Join the squad
auditions for the 2019/2020 season will be held April 13-14th, 2019 at xfinity center, College Park, MD!
The University of Maryland cheerleading program is a game and competition squad that supports football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and other Olympic sports. Our season runs from late July through early/mid April. The structure of the team varies year to year and is determined by the head coach following auditions.
Selected members are required to participate in all games, competitions, fundraisers, appearances, etc. as applicable. Please note that our program is an intensive, extremely physical and rigorous program designed for highly skilled and dedicated athletes in the sport. We advise all interested individuals to consider the basic requirements below and the provided team details prior to considering auditioning for the team.
*If you are currently a level 5 cheerleader with a two handspring to full and running pas through to full and/or a level 9 or 10 gymnast please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Team Requirements (applies to all interested individuals):
Must be a current or prospective University of Maryland Student enrolled full-time (12 hours).
Freshman Connection students are eligible.
A minimum of 4 years cheer and/or gymnastics/acrobatics experience at the high school, all-star level or above.
Tumbling experience required. (please note that possessing the minimum required skills will not ensure that you are selected for the team, athletes should present their highest level skills when auditioning. These are simply detailing the minimum level skill required to audition)
Minimum standing toe-touch back tuck.
Running tumbling pass through to tuck. (layouts and fulls preferred)
Must have a completed physical within 6 months of the audition date. (see below)
Sickle Cell test results required prior to audition date. (see below)
AUDITION STEPS AND Requirements:
Complete the Audition Application by clicking the link below by April 10th, 2018.
If you haven't had a physical within the last 6 months, contact your primary care physician and schedule a physical appointment. Download, print and take the Medical Packet below with you to your appointment. Once completed, scan and email the packet along with you sickle cell test results to email@example.com. Include your name and the words Audition Medical Packet in the subject line of the email. Must be submitted by April 10th, 2018, however, I encourage you to submit it sooner if you have it available! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! OUR ATHLETIC TRAINING TEAM WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO AUDITION WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION!!!
Show up to day 1 of auditions on April 13th, 2019 and bring your $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE audition fee with you (cash or Paypal accepted)
*Please email ONLY completed athlete medical packet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: April 13-14, 2019 (refer to the schedule for specific times)
Where: Xfintiy Center Pavilion Gym, 8500 Paint Branch Drive, College Park, MD 20742.
Attire: Women should wear a sports bra and shorts. Hair should be styled appropriately for a collegiate game day (either all the way out or half up half down) with natural make up applied heavily and a shade of red lipstick that best suits them. Men should wear a t-shirt and athletic shorts and be well groomed in a style that suits them best.
Fees: There is a $25.00 Audition fee due at the time of check in on Saturday, April 13, 2018.
TENTATIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM– Check in (please have your audition fee with you (cash and Paypal accepted))
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM – UMD Fight Song instruction
10:15 AM to 10:20 AM – Audition groups will be assembled
10:20 AM – 10:45 AM – Work in groups to develop audition cheer
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM – Stunt instruction
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Open tumbling
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM - Interviews & open gym
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM– Check in
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – Review and warm-up in audition groups
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Auditions (Judged by a panel)
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE ON April 28, 2019, prior to final commitment day!
*The University of Maryland Cheerleading Program values diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any current or prospective athlete for team selection and placement based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.
**Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will make the University of Maryland cheerleading team. There are several factors that weigh into team selection and final determination of the team will be made at the sole the discretion of the Head Coach.