Auburn will have co-ed squad for 2013-2014.
No. Tryouts are open to currently enrolled full-time Auburn University Students only. There are some additional requirements that must also be met. For additional information please see the Tryout Page.
There are 21 total Auburn Cheerleaders (10 couples and 1 Mic-Man).
The Auburn Cheerleaders are given the opportunity to cheer at Auburn football, men's and women's basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. We also assist the Auburn Sports Marketing Department at all home soccer and swimming and diving meets.
Practice is held 4 times per week with additional weight training and conditioning occurring 2-3 times per week.
The cheerleaders are highly involved in both the community and the university. Auburn Cheerleaders lead pep-rallies at local elementary schools, read books to local kindergarten classes and lend a hand at local nursing homes. The cheerleaders also make public appearances at Auburn University events, clubs, and functions.
Tryouts are held in March or April of each year. Tryout information is confirmed in mid to late January of each year. Please check back at that time for the most up to date information. Please visit the Tryout page for additional information about our 2013 tryouts.
No. Tryouts are closed to the public. Callouts (the announcement of the new squad) are open to the public and are usually held at Cater Hall each year.
Cheerleaders are selected based on their ability to perform required technical skills and their ability to represent Auburn University in and out of the uniform.
Tryouts are generally 2-3 days long. Participants will be evaluated on technical skills and then the top candidates move on to the interview round of competition. Participants will perform cheers, a dance or motions to a band song, stunts, and tumbling during the technical round of tryouts.
Required skills differ from year to year. Skills that have been required in the past are: chair, toss extension, toss shoulders, liberty, stretch, torch, as well as a standing backhandspring (girls), a required tumbling pass (girls), and optional tumbling (guys).
There is not a weight or height limit. However, girls must be of appropriate build as to be safely lifted, thrown, held, and caught. Guys must be of appropriate build as to safely lift, throw, hold, and catch the girls.
No. The Auburn Cheerleaders are not on scholarship but do receive a stipend that assists with their tuition and fees. The stipend amount varies by year but is currently $900 for the fall semester and $900 for the spring semester.
No. The Auburn Cheerleaders do not compete and have no plans to compete in the near future.
Last Updated: Feb. 11 2012