General Squad Information


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Cheerleading is a year-long club at The College of St. Scholastica.  This means that, even if you are not actively cheering for a sport, you are still required to participate in all cheer-related fundraising and volunteer activities. Our squads perform at home football, basketball and hockey games.  We traditionally do not cheer at away games, however, in some instances we do travel with the team for conference rival match ups or playoff games.  Expect to travel to away games that are at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS). 


Try-outs:

Try-outs are held in the spring (usually April or May) for the football squad, and in the early fall (September or October) for the hockey and basketball squads.  All skill levels are encouraged to try-out.  We are looking for men and women who have a positive attitude and who are willing to make a committment to a team - previous experience is not necessary!

Where We Cheer:  

* Home Basketball games are played at the Reif Center on the CSS campus.

* Home Hockey games are played at Mars Lakeview Arena, located on the campus of Duluth Marshall High School.

* Home football games are played at UMD, Public School Stadium and East field.  


Practices:

Practices are held in the Burns Wellness Center located on the CSS Campus.  Days and times are determined each semester.  Expect at least 2 practices a week lasting about 2 hours each.  Practices are mandatory.  

Most practices involve stretching, stunting, dance routines, and cheers.  Other practices are sometimes arranged to include conditioning and weight lifting.  In addition, more practices are added for special events such as homecoming and our cheerleading clinic.  

Academics: 

All St. Scholastica cheerleaders are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA.   

Expenses:

CSS provides the basic uniform and poms for each cheerleader.  Each cheerleader is required to purchase shoes, spanks (briefs for under skirt), and possibly a warm up suit, depending on the sport for which you are cheering.  These mandatory costs can be approximately $150 per year, although often shoes and warm ups can be worn for multiple years.  In addition, there are miscellaneous team items that can be purchased such as sweatshirts, duffle bags, etc.  These items are not required and will be the responsibility of the cheerleader.  

Volunteering:

All cheerleaders are required to take part in different volunteer and community service activities throughout the year.  These activities are done as a squad.  There is generally 1-2 such opportunities each term.  

Fundraising:

All cheerleaders are required to take part in fundraising activities throughout the year, including the cheerleading clinic held on campus for children from around the area.  Fundraising benefits the entire squad and is used for things such as uniforms, equipment, banquets, etc.  Plan on 1-2 activities each term. 

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