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NIU HUSKIE SPIRIT PROGRAM

The Huskie Spirit Program consists of an undetermined number of males, females, and mascots and is made up of 2 teams, an all girl and coed. The spirit program supports all Huskie athletics but is responsible for cheering at football, men's and women's basketball, and volleyball. The home of NIU football is Huskie Stadium (31,000); for volleyball home is Victor E. Court (800); and for NIU basketball the Convocation Center is home (9,100).

The cheerleaders typically practice three days a week, which allows ample time for catching up on class work and making appearances. Practices are open to the public and you are advised to call ahead of time if you are interested in visiting to make sure a practice hasn't been cancelled or the location changed. The Huskie cheerleaders also weight train 3 times days a week in order to prepare for the long season that
typically ends with a National competition in Daytona, Florida.

The Huskie cheerleading program supports all cheerleading organizations but competes nationally. The NIU cheerleaders continue to receive bids to compete for the national championship. NIU has been ranked nationally for many years and will continue to make a climb toward a national championship this year. Our highest finish thus far has been national runner-up.

The Huskie cheerleaders are available for public appearances. Contact the coach about fees and booking a date.

The cheerleaders do have the opportunity to fundraise for the program. This is primarily done through clinics, appearances, and competitions. Costs for the individual cheerleader are kept to a minimum.

If you have any questions, please contact Shaun Jones , Head Cheerleading Coach at 815.752.0801.

 
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