‘Texas Cheer,’ a documentary about the University of Texas Spirit Squad, will air Thursday on the Longhorn Network. Photo courtesy Longhorn Network.


A documentary about what it takes to make the cheerleading team at the University of Texas will debut this week on the Longhorn Network.

“Texas Cheer” looks at the tryouts and training the cheerleaders go through to land a spot on the Spirit Squad, and highlights the athleticism of their sport. The program will air at 7 p.m. Thursday on the 24-hour network, which is devoted to all things burnt orange.

Watch a trailer here:

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Filming took place in the days leading to the Texas Longhorns’ 2016 season opener with Notre Dame. The UT Spirit Squad is divided into three groups – Orange, White and Pom. All are depicted in the documentary.

“Texas Cheer reveals the challenges faced by UT students who aspire to become a part of these elite athletic groups – showing both rookies and veterans as they compete for a chance to be a part of Longhorn game day and join one of the most celebrated cheer teams in the nation,” Alyssa Reese, spirit program director for UT Athletics, said in a press release.

The documentary covers tryouts and training, and illustrates the athleticism required to become a cheerleader. Photo courtesy Longhorn Network