Cheerleaders and Mascot Program

Jackson State University Cheerleaders/Tumblers act as ambassadors for Jackson State University  in numerous activities each year. They represent the University at many charitable and public relations' events. The JSU Cheer program is comprised of Jackson State students who support athletic teams such as football, basketball, volleyball, as well as making public appearances and community service events. We cheer all home and away football games, all home volleyball, men's and women's basketball games. Each spring the cheerleaders also take part in various cheer competitions and events.

The JSU Cheerleaders/Tumblers!

The JSU Cheer program consists of a 16-24 selected males and females. The squad cheers for all away and home football, home volleyball, women’s and men’s basketball games. Tryouts are in early spring and possibly mid-summer.

The J.S.U. Cheerleaders/Tumblers travels to all away football games and post season conference championships and tournaments. All travel expenses which includes meals, hotel and airfare are provided by the university. Other fees are out-of-pocket expenses, which we use fundraisers in the summer to help defray some of the cost.

During the spring selected JSU Cheerleaders/Tumblers takes part in various cheer competitions and events across the United States.

For more information, contact Karlin Brooks, Spirit Team Coach/Advisor at


In preparing for the upcoming year, we are looking for additional people who can help us have an outstanding season. We are looking for the Best of the Best. Potential cheerleaders must possess a number of qualities such as intelligence, great skills, technique, spirit, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude and personality. We need people with self discipline and self motivation. We are looking for men and women who are willing to give 110 percent at all times, and this includes practice and performance. Cheerleaders must be ambassadors for JSU at ALL TIMES.

Try Out Dates:  Spring 2017, please check back with us for details.

JSU Cheerleader/Mascot Handbook