Join the squad
University of Maryland Cheer FALL auditions will be held September 9, 2018 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 and Shell Shockers. 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.
AUDITION STEPS AND Requirements:
Complete the Audition Application by clicking the link below by September 5th, 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 September 5th, 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 Auditions on September 9, 2018 and bring your $20.00 NON-REFUNDABLE Audition fee with you (cash only)
*Please email ONLY completed athlete medical packet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: September 9, 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 Sunday, September 9, 2018.
TENTATIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 9th, 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 10:15 AM – School 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 – 11:15 PM – Stunt Instruction
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Open Tumbling
11:30 PM – 12:30 PM - Interviews & Open Gym
12:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Auditions (Judged by a panel)
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE ON September 10TH, 2018!
*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.