Texas Tech University

Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

The Texas Tech Co-Ed Cheer Squad is comprised of talented male and female cheerleaders.

The Co-Ed Cheer Squad perform at all football games, women's home volleyball games, and men's and women's home basketball games. In addition, the Co-Ed Cheerleaders will the have opportunity to travel to post season football bowl games, Big 12 tournament basketball games, and NCAA/NIT basketball tournament games. The squad also represents Texas Tech at many university and community events throughout the year. Co-Ed Cheer Squad will also have the opportunity to represent Texas Tech at NCA College Nationals.

CoEd Cheer

2023-2024 Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

Preliminary Qualifying Videos Due: Monday, April 17 by 5:00 PM CST

Finalists Posted and Invitations Sent: Friday, April 21, 2023

Final In-Person Tryouts: May 12-14, 2023 (invitation only)

Overview & Skill Recommendations

Program's Expectations

Cheer Program Benefits

Female participants must choose which squad to tryout for: Co-Ed or All-Girl. Tryouts happen at the same time. At end of tryouts, Coach has the right to change and award position on opposite squad if needed and sees a better fit.

What's the difference between squads? All-Girl is consisted of all-female cheerleaders stunting in female groups. Co-Ed consists of male and female cheerleaders with the males stunting with the female flyers.

Cheerleaders will NOT be able to participate in Fall Sorority or Fraternity Recruitment/Rush activities.


2023-2024 Tryout Requirements 

  • First-Year & Transfer Students
    Must be accepted to TTU for 2023-2024 academic year
  • Current TTU students:
    • Enrolled full time (Undergraduate: 12 hours, Graduate: 9 hours)
    • Cumulative & Current GPA of 2.0 or above
    • TTU Health Sciences Center students are unable to participate. This applies to upper-level/graduate students only. Undergraduate health career students are under TTU and able to tryout & cheer.
  • Current Health Insurance (a copy of insurance card must be presented at final tryouts)
  • Agree to Program's Expectations
  • Tryout Application Fee ($35)
  • Completed Tryout Application 
  • Submit Qualifying Skills Video by dealine (preliminary round)
    • See Skill Recommendations
    • Deadline to submit: Monday, April 17, 2023 by 5:00 PM CST
    • Submit via to bruce.bills@ttu.edu with YouTube link.
      Do not attach video in regular email.
  • Receive invitation to attend live/in-person tryouts (semi-finals & finals)
    • May 12-14, 2023
    • Invitation Only, live, in-person (finalisted notified April 21)
    • Please note, this is same weekend as Texas Tech's commencement ceremonies, please reserve hotel early and make adjustments as needed. 

Tryout Attire

Female Cheerleaders Male Cheerleaders
Black Spandex Shorts Solid Black Athletic Shorts
Solid Black Sports Bra
(small brand logos are acceptable)
Plain Black T-Shirt
(graphics to the minimum)
Cheer Shoes Clean Shaven
2 1/4 inch White Grosgrain Ribbon Athletic Shoes/Cheer Shoes
Hair 1/2 up, curled  


Plan Ahead...

The Cheer Squad will have practices in the summer. Attendance is mandatory for all squad members. Dates subject to change, will be finalized at new squad meeting at tryouts. Contingent on all-clear status/able to host events. Save the dates.

Date: Practice Schedule & Location:
June 2023 CoEd Summer Camp & Skill Development, Lubbock
August 15, 2023 Move In / Work Week, Lubbock

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the Answers Here

Other Questions:
Bruce Bills
Cheer Coach
Email: bruce.bills@ttu.edu

Follow Tryout Updates


Plan Ahead...

The Tech Cheer Squad will have practices this summer. Attendance is mandatory for squad members.

  • CoEd Summer Practices:
    June 2023
  • School Report Day:
    August 15, 2023

Have Questions??

Answers are Here!

Other Questions:

Bruce Bills, Cheer Coach
Email: spirit@ttu.edu | bruce.bills@ttu.edu

Cheer Program Benefits

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Out of State Tuition Waiver
  • Uniform & Accessories Paid
  • Paid Travel Expenses for out of town games
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Meal Plan
  • Athletic Trainer & Team Doctor
  • Strength & Conditioning Program
  • Tanning & Skin Care Sponsor
  • Facial Waxing Sponsorship
  • Eyelash Extension Sponsorship
  • Nail Salon Sponsorship
  • National Competition
  • Cheer for a Big 12 Conference School
  • Supportive Alumni

See more details on Benefits.

Texas Tech Spirit Program