About mitcheersquad

We are the official Cheer Squad of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! We are a co-ed Club Sport with the primary goal of promoting school spirit through cheer. Our members include MIT graduate and undergraduate students in a wide variety of majors.

2014-15 Cheerleading Tryouts

Want to learn how to flip? Or throw people in the air? Come join the MIT cheer team!

We will be hosting tryouts Sept 13th in the DuPont basketball courts. All MIT students (undergrad or graduate, male or female) are welcome – no experience necessary!

We are holding two sessions, 12-2:30 and 3-5:30. You may come to either one. We will be teaching the basics of cheerleading and answering any questions about the program.

Please dress in athletic clothes (shorts and t-shirts are best) and tennis shoes. For safety reasons, leave jewelry at home and tie up any long hair. Bring a water bottle and be ready to try something new!

We Made History at NCA Nationals!

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We Made History at NCA Nationals!

Thank you to all who made our first-ever trip to compete in the National Cheerleading Association 2013 Nationals possible! This is the first time in history that MIT has been represented at NCA Nationals, and our squad had an incredible experience competing and meeting squads from all over the country! Here’s a picture of us with our Challenger Cup Trophy after we competed! GO TECH!!!

Announcing… Mr. & Ms. School Spirit!

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Announcing... Mr. & Ms. School Spirit!

After a week of a very competitive voting, MIT Cheer and the UA would like to congratulate this year’s Mr., Ms. and Professor School Spirit!

Mr. School Spirit: Chris Lang ’15

Ms. School Spirit: Michelle Morales ’13

Professor of School Spirit: Professor Eric Lander

Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who voted! We will continue to spread school spirit at this year’s NCA Nationals in Daytona, FL this April. Sad you didn’t see your name up there? Stay tuned! You’ll have your chance next year!

MIT Cheer & The UA Present the 2013 Mr. & Ms. School Spirit Competition!

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Do you think MIT is the best place on earth? Are you an ISawYou celebrity with something to prove? Do your friends excuse themselves from dinner when you talk about just how much you love MIT? Are you the lone fan screaming at MIT games? Do you cheer as loud as you can at Ring Premiere (with or without the alcohol)?  Late at night, do you fantasize about Tim the Beaver?
Oh–not you, but your “friend” fits these qualifications? Then nominate them for the Mr. and Ms. School Spirit Competition hosted by the MIT Cheerleading Squad! Let your peers decide in the Institute’s first School Spirit Competition. Let your money do the talking, and vote all week in Lobby 10, or Thursday at the Student Center.
VOTING RULES:
1. You can donate any dollar amount to cast your vote
2. Throwing coins in a candidates bucket will count as a deduction against them
3. At the end of the week, we will announce a Mr., Ms., and Professor School SpiritThank you for your support! All donations will go towards MIT Cheerleading Squad’s 1st-ever Trip to NCA Nationals.

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Cambridge Community Gymnastics

Last Sunday, March 3rd, the MIT Cheer Squad had the pleasure of participating in a 3-hour Gymnastics Workshop led by Abbie Green, Head Instructor & Executive Director of Cambridge Community Gymnastics (CCG), and two of her fellow staff members.

Abbie and her staff worked with our squad in learning basic warmups, exercises, and drills that focus on improving the tumbling in our 2013 NCA Nationals routine. As our squad contains members with all different backgrounds, the level of professionalism and experience Abbie and her staff have was very helpful in enabling our team to improve its technique in such a small amount of time.

The MIT Cheerleading Squad would like to send a special thank you to Abbie and Cambridge Community Gymnastics for volunteering to hold this workshop in support of our organization’s endeavors to compete at Nationals for the first time ever. If you or a friend is interested in learning more about CCG and its programs, you can contact them by email here or visit their website at:  https://sites.google.com/site/cambridgecommunitygymnastics/ 

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Read the Article: MIT Cheerleaders: We ARE Science Cheerleaders!

MIT Cheerleading Squad featured on ScienceCheerleader.com

“The Science Cheerleaders are professional cheerleaders pursuing science careers who playfully challenge stereotypes, turn everyone onto science by encouraging participation in citizen science activities, and inspire young women (including 3-4 million U.S. cheerleaders) to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math. We do this by recasting the image of scientists and engineers while giving people the opportunity to explore their personal interests as a gateway to science. We communicate in ways that inspire people using our very real, very personal stories. We do this at schools, festivals, malls, on tv, online, at cheer events, games, bars…wherever the people are! The point: science is accessible to ALL!”

Try-out For Our Competition Squad Over IAP!

NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship
The Band Shell/Ocean Center/Peabody Auditorium
Daytona Beach , Florida
April 10-14, 2013

This is an exciting, first-time opportunity for the MIT Cheer Squad and we are looking to recruit students who are willing and ready to help us reach the top at Nationals!

If you have experience with gymnastics tumbling and/or cheering…WE WANT YOU!
If you are an athlete looking to try something new….WE WANT YOU!

Try-outs will be held on ***SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2013*** in the Z-Center Gymnastics Room and T-Club Lounge.

All those trying out will be rated on their ability to learn and perform a set of cheers, dance choreography, jumps, and a short interview. Remember, no prior experience is required to join the team! Please wear athletic clothing and shoes. Bring water and a snack. No jewelry. Hair should be tied back.

Please fill out the form below to sign up! We are looking forward to meeting all of you!

If you have any questions, please email us at cheer-captains@mit.edu

Happy Holidays!

After months of hard work and good memories, the MIT Cheer Squad ended its Fall 2012 Season in December by celebrating together and revealing our Secret Santas!

On behalf of the MIT Cheer Squad, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. We’ll see you in the New Year!

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Check out our pictures together during our Secret Santa gift exchange!

Introducing Our Very First Maroon Sponsor: Randall Beans!

The company, Randall Beans, is starting their new campaign to support and power amateur athletics with their organic, homegrown variety of beans. These grown and made in America beans are fueling athletes across the country in an effort to spread the word about the nutritious effects that beans have on the body. Randall beans is owned by Meredith Keating and has been in operation since 1876. In regards to this “Powered By Beans” movement, Randall Beans is very excited to begin its partnership with MIT Cheerleading as a supporter of amateur athletics and has graciously donated $1,000 to the MIT Cheerleading squad in an effort to become our very first maroon level donor!

To learn more about Randall Beans, please visit their website at: www.randallbeans.com

MIT Cheer is Pumped for Basketball Season!

On Friday, October 19th, the MIT Cheer Squad helped kick-off the start of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons at MIT alongside several other student groups at MIT. Our squad cheered on our men’s and women’s basketball players during their intra-squad scrimmages and one of our members shocked the crowd by scoring a basket during the dunk contest and winning a prize… Check out our halftime performance video here!

We wish both the men’s and women’s basketball teams good luck on another successful season, and look forward to seeing the fans in the audience! Please find links below for more information on rosters, schedules, and more:

MIT Men’s Basketball
MIT Women’s Basketball