Virginia Cheerleading

About Us
Welcome to the home of the University of Virginia Cheerleading program! We are committed to enthusiastically representing Virginia Athletics and providing steadfast spirit and energy to our student-athletes, fans, and the Charlottesville community.

We have both Coed and All-Girl cheerleading teams that represent the University of Virginia at all athletic and community events. Both squads cheer on the sidelines of every home football game in Scott Stadium as well as home basketball games inside John Paul Jones Arena. Members of the UVA Cheerleading program have the opportunity to travel to away football games and postseason play, including Men’s and Women’s ACC and NCAA Basketball Tournaments. All cheerleaders are required to maintain good academic standing and have at least a 2.0 GPA. For the latest updates on UVA Cheerleading, follow us on Instagram at UVACheerleading!

Upcoming Youth Camps

Virginia Cheerleading Youth Camp
Information on Youth Camps for the 2021-2022 season will be announced here when available. Go Hoos!

2021-2022 Tryout Information

Tryout Dates and Location

First Round Video Tryout – June 15, 2021 (video tryout & paperwork due)

Paperwork Packet: Must include all of the following:

  • Cheer Application
  • Medical ID form
  • Physician’s Affirmation of Physical Fitness
  • Sickle Cell form or waiver
  • Xeroxed copy of Insurance Card
  • $30 tryout fee

For the address to send paperwork to, please email Head Coach and Spirit Coordinator Kelley Haney at

In-Person Tryouts

  • July 30, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Slaughter Rec Center
  • July 31, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Slaughter Rec Center
  • August 1, 2021 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Slaughter Rec Center (Tryouts/Team Meeting)

The Co-Ed and All-Girl teams will be finalized during the in-person tryout weekend. Video tryouts will not be accepted (for the in-person tryouts). Tryouts are closed to friends and family.

What to Wear

Please wear orange, navy, gray or white. All athletic t-shirts must be tucked in for both males and females. Hats are not permitted. Athletic tennis shoes must be worn at all times during the tryout process. It is suggested that females wear sport tanks during the tryouts process, but it is not mandatory.

Tryout Information

A link will be sent to you by May 15 with tryout material for you to learn and perform on the video entry. Please make sure your video includes the following in order:

  • Name & Year you will be at UVA this fall
  • Where you are from
  • Why you want to be a Virginia Cheerleader (please keep it short)
  • Tumbling, standing BH, Standing tuck, Round-off tuck, best tumbling pass
  • Sideline
  • Band dance

Please contact Kelley Haney for the address to send tryout paperwork and tryout fee to: (Cash or check made out to Virginia Cheer)

Please contact Head Coach and Spirit Coordinator, Kelley Haney at with any questions.

2021-2022 Cheer Application

2021-2022 Cheer Tryout Form


Cavman Tryout Information
Cavman tryouts are complete for this year. Tryouts will be held again in January/February of 2022. Information will be posted here in December of 2021. Go Hoos!

Cavman Appearance Request, Information & Pricing

Cavman is the official mascot of the University of Virginia and our 27 varsity teams. ​​​​​Cavman may be available to appear at your event! Please download and complete the mascot request form below and email your completed form to Kelley Haney, Spirit Coordinator, at All appearance requests must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Event requests are subject to availability and are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before filling out the Cavman Request Form, you must review the Cavman Appearance Information & Pricing sheet.

Cavman Appearance Information & Pricing Sheet
Cavman Appearance Request Form

Coaching Staff 

Contact: For questions regarding the Virginia Cheerleading program, including possible event requests, please contact Kelley Haney, Head Cheerleading Coach, at

Make a Gift to UVA Cheerleading 
All members of the UVA Cheerleading program receive a stipend that increases with the number of years the athlete has been on the team. If you would like to make a gift to Friends of UVA Cheerleading, please click here. All donations are coordinated through the Virginia Athletics Foundation and are tax deductible.

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