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  1. SthrnCheerMom

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    My daughter is a HS freshman. She’s entertaining the idea of cheering in college. She’d prefer sideline only. But I know that’s not necessarily possible. Anyways, is there a source that breaks down programs, cheer requirements, etc? Obviously we need to look at the entire package, not just what cheer is offered but what are the academic requirements to get in.

     
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  3. SthrnCheerMom

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    Other than the database already mentioned, we just looked at each cheer program's requirements on the school's website that we were considering. Some schools only have sideline programs, some school that have competition teams have larger sideline teams and choose the competition team from the larger team, so if you can meet the requirements for sideline, you can still make the team.
     
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  5. ScottyB

    ScottyB I have my own cheer message board

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    Great! The owner is on here somewhere, I am sure he appreciates that to keep the list relevant!
     
  6. SthrnCheerMom

    SthrnCheerMom I make my own voiceovers

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    I only searched one and it was Kennesaw State in Ga.
     
  7. ScottyB

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    They are def an up and coming school these past few years. Previously they weren't really known for cheer at all.
     
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    Narrow down your list of colleges and visit the ones that you have the most interest in, especially if they offer a clinic (and if not contact the coach and ask to sit in on a practice - have your CP initiate all of the communication rather than yourself). Schedule a tour as well to get a feel for the campus. There are some decent recruitment clinics where multiple colleges are represented, but those are few and far between and are often just money makers for the promoter. You are going to get the most information directly from the college coach and athletes (although keep in mind they are selling their program) and get the best feel for whether the program is a fit by going to the college and seeing their culture.
     
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    If you ever need information about Kennesaw State please feel free to send me a message!
     
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    My oldest knew from age 10 where she wanted to cheer in college and luckily she fell in love with the campus and it had the academic program she was interested in. My other daughter is a Jr and has a long list of schools she is interested in both for academics and cheer. We have been to two college clinics and plan to attend another one in the spring at a different university. Most college coaches welcome potential athletes to reach out to them, and often have them come to games as a recruit. Being able to do that gives a good perspective on what goes into gameday cheer. Good luck!