The SMU Pom Squad is a select group of young ladies that all share a love of dancing and SMU! The Pom Squad is well known for their energetic performances and their ability to entertain a crowd. The dancing style of the team includes jazz, pom and hip hop. The Pom Squad performs on the sidelines and at halftime of all home football games and travels to some away games. They also perform at all men's and women's basketball games. SMU Pom also attends NDA College Nationals in Daytona, Florida each year where they compete in the game day division with SMU Cheer and on their own in the pom category. SMU Spirit is proudly the 2021 NCA/NDA Game Day National Champions! This squad also won a national title in the Division IA Open Dance category in 2006, 2008 and 2009. This group of girls is committed to bringing spirit and excitement to the campus of SMU and we look forward to seeing you at a football and basketball game soon! PONY UP!

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All tryouts for the 2022-2023 SMU Pom Squad will be on campus. Tryouts will be held the weekend of April 22 in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and are closed to the public or parents for viewing.

Tryout Choreography Clinic: April 22, 4:30pm

            Doors will open for registration at 4pm.

Tryouts: April 23, 10:30am

Potential members of the SMU Pom 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 by former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and SMU Alumnus, Mary Krow. There will be space available for practice and review before tryouts Saturday morning.

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 of coached you within the past year/currently)
  • Committed to SMU


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 Pom squad these practices and camp are mandatory unless prior written approval has been given. Missing practices and camp is never acceptable for rookies and missing camp is unacceptable for all team members.

For additional information about SMU Pom Squad, please contact Charles Aguillon, Director of Mustang Band and Spirit.