University of Florida Club Cheerleading (UFCC) is a program that is run through RecSports at UF. We are an all-girl competitive cheerleading program with two teams: Blue and Orange. Scroll down to learn more about our teams!
Blue team is a very competitive, serious program that competes at the Intermediate All Girl division for NCA Nationals. Our routines are composed of elite stunting and tumbling skills, similar to all-star cheerleading. However, we also perform a collegiate style cheer during NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. At the University of Florida, our teams are defined as a competitive club sport that is supervised by RecSports. As an All Girl Competition Cheer team we are able to have the honor of competing against many other top Division I programs across the nation.
Blue is a very similar to a typical competitive cheerleading program as we practice 3x a week and have about 6 performances a year. These performances vary each season but include a variety of showcases, exhibitions, and competitions. Practices are held on the basketball courts of Student Rec, the on-campus gym facility that is open to all students. While we practice and compete on dead mat, we also work on skills once a week at a nearby all-star gym.
There are no set requirements to make Blue, however, we compete at the Intermediate level for Nationals and the team is composed of the best 20 athletes. The Intermediate division is a combination of skills ranging from typical all-star level 3 to level 5. We recognize that athletes may be stronger in one aspect of cheer rather than another and take this into consideration when selecting the team.
Orange is another team under the UFCC program. This team is unique in the fact that we compete as individual stunt groups and perform routines made solely of stunts. All of the girls on Orange practice together twice a week and create fun stunt routines that they compete throughout the season. Orange typically has around 4 performances a year.
Orange typically practices on Sunday evenings throughout the fall semester, but adds extra stunting sessions as competition season gets closer. These practices are held on the Student Rec basketball courts as well. In the spring, an additional practice date is added that is held off-campus at a local cheerleading gym. While the time commitment for Orange is not as large as Blue, this team is still treated as a competitive cheer team and requires both dedication and hard-work from its athletes.
There are no specific skill requirements to make Orange, however, stunt groups typically compete as an all-star cheer equivalent to level 3 to level 5. Tumbling is not needed to make Orange, but prior cheer experience is highly recommended!