Multiple Teams · 2017 Cheerleading Tryouts

2017 Cheer Tryouts

Varsity Coach: Kayla Hall

Tryout Clinic:​ April 19th – 21st
Tryout Date:​ April 21st
Time: ​​4:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: ​​Meet in CFHS Mini Gym

➢Participants will learn a dance and cheer on April 19th and 20th during the clinic days. We will practice jumps, spirit, tumbling, and some stunting. Participants will be expected to run 1 mile.
➢ Participants will try out in front of judges on April 21st individually. Tryouts will begin at 4:00pm.
➢ Participants will learn if they made the team on Saturday April 22nd by checking the cheerleading webpage. We will post the tryout numbers of the individuals that made the team in no particular order.

What to Wear?
➢ On practice days wear soffee shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes to participate.
➢ On Tryout day everyone must wear black soffee shorts, a plain white t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Hair should be secured out of the participants face. No bows will be allowed to be worn.

What will be part of tryouts?
Dance and Cheer (Will be taught on the 19th and 20th)
➢ 15 seconds of Spiriting
➢ Varied jump sequences (Please see Judges’ Scoring Rubric)
➢ 1 Mile Run (There is no time limit)
➢ Tumbling Skills (strongly encouraged, but not a requirement)
➢ Participants will be judged each day on S.P.I.R.I.T. (Stunting & Safety, Participation, Inspiration, Responsibility, Initiative, and Teamwork). Participants will be able to earn a maximum of 15 points for stunting ability, and 5 points per day for safety, participation, inspiration, responsibility, initiative, and teamwork. Points will be given by coaches. These points will be added to their judges score to give an overall score.
What do I need to be eligible to Tryout?
➢ Rising 9th – 12th graders will be eligible for Varsity Spirit/Competition team. Rising 9th-10th graders will be eligible for JV Spirit/Competition team.
➢ A current Physical on record with CFHS (Physical packets can be located in the front office at your school or printed off the Athletic website.) All new physicals should be completed after April 1st, 2016.
➢ Parent Permission/Application for Tryouts form signed and turned in by the tryout day April 21st.
➢ Participate in all three tryout days.
➢ All fees paid and uniform returned from previous season.

Important Dates for this Cheer Season:
April 25th – Parent Meeting for those who make the Varsity and JV squads 6-7 pm
April 27th – Varsity Fitting for uniform and camp clothes.
June 10th – Stunt Clinic (Conway High School) $32
May 1st – Mandatory tumbling beginning May 1st and run through the end of competition season at Thomas Gymnastics. Specific dates and times will be discussed at parent meeting.

Summer Camp Dates:
​June will be a big month for practices and learning choreography. Please plan all vacations and other activities for July. We will start back early August.
​➢Spirit Squad Camp (June TBD)
​➢Competition Team Camp (June TBD)
​➢Competition Routine Camp (June TBD)

Everyone who makes both JV and Varsity are expected to attend summer camp. Please make arrangements.