Weight And Height For A College Cheerleader

Discussion in 'College Cheerleading, NCATA, & STUNT' started by Stephanie Ramsaier, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. retiredl5cheer

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    Seton Hall University. I flew all girl most of the time, but got to experience coed as well.

     
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    I'm 5'5 and just a bit shorter than my stunt partner (I think he's like 5'9?) and I fly on my coed team. We actually work really well together. But then again, we don't compete so height really isn't a huge issue a my school.


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    I am a base (5'2, 110lb.) who has never tried flying with several more years before college. Would it be reasonable to think there is a possibility I will need to practice learning how to fly for college, or would I more likely be basing on an all-girl squad?
     
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    It will depend where you end up going. Since you have a few years it's hard to say, but learning to coed stunt couldn't hurt. That way you can base and fly, which makes you a more valuable asset to, say, a small coed team. If you end up somewhere with a large coed you'll pretty much have to fly, so it's good to learn at least the basics! Most girls I know who plan on cheering in college and possibly flying who have always based get stunt privates with a guy.


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    Here's a loaded question but I really don't know much about college cheer. People reference elite programs and scholarships. Which schools would you consider the elites and what kind of scholarships are really available. I've heard people talk like it's a free ride and others say the scholarships are small and rare. Thoughts?


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    If you're asking what the best programs are as far as competitive cheer, look at NCA and UCA nationals results for the past few years in ALL divisions. Look at the top 10 or or so across all of them. That gives you a good starting point in terms of who is doing well competitively. At the same time, there are some very successful programs who compete sort of "under the radar" but are still very good. So you'd first need to define "best" as there are some programs with very talented athletes who are even (gasp) game cheer only.

    Scholarships vary and I tend to think that no one should go into cheer expecting a full ride for it. Full scholarships are possible at the more successful competitive programs but not for every athlete. Ex: There are some who grant their largest scholarships to the large coed squad, and partial or room and board to their all girl and/or small coed team.
     
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    do you have any ideas of where you might want to go to school? while most schools do not have written height/weight requirements, you can usually get a good idea by looking at their websites. if they have a roster, the cheerleaders' position on the team (flyer/base/tumbler) is usually listed, as well as their height. (occasionally weight is also listed, but i think most schools have stopped that for cheer.) this will give you an average height of flys/bases. if all the flyers are 5 foot and under, basing may be a viable option, especially if you have the experience and strength.

    of course learning to fly won't hurt you. the more well rounded and versatile you are, the better your chances of making any team. if you're on the smaller end of the team, you could also be great at mid-layering, so you're still using your basing strength for the tops, but flying. good luck!!
     
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    I found this somewhere else on this board:

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    Kentucky, for one. Louisville, Alabama, UCF, NC State, and LSU are not far behind.

    I don't know height/weight suggestions for the other schools but LSU states:

    "While we do not have a weight or height restriction, our girls range in size from 95 pounds to 125 pounds and 4'11 to 5'3. Our guys range in size from 5'8 to 6'2 and 160 to 206. This is a typical size range and fluctuates from year to year. As long as you are adaptable to stunt with several partners you will be considered. Coed stunt experience is essential."

    To me, these height/weights seem typical for many of the highly competitive coed squads - BUT like it says, they won't write you off just because you're 5'5" if you have great tumbling & stunting skills. ;)
     
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    @cac4life This is a very old thread, with old links.
     
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    ok sorry, I didn't look at the date. I'm truly very sorry.
     
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    It’s okay. No apology needed, just letting you know why the link didn’t work.