WHS COMPETITIVE CHEER TRYOUTS
November 9 and 10 from 6 – 8 pm
High School Auditorium
*All interested cheerleaders must wear a mask and are subject to a COVID-19 screening*
Attendance for both days is highly encouraged, however, please let Coach Lori know IN ADVANCE if you can only attend one of the days. In addition, if you need to schedule an alternative tryout – please contact Coach Lori ASAP.
If you know anyone else who may be interested in trying out, you may share this email.
MHSAA Competitive Cheer is a sport like no other that takes true athleticism, grit and fearlessness. It consists of three rounds. Round 1 is jumps and motions, round two is precision, jumps, flexibility, and tumbling, and round 3 is a little bit of everything – but mostly stunting. As an example, here is the D2 championship team’s round 3 from 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfjCMp6Cyf8.
For tryouts, all interested cheerleaders will be scored on:
1. The MHSAA Ten Count
a. Front View: https://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/video%20files/10count.mov
2. A toe touch jump
a. An example of a toe touch jump can be found in the Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan video glossary at https://cccamvideoglossary.weebly.com/t.html. The toe touch is the first video under “T.”
i. Please note that we will not be using the same arm motions as in the example video. We will be using the arm motions from football season (which will be taught at tryouts).
a. Interested cheerleaders will be asked to perform their highest standing tumbling skill.
i. This skill needs to be performed *safely* on their own (without a spot).
b. Examples of different skills you may show are as follows (please note that this is not an all-inclusive list): forward /backward roll, cartwheel (including near arm and farm arm variations), round off, handstand forward roll, front/back walkover, back handspring, backward extension roll, front/back tuck, aerial.
c. Example videos of the different tumbling skills can be found on the Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan video glossary at https://cccamvideoglossary.weebly.com/. The videos are organized in alphabetical order. So, if you are looking for a back handspring it is under the letter “B” – second video down.
d. **For tryouts, the prep and counts of tumbling do not matter. We just want to see your highest skill that can be performed safely.