Spirit Squad 2024-2025 Tryout Information

Thank you for your interest in Arkansas Tech University's Spirit Squads! Please checkout the information below regarding the ATU Dance and Cheer tryout process for 2024-2025. A detailed overview of each tryout process along with the application will be available in January 2024.

You will find any updates regarding tryouts and requirements here as well as on our social media. Should you have any questions, please contact Spirit Squad staff, at 479.968.0276 or spiritsquads@atu.edu

Important Dates

ATU Cheer

ATU Dance


 Tryout information

ATU DANCE TEAM- Available oct 2023

ATU CHEER TEAM-available Oct 2023


Spirit squad overview

The Arkansas Tech University Spirit Squads consists of two teams: Tech Cheer Team and Dance Team. Both teams support all athletic programs and cheer/dance on the sidelines for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball. Being a member of the spirit squads is full year commitment. Selection of these members will be at the coach’s discretion and scores based on tryout performance each year. Everyone, including returning members, must tryout each year.


Cheer – 18 Scholarship Members (plus non-scholarship alternate positions)
Dance – 14 Scholarship Members (plus non-scholarship alternate positions)
*Exact numbers and breakdown will vary year-by-year

Scholarships are awarded to 18 members of Cheer team  and 14 members of Dance Team members who are in good academic standing after each semester. Alternates are not awarded scholarships but have the opportunity to gain the scholarship if we lose a scholarship member. Scholarships are based on skill set, attitude, work ethic, and grades for returners. Scholarships are set at coaches' discretion and are not guaranteed semester to semester.

Cheer & Dance



Students must be enrolled in and pass at least 12 hours per semester. For the 2024-2025 academic year, Spirit Squad members must have a 2.4 cumulative and semester GPA. Students that fail to meet the cumulative GPA standards will be removed from the team. Students who meet the cumulative GPA but not the semester GPA requirement will be on probation with extra study hours and loss of some performance priviledges. 

Uniforms and apparel

Uniforms are provided and returned at the end of each year to be reissued each fall. Sponsored athletic practice attire & shoes  are also awarded each fall and capable of being kept by each student upon completion of the year.

program benefits

Palm Beach Tanning Membership 

Tech Fit on campus gym membership  

Priority registration for classes 

Soul2Sole Fitness Classes 

Over $500 in official Arkansas Tech Nike apparel  

And much more!