About the Team
The George Mason University Cheerleading program includes a nationally ranked Small Co-ed (Green) competitive team and an All-Girl (Gold) sideline team. Currently, the program is under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Smith and Assistant Coach Kelly Beyer.
The Mason Cheerleaders cheer at all home Men's and Women's Basketball games, as well as the A10 Basketball tournaments. They are also featured at many community appearances, on-campus pep rallies and University events like Mason Madness. Several Mason Cheerleader alumni have gone on to cheer professionally. We have had former Mason Cheerleaders on the NFL Redskinette cheer team, their Ambassador team and on the Ravens Cheer Team. Many other alumni coach area high school and all-star cheer teams.
The Green team competes annually at UCA's National College Cheerleading Championship, held every January at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They have consistently placed in the top 5 of the Nation's best college cheer teams almost every year for the past nine years. This year, the team is currently ranked 4th in the Nation for Division 1 Small Co-ed.
As part of the UCA National College Partner Stunt Championship, a Mason Cheer All-Girl 4 group placed 5th in 2010.
Mason Cheer Collegiate Stunt Clinics
Throughout the year, the Mason Cheerleaders fundraise by holding stunt clinics. Any and all current, former or aspiring cheerleaders (All-Star, High School and College) are welcome to attend! Learn better technique by group stunting and/or partner stunting with the George Mason University Cheerleaders. Keep checking the website for further information on upcoming clinics and for the registration form.
Mason Cheer Information
Throughout the school year, Gold team practices are held 2 evenings a week with 2-3 extra practices in October leading up to Mason Madness.
During the fall semester, Green team practices are held 4 evenings a week, and increase to 6 practices a week with about 7 extra performances during the competition season (December - January). Green team practices drop to 2 evenings a week for the spring semester.
Game schedules will be distributed in the beginning of the basketball season. Mason Cheerleaders are required to cheer games over Thanksgiving, winter break and spring break if scheduled.
All current students are eligible to tryout, as well as incoming freshman that have already applied to George Mason University. More details will be available as tryouts approach.
All incoming Freshmen, transfers and current Mason students that make the team and plan to live on campus must check the “will need housing over the winter break” option on their housing application.
For more information, please read the “Interested in Mason Cheer” document on the website.
If you have additional questions, please contact coach Kelly Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mason Cheer Tryout Information
The George Mason University Cheerleaders will be holding tryouts for the 2014-2015 season on Sunday, May 4th from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Field House on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. Check-in will begin at 9:30am, and there will be a program meeting from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
Please fill out the all of the tryout paper work/required forms and make sure that it is RECEIVED in our office no later than April 21st, 2014. Note that the University mail system can sometimes delay delivery so you may want to consider hand delivery or a mail service with firm delivery schedule (UPS, FedEx).
All new cheerleaders will be required to submit a front and back copy of their medical insurance information and policy number, as well as a copy of their current physical exam (DATED SEPTEMBER 2013 OR LATER). Any general physical form from your high school or doctor’s office is sufficient (immunization records alone are NOT sufficient for this portion of your application package!). A basic physical form can be found on the website under “Physical Form”. Please fill out the “Registration Form”, “Medical Release Form” and “Mason Medical History Form”; and make sure they are RECEIVED in our mailbox no later than April 21st, 2014. If you do not have a current physical, you will not be permitted to try out for the team!
Cheerleaders should come to the tryout prepared to be active, preferably in black or green Soffee shorts and a white t-shirt tucked into the front of their shorts. Cheer shoes are appropriate. Make-up for the tryout should be neat, simple and collegiate (no glitter). Hair should be ½ up ½ down or in a neat ponytail and completely out of the face with a bow.
Current Mason students must be a full time student and academically eligible by the Athletic Department (a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA).
Detailed directions and hotel information can be found at www.GoMason.com (click on ‘Visit Mason’ in the ‘Fan Zone’ section). If you are unable to attend the in-person tryouts, you may submit a videotaped DVD audition. Please read the “Tryout Video Requirements” thoroughly before sending your video to our office.
Head Coach: Ryan Smith
Assistant Coach: Kelly Beyer E-Mail: email@example.com
Address: 4400 University Drive (MS 3A5)
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Fax: (703) 993-3591