Tryouts

Tryouts

Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Virginia Techniques

Trying Out

Tryouts will be held in 20 minute sessions at Virginia Techniques. Directions to Virginia Techniques may be found on our home page.

Format

  1. Attire consists of a sports bra, t-shirt, spandex shorts, cheer shoes, and a collegiate appearance.
  2. Arrive 20 minutes prior to your assigned session to stretch and prepare.
  3. During your assigned session you will perform:
    • Jumps to tumbling
    • Standing tumbling
    • Standing series tumbling pass
    • Running tumbling pass
    • Stunting with previous team members
  4. Please leave the gym at the conclusion of your assigned session.
  5. Results will be emailed the night of tryouts.

Following Fall tryouts, the coaching staff will designate alternate positions. The coaching staff reserves the right to make further cuts, as necessary.

Note: Cheerleading is a subjective sport. The decision of the coaching staff is final.

Interest Meetings

Potential members must attend ONE interest meeting to try out for the team. During these meetings, we will discuss all aspects of our team and answer questions. Sign-up for tryout times will also occur at these information meetings.

Potential members that live out of town and are unable to attend an information meeting should let us know. We will send you the necessary information before you try out and coordinate tryout times.

Interest Meeting

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Squires 238

OR

Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Squires 234

Skill Recommendations

Our team is a competition-only cheerleading squad, meaning we specifically look for stunting, tumbling, and jumping ability.

Tumbling

  • Standing: Standing tuck. Jumps to tuck strongly encouraged
  • Standing series: Two back handsprings ending in a tuck or better. Jumps to standing series tumbling pass will also be evaluated
  • Running: Round-off back handspring tuck

Bases and Backs

  • Solid group stunting for all body positions
  • Clean catches of double downs
  • Bases with the ability to Side and Main are preferred

Flyers

  • Heel Stretch, Scorpion, Scale, Arabesque
  • Full down from all stunts (double preferred)
  • Basket experience preferred but not required

Want to find out more? Contact us.

Virginia Tech Competitive Cheerleading emphasizes excellence on and off the mat. To find out more about becoming a part of our team, check out our frequently asked questions and contact us today.