Welcome to the University of Delaware Cheerleading Website!

Please fill out the Cheerleading Interest Form to receive information on the program, upcoming clinics, events & more.

Here are some facts about our program:

What Teams do you Have?
 

We have a Large Coed Team with an average of 12 couples (12 females, 12 males). In addition we also have an All-Girl Team which consist of 25+ members.

You must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to tryout for either team and must be able to maintain a 2.0 + GPA and be a full time student in order to participate.

Do you give scholarships?

We do give small scholarships to members of the Coed Team. Stunting, tumbling, character, need, attitude and work ethic are the attributes looked upon when distributing scholarships for the team at the end of summer practices.

What are your requirements?

Coed

Required Tumbling Skills:
-Standing back tuck*
-Standing back handspring back tuck
-Round off backhandspring layout
*Tuck or ability/potential to learn tuck required for males.

Encouraged Tumbling Skills:
-Round off backhandspring full
-Standing two backhandsprings to full
-Specialty pass to a full

Required Stunting Skills:
-Toss Extension*
-Toss immediate lib
-Toss immediate stretch
-Toss cupie
*Extension or ability/potential to learn required for males.

Encouraged Stunting Skills:
-Full ups
-Transitional Stunts (Full Arounds/Tick Tocks)
-Flipping Stunts (hand-in-hand, handspring ups, rewinds etc.)

Additional Advice:
Females who are interested in the coed squad should be able to demonstrate all required stunting skills easily with multiple stunt partners. In addition we look to see basic stunts and transitional skills executed with ease. It is crucial to demonstrate good lines and control. Once you have mastered those skills we would encourage working on flipping skills. 

If you need help finding coed stunt partners to train with please ask!

All-Girl

Required Tumbling Skills:
-Standing backhandspring
-Roundoff backhandspring tuck

Encouraged Tumbling Skills:
-Standing back tuck*
-Standing back handspring back tuck*
-Roundoff backhandspring layout/full
-Standing two backhandsprings to full
*Jumps connected to standing tumbling

Required Stunting Skills:
-Straight up liberty/stretch
-Arabesque & other back body positions
-Full up to the top
-Quick Toss to the top

Encouraged Stunting Skills:
-Transitional Stunts (Full Arounds/Tick Tocks)
-Flipping Stunts (inverts, handspring ups, rewinds etc.)
-Additional Spinning Stunts (1.5 ups/double ups)

Additional Advice:
Females who are interested in the all-girl squad should be able to demonstrate all required stunting skills easily with multiple stunt groups.It is also strongly recommended that you be versatile in your stunting position. If you are able to demonstrate that you are strong in more than one specific position (top/flyer,main, side, back), you will increase your chances of being successful in the tryout process.



Please Note: There are occasional exceptions to required skills if an athlete excels in an area that would be beneficial to the team. Tumbling, stunting & gameday cheerleading ability are all highly important on both all-girl and coed.

How long is your season, and do you compete?

The Coed Team will cheer all home and away football games, select home men’s and women’s basketball games, select home volleyball games as well as numerous appearances on and off campus throughout the year.

The Coed Team competes at UCA Collegiate Nationals in January. The Coed Team will practice 4 days a week during the fall, and have 2-3 days of mandatory lifting/ conditioning. During Nationals Season, Practice will be 6 or 7 days a week for the nationals team. In the spring, we practice 1-2 days a week with 3-4 days of mandatory lifting/ conditioning.

The All-Girl Team will cheer all home football games, select volleyball games, select men’s and women’s basketball games as well as several appearances on and off campus throughout the year. The All Girl Team will work to perform locally and particpate in STUNT, an emerging sport for female athletes. The All-Girl team will practice 1-2 days a week in the fall with 2 days of mandatory lifting. In the spring, we will practice 3-4 days a week with 1-2 days of mandatory lifting/ conditioning.

Do you have open practices?

Please e-mail coach Rob Ellery to schedule a time to watch a practice and for any additional questions about the program.

 

University of Delaware Cheerleading Team • 262 Bob Carpenter Center • Newark, DE 19716 • Phone: (302) 831-1581 • © 2012

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