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Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

The Texas Tech Large 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

2024-2025 Large Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

Preliminary Qualifying Videos Due: Friday, April 19 by 5:00 PM CST.

Finalists Posted and Invitations Sent: Friday, April 26, 2024.

Final In-Person Tryout Selections: May 10-12, 2024 (invitation only).

Tryout Application

Overview & Skill Recommendations

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. During tryout selections, the Coaches may decide to combine squads and make a Small CoEd competition squad. Athletes may be asked to showcase skills at tryouts to assist with this decision. 

What's the difference between squads? All-Girl are female cheerleaders stunting in all-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.


2024-2025 Tryout Requirements 

  • Complete Cheer Tryout Application
  • First-Year & Transfer Students
    Must be accepted to TTU for 2024-2025 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)
  • A detailed copy of program expectations will be provided via email and discussed with finalists.
  • Tryout Application Fee ($45; link willl be emailed to address provided on application.)
  • Submit Qualifying Skills Video by dealine (preliminary round)
    • See Skill Recommendations
    • Deadline to submit: Friday, Apirl 19, 2024 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)
    • Invitation Only
    • May 10-12, 2024
    • Please note, the live/in-person tryout selections will occur same weekend at Texas Tech's commencement ceremonies. Therefore, we suggest getting hotel early and making adjustments if needed later.
    • Communication will be via email that was provided on application. Please make sure you have access to and it is correct.
    • Tryout selection process is closed to public.
    • Head Coach has final selection in squad make and size.
      Estimated up to 12-14 females, 16-20 males (includes options for Small-CoEd positions)
    • Score sheets will not be released. Selections are based on a combination of scoring/point system, skills assessmets, potential, character review, and purpose for being on our squad. Coaches have final say.

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. Save the dates.

Date: Practice Schedule & Location:
July 14-21, 2024 CoEd Summer Camp & Skill Development, Lubbock/Dallas
August 16, 2024 Move In / Work Week, Lubbock

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the Answers Here

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

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Plan Ahead...

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

  • Large CoEd Summer Practices & Camp:
    July 2024
  • School Report Day:
    August 16, 2024

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