Tryouts and Selections

Please read the information below AS WELL AS the team specific tryout packet carefully for details regarding tryouts for the Rambler Dance Team and Cheer Team.

The Program Coaches will coordinate the Spirit Team tryouts. A skills evaluation/tryout will be conducted in April for the following season. There is also an open tryout conducted during the first month of classes during the fall semester.

Two squads will comprise the Loyola University Chicago Spirit Teams:
1. CHEER TEAM, a coed (or all-girl) cheerleading squad
2. DANCE TEAM, a pom squad

A portion of the squads will be selected in April with the remaining positions to be filled during a fall semester tryout.

The Dance Team members will be selected on the basis of athleticism, personality, enthusiasm and dance ability. The Cheer Team will include all of the above, adding both cheerleading and gymnastic skill.

The Spirit Team administration reserves the right to refuse a tryout or a position to any person for reasons of academic deficiencies or violations against the University's standards of conduct, any past performances which dishonored the intercollegiate athletics programs at Loyola, or physical liability.

Non-returning Spirit Team members and/or captains will help conduct the skill evaluations and tryouts. The Cheer Team tryout may include a cheer, standing back handspring/back tuck, tumbling pass and partner stunts. The Dance Team tryout will include a dance routine and appropriate skills. All material will be announced prior to the evaluation/tryout.

All returning team members are required to tryout each year.

If you have further questions about our tryouts, please contact Spirit Coordinator Kaneidra Everson at

Online Cheer Application
Online Dance Application
Cheer Team Spring, 2017 Tryout Packet
Dance Team Spring, 2017 Tryout Packet
Release Form (in pdf form)