Frequently Asked Questions :: Pom Squad Auditions
Question: Do you offer scholarships for all squad members?*
Answer: Yes, each squad member meeting requirements will receive a leadership scholarship*. This scholarship is awarded in two payments, one each long semester. Requirements include, but are not limited to meeting GPA standards, being enrolled as full time student, and attending games, practices, and appearances.
* pending funding available
Question: Where are Auditions Held?
Answer: Auditions are held in the United Spirit Arena (USA) on the Tech Campus. The USA is off of 19th Street and Indiana Ave/Tech Parkway. map
Question: Who can Audition for Tech Pom?
Answer: Any current Texas Tech student meeting tryout requirements is eligible to audition. Incoming Freshman and Transfer students are welcome to audition as well, as long as they have been admitted to TTU. Graduate students are welcome to audition as long as they are enrolled in at least 9 credit course hours.
Students who are accepted into the Summer Gateway Program are allowed to audition, but will not be able to fully participate until Summer Gateway Program requirements have been met and they are enrolled at TTU.
Question: About how many people tryout each year?
Answer: Typically, between 50 and 60 audition.
Question: Are Audition sessions open to the Public?
Answer: No. Audition sessions are closed to all the general public. Participants will check in each day of auditions. The only portion of the auditions open to the public is the optional open practice held the Friday evening before auditions.
Question: What type of Dance Squad and How Many are on Squad?
Answer: Texas Tech has one dance squad. Hip Hop, Jazz, and Pom routines are the styles of dances the squad performs.
Question: Is there a Height and Weight Requirement?
Answer: No. We do not have a certain weight and/or height requirement for squad members. We do ask that all members maintain the appropriate physique, and are able to participate in all activities throughout the entire year.
Question: Who Coaches the Pom Squad?
Question: What are Practices like and schedule?
Answer: Practices are held two days a week for approximately 1-1.5 hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition to these scheduled practices, the squad practices one week during the summer months, and holiday breaks can be shortened for additional practices as needed. Pom Squad members are also asked to workout on their own time developing and perfecting skills and strength. Practice schedules vary and are determined by the Pom Squad Coach and Captains. Each practices include stretching techniques, dance exercises, conditioning, and practicing routines.
Due to schedule conflicts, Pom Squad members are not allowed to participate in Greek Recruitment activities.
Question: What are additional benefits for being a Texas Tech Pom Squad member?
Answer: In addition to the scholarship awarded, all uniform and accessories are paid for by the University. We also provide academic tutoring services as well as a partial on-campus meal plan is also available to squad members.
Pom Squad members maybe asked to fundraise for additional items needed throughout the year.
Question: What department is the Spirit Program under?
Answer: The Tech Spirit Program is a part of the Center for Campus Life a division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs.
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2014 Audition Dates
Friday, May 2
Open Gym Practice
Saturday, May 3
Sunday, May 4
Application and finalized details will be posted in January.
Have more questions?? Ask.
- Erin Harold, Pom Squad Coach
- Stephanie Rhode, Spirit Program Director
- Phone: 806.742.5433
Pom Squad Program Benefits
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Uniform & Accessories Paid
- Academic Tutoring
- Meal Plan
- Athletic Trainer & Team Doctor
- Cheer for a Big 12 Conference School
- National Competition
- Supportive Alumni