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 (14-18 members) for College Nationals. 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.
The Sundolls participate in NDA in April, in Daytona Beach, FL. USF is a Division 1A school and competes in Pom, Hip Hop and Jazz.
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 will be on 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. Because of the conflict with games and appearances, you are not allowed to take night classes.
June 28-29, 2014
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. The camp is in Atlanta, Georgia. We will be leaving at 1:00, Friday the 27th.
July 7-15, 2014
The USF Sundolls attend an NDA home camp. Report date is 7/7. Practice 7/7-7/9 Camp is 7/10- 7/11 Calendar shoot is 7/12 Poster shoot is 7/13 and 7/14 and 7/15 are bonding days at the beach.
August 18, 2014
Report for 2 a days: if you are a freshmen moving into a dorm, you will need to get permission to move at a different time if your move in date/time conflict with practice 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm.
Typically the team does not travel to away football 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.
In March the Sundolls have an opportunity to travel to the American Conference Basketball Tournament in Tennessee. All expenses are covered for that trip.