I know, I know Cheer isn't a sport but....

<p>can it be a "hook" to get you into college?</p>

<p>So, how do schools recruit for Cheer?</p>

<p>My niece has all the "requirements" to go to an Ivy but is looking for a hook, among her various EC's is 4 years of Cheer with numerous awards. My son was recruited for an athlete scholarship so I know that route but for Cheer, do you contact a coach like you would for a sport?</p>

<p>If anyone has had experience with Cheer, I would appreciate your input...Thanks</p>

<p>PS: She is not looking for $$...just an edge!</p>

<p>Sockhermom, there was a thread earlier this summer entitled "athletic recruits in unusual sports" which had some advice. Plug that into the search function and it should come up.</p>

<p>Hope this works... searched for 'cheerleading' in the Athletic Recruits forum</p>

<p>College</a> Confidential - Search Results</p>

<p>Thanks to both of you...</p>

<p>Hi SockherMom!
My D14 is a Cheerleader and this is what I have learned so far...</p>

<p>Contact the Coach of the school(s) she interested in. Have her ask about the make up of the team (All-Girl, Coed, etc). Depending on the College, and yes, they do recruit for Cheer :), the Coach should let her know if there are spots available and/or about the try-out process.</p>

<p>What I know about the Ivies and Cheer: Harvard has a competitive squad, but will advertise that they cannot "help you get in". Cheer is not a sport (yet) that they can issue a LL for.</p>

<p>If she has her heart set on an Ivy..that is all the info I can offer.
If she wants to explore all of her options using her Cheer background, let me know and I would be more than happy to share with you what I know.</p>

<p>Best of luck to her!!</p>