The University of Florida has two co-ed cheerleading squads. The Blue squad, composed of six to eight females and six to eight males, cheers for football, men's basketball, and gymnastics. The Blue squad also makes regular appearances representing the University at alumni, athletic, charitable and public relations activities. The Orange squad is composed of eight to ten females and eight to ten males, cheers for home football games, volleyball, women's basketball, and gymnastics. The Orange squad also makes regular appearances representing the University at alumni, athletic, charitable and public relations activities.
Both squads are selected from tryouts in the Spring. The try-out process will last for three days - Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. ALL events will be CLOSED to the public.
You must be a full-time University of Florida student with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, semester and cumulative. If you are an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student you must have an official letter of acceptance attached to your application. All students currently enrolled at UF must attach a copy of their student ID.
Both teams will practice 2-3 times per week and work on tumbling and stunting skills, as well as preparing for various upcoming appearances and games. Practice times and days will vary each semester depending on facility availability and events. All practices are held inside the O'Connell Center. Practice days and times for the 2013 summer sessions will be announced after the 2013-2014 team is chosen.
The University Athletic Association, the Gatortown Gators, Title Town Gators,and Mr. 2 Bits provide partial scholarships for both the Orange and Blue Team at the end of each semester. These scholarships are awarded based on years of participation, scholastic achievement and financial need.
So that everyone remains healthy, the cheerleaders follow an individualized work-out program developed by our strength and conditioning coach in the South End Zone Weight Room. Both teams condition 2 times per week during scheduled squad appointments. Gainesville Health & Fitness Center also provides both squads with memberships to accommodate fitness needs outside of scheduled workouts.
Thank you for your interest! For additional try-out information or questions, you may contact:
Candi Curtis Richeson
(352) 375-4683 ext. 6692
1-800-344-2867 ext.6692 (in Florida only)