The co-ed and all-girl cheerleading squads are an integral part of the GameDay experience at Ball State University.
Between the two groups, they cheer at all home football, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball matches. They also make appearances at various other Ball State Athletics events, as well as University and community sponsored outings.
All members of the team must manage their time in a productive manner, making sure they are successful as both an athlete and as a student. Being a part of the Ball State cheerleading squad is highly rewarding and creates unique opportunities for its members.
The squads represent Ball State University at all times and are known to be excellent ambassadors for the University and the Department of Athletics.
Tryouts for the 2018-19 squads will be held April 21-22, 2018 at Ball State's Field Sports Building. Those wishing to try out must submit their cheerleading application
, cheerleader selection agreement
, medical release form
and copy of insurance card by April 13, 2018. They should be submitted to Shawn Sullivan in the Stoops Buick/GMC Ticket Center at Worthen Arena. Those who do not attend the March 25 stunt clinic will need to purchase the tryout video
Cheerleading Stunt Clinic - March 25, 2018
The clinic is for students in grades 9-12 or current Ball State students. It is highly recommended for those who are interested in trying out for the 2018-19 Ball State cheerleading team.
This year's clinic will feature two session options, one from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and one from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Cost is $60 for one session or $85 for both. You may attend as a stunt group or an individual. You may stunt with both coed and all-girl but must attend both sessions to do so.
Online Registration | Clinic Information/Registration Form (PDF)
Cheerleading Alumni Day - Sept. 17, 2016
Ball State cheerleading held its Alumni Day at the Sept. 17, 2016 football game versus Eastern Kentucky
Check Back for information on future Ball State cheerleading alumni gatherings
Preferred Tumbling Skills (Girls): Standing Tucks, Standing BH Tucks (HHF if you have it), RBH Tuck, Layout or Full | Preferred Tumbling Skills (Guys): Standing Tuck or any tumbling passes | Stunting: Potential to perform Toss, Twisting or Inverted Stunts and Collegiate Basket Tosses
Preferred Tumbling Skills: Standing Tuck of HHF, RoBhT, Layout or Full, Potential to master twisting skills, inversion skills, baskets and pyramids at collegiate level
All Girl Tryouts will consist of: Fight Song ,Tumbling, Stunting, Baskets, Pyramids, and a personal interview with coach/staff ... Coed Tryouts will consist of: Fight Song, Tumbling, Stunting, Basket Tosses and possible personal interview with coach/staff
Freshmen & Transfer Students: Please bring copy of acceptance letter and/or proof of deposit for 2018-2019 … Current Ball State Students: Please bring a copy of current transcript as of April 1, 2018.