The Mercyhurst College Cheerleading Team consists of 20-24 female cheerleaders who went through an extensive tryout. (Males are always welcome). Cheerleading at Mercyhurst includes sidelines, floor cheers, jumps, gymnastics, and stunting at the football and basketball games.
The cheerleaders practice at least two times a week. Tryouts for cheerleading take place every April. Tryouts this year will be April 12, 2008 from 12-4 p.m. at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. Cheerleaders are required to cheer both football and basketball season. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to tryout. Minimum requirements include: basic cheerleading and dance experience and some basing or flying ability. If you have not stunted before, we will teach the basics and assess your ability at tryouts. Gymnastics is a bonus on your score sheet, but not required. If you are unable to attend try outs, please contact Coach Pamela Zimmer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Video tryouts will be accepted in some cases, but they must be received prior to April 12.