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).
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.
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.
Huskie cheerleaders are available for public appearances. Contact
the coach about fees and booking a date.
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.
you have any questions, please contact Shaun
Jones , Head Cheerleading Coach at 815.752.0801.