Jacksonville University Cheerleading

CHEER TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the Jacksonville University Cheer Team will be held in the Historic Swisher Gymnasium April 21-22, 2018.

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Saturday April 21, 2018 

Historic Swisher Gymnasium
Registration 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Phillips Fine Arts Center Studio North
Clinic 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clinic 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Clinic 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Cost: $20 (exact cash only)

Sunday, April 22, 2018 

Group Interviews 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Final Tryouts 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

What to bring:

  • Tryout Application
  • Fully Completed Liability Waiver
  • Proof of acceptance / enrollment (JU ID)

Attire:

  • Girls: Black Nike pro & black solid sports bra top                                                                        
  • Guys: Black shorts & black polo
  • No embelleshments on tops; SOLID BLACK ONLY
  • Tennis shoes or cheer shoes ONLY; No black sole shoes allowed                                                                            
  • Girls: Hair pulled back in a ponytail or half up/half down with a white bow; bangs must be pulled back
  • Girls: Full performance makeup with red lipstick
  • Girls: Rhinestone stud earrings allowed in ears only; No additional jewelry

Before Tryouts, Please be aware of the following:

  • All tryout end times are approximate.
  • All rounds of tryouts and the new member meeting are closed to the public.
  • Individuals must be available to attend the entire Tryout. Cuts will be made periodically throughout the tryout process.
  • Cheerleaders are expected to learn chants, cheers, stunts, pyramids each season.
  • Incoming freshman and transfer students must be accepted to Jacksonville University before the first day of tryouts
  • Current students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and must bring their JU ID card
  • New members are required to be in Jacksonville TBA for their new member physicals. No exceptions will be made.
  • All Cheerleaders must be available to be in Jacksonville at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester for the start of practice. All lodging and expenses are the responsibility of the Cheerleader during this time. Poster and website photos will be scheduled during this week

 

Cheerleading Tryout Requirements

We will be selecting a Co-ed Team and an All-Girl Team Minimum Skill Abilities are as Follows Female minimum requirements:

Stunting

  • Toss chair
  • Hands to Extension
  • Hands to Liberty

Tumbling

  • Your choice of three tumbling or acro passes (Cartwheel, round-off, standing back handspring, round-off back handspring, standing tuck, etc...)
  • Note: All tumbling will be performed on a wooden surface; mats will be on hand during warm-ups.

Female all-girl minimum requirements

Stunting

  • Strong Base Technique
  • Extension
  • Liberty

Tumbling

  • Your choice of three tumbling or acro passes (Cartwheel, round-off, standing back handspring, round-off back handspring, standing tuck, etc...)
  • Note: All tumbling will be performed on a wooden surface; mats will be on hand during warm-ups.

 Male minimum requirements

Stunting

  • Toss chair
  • Hands Extension
  • Hands to Liberty

Tumbling is encouraged but not required

Participants will also be judged on interview, crowd appeal, and cheer skills.

Composition
The final Co-ed Team is made up of 7 girls and 7 guys.  The All-Girl team is made up of 14 girls. Potential returning members must tryout each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team. A returning member's commitment, effort and performance throughout the previous year will affect their eligibility to return to the squad.

Scholarships
The Athletic Department Spirit Program does not provide scholarships at this time.  If this shall change before the tryout date it will be posted and the description of financial assistance will be provided.

 For more information regarding the Jacksonville University Cheerleaders, please contact:

Jacksonville University Athletics
Attn: Gene Moore
Spirit Program Coordinator
2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Email: gmoore8@ju.edu

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