Join Us

Tryouts for the 2014-15 season will be held September 13th in the DuPont basketball courts from 12-2:30 or 3-5:30. You only need to attend one session.

Please wear athletic attire and tennis shoes. Gym shorts and t-shirts are best, but please avoid any loose clothing or spaghetti straps. Jewelry should be left at home and any long hair should be pulled back. Bring a water bottle and come excited to try something new!

No prior cheerleading experience is necessary to try out for the team. We can teach you everything you’ll need to know! At tryouts, we will go over the basics of cheerleading and answer any questions about the program.

Interested in being on the team?

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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 the best Tech Cheerleaders began their cheer careers here at MIT. 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 $100. 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.