Dear USC Spirit Leader Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in becoming a USC Spirit Leader!
We are excited that you would like to become a part of this unique Trojan Spirit experience. Becoming a Spirit Leader can be one of the most memorable and engaging experiences you will ever have at USC. However, this position requires time, energy, and dedication. Next to academics, it will take priority over all other events including, fraternity/sorority events, social activities, work, and other related activities. You will be required to attend Spirit Leader functions during weekends, holiday breaks, and over the summer.
As a basic requirement, Spirit Leaders must be able to recite, teach and/or lead the Fight Song, So-Cal Spell Out and Alma Mater on command, at any time. Spirit Leaders cannot be shy and must have strong, confident voices and engaging personalities. It should also be noted that Spirit Leaders do not perform stunts. Their primary responsibility is to lead cheers and yells by engaging the crowd.
2013 Spirit Leader Tryouts
The 2013 USC Spirit Leader application is now available. Please submit your completed application and photos no later than November 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm. You must complete the survey and email a color headshot in a cardinal shirt and a color spirited candid photo (both attached as jpegs) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted without photos will not be considered.
Friday, November 2, 2012 (11:59 pm) - Applications Due (Round 1)
Thursday, November 8, 2012 (5:00 pm) - Round 2 (Lyon Recreation Center)
Thursday, November 15, 2012 (5:00 pm) - Final Round (Lyon Recreation Center)
For questions regarding Spirit Leader tryouts, please contact Associate Head Coach, Shana Schwartz at email@example.com.
Please note that, if selected as a Spirit Leader, you will be required to:
- be available for practice during the Spring and Fall semesters 2 hours per week
- attend an average of 2-3 athletic or University events per week during the Spring and Fall Semesters
- attend two events over the summer break
- attend a retreat one week prior to start of fall classes
- carry and complete an academic workload of at least twelve units
- be a student in good academic standing (min. overall GPA of 2.5)
- attend a new Spirit Leader orientation meeting in early December
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Justine Gilman
Director, Recreational Facilities & Fitness
Director, USC Spirit Groups
Gabriel M. Valenzuela
Director, Recreational Sports and Programs
Head Coach, USC Spirit Leaders
Shana Paris Schwartz
Associate Head Coach, USC Spirit Leaders