SPIRIT TEAM INFORMATION

Spirit Team Head Coach: Tori Ung
Email: uakroncheer@gmail.com

Dance Coach: Lauren Hesley
Email: uakrondance@gmail.com

Cheer Team Tryouts

Day 1 Tryout: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Day 2 Tryout: Saturday, May 17, 2015
Central Hower High School

Cheer Team Tryout Form
Medical Release Form

*Video Tryouts Accepted but not preferred.  Email uakroncheer@gmail.com for more information.

Pre-Tryout Workshops 
Email uakroncheer@gmail.com to register for these!

Saturday, April 18 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Schedule

Day 1 Tryout Schedule - Saturday, May 16

  • 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Registration, Warm Up, Stretch
  • 2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. – Tumbling warm up and evaluation
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Stunting workshop and evaluation
  • 3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. – Chant & Fight Song critique
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – Chant & Fight Song evaluation
  • 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – First Cuts
  • 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Prepare for Sunday / Sign up for interview time slot

Day 2 Tryout Schedule - Sunday, May 17

  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Interviews
  • 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Stunt Warm Up
  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Group Tryouts
  • 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Final Cuts & New 2015-16 UA Cheerleading Information Meeting

What to Bring or Prepare for Tryouts:

What to Wear both days:

  • Females
    • Black Sports Bra
    • Black Shorts
    • Cheer Shoes
    • Hair half up-half down with a White Bow, preferably curled
    • Game Day Ready Makeup
  • Males
    • Black Shirt
    • Black Shorts
    • Athletic Shoes
    • Clean Cut appearance - interview ready

Requirements:

  • Females - Preferred*
    • Strength and Endurance - We will test physical strength and endurance during tryouts. Ensure that you are in your optimal health and can perform the preferred cheerleading skills both fresh and fatigued!
    • Standing Tuck
    • Standing BHS Tuck
    • Round off BHS Tuck
    • Toe Touch Tuck
    • Cartwheel Tuck
    • Desired: RO BHS Layout / Full
    • Toss Chair
    • Toss Hands
    • Toss Hands - Extension
    • Toss Hands - Liberty
    • Strong Motion Technique
    • Strong Crowd Leading Skills
    • Fit Athletic Appearance
    • *If requirements are not met, select cheerleaders may be asked to participate on a JV squad.
  • Males - Preferred*
    • Strength and Endurance - We will test physical strength and endurance during tryouts. Ensure that you are in your optimal health and can perform the preferred cheerleading skills both fresh and fatigued!
    • Standing Tuck
    • Toss Chair
    • Toss Hands
    • Toss Hands - Extension
    • Toss Hands - Liberty
    • Strong Crowd Leading Skills
    • Fit Athletic Appearance
    • *If requirements are not met, select cheerleaders may be asked to participate on a JV squad.


Dance Team Tryouts

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Central Hower High School

Dance Team Tryout Form
Medical Release Form

Schedule
8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. – Stretch
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Technique (barre, across the floor, jumps, leaps, turns)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Learn dance #1 and perform

1st Cuts

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Interview (Casual Dress)
4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. – Learn dance #2 and perform

Break

6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. – Solos (30-45 seconds each)

Break

8:00 p.m. – Final Decision

What to Bring:
  • Dance Audition Form. Please Email Excel file to PRIOR to tryouts.
  • Medical Release Form
  • Headshot
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Admittance letter to The University of Akron
  • 30-45 second solo of a style of their choice
  • Music on an iPod

What to Wear:

  • Black Shorts
  • Tan tights
  • Jazz Shoes & Tennis Shoes
  • Crop Top
  • Hair Down
  • Performance Makeup

Requirements:

  • Triple/quad
  • fouette a la second
  • calypso
  • Right,Left and Center Leaps (switch leaps are a plus)
  • Any Hip Hop Skills are a plus (Head springs, kip ups, aerials)
  • Motion Strength
  • Crowd Appeal