Florida Tech Cheerleading
The purpose of the Florida Tech Cheerleading team is to promote school spirit by supporting teams during athletic competition, to lead the crowd in cheering for the teams and to provide entertainment to crowds during pep rallies, parades and breaks in athletic competitions.
Cheerleading at Florida Tech is an up-and-coming program. The 2011-12 team surpassed previous years with having men and women (small co-ed) performing collegiate level material at both men's and women's basketball games. Our ultimate goal of Panther cheerleading will be to compete at NCA collegiate nationals in the upcoming years. NEW in 2013, the Florida Tech cheerleaders will be attending all home FOOTBALL games as part of FIT football's inaugural season!
The Florida Tech Cheerleading team will be made up of no more than 16 squad members and two alternates. The team represents Florida Tech at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, in addition to some away basketball games and special requests of other sports teams. Members of the Panther Cheerleading squad will also act as representatives for many community appearances, including parades, pep rallies, etc.
The cheerleading squad practices a minimum of two days a week in the evening. Cheerleaders are encouraged to schedule classes early in the day. All practices are mandatory.
All cheerleaders are expected to attend and participate in all fundraisers set forth by Florida Tech Cheerleading.
The goal of Florida Tech Cheerleading is to attend NCA collegiate nationals in the upcoming years.
Scholarships are awarded to cheerleaders that show a true commitment to the team. Amounts may vary and are determined by the coach.