Tryouts for the 2017-2018 team have not yet been scheduled, but please check back soon! Tryout are always mid-September.
No cheerleading experience is necessary! Please use the interest form below to contact the team.
All Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at MIT are eligible to tryout.
The MIT Cheer season runs from the end of August through April.
Attendance is mandatory at all weekly practices, most football and basketball games, and competition/performances in the Spring.
Weekly Practice Schedule (subject to change):
*Thursdays will be mandatory ONLY in the Spring semester.
Additional practices for camp, choreography, and competitions may be scheduled at the coaches’ discretion. Currently scheduled additional mandatory practices are below:
NCA Nationals: April 4-8, 2018
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. We do recommend that you exercise regularly and stay fit to prepare for cheerleading. We are a competitive sport, and therefore will require our team members to have an adequate level of fitness.
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. Many opportunities to fundraise are also available to our team members.
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.