2016, 2017 and 2018 National Champions
Thank you for your interest in SMU Cheer! Southern Methodist University offers a well-rounded collegiate cheer experience and an excellent opportunity to show your school spirit.
The SMU Cheerleading squad is a highly competitive team consisting of 20 to 30 young men and women. Twenty of the team's members compete at NCA College Nationals held in Daytona Beach, Florida where the squad placed first in 2016, 2017 and once again in 2018. This highly spirited and skilled squad cheers at all home football games, bowl games, men's and women's home basketball games, volleyball games, and tournament play. Members of the SMU Cheer squad participate in community service events around campus and the Dallas area. In the past few years, SMU Cheer has traveled to Hawaii, New York City, Orlando, Tampa, and many other places throughout the country. SMU Cheer is more than a team, we are a family!
If you would like to request an appearance by the SMU Cheerleading squad please contact the SMU cheer coach at firstname.lastname@example.org. No appearance requests are accepted during final examinations.
Members of the SMU Cheer squad in good academic standing and perform advanced skills receive a book stipend and have an opportunity to earn a larger tuition scholarship through an application process. Please contact the SMU cheer coach, Tiffany Fettinger, regarding this opportunity.
TRYOUT INFORMATION 2020-2021
All tryouts for the 2020-2021 SMU Cheer Squad will be via video submissions. Please see below for guidance and requirements. We are actively seeking quality, dedicated and talented individuals to join our program.
Potential members of the SMU Cheer team will fulfill the role of ambassadors for the University, role models within the community and new talent to strengthen our championship winning family.
All tryout choreography can be found on our Facebook page at SMU Cheerleading. Please email SMU Spirit Coordinator, Tiffany Fettinger to have the videos emailed to you directly. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Also, please find the "SMU Fight Song" and "Pony Battle Cry" on YouTube, and the words to both on the SMU website.
The following items are required to be sent in with your tryout video:
- Tryout application:
- Tryout waiver:
- $75 Application Fee - Check only made out to "SMU Spirit"
- A full body photo of yourself in your tryout outfit
- Copy of your SMU acceptance letter or print out of your class schedule for Fall 2020 if you are a current SMU student
- Copy of medical insurance card
- TWO (2) letters of recommendation (one MUST be from a coach and include their contact information) - Please have these sent directly from your reference to email@example.com
- Committed to SMU
- Interview Questions (See PDF Letter)
MANDATORY SUMMER PRACTICES AND COLLEGE CHEER CAMP:
If you are selected for the 2020-2021 squad please note the dates below.
Mandatory physical by SMU Athletic trainers and doctors - TBD
Practices -Report July 20 for practices (Physical report day will be different)
NCA College Camp hosted at SMU - July 24-26
All members will be required to receive and pass their physical by the SMU Training Room prior to participating in practices and camp. This date will be announced after tryouts.
If selected for the 2020-2021 SMU Cheer squad these practices and camp are mandatory unless prior written approval has been given by Tiffany Fettinger. Missing practices and camp is never acceptable for rookies and missing camp is unacceptable for all team members.