Cheering for the Vandals

The coed cheer squad features high energy crowd cheering, partner stunts, pyramids, tumbling and dance performances.  The Vandals are looking for talented, energetic and articulate young men and women who are enthusiastic about cheering for some of the most dynamic athletic teams in the Big Sky and Sun Belt conferences!

The Vandals Cheer Squad is an important aspect of game production and public relations for the University of Idaho.  The Cheerleaders serve as ambassadors for the University in a variety of ways including cheering at all home games, participating in University events and community appearances.

Click HERE to watch a recent performance!

LINK: Spirit Squad Rules and Expectations

LINK: Spirit Squad Tryout Application

LINK: UI Cheer Requirements


  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Uniforms and Apparel
  • Season Tickets
  • Tumbling Classes
  • Strength Training
  • National Competition


All candidates will learn the U of I Fight Song, practice required stunts, learn a group dance (girls only) and participate in a personal interview.

CHEER TRYOUTS: See Tryout Information Flyer

Tryout categories include a group dance (girls only), tumbling/crowd cheer, the U of I Fight Song and partner stunts (coed or all-girl).  *INDIVIDUAL TRYOUTS MAY BE SCHEDULED BY CONTACTING THE COACH.


  • Shorts
  • Form Fitting T-Shirt & Sport Bra Top (girls)/T-shirt (guys)
  • Tennis Shoes


Group Dance:  Girls perform the dance in groups of four.

Crowd Cheer:  Cheer on the audience using a short sideline chant of your choice (i.e. "Let's Go Vandals!").  Include jumps, kicks and tumbling (1 min max).

Fight Song:  Perform the U of I Fight Song.

Partner Stunts:  Perform the following partner stunts. 


1.      Toss chair (coed) or pick up to chair with post (all-girl)

2.      Toss to hands (coed) or walk-in with post (all-girl)

3.      Extension (coed) or Elevator to Extension (all-girl)

4.      Optional stunt of your choice



For more information contact:

Sharon Meador

Head Coach

University of Idaho Athletics