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Cheerleading Tryout Information

Get up to date information on tryouts via Remind 101: Phone #:81010 Message:@asuche

  • Qualifications

    The ASU Cheerleading Squad is a coed team made of up to 16 members, four of whom may be males. If there are less than four males selected for the squad, the balance of the possible 16 positions may be filled with females.

    Current ASU Students

    To qualify, current ASU students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 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 cumulative GPA of at least 2.25. Candidates who have been a member of another collegiate cheer leading squad must have a letter of recommendation from their former coach or sponsor.

    Incoming Freshmen

    Incoming freshmen must have been admitted to ASU at the time of tryouts. Candidates who have been a member of a high school cheerleading squad must have a letter of recommendation from their coach or sponsor.

    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 2.25 each semester. Each member is also expected to maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.25 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, you are encouraged to try out—we look for potential as well.

    Cheerleading Requirements

    • All Girl (stunting)

      Liberty, Heel Stretch, Arabesque, Full Down, Front Flip (These top girl skills are needed for all-girl stunting and coed stunting)

      Point Values
      Points Skill
      1 Toss hands to extended 2 Foot w/Pop off
      2 Toss hands to extend one foot w/out Variation Pop off
      3 Toss hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with Pop off
      4 Toss hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with Full Down
      5 Toss Hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with double down

      *Fullling up or Rewinding into any stunt adds 1 pt
      *Tossing to extended stunts adds 1 pt

    • Jumps

      Right & Left Leg Hurdler, Double Toe, and Pike.

      Point Values
      Points Description 
      0 Below level with mistakes
      1 Below level without mistakes
      2 Level with mistakes
      3 Level without mistakes
      4 Above level with mistakes
      5 Above level without mistakes
    • Running Tumbling

      Recommended: Series, Layouts, and Fulls

      Point Values
      Points Skill
      1 Round off/Cartwheel
      2 Round off to 1 BHS
      3 Round off to 3 BHS
      4 Round off to Back Flip
      5 Round off, BHS, Back Flip
      6 Round off, BHS, Layout OR combination pass to a lay out (must contain two flips)
      7 Round off, BHS, Full or more

       *FHS to a BHS pass or higher adds 1/2 a point.
      Both Running & Standing tumbling will have an execution score of a max of 5 points also.

       

    • Stunting (CO-ED)

      Toss Hands, Toss Extension, Press Lib from hands

      Experience Throwing/Basing Basket Tosses      

      Point Values
      Points Skill
      1 Toss hands to extended 2 Foot w/Pop off
      2 Toss hands to extend one foot w/out Variation Pop off
      3 Toss hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with Pop off
      4 Toss hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with Full Down
      5 Toss Hands to extended 1 foot w/variation with double down

       *Fullling up or Rewinding into any stunt adds 1 pt
      *Tossing to extended stunts adds 1 pt   

    • Standing Tumbling

      Recommended: Standing Back Tuck

      Point Values
      Points Description
      1 Backhand spring (BHS)
      2 3+ BHS connected
      3 Series to a back
      4 Standing Back
      5 Series to a full
      6 Standing full

      Both Running & Standing tumbling will have an execution score of a max of 5 points also.

       

  • Application

    We have had our tryouts for the 2016-2017 term.  All forms are located on the Required forms tab and must be must be emailed to Cheer or faxed to 325-942-2354 to the attention of ASU Cheer. High school seniors or transferring students: A separate letter of recommendation from your current coach or adviser must be emailed to Cheer.

     

    Check all that apply.
    Sizes for uniforms and camp clothes.
  • Forms

    All forms are required prior to tryouts.

  • Videos

    ASU Cheer Video #1

    ASU Cheer Video #2

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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 Student Life

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