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Increase your Jump Score at Tryouts
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Increase your Stunting Score at Tryouts
Increase your Tumbling Score at Tryouts
Increase your Spirit Score at Tryouts
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Appearance & General Tryout Tips:
Tryout Tip 1: Always smile
Tryout Tip 2: Use facials (not too much) to add to your tryout
Tryout Tip 3: You must have confidence during the tryout period
Tryout Tip 4: Practicing in front of a mirror
Tryout Tip 5: Wear school colors
Tryout Tip 6: Wear a Bow
Tryout Tip 7: Take off all of your jewelry
Tryout Tip 8: Wear cheerleading shoes
Tryout Tip 9: Work out prior to the tryout
Tryout Tip 10: Wear subtle make-up
Tryout Tip 11: Bring an extra hair tie/bow
Tryout Tip 12: On the day of try-outs drink lots of water
Tryout Tip 13: Watch what you eat
Tryout Tip 14: Stand up straight and donít slouch
Tryout Tip 15: Donít' be afraid to ask for help
Tryout Tip 16: Realize that cheerleading is a demanding sport
Tryout Tip 17: Wear comfortable clothing
Tryout Tip 18: Hide tattoos and belly rings if needed
Tryout Tip 19: Wear sports bra
Tryout Tip 20: Fake Tattoos
Tryout Tip 21: Stand at attention before and after each skill
Tryout Tip 22: Always have a good attitude
Tryout Tip 23: Hit the crowd
Tryout Tip 24: Willingness to learn
Tumbling Score Tips:
Tryout Tip 25: Do something
Tryout Tip 26: Legs Together
Tryout Tip 27: Toes pointed
Tryout Tip 28: Finish solid
Tryout Tip 29: Tumbling Classes
Tryout Tip 30: Clean it up
Tryout Tip 31: Add difficulty
Jump Score Tips:
Tryout Tip 32: Just practice
Tryout Tip 33: Flexibility
Tryout Tip 34: Point your toes
Tryout Tip 35: Legs straight
Tryout Tip 36: The landing
Tryout Tip 37: Chest up
Tryout Tip 38: Be aggressive
Tryout Tip 39: Finish solid
Tryout Tip 40: Get a spotter
Tryout Tip 41: Help with stretching
Cheers/Sideline/Dance Score Tips:
Tryout Tip 42: Keep going
Tryout Tip 43: Practice extensively
Tryout Tip 44: Motion Placement
Tryout Tip 45: Counting
Tryout Tip 46: Head up
Tryout Tip 47: Smile and add facials
Tryout Tip 48: Perform with confidence
Tryout Tip 49: Practice in a mirror
Tryout Tip 50: Practice with a FRIEND
Tryout Tip 51: Break it down
Tryout Tip 52: Be heard
Tryout Tip 53: Hit the crowd
Tryout Tip 54: Take lessons
Tryout Tip 55: Don't sing the words
Motions Score Tips:
Tryout Tip 56: Placement
Tryout Tip 57: Squeeze tight
Tryout Tip 58: Make your motions quick
Tryout Tip 59: Make an E
Tryout Tip 60: Motions slightly in front
Tryout Tip 61: Head straight
Tryout Tip 62: 8 count
Tryout Tip 63: Right from left
Stunt Score Tips:
Tryout Tip 64: Remain Tight
Tryout Tip 65: Flexibility
Tryout Tip 66: Durability
Tryout Tip 67: Hit the crowd
Tryout Tip 68: Hit a solid motion
Tryout Tip 69: Squeeze up through your shoulders
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Tryout sessions pointers:
Tryouts will usually have a practice session beforehand. You will be
given some cheers, chants, and a dance to memorize during this time. You
will also be given the chance to work on your skills beforehand so use
your time wisely. Here are some session pointers:
1.) Donít compare yourself to others.
It might make you nervous. I have seen girls who would have made the team
give up, because they thought that they were not going to make one of the
2.) Donít' be afraid to ask for help.
Get all of your questions answered before the tryouts. It makes you look
like you care about the tryouts, and you get all of your questions
answered so you confidence improves.
3.)GO to the sessions. Some girls
won't even go to the sessions, and I guarantee you will miss something
that you could use in your favor.
4.)When practicing the cheers, chants,
and dances be sure you stand somewhere were you can see the instruction.
5.)Pay attention to questions asked by
the other, and NO goofing around.
6.)Take a blank tape to be able to
record the music for the dance.
7.)Again practice you motions in the
mirror. BUT this time also do it with you cheers, chants, and dance.
8.)Pratice with other individuals so
that you can critique one another.
9.)Go full out when practicing, so
that when the time comes to do it in front of the judges you are ready.
Morning of tryouts:
1.)Get plenty of sleep
2.)Eat a good and healthy breakfast,
but don't fill yourself up. Stick with Oatmeal, fruits, and/or vegetables
and stay away from junk food.
3.)Stay away from Caffeine or junk
food. It will make your voice break.
4.) Bring a snack and some water as it
could be a long day.
5.)When getting dressed wear school
colors and a bow in your hair
6.)Be kind on the makeup and possibly
wear a temporary tattoo on your cheek with the school mascot
1.)Show up to tryouts ahead of time to
get use to your surroundings. It will calm your nerves.
2.)Stretch out beforehand
3.)Practice you cheers, chants, and
dance beforehand so that they are fresh in your head, but donít over do
4.)Remember not to wear yourself out,
it could be a long day.
5.)Try not to sit down too much, it
will tighten up your muscles and you could get an injury
6.)When you are called run in (or
tumble) and "hit the crowd" showing your enthusiasm
7.)Always smile. It gives everyone the
impression that you are happy to be here and makes you approachable. Both
are qualities of a good cheerleader so keep this in mind. Become a judges
favorite and get on their good side.
8.)Yell load, but donít scream
9.)Make sure your words are clear and
crisp. Do not sing the words.
10.)If miss a skill don't frown or
pout, or the judges will see this and possibly deduct this from your score
11.)No matter what skill you are
attempting just make sure you do it and don't give up. I have seen many
girls give up on tumbling when they could have given themselves some
points by trying something simple.