1. Please complete the REGISTRATION form to participate.
2. Please read the following information regarding the Cistercian Cheer Program:
3. On the final page of the Cheer Program Overview, you will click on a link to submit your acknowledgment that the candidate and parent(s) have reviewed the Overview. Here's the acknowledgment link in case you need it!
Links for these forms can also be found in the body of the Cheer Program Overview for Athletes & Parents (above).
Ursuline students must have completed Magnus Health information with Ursuline.
Hockaday students must have a current physical on file with Hockaday. We will need a copy for our records before practices begin.
5. Go to the posted cheer material and start learning the 2020 tryout cheer, tryout chant, and tryout dance! Videos of the material and a music file for the dance are posted!
6. VIRTUAL CLINIC DAYS-Mon & Tues:
RESERVE a ZOOM TIME SLOT (above) for an
opportunity to receive performance feedback from coaches, senior cheerleaders, and ask any questions you have. You will be the only candidate during the time slot unless you choose to partner with a friend.
Virtual Clinic Zoom Time Slots:
Mon, 5/11: 4:30-8:30pm, in 15 min. increments.
Tues, 5/12: 4:30-8:30pm, in 15 min. increments.
7. Video the following:
Video 1:You introducing yourself!:)
State Full Name
School Attending 2020-21
Grade for 2020-21
Your Stunt Position (if you have experience)
Say and Hold Up Your Tryout #
Your Tryout Number will be:
Your Birthdate in Numeric Form
Use zero + single digit for dates 1-9.
ex: March 23, 1996 = #032396
ex: January 6, 2003 =#010603
Video 2: WEAR YOUR TRYOUT #!
Visible on the front of your shirt
3 Cheer Jumps (1 is a toe-touch)
*(if you have tumbling skills. If not, just spirit in!)
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO AN AREA WHERE YOU CAN SAFELY PERFORM TUMBLING SKILLS
(flat open area, yard, park),
YOU MAY SUBMIT EXISTING VIDEOS OF YOUR TUMBLING SKILLS only.
We recognize that tumbling is difficult on grass and some may not have access to a safe performance area.
Be LOUD - Strong Voices Stand Out, and Focusing on Enunciating Words and Dropping Your Voice helps you Sharpen Your Motions
Each motion should have a definite Starting Point and a definite Stopping Point. Don't be fluid - be Sharp and Tight.
Cheer and Chant: Say the words as if you are challenging an opponent -- not singing a song! Have some attitude -- believe the words you are saying!
SMILE SMILE SMILE! Raise your eyebrows and show some sass! Show that you enjoy cheering and that you will be fun for the crowds to watch!
Know the material. Keep practicing it until you no longer have to think about what comes next, your body just relies on muscle memory. You can only dial up your "Performance Sparkle" and REALLY hit a high level of performance when you aren't thinking about what comes next.
Don't overfocus on an element that isn't your strength. Maximize areas that affect several categories (and will increase your score in multiple categories) VOICE STRONG MOTIONS ENTHUSIAM
Don't have super high jumps? Focus on GREAT FORM. Pointed Toes, Legs Straight, Chest Up, Arm Placement