Join Us

Tryouts for the 2014-15 have passed, but we are looking to fill a few spots on the team. We are particularly looking for strong bases (men and women) and tumblers. No cheerleading experience is necessary. Please use the interest form below to contact the captains.

 

Eligibility

All Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at MIT are eligible to tryout.

Commitment

The MIT Cheer season runs from the end of August through April.

Attendance is mandatory at all weekly practices, football and basketball games, and competition/performances in the Spring.

Weekly Practice Schedule (subject to change):
Mondays     7-9:30pm
Wednesdays    7-9:30pm
Sundays      11am-1:30pm

Additional practices for camp, choreography, and competitions may be scheduled at the coaches’ discretion.

FAQ

Can I try out if I have never cheered before?

Yes! No prior cheer experience is necessary for tryouts. In fact, some of our best cheerleaders had never cheered before. We can teach you everything you’ll need to know.

How much does it cost?

Each member is required to purchase practice gear and cheer shoes. For new members, this cost will not exceed $200. We will review final costs at tryouts. Also, we support payment plans and fundraising for any members who are not able to pay for gear out of pocket.

What is the time commitment?

Three practices per week are mandatory. Attendance is also required at home football and basketball games. Academics is very important at MIT, and therefore participation is limited to an average of 9 hours per week, and occasionally there are bonding activities that all members are encouraged to attend to promote community and team morale.