Join the squad

University of Maryland Cheer auditions will be held April 14-15 at Xfinity Center, College Park, MD!


The University of Maryland cheerleading squad is a unique program in that it is divided into separate teams (subject to change based on audition turnout): Golden Girls, Diamondbacks, Shell Shockers and Lady T’s.  This allows the coaching staff to select individuals at varying levels of gymnastics and stunting ability and group them together to provide them with the best opportunity to develop their skills. 

**Please Note: Team placement is determined by the Head Coach.  Individuals are not able to select which team they would like to audition for. 

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 2 years cheerleading experience at the high school or all-star level.
  • Tumbling experience required.
  • Must have a completed physical within 6 months of the audition date.
  • Sickle Cell test results required prior to audition date.


  1. Complete the Audition Application by clicking the link below by April 11th, 2018.

  2. 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 Include your name and the words Audition Medical Packet in the subject line of the email. Must be submitted by April 11, 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!!!

  3. Show up to Auditions on April 14, 2018 and bring your $20.00 NON-REFUNDABLE Audition fee with you (cash only) (Please note that the audition fee is waived for individuals who attended one of the 3 UMD hosted College Prep Clinics in January, February or March)

complete your Audition application Here

Download Student Athlete Medical Packet Here

 *Please email ONLY completed athlete medical packet to

AUDITION Information

When: April 14– 15, 2018 (refer to the schedule for specific times)

Where: Pavilion Gym on the ground floor of the Xfinity Center, 8500 Paint Branch Dr, College Park, MD 20740

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 $20.00 Audition fee due at the time of check in on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. (Please note that the audition fee is waived for individuals who attended one of the 3 UMD hosted College Prep Clinics in January, February or March)

**Cant make it to live Auditions? Please contact for information on submitting a video.  Note that this is not the recommended way to audition, videos make it more difficult to accurately judge skill. Unless it is completely not doable, we recommend that you make every effort to attend live auditions. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM– Check in (please have your audition fee with you (check and credit card NOT accepted))

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM – Dance and School Fight Song instruction

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Audition Groups will be assembled

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Work in groups to develop Audition Cheer

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Stunt Instruction

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Open Tumbling

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Interviews & Open Gym

Sunday, April 15, 2018

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM– Check in

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Warm up

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Auditions (Judged by a panel of experts)


*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.