Chanticleer Cheerleaders serve as important ambassadors for Coastal Carolina University and are responsible for the spirit and support for all 18 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletic teams.
Being a part of Chanticleer Cheerleading requires a yearlong commitment. The program features two teams: one co-ed and one all-female. Both teams cheer for all home football games and travel to away football games as determined by the Department of Athletics. The teams cheer for both men’s and women’s home basketball games and conference tournament play. Other events, such as volleyball, soccer and baseball games, clinics fundraising, alumni events and community outreach will be assigned accordingly. Members of the cheerleading program must have flexible schedules in order to travel to off-campus athletic contests, make public appearances and participate in University events. The cheerleaders have two representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Cheerleaders work with a strength and conditioning coach, have mandatory study hall and participate in tumbling classes. When applicable, team competition is determined by the head cheerleading coach.
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).