Each year there is an audition that is held in the spring for the USF Sundolls and 18-24 young women are selected for the upcoming years squad. The selected members are expected to perform at all football games and basketball games throughout the year along with participation in many other opportunities around campus and Tampa Bay. A competition team is selected (16 members) for UDA Nationals that are held in January at Disney World. Rookies will have to earn the right to participate in both teams. It is suggested that squad members take a light load in the Fall. You may be on the competition squad and not on the spirit squad and visa versa, depending on our skills. If your intention is to only participate in the football spirit squad, please do not try out as the spirit squad is for basksetball season also. The University invests alot of money in each SunDoll and expects a commitment through the entire season, which ends in April. Members will not be allowed to go home for Thanksgiving or Spring Break and only have a short Christmas break. If you have any issues with this, please do not tryout.
All team members will receive a scholarship annually that ranges between $300-$1000
The Sundolls participate in Universal Dance Association College Nationals held in January at Disney World. USF is a Division 1A school and competes in Pom, Hip Hop or Jazz, depending on skill level of the team.
All team members are required to attend practice during the week. The team is also required to attend weekly workouts with the Athletic Department two days a week. 2 day practices will begin 1 to 2 weeks before school starts in August. Practices during the fall term will be Sunday, Monday Wednesday. The only absences excused are for seniors when there is no additional class offered to graduate or a death in the family.
The USF Sundolls attend Universal Dance Association College Camp in Alabama July 19 - 22, 2013. All expenses are paid for by the University.
Some members will be invited to attend All Pro Three Dance Camp. This is a professional dance camp, so member who have proved themselves as quick learners, will be allowed to attend. This camp is in June and the dates have not been determined. The camp is in Atlanta, Georgia.
Typically the team does not travel to away games, however if the football team invites them to a game they will go. Also if the football team is selected for a bowl game a selected group of girls will travel to the game. All expenses are covered for such trips.
The competition team will travel to Orlando in January for UDA College Nationals. All expenses are covered for this trip.
In March the Sundolls have an opportunity to travel to the BIG EAST Basketball Tournament in New York, NY. All expenses are covered for that trip.