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

Materials

• Appalachian State Fight Song

• 3 sidelines

Tumbling

Standing:

• Back-handspring

• Standing tuck highly recommended

Running:

• Round-off, handspring, tuck

• Higher skills highly recommended

Stunting

All-girl:

• Straight up stretch, full down

• Switch up, co-ed down

• Full up platform

Co-ed:

• Bump and go extension

• Walk-in variation

• Hands-lib

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

Judging

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.

Paperwork:

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 robersonmr@appstate.edu.

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.