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Katie Doman, Head Coach

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-7057

Email: kdoman@uidaho.edu

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Tryout Information

Cheer Tryout Material

For tryout material and requirements, click here.

Tryout Material

Vandal Gem Auditions

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Audition Material

The University of Idaho Spirit Squad features high energy cheering, stunting, tumbling, and dance performances. The Vandals are looking for talented, energetic and articulate young men and women who are enthusiastic about cheering for some of the most dynamic athletic teams in the Big Sky conferences!

The purpose of being a University of Idaho Spirit Squad Member is to promote and uphold the traditions and legacies of the University of Idaho. The team’s three main goals are to promote the University of Idaho, support Vandal athletics, and to work together in uniting fans at events.

The Vandal Spirit Squad involves three separate teams that work together as a cohesive unit: Joe Vandal, the Vandal Cheer team, and the Vandal Gems. Being chosen as a member of the University of Idaho Spirit Squad is a privilege. Those interested in becoming a member of our program should understand, any person dedicated to the spirit program is making a deliberate and sincere commitment. Everyone's intent should be to continue elevating the program in the community, the state, and on a national scale.

Our coaching staff is always looking for quality individuals to act in the role of ambassador for the university. We are not only looking for athletes with a high skill level but also students with a strong academic focus and time management abilities. Each member’s top priority should be academics first and foremost. Team members selected should also expect to be active three-to-five days a week.

Incoming athletes need to submit their recruitment videos and application by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Selected athletes from this round will be invited for an on-campus audition for potential team placement during the weekend of April 7-9, 2023. The web pages Vandal Gems Auditions and Vandal Cheer Tryouts will help assist you with what to submit in recruitment videos. These pages will be updated later this fall with the exact material needed for videos.

Recruitment Prep Clinics

When: October 21-23, 2022

Each day will have a different agenda for clinic participants

Cost: $50

Register before Saturday, October 1, 2022 and receive a t-shirt!

Registration closes Thursday, October 20, 2022

Location: Student Recreation Center

3:30 p.m. (optional)

3:30-6:30 p.m. Watch current team practice (optional)

6:30-7 p.m. Break

7-8 p.m. Social for recruits and parents to mingle with current team and coaches

Location: Kibbie Dome

9-10 a.m. Watch Pre-Game Warm up

10-11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. to noon Watch the Vandal Tailgate Extravaganza outside ICCU Arena

Noon Watch Game (Recruits receive a free ticket to watch the game)

For additional tickets, head to govandals.com

Location: Student Recreation Center

8:45 a.m. Check in out front of the Student Rec Center

9-10:30 a.m. Campus tour

10:30-11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recruitment Clinic

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Katie Doman, Head Coach

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-7057

Email: kdoman@uidaho.edu

Staff Directory