Cheer

2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021 National Champions

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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 Director of Mustang Band and Spirit, Charles Aguillon at caguillon@smu.edu. No appearance requests are accepted during final examinations.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 Charles Aguillon regarding this opportunity.

TRYOUT INFORMATION 2022-2023

All tryouts for the 2022-2023 SMU Cheer Squad will be on campus. Tryouts will be held the weekend of April 22 in the Dedman Center of Lifetime Sports.

Tryout Clinic: April 22 at 6pm

Tryouts: April 23 at 9am

Potential members of the SMU Cheer squad will fulfill the role of ambassadors for the University, role models within the community and new talent to strengthen our championship winning family.

Tryout Choreography

All tryout choreography will be taught at the tryout clinic. At this time, no clinics will be held prior to the tryout clinic.

Please bring the following with you to tryouts:

  • A full body photo of yourself in your tryout outfit
  • $50 tryout fee (Check made out to SMU Spirit or Cash)
  • Copy of your SMU acceptance letter or print out of your class schedule for Fall 2022 if you are a current SMU student
  • Copy of medical insurance card
  • Two recommendation letters from former/current coaches. Please include contact information (email and phone numbers) of two coaches (Must have coached you within the past year/currently)
  • Committed to SMU

MANDATORY SUMMER PRACTICES AND COLLEGE CHEER CAMP:

If you are selected for the 2022-2023 squad please note the dates below. 

Mandatory physical by SMU Athletic trainers and doctors - TBD

Practices and College camp - TBA

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 2022-2023 SMU Cheer squad these practices and camp are mandatory unless prior written approval is given. Missing practices and camp is never acceptable for rookies and missing camp is unacceptable for all team members.