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Cheering at CSM is one of the greatest traditions you can be a part of on campus. The cheer squad is dedicated to cheering at all home football games, as well as select women's basketball games.

The goal of CSM Cheer is to compete at the USA Collegiate Championships this upcoming year as well as to field a competitive STUNT team. We're looking to recruit talented, high caliber athletes and cheerleaders from high school and all star teams that want to cheer for championship athletics at CSM and be a part of a competitive collegiate cheer program.

>>CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS FOR 2014<<

Thinking about trying out for the cheerleading team at College of San Mateo? Come to our cheerleading tryouts on Monday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 7 at 4:00 pm in the Small Gym on campus where you will be learning material required for tryouts. This includes a sideline, cheer, and dance. Though tumbling will not be required to have for tryouts, it will be optional and highly encouraged! Stunting will not be judged during tryouts. Final cuts for tryouts will be held on Friday, May 9th from at 4:00 pm in the Small Gym.

If you are highly interested in trying out but realize that these times and dates may pose a conflict, let me know as soon as possible to see if we can work out an arrangement!

Dates and Times

  • Monday, May 5, 2014: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Friday, May 9, 2014: 4:00 pm (FINAL CUTS)
***Video tryouts will be accepted for exceptional casesPlease contact me ASAP if you know you will NOT be able to attend the tryout dates and will need to submit a video.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Paulina Fraser at (858) 361-6726 or e-mail at PaulinaF91@yahoo.com


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Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat skill requirements are needed to cheer at CSM?
At CSM we are looking for cheerleaders who have advanced stunting and tumbling skills. Top girls/bases/back spots should be able to perform a liberty, pop cradle or higher level stunts. While tumbling is not required, we are strongly recommending that cheerleaders have at minimum a standing back-handspring or higher.

What are the school requirements to cheer at CSM?
All cheerleaders must be enrolled full time at CSM in the fall in order to cheer, and maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to cheer into the spring semester.

What are the costs associated with CSM Cheer?
CSM does not pay for cheerleader's uniforms, accessories, or camp. As a result, cheerleaders should plan on paying on average $950 for all travel, uniforms, competition and camp expenses. Cheerleaders will fund-raise to compensate for expenses as well as be put on payment plans so as not to pay all at once.

I have minimal to no cheer experience, should I bother contacting the coach?
While we are looking for cheerleaders who have performed at an advanced level, that doesn't mean that simply because you don't have experience you can't cheer.  The coach will determine then whether you will be a good fit for the team given your experience via video or in person at an open practice.

What are the time requirements?
Cheerleaders should plan on practicing twice a week during the Fall semester, as well as football games on Saturdays. Cheerleaders report to football games an hour to 2 hours prior to kick-off and must stay on the field until the very end of the game. In all the time you will spend cheering on Saturdays is about 4-5 hours at CSM.