Cheerleader tryout dates announced for the 2018-19 squad

Cheerleader tryout dates announced for the 2018-19 squad

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern cheerleading squad is hosting tryouts on two separate dates as the Buccaneers look to set the squad for the 2018-2019 season.

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The Buccaneers will host the first tryout on April 20th – 21st in a two-day format, while the second in-person tryout will be held on June 16th in a one-day format. The April 20-21 tryout will be held in the Buccaneer Field House, while the June 16 tryout will be held in the Brewer Center on the campus of Charleston Southern University

The first tryout will last from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.  Attendance on both days is required for the April tryout. 

For the second tryout, the time will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Video tryouts are accepted for individuals who are out of state or those who cannot make in-person tryouts. Videos must be submitted by June 16. 

About the Charleston Southern Cheerleaders
The CSU cheerleaders are a vital part of the athletic culture at Charleston Southern University. The cheerleaders attend all home football and basketball games, as well as attend key away games during the 2018 football season and both the men's and women's Big South Basketball Tournaments in March 2018. 

The cheerleading team at Charleston Southern University is a fully functional team with elements including stunting, tumbling, jumps, band dances, and cheers. The team will also focus on leadership and service to the school and community and will participate in required service projects 

Important Tryout Information:
TRYOUTS: (choose one)
April 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm AND April 21st, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – In the Brewer Center
June 16th  – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – In the Brewer Center
Video Tryouts submitted on June 16th

For individuals out of state or those who cannot make in-person tryouts, Video Tryouts are available. The individual should demonstrate on video a cheer, dance, jumps (toe touch, right and left hurdler, and right and left pike), and both standing and running tumbling. At the beginning of the video please state your name and location along with a short introduction. Cheerleaders should be dressed as if they were attending an in-person tryout. All paperwork needs to be filled out, signed and turned in before any video will be reviewed.


  • Gold, navy, or white shorts and shirt.
  • Bow (for girls).
  • Cheerleading shoes.
  • Do not wear current or past "CSU Cheerleading" gear.

*All will be scored on their collegiate appearance.


*Incoming or transfer students will have to bring proof of acceptance to CSU. 

Coach Richard German
Phone: 843-863-7534 (office)

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