Middle School cheer tryouts are coming up soon! In order to tryout, cheerleaders and their parents have to attend a mandatory meeting which was Thursday, March 24 at 6 pm. The cheer clinic will start Monday, March 28 through March 31 starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:00 pm. Tryouts are scheduled for April 1 at 3:30 pm.
Tryouts consist of spiriting into the gym with tumbling optional, three jumps, a toe-touch, right or left hurdler, and a jump of your choice, a cheer that the girls will learn over the week at cheer clinic and spiriting out of the gym. Once all of the girls have gone through the tryout process, the girls go in two at a time with a partner they have been assigned by drawing numbers out of a box and perform a dance that they will also learn over the week at clinic.
After all of the girls have completed their tryout and dance with their partner, the girls gather in the gym or the hallway of the school while the coaches and judges add up the scores. In order to make the squad, you have to make at least 50% of the total points to be on the squad. For middle school, there is an estimated amount of ten girls trying out for the squad. Once the scores are added up, the girls who have made the squad are written on a sheet of paper, in no particular order but captain and co-captain are written first, and placed out where the girls can see them.