Cheerleading Tryout Information (2017-2018)

Tryout Information (PDF) l Tryout Application (PDF) l Tryout Medical Packet (PDF)

Cheerleading Tryout Dates: Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st

Where: Sofield Indoor Facility

Time: Check-in starts at 9:00 am

Tryout Attire: App State colored shirt and shorts, cheerleading/athletic shoes, hair must be pulled back and out of face, game day make-up and no jewelry.

Tryout Requirements


• Appalachian State Fight Song

• 3 sidelines



• Back-handspring

• Standing tuck highly recommended


• Round-off, handspring, tuck

• Higher skills highly recommended



• Straight up stretch, full down

• Switch up, co-ed down

• Full up platform


• Bump and go extension

• Walk-in variation

• Hands-lib

Males: No tumbling requirements. Willingness to learn and athleticism is taken into consideration.


We will judge applicants in all categories: tumbling (standing and running), knowledge of material, motion placement, stunt execution, and interview.

There will be 3 total cuts: First cuts will be made after Saturday morning, second cuts will be made Saturday evening. Final cuts will be made Sunday with the announcement of the team.


Proof of University Acceptance, Tryout Application and Complete Tryout Medical Packet.

Tryout candidate will not be eligible to tryout without all materials completed and turned in.

Video Tryouts:

Only electronic versions will be accepted via email or video link along with all paperwork filled out and sent to the Head Coach by Friday May 19th to

Video Tryout Requirements:

• Sideline of your choice

• Four 8-count dance/Fight song of choice

• All required skills for stunts and tumbling

Videos will only be considered if all paperwork and required material are complete and sent in together.

Cheerleading Open Practice Schedule:

All practices will take place in Varsity Gym

Monday, 3/27 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, 3/30 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 3/31 - 6:30 p.m
Monday, 4/3 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4/4 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 4/6 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/7 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, 4/10 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4/11 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/21 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, 4/24 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4/25 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 4/27 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 4/28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, 5/1 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/2 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 5/4 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 5/5 - 6:30 p.m.