Athletics & Recreation
Recap of the 2019 - 2020 year
The Saint Mary's University Cheerleading team is very proud of the accomplishments of its student-athletes this year. Though an incomplete season, we soared to new heights with a comeback win at the Maritime Meltdown competition. Our student-athletes were determined to persevere with the advancement of the team and individual skills throughout the year. Our student-athletes excel both academically and in sport and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Whether higher jumps, sharpened stunt execution or acing a midterm, the talent of the student-athletes has improved tremendously.
- Welcome Week (Fall & Winter)
- ResAfterDark: Carnival Night
- United Way Campaign
- Open House for potential SMUdents
In the Community
- Pet Shelter Volunteering
- Adsum House for Women and Children
- Learn to Cheer school events
With a passion for school spirit, our mission as the Saint Mary's University Cheerleading team is to maintain a philosophy of assisting student-athletes in reaching their highest potential in a positive and safe environment. Saint Mary's University Cheerleading fosters fitness, health, and fun through recreational and competitive programs. We get the crowd enthusiastic and energized as we cheer on our football and basketball (men's and women's) athletic teams. Our team makes multiple appearances at events on campus and in the community.
At Saint Mary's University Cheerleading, we believe that each student-athlete is unique in his or her own way. We currently offer two teams that are well suited to the abilities of our student-athletes: a Cheer Team and a Competitive Team; both the Cheer Team and Competitive Team are co-ed. The Cheer Team practices once per week and the Competitive Team practices 2-3 times per week. The Cheer Team is an awesome opportunity for students who are studying at Saint Mary's University for one semester.
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Anastasia Sagel - President
Yasmine Love - Vice President
Ashley Powell - Secretary
The dates for the 2020-2021 season tryouts are to be determined. The process will consist of a variety of cheerleading skill assessments and athletic ability evaluations, which include, but are not limited to, endurance, strength, jumps, and flexibility tests. Coaches are looking for hard-working student-athletes who demonstrate potential, willingness to accept direction, mindfulness to safety, and a desire to contribute to a positive team environment. Cheerleading experience is an asset; however, dedication and willingness to learn act as an attribute. A short dance and cheer will be taught at tryouts. Student-athletes will be scored on technique and overall performance. There will be limited stunting at tryouts.
Monique Johnson - Head Coach (email@example.com)
Monique (Mo) has been involved with Saint Mary's University Cheerleading since 2005. She was a member of the team for three years prior to coaching. Mo has coached and cheered for various all-star programs. She has contributed to the cheerleading community as a volunteer for 7 years, occupying the roles of Vice President, Treasurer, and Communicator with Cheer Nova Scotia.
- Cheer Nova Scotia (CNS) Level 6
- National Coach Certification Program (NCCP)
- Canadian Sport Centre (CSC) Atlantic VIP Coach
- American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA)
- Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C
Saint Mary's University Cheerleading student-athletes are expected to attend ALL practices. The success of the team and its performances solely depends on the commitment of each student-athlete. Student-athletes unable to commit to practices, games, scheduled events, and competitions should reconsider trying out for both teams.
The nature of cheerleading is such that one student athlete's absence will hinder the overall performance of the team for an upcoming practice, game, scheduled event, or competition. While we recognize that there are circumstances under which an absence is required, we need all student-athletes and parents to understand that accrual of absences, regardless of reason, will result in dismissal from the team. We do not excuse student athletes for family celebrations or events with friends that conflict with practices, games, scheduled events, and competition times.
During the year, team fundraising events will be organized to help lower the cost of team fees.
For more information please contact the Head Coach.
$450 new student-athletes (Competitive Team)
$400 returning student-athletes (Competitive Team)
$50 per month (Cheer Team)
All team fees are non-refundable
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-10:15 pm
Fridays 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Rock the Runway - Date TBD
Cheer Blast - January 30th - 31st
Maritime Meltdown - March 6th - 7th
Cheer Expo Nationals - March 27th - 28th