The purpose of this statement is to inform cheerleaders, as well as parents and interested students, of the policies of the Centre College cheerleading program. In all policy and program matters, members of the cheer squad are expected to be law-abiding citizens and exemplary representatives of the college.
The primary purpose of the cheerleading squad is to support of Centre College and its athletic department. We will accomplish this goal by (1) raising the level of fan support for the athletics program on campus and in the community, (2) keeping the fans focused on the field/floor by performing cheers, stunts, and dance movements and (3) serving as public relations ambassadors for the college.
II. Organizational Structure
IV. Rules And Regulations
Cheerleaders have the following responsibilities while traveling:
Members of the squad shall adhere to the following rules:
Cheerleaders who violate these rules shall be subject to serious disciplinary measures up to and including immediate dismissal from the squad.
Centre College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the cheerleading program. Conduct that involves the unlawful possession, use, distribution or manufacture of controlled substances by a cheerleader while traveling for the College or at any official cheerleading functions/ activities shall result in termination from the cheerleading program. Similarly, the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution or manufacture of controlled substances by a cheerleader at any other time shall result in appropriate discipline, up to and including termination from the cheer program; any sanction for such a violation outside of cheerleading functions/activities shall be with consideration to the potential embarrassment or bad reflection on the cheer program, and/or the College. Like all Centre athletes, members of the squad are subject to random drug testing. Initial positive drug tests shall result in dismissal from the squad. Cheerleaders are expected to be good citizens and therefore, carefully and faithfully abide by College rules and regulations and the laws and ordinances of the city or state in which they live or travel.
Cheerleaders at Centre College must be excellent athletes. Cheerleading involves the aspects of several athletic activities, e.g., rotation and tumbling of gymnastics, stamina of basketball, strength of bodybuilding or football, and the balance and movement of dance. Squad members must have sufficient strength to base pyramids and to lift, hold, throw, and catch other squad members safely. Squad members must be of appropriate size and weight such that they can be lifted, held, thrown, and caught safely. Squad members must demonstrate the flexibility which is necessary in the athletic aspects of cheerleading.
In order to maintain this level of fitness, all squad members are required to perform mandatory weight training and cardiovascular workouts outside of practice on an individual basis. You can pick up a copy of the training regimen from your coach