Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Santa Clara Cheer Squad?

The Santa Clara University Cheer Team is comprised of 20 undergraduate men and women, currently enrolled at Santa Clara, who are freshman through senior class. The Cheer Team is dedicated to raising Bronco Spirit on campus by supporting Santa Clara athletic programs and attending department and community events.

When does the Santa Clara Cheer Squad perform?

During the fall sports season, the Cheer Team can be seen at various intercollegiate sporting events on campus including men and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and men's water polo.

The most active sports season for the Santa Clara Cheer Team is in the winter. It attends all men's and women's basketball games, leading the crowd in cheers during the game and at time-outs, as well as, performing at half-time. In March, it travels to the West Coast Conference Tournament and will continue supporting the teams through the post-season when the Broncos advance to the NCAA or NIT tournaments.

The spring season calls for support at men's and women's tennis, baseball, softball and women's water polo. Additionally, the Cheer Team will dedicate this time to prepare for the following year.

What is the Santa Clara Cheer Squad practice schedule?

The Cheer Team practices three times a week during fall and winter quarter. Practices are scheduled on Sunday’s 11a.m-1p.m, Tuesdays 6-8pm, and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. The squad is also responsible for attending assigned intercollegiate sporting events during the quarter.

During winter quarter, the team will attend all men and women's basketball games played on Thursday and Saturday nights. The Cheer Team may be responsible for attending specific Bronco basketball road games, as well as other intercollegiate sporting events and appearances.

How can students get involved with the Santa Clara Cheer Team?

Tryouts for returning team members are scheduled during late May, while freshman, transfers, and all other current SCU students may tryout for the Cheer Team during the first weekend of October during the Fall quarter. Click here for more details on tryouts.

Incoming freshman look out for SCU cheer team members during your summer orientation. Sign up for our email list to receive updates and information on fall tryouts.


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