General Squad Information
n We Cheer:
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
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
* Home football games are played at UMD, Public School Stadium and East field.
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.
All St. Scholastica
cheerleaders are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
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.
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.
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.