My protag changes schools at the winter break. At her old school, she was in JV cheer, but at the new school, the adviser refuses to let her on the time, citing that it's the middle of the year, and encourages her to try out for next year.

Is that feasible, or do most teams readily accept new members mid season/year? Is it on a per teacher/adviser basis, or is it a pretty standard yes or no?

I know it might sound silly or inconsequential, I just want to make sure my choice doesn't ring inauthentic, as it's a pretty big part of the story's crux. My knowledge of cheerleading is limited to WWSSD (What would Sue Sylvester do), so I thought I'd ask.

Thank you!