Cheerleader Tryout Information

Cheerleaders are a vital part of the athletic culture at CSU. As a cheerleader at Charleston Southern you will attend all home football and basketball games. Cheerleaders will attend some away games in the 2016 football season and the Big South Basketball tournament in March. You will help lead the crowd and cheer on the Buccaneers!

The cheerleading team at Charleston Southern focuses on leadership and service to our school and community. We meet weekly as a team to do bible study together, we do service projects for organizations out side of the school, and help lead the way with school spirit on campus.

Tryouts: June 4, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

For Individual who are out of state or cannot make the in person tryout, Video tryouts are available. The individual should perform a cheer, dance, Jumps (a toe touch, right and left hurdler and right and left pike), and both standing and running tumbling. At the beginning of the video name and location along with a short introduction should be included.
Cheerleaders should be dressed as if they were attending an in person tryout.
All paperwork needs to be filled out, signed and turned in before video will be reviewed.

Important Information

What to Wear: gold, navy or white shorts and shirt, bow (for girls), cheerleading shoes. Girls will be scored on their collegiate appearance. Do not wear anything that says CSU Cheerleading on it.
Must bring: A signed assumption of risk form, Incoming or transfer students will have to bring proof of acceptance to CSU.
  • New Student Medical Packet
  • Returning Student Medical Packet
    All cheerleaders trying out must bring proof of insurance and the results of their most recent physical performed by their family physician.
    All girls trying out must have a minimum of a standing backhand spring and running round off backhand spring (with the potential and willingness to learn more tumbling skills). Guys trying out must be willing to learn to tumble but are not required to currently have tumbling skills.
    All girls trying out will be judged on:
  • A cheer taught at tryouts
  • Standing and running tumbling
  • Toe touch and 3 jump combination or two jump to tumbling
  • Gameday performance
  • Collegiate image
    All guys trying out will be judged on:
  • Tumbling
    This is a skills based tryout. Meaning the harder skills you do (with good execution, of course) the higher you will score.


    For More Information, contact:

    Hannah Gaz
    Phone: 404-276-0139