Thank you for your interest in Robert Morris University
cheerleading. This site will provide you with information about the Colonial
cheerleading and pom teams. If you need further assistance, please contact
Morris University cheerleading program consists of two cheer teams, the Blue
Team (all-girl competitive) and the White Team (open cheer). Both teams attend
all home and select away men's and women's basketball and football games as well
as postseason travel for tournaments. The RMU cheerleaders are non-scholarship
but do not have any out of pocket expenses besides competition fees. The
University provides all uniforms, shoes, travel bags, warm-ups, sports bras,
practice clothes, poms, per diem while traveling, hotel accommodations and all
other travel expenses in regard to game travel. Cheerleaders also receive
The all-girl competitive team cheers for all home and select away
football and men's basketball games as well as postseason Northeast Conference
(NEC) and NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. The team practices
twice a week and all members are required to attend a mandatory workout
two to three times a week.
Minimum tryout requirements include:
Tumbling - Minimum standing
back-handspring and round-off back-handspring (workable round-off tuck and / or
Stunting - Arabesque full down, heel
stretch, liberty and scorpion (All women must be versatile and be able to base,
back or fly stunt)
Jumps - Toe-touch, hurdler and pike
The White Team is open to males and females and cheer for all home football
and women's basketball games as well as select postseason basketball
tournaments. The squad practices once a week with the Blue Team, and members can
be used as competitive team alternates. Members must have stunting experience
and enjoy getting crowds involved in the sporting event they are cheering at.
There are no tumbling requirements, however members are encouraged to attend
Basic Requirements for RMU
Must be enrolled at the University with 12 credit hours
Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average
Must be in good physical condition
Must have health insurance
Must fundraise for everything not covered by the University
Please look for tryout dates. Tryouts will be held either in the John Jay
Gymnasium or the Charles L. Sewall Center, both of which are on RMU's Moon
Township campus. (Note:
If for any reason one can not attend the cheerleading tryout, submit
a video tape with all the tumbling and stunting skills required to tryout to the
Tryouts for the 2007-08 school year for cheerleading will be held Friday, April
13, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Saturday, April 14, 2007, from 3:30 to8:30
p.m. at the Sewall Center. Please note:
Attendance for tryouts is mandatory for
The newest addition to the RMU cheerleading program is the Pom Team. The RMU Pom
Team dances at every home football game and select men's and women's basketball
games. All dancers must be currently enrolled at the University with 12 credit
hours and must fundraise for uniforms, shoes and bags.
Technical: Must be able to pick up different genres of dance (i.e. jazz,
Must be flexible
Tryouts: Please look for tryout dates.
Tryouts will be held either in the John Jay Gymnasium or the Charles L. Sewall
Center, both of which are on RMU's Moon Township campus.
Tryouts for the 2007-08 school year for the pom team will be held from 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the Sewall Center.
Hire the RMU Cheerleaders! In search of a cheer camp? The RMU cheerleaders can be hired to conduct your organization's cheer camp, stunt camp and/or
back-hand spring camp. The RMU cheerleaders can also be hired to judge your organization's cheer and dance try-outs and your cheer and
dance competitions. Call or e-mail the Cheerleading Coach for more details!