Cheerleading Tryouts (2014-15)

Information Session & Open Gym for Cheerleading & Mascots
When: Tuesday, September 2nd
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cintas Center Auxiliary Gym

Open Gym
When: Thursday, September 4th
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Cintas Center Auxiliary Gym

Tryout Clinics
When: Monday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Where: Cintas Center Auxiliary Gym

AND

When: Wednesday, September 10th
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Where: Cintas Center Auxiliary Gym

Official Tryouts (Cheer & Mascots) | FALL 2014
When: Thursday, September 11th
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Where: Cintas Center Auxiliary Gym

First Official Practice - Sunday, September 14th 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Tryout Requirements 2014-15

Women will be asked to perform:

  • Display of spirit, enthusiasm, smiles, loud voices and sharp motions.
  • Sideline Chants (to be taught at tryouts).
  • Dance (to be taught at tryouts).
  • Tumbling with correct form:
    • standing back handspring
    • standing back handspring back tuck
    • standing back tuck (preferred)
    • round-off back handspring series
    • round-off back tuck
    • round-off back handspring back tuck
    • elite tumbling pass
  • Stunting with correct form:
    • Co-Ed Option:
      • Stunt #1 Chair
      • Stunt #2 Hands (Toss or Walk-In)
      • Stunt #3 Optional (Chair/Hands, Shoulder Stand, Extension, Liberty, Heel Stretch, Torch, Arabesque, Scale, Scorpion)
    • Group Option:
      • Stunt #1 Co-Ed Chair
      • Stunt #2 Liberty, Retake, Arabesque, Cradle
      • Stunt #3 Heel Stretch, Power Press, Optional Stunt (Liberty, Torch, Arabesque, Scale, Scorpion)

Men will be asked to perform:

  • Display of spirit, enthusiasm, smiles, loud voices and sharp motions.
  • Sideline chant motions (to be taught at tryouts).
  • Fight Song (to be taught at tryouts).
  • Tumbling with correct form preferred not required.
  • Stunting with correct form:
    • Co-Ed Option:
      • Stunt #1 Chair
      • Stunt #2 Hands (Toss or Walk-In)
      • Stunt #3 Optional (Chair/Hands, Shoulder Stand, Extension, Liberty, Heel Stretch, Torch, Arabesque, Scale, Scorpion)
    • Group Option:
      • Stunt #1 Co-Ed Chair
      • Stunt #2 Liberty, Retake, Arabesque, Cradle
      • Stunt #3 Heel Stretch, Power Press, Optional Stunt (Liberty, Torch, Arabesque, Scale, Scorpion)

Important Information:

  • Please let the coaches know if you are able to successfully perform more than one position in stunts (example: top and base). You may be asked to do a different position throughout the year other than the one you tried out for. Tryouts are to assess skills and future potential.
  • Coaches reserve the right to make changes for any reason if necessary.
  • Selected Xavier University Cheerleader cheer for both Men's and Women's Basketball along with several Volleyball and Soccer games.
  • Attire: Women - form fitting clothing, (no midriff showing) hair half up with bow and game ready make up. Men - Shorts and T-Shirt (not too baggy). Xavier colors or apparel only.
  • Anyone trying out must bring an official, printed copy of both their Fall 2014 schedule and their current GPA for the coaches to review and maintain for their records.

If you have any questions prior to tryouts please contact us at cheerleading@xavier.edu

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