Being a part of Chanticleer Spirit Squad requires a year long commitment. The program features two teams: All-Girl Cheerleading Team and a Dance Team. Both teams attend all home football games. Cheerleaders travel to away football games as determined by the Department of Athletics. Both teams support both men's and women's home basketball games and conference tournament play. Other events, such as volleyball, soccer and baseball games, clinics, camps, fundraising, alumni events and community outreach are also assigned accordingly. Members of the spirit program must have flexible schedules in order to travel with athletic teams, make public appearances and participate in University events.
Chanticleer Spirit Squad promotes higher education and a healthy lifestyle. The teams are assigned their own strength and conditioning coach in which they attend mandatory workouts weekly in addition to team practices. The team also attends mandatory study hall hours with our athletic academic advisor.
Both the Cheerleading and Dance teams attend National Cheerleading Association Summer Camp where they learn valuable collegiate game day skills and compete for a bid to NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. Representing Coastal Carolina University at a NCA Nationals is a privilege and must be earned each year. Tumbling is a requirement for cheerleading and skills must be maintained throughout the year. The cheerleaders placed top 5 at the 2014 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championships.
In order to participate in athletic events, practice and receive financial aid, members of the cheerleading program will be held to all NCAA eligibility and general requirements as stated in the Coastal Carolina Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Student-Athlete Handbook and the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics Drug and Alcohol Policy. Failure to comply will result in automatic suspension and/or termination from the program. Coastal Carolina cheerleaders must abide by all safety guidelines as stated by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA).