URI Cheerleading 


MISSION STATEMENT
The URI Spirit Program is committed to providing a dynamic and positive environment for young women to pursue all aspects of excellence. This includes character, self-discipline, commitment, and leadership. We believe in education through sport, practicality and promoting community and pride in the University of Rhode Island.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

URI Cheer is a Division 1 All-Girl cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders are a major part of the University and community. This presence stems from our spirit and support at the football, and men's and women's basketball games.

In addition to the cheerleaders' commitment to athletic events, the squad attends UCA College Camp at the University of Delaware in the preseason and travels with the basketball teams in the postseason. The cheerleaders have attended the UCA College National Championship for four of the past six years. The squad recorded fifth-place finishes in 2014 and 2015, and a seventh-place finish in 2016.

If you are strongly interested in the program, it would be beneficial to plan a visit and organize a day with a current cheerleader. This can include the observation of practice and/or game day experience. 

2019-20 Dates:

Spring Clinic: Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 am -3:00 pm (Keaney Gymnasium)
Pre-Tryout Clinic: Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am -12:00 pm (Keaney Gymnasium). $40 Fee.

2019-2020 Cheerleading Tryouts:
April 27th & 28th | Keaney Gymnasium
Tryout Fee: $50
Checks must be written out to URI Cheerleading 
Tryouts are closed to the public.

Cheerleading Tryout Requirements:
You must be a full-time URI student or incoming student with an official acceptance from the University of Rhode Island
If you have applied as a transfer student and will not find out if you will be accepted until June 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester, you ARE permitted to tryout. Please bring an online printout of your "Application Status"  to tryouts.

Minimum Skill Requirements:
Stunting

  • CLEAN game day stunts
  • Traditional style full ups
  • Inversion skills

Tumbling

  • Standing back handspring on the hardwood floor

    Participants will also be judged on interview, crowd appeal, and cheer skills.

Schedule of Tryouts:
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM

  • Fight Song
  • Sideline Cheer
  • Stunting/tumbling

*Bring lunch, snacks, & WATER

Sunday, April 28th | 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM

  • Fight Song/ Sideline Cheer Review
  • Stunting/Tumbling Warm-up/Evaluations
  • Fitness Test
    • Timed Mile (Under 9 Minutes)
    • Push-Ups (Minimum of 30)
    • 3 Minute Plank
  • Judged Formal Tryout
    • Groups of 3 or 4
    • Fight Song Performance
    • Sideline Cheer Performance
    • Jump, Standing Tumbling, Running Tumbling
  • Team Announcement
    • New Team Meeting & Short Practice
      • In the event that you make the team, we will need your medical insurance and primary doctors information on Sunday. Also, be prepared for a first-year cheerleader fee which is $395.

All times are subject to change.

What To Wear (both days):
Attire: Navy Shorts, white athletic top, hair pulled back, hair bow facing backwards, game day hair & makeup. Absolutely NO jewelry.

2018-19 Forms
Please Print and bring the following forms.
Minor Consent & Release Form
Tryout Application
Tryout Waiver