2011-2012 MIAMI UNIVERSITY CHEERLEADING TRYOUT INFORMATION
*PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. TRYOUTS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON EASTER DAY.
Required G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher for current Miami students
It is recommended that the tryout participant learn the words to the fight song prior to tryouts.
Tryout participants will also be judged based on an interview conducted by the coaching staff. Ability to lead a crowd and presence when cheering will also be strongly considered.
Lunch will be provided Saturday at a nearby dining hall. Water fountains are available in the sub-gymnasium. It is recommended that participants bring their own water and snacks as well.
*Squads will be posted Monday, April 25 on the Miami cheerleading website.
Basic red, white, or black combinations of shorts/spandex and tops
**Females should wear either a sports bra or fitted tank top. No loose fitting t-shirts!
Appearance should always be neat and collegiate
**Remember: Cheerleaders are above all performers. You need to look crowd-ready.
The higher the difficulty of the skill successfully performed, the more points the tryout participant will earn. The following skill categories should be used as guidelines.
*A backhand spring is required to tryout
Note: Stunting experience is highly recommended. If the tryout participant's high school did not teach stunting, it is advisable that the individual seek stunting lessons prior to tryouts.
Tryout participants will have to work with stunt partners and who he/she works best with for the formal tryout on Saturday.
High value is placed on those tryout participants in all-girl stunting who are versatile (capable of both basing and flying skills)
Miami cheerleaders are expected to participate in appearances, campus events, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year as communicated by the coach and/or team captains. These appearances will be announced by the coaching staff as they present themselves.
Also, co-ed team members are required to cheer at all tournaments, including the MAC Basketball Tournament over Spring Break 2012.
The co-ed team cheers at all home and away football games and home men's basketball games. The co-ed team also travels to post-season games and tournaments.
The all-girl team cheers at all home football games and all home women's basketball games.
If interested in observing the current Miami cheerleading teams at a home basketball game or at a practice, please send an email to: Miamicheerleading@gmail.com
Please send an email to Miamicheerleading@gmail.com no later than the week prior to tryouts with the following information:
Actual presence at the tryout is recommended and highly advisable. If a date conflict with the tryout times arises, the participant should notify Miami cheerleading at MiamiCheerleading@gmail.com and send in a replacement video.
****If sending a video, all skills outlined in the tryout information on this website should be demonstrated. Failing to demonstrate stunting, tumbling, dancing and game cheering skills may result in your video not being considered.
***All videos should be POSTMARKED by April 8, 2011 and set to:
RE: Cindi Byrge
500 E. Sycamore
Oxford, Ohio 45056
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