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Cheer and Mascot Tryout Information

Cheer Tryout Information
 

 

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 Please email questions or concerns to cheerleader@angelo.edu

Tryout Dates: Spring Tryouts for the 2018-19 season TBA

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Location: Center for Human Performance

Announcement of new team members will take place no later than two hours following tryouts. Results will be posted on this website. 

A new team MANDATORY meeting will take place directly following the posting of the new team in the Center for Human Performance (CHP) Dance Studio

All portions of tryouts are CLOSED to the public; only applicants, coaching staff, and ASU faculty/staff will be permitted.

Tryout Attire 

Females: Black Sports Bras, Black Spandex, Cheer Shoes, Hair in Ponytail, Cheer Bow, Game Face Ready

Males: Black T-Shirt, Black Shorts, Tennis shoes

Mascot Tryout Information

Tryouts for Roscoe & Bella will be held during cheerleading tryouts. Candidates must fill out the required forms below. Mascots tryouts will consist of interacting with the crowd during the cheer and fight song portion of cheer tryouts. Candidates will also be asked a series of interview questions. Please email questions or concerns to mascot@angelo.edu                          

  • Qualifications

    Current ASU Students

    To qualify, current ASU students must have a of 2.0 or higher at the time of tryouts, be enrolled for at least 12 semester credit hours and be in good standing with the university.

    Incoming Transfer Students

    Students transferring from another college or university must have been admitted to ASU at the time of tryouts and have a GPA of at least 2.0.

    Incoming Freshmen

    Incoming freshmen must have been admitted to ASU at the time of tryouts.

    All Candidates

    All candidates must provide proof of insurance and complete medical information forms prior to tryouts. The university provides supplemental medical insurance through the Athletic Department. All students selected for the squad must have a physical exam prior to being placed on the insurance policy.

    General Expectations

    All members of the ASU cheerleading squad must be enrolled and complete at least 12 semester credit hours and earn at least a GPA of 2.0 each semester. Each member is also expected to maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing with the university while on the squad. Only the ASU cheerleading director may grant exceptions to the course load requirement. Any member who fails to maintain these requirements or who engages in activities detrimental to the cheerleading squad or to ASU is subject to dismissal from the squad. 

  • Skills

    Even if you do not have these skills or have never cheered, we encourage you to tryout anyway! We look for potential!

    Cheerleading Skill Requirements:

    FEMALE REQUIREMENTS: Tumbling is not required to tryout 

    Recommended Skills:

    Standing Back Hand Spring

    Round Off Back Hand Spring

    Double Toe Touch, Right & Left Hurdler, and Pike

    Group Stunts:

    Liberty, Heel Stretch, Arabesque, etc.

    Two foot full down or double down

    Coed Stunts:

    Chair, Toss Hands, Toss Hands press extension or press liberty

    Cheer

    Fight song

    Interview

    MALE REQUIREMENTS: Tumbling is not required to tryout 

    Recommended Skills:

    Double Toe Touch, Right & Left Hurdler, and Pike

    Coed Stunts: Chair, Toss Hands, Toss Hands press extension or press liberty

    Cheer

    Fight song

    Interview

     

    All athletes must learn the cheer from the “videos” section of the ASU Cheerleading website

    All athletes must learn the fight song from the “videos” section of the ASU Cheerleading Website

    Interview: Athletes trying out are encouraged to review that ASU Athletic Department Website and ASU Traditions Section on the ASU website to prepare for possible interview questions.

    Mascot Tryout Requirements

    Mascots will not be required to perform a skit at tryouts. Instead, candidates will be asked to perform their “game day” while the cheerleaders perform the ASU fight song and cheer. 

    We are looking for candidates who interact well with the crowd, have high energy, and keep the fans engaged!

    Mascots are required to turn in all the same forms as all of the cheerleaders as well. 

    Mascots will be required to attend one cheer practice every other week. 

  • Application

    We are excited that you are interested in trying out for the 2017-18 ASU Cheer Team. All forms are located on the FORMS tab and must be must be emailed to Cheer or faxed to 325-942-2354 to the attention of ASU Cheer. 

     

    Please check all that apply. Please skip if you are trying out for mascot.
    Please skip if you are trying out for mascot.
    Please skip if you are trying out for mascot.
    Sizes for uniforms and camp clothes.

     

  • Forms

    All forms are required prior to tryouts.

    • A copy of the front & back of each cheerleaders health insurance card needs to be on file in the Student Life Office.  The fax number for the Student Life Office is 325-942-2354.  Insurance for the cheer candidate must remain active during all cheerleading activities in addition to being in the parent or guardian’s name.  Otherwise, the Academic HealthPlan for ASU is required with the Athletic Rider Option.  Health insurance verifications will be performed during the year to ensure no coverage has expired, changed or cancelled.

    YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PHYSICAL THE DAY OF TRYOUTS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRYOUT!

    Tryouts will be held on a nine panel cheer floor. No spring floor will be available

    The ASU Cheerleading Team will stunt All-Girl and Co-Ed throughout the season.

    This is a YEAR LONG commitment. We begin our season in the summer with camp and cheer football, volleyball, and basketball games. The team will also attend select spring sporting events and community appearances. Should the team earn the chance to compete, competitions will be scheduled throughout the season.

  • Video Info

    Video Submissions

    Please submit all video tryouts to the cheerleader@angelo.edu email

    Video Format

    Introduction – Name, age, where you are from

    Interview: Please read and answer the following questions:

    • What is your cheer background?
    • What qualities make you and outstanding candidate for the ASU Cheer Team?
    • What measures will you take throughout the semester to ensure you continue to meet the minimum GPA requirement?
    • What do you feel is the most important role of an ASU Cheerleader?

    Skills

    Females

    Videos without tumbling will still be considered. If you do no have tumbling, please skip this section

    • Highest Level Standing Tumbling
    • Highest Level Running Tumbling
    • Double Toe Touch
    • Right & Left Hurdler
    • Pike
    • All-Girl Stunting: Minimum Extended two feet w/full down or Liberty
    • Coed Stunting: Minimum Chair or Toss hands. (You may stunt All-Girl, Coed, or both)
    • ASU Cheer
    • ASU Fight Song

    Males

    Videos without tumbling will still be considered. If you do no have tumbling, please skip this section

    • Highest running & standing tumbling if able
    • Double Toe Touch
    • Right & Left Hurdle
    • Pike
    • Coed Stunting: Minimum Chair or Toss Hands
    • ASU Cheer
    • ASU Fight Song

    Video submissions must be received by August 26th at 10:00am to be considered. Please attach all of the required documents along with the video the submission email.

    Video tryout attire is the same as tryout attire

    • Videos

      ASU Cheer Video #1

      ASU Cheer Video #2

Contact Us

  • For more information about Student Life or ASU Cheerleading, our office is located on the Garden Level of the University Center.

    Call us at 325-942-2062 or email us at cheerleader@angelo.edu

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