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Cheer Tryout Information
Cheer at football vs. Kingsville

 Please email questions or concerns to cheerleader@angelo.edu

Tryout Dates: April 21st & 22nd, 2018 (both dates are required)

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Center for Human Performance

Please submit a head shot to cheerleader@angelo.edu or bring one with you to tryouts. Head shot will not be returned. 

Announcement of new team members will take place no later than one hour 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 at 3:00pm.

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

  • 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. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: Do you offer scholarships for all squad members?

    Answer: YES! All cheer scholarships start at $1,000 a year. This is awarded in two payments - half each semester. Requirements include, but are not limited to meeting GPA standards (2.0+), being enrolled as a full time student, and following the ASU Cheer Rules & Policies. For out of state students, this scholarship awards you with in-state tuition. 

     

    Question: Where are tryouts held?

    Answer: Tryouts are held in the Center for Human Performance (CHP) Gym. 

     

    Question: Who can tryout for ASU Cheer?

    Answer: Any current ASU student meeting tryout requirements is eligible to tryout. Incoming freshman and transfer students are welcome to tryout as well, as long as they have been admitted to ASU. Graduate students are welcome to tryout as long as they are full-time status. 

     

    Question: What sports does the team cheer for?

    Answer: The team will cheer for home football games. Travel teams will be made for away football games. The team will be split into blue & gold teams for volleyball and basketball home games. 

     

    Question: Does the team compete?

    Answer: YES! As of the 2017-18 season, the cheer team will attend USA College Nationals in Anaheim, CA in February. 

     

    Question: How many people make the team?

    Answer: The cheer team can have up to 30 members comprised of both males and females. 

     

    Question: What type of cheer squad does ASU have?

    Answer: ASU Cheer is a small-coed team comprised of males and females.

     

    Question: Is there a height and weight requirement?

    Answer: No. We do not have a certain weight and/or height requirement for squad members. We do ask that all members maintain the appropriate physique and are able to participate in all activities throughout the entire season. 

     

    Question: What are practices like and what is a typical practice schedule?

    Answer: The team practices Monday & Wednesday evenings for 2 hours and Friday mornings for 2 hours. The team is also required to attend morning conditioning on Tuesday & Thursday mornings. 

    In addition to these schedule practices, there are practices scheduled during the summer leading up to NCA camp. Holiday breaks may be shortened for additional practices as needed. 

     

    Question: What are the benefits of being an ASU Cheerleader?

    Answer: In addition to receiving a cheerleading scholarship, cheerleaders receive all uniforms and accessories, warm-ups, shoes, camp clothes, camp, travel and meals paid for. We also have access to Athletic Training and the opportunity to cheer for NCAA Division II athletics. 

  • Skills

     

    Cheerleading Skill Requirements:

    FEMALE REQUIREMENTS: 

    Tumbling

    Standing Back Hand Spring

    Round Off Back Hand Spring

     

    Jumps

    Double Toe Touch

    Right & Left Hurdler

    Pike

     

    Stunts

    Females may tryout in group or co-ed positions. Athletes will be required to show two different stunts. 

    Group Stunts:

    Liberty and/or Heel Stretch, Arabesque, etc. pop off dismount

    Two foot extension full down and/or double down

    Coed Stunts:

    Chair

    Toss Hands and/or Toss Extension

     

    Cheer

    The cheer has been posted on the website located under the Video Tryouts -> Videos link.

    The cheer will be reviewed on the first day of tryouts.

     

    Fight song

    The fight song has been posted on the website located under the Video Tryouts -> Videos link.

    The fight song will be reviewed on the first day of tryouts.

     

    Interview

    Interview question topics will consist of ASU History, ASU Athletics, and personal.

     

    MALE REQUIREMENTS

     

    Tumbling

    Standing Back Handspring

    Round Off Back Handspring

     

    Jumps

    Double Toe Touch

    Right & Left Hurdler

    Pike

     

    Stunts 

    Partner Stunts

    Chair

    Toss Hands and/or Toss Extension

     

    Group Stunts

    Liberty and/or heel stretch, arabesque, etc. with pop off dismount

    Two foot extension single and/or double twist cradle

     

    *Males will be required to perform at least one group stunt & one partner stunt. 

     

    Cheer

    The cheer has been posted on the website located under the Video Tryouts -> Videos link.

    The cheer will be reviewed on the first day of tryouts.

     

    Fight song

    The fight song has been posted on the website located under the Video Tryouts -> Videos link.

    The fight song will be reviewed on the first day of tryouts.

     

    Interview

    Interview question topics will consist of ASU History, ASU Athletics, and personal.

     

    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 forms listed on the website under cheer tryouts. 

    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 remember that a head shot is required to tryout. Please submit one to cheerleader@angelo.edu or bring one with you to tryouts. 

    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. Please click all that apply.
    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  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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