
- MALES: Must be capable of co-ed
stunting. It is not necessary that you come into it knowing how to stunt
this way, but that you can learn and pick up quickly.
Please fill out an application
prior to the tryout. Click here for application 2013 Cheer Application.
We are looking for dedicated UCSD students with
Cheer, Dance, and/or Tumbling experience.
Tryouts will be held September
28-30. Tryout consist of two days of workshops, the 28th and 29th,
where you will learn a dance, and cheer as well as work on stunting, jumping
and tumbling, and possibly some short interviews. Sunday the 30th is
the actual day of tryouts, which will be held at 10:00am. There will be a
meeting and possible fitting after tryouts, please be prepared to give $100 for
a uniform deposit. Tryouts and workshops will be held in RIMAC. Maps of the
campus and directions can be found on the UCSD website. For up to date Tryout
information please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/UCSD-Cheer-Team/118926478208212
What to bring:
* $20 addition fee
with a current picture
* Appropriate clothes and shoes
* Water and snacks
Friday: 5:00 pm-9:30 pm Workshop
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm Workshop
w/ lunch break
Sunday 10:00 am Tryout followed
my a meeting for those who have made the team
(around 12 or
Important things to know:
* Cheer is a huge time commitment, we will be practicing 3 times a week, with
additional group workouts and tumbling practice, plus weekly school events,
basketball games in the winter quarter, fundraisers and competition.
*Cheer is costly; we do plan on fundraising as much as possible. Uniforms cost
between $500-$700, which includes 2 liner, full shell, crop top, skirt, briefs,
poms, team polo, shoes, warm-ups, and a backpack. There may be additional costs
such as practice gear, but the majority of practice gear comes from the cheer
account. Please do not let cost discourage you from trying out, we can work on
a payment pay if necessary.
If you cannot make tryouts you must email Coach Massey firstname.lastname@example.org, and
discuss video tryouts submission, there are specific requirements. Tryout videos are due April 20.
Cheer Roster 2012-13
Massey is a former competitive collegiate cheerleader at the University of
California, Santa Barbara and high school cheerleading coach. After
receiving her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at UCSB, she went on to
continue her education at the University of Phoenix, where she received her
masters in Secondary Education and her teaching credential. She is currently a
mathematics teacher at the secondary level. As you can see she has a true
passion for teaching, whether it may be mathematics or cheerleading.
If you would
like to get in contact with Coach Massey please email her at email@example.com.