SEU Cheerleading Tryout Info Southeastern University ‐ Cheerleading Team Spring Tryouts April 18, 2015 Time 12PM, Registration begins at 11:30AM Applications are due no later than April 13th at 11:59pm. Skill Requirements Each prospective Cheerleader will be evaluated on the skills listed below as well as their technique, crowd leading and chemistry with the other team members. Although a strong skill set is extremely important, equally if not more important is a positive attitude, leadership abilities and an eagerness to learn and continually get better. We have listed some skills that may be a part of the audition process; don’t let your inability to perform all of these skills discourage you from auditioning. Strong technique and endurance is important. You should be physically performance ready. Tumbling (on wood gym floor) o Standing: back handspring (REQUIRED for females no mat), BHS back tuck, standing tuck (recommended) o Running: back handspring series (required for females no mat), BHS back tuck, layout and/or full (recommended) Dance: Females fight song with standing BHS (required no mats) Jumps: Females toe touch, toe‐touch BHS (required no mats) Motions: chants Stunts: (minimum) o Females‐ extension, liberty, arabesque, scale, basket toss, full cradle o Males‐ toss chair, toss hands, toss extension, cupie, lib Ability to lead and engage a crowd (Do not underestimate the importance of this) Interview What to Wear Saturday, 12‐4PM (registration begins at 11:30) Crop top that compliments you or fitted tank top, black shorts, and tennis shoes/cheer shoes are required for tryouts. PLEASE COME WITH "PERFORMANCE" HAIR AND MAKE‐UP. If you wear a team logo or team colors, please wear black, red or white and SEU attire ONLY. You will be asked to change if you arrive in a team logo that is not SEU. *Although the top you are wearing should be a sports bra/crop top/hip length your attire should not be revealing and pants should NOT be rolled down on hips. *One pair of stud earrings is the only jewelry permitted. No belly rings or other body piercings, and tattoos must be covered. Taped piercings will not be permitted. Saturday, 12PM Location: Sportsplex ***Tryouts are closed to public*** Times 12‐4PM ** Doors Open 11:30AM – registration ** tumbling and jumps ‐ (1st cut) ** Fight song and chants (2nd cut) ** stunting/interviews (3rd cut) **Team Announcements followed by a team meeting Appx end time: 4PM Method of Evaluation The team is selected by the coaching staff at SEU. Cuts are made after each session. The final team will be announced after all cuts have been made and there will be a team meeting immediately following tryouts. Audition sessions are closed to the public and are limited ONLY to the coaching staff and the applicants. Tryout Eligibility Anyone who is a full time student at SEU or has applied for admission may tryout. This includes incoming freshmen and transfer students. Current SEU students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be free of any academic or disciplinary probation. On the first day of the tryout, you must bring or have turned in the following: 1. Copy of acceptance letter, SEU Student ID or proof of application to SEU 2. Copy of front and back of medical insurance card 3. Completed and signed Tryout Registration Form 4. Completed and signed Medical Waiver papers Video Tryouts We realize that it is not always practical to be physically present at tryouts, so we are allowing video tryouts. Please note that although we accept videos, you may be at a slight disadvantage as the coaches will not be able to evaluate the chemistry between you and the rest of the team. To combat this disadvantage, we may choose to have a Skype or FaceTime interview so we can get to know you. Since cuts are made and the team is selected the day of tryouts, it is critical that we receive your video and information by the date listed on the Video Tryouts document. All of the above eligibility requirements and documents still apply if you are trying out remotely.
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