Cheerleading at Virginia Tech is a challenging and rewarding sport. Each individual works hard to learn new and difficult skills while the coaches actively promote safety. Virginia Tech is know for its clean, creative and innovative style, which highlights each individual's talents in every team performance.
While the squad enjoys competing at NCA Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, its first priority is promoting Virginia Tech Intercollegiate Athletics and representing the University as a whole. These young men and women have one goal in mind, and that is to generate spirit and crowd involvement at Virginia Tech. In addition to cheering for football and men's and women's basketball games, the team performs at various functions, conducts clinics, participates in numerous community service projects, and consistently qualifies and competes in the NCA/NDA College Cheer and Dance National Championships each year.
Because Virginia Tech cheerleading is one of the top programs in the nation, it is a major time commitment. Our cheerleaders spend eight to ten hours per week practicing. Practice sessions focus on co-ed partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, motion technique, and tumbling, in preparation for games, events and competition. In addition to practice time, Virginia Tech cheerleaders are required to attend workout with the strength and conditioning coach. The Varsity Cheerleaders cheer for both home and away football games and men's basketball games while the Junior Varsity Cheerleaders cheer for home football and women's basketball games. Freshmen are eligible to make the Varsity team.
Cheerleading tryouts are held in mid-April and early August/September. Individuals making the team in April are required to attend NCA Summer Camp in early August.
The squad has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN including College GameDay & Cold Pizza, and Fox Sports.
Virginia Tech is one of the premier NCA competitive squads in the country. The trip is fully funded by Intercollegiate Athletics. The squad is currently ranked seventh in the nation.