Thank you for your interest in Arkansas Tech University's Spirit Squads! Please see
the information below regarding Round 1- Video Tryouts or attendance at the Spirit
Interest Clinic and Round 2 Final Tryouts. Should you have any questions, please contact
Spirit Squad staff, at 479.968.0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As you review our website, please be aware of the time commitments that are required
as a member of Arkansas Tech University's Spirit Squads. Spirit Squad members are
representatives of the University and are asked to be in attendance at a variety of
All home football games. (Tech Cheer travels to select away games.)
All home women's and men's basketball games. (Tech Cheer travels to any tournament
All volleyball conference home games. (Golden Girls attend select games.)
Practices: 4 to 5 days a week for 2 hours
Conditioning: 2 to 3 times a week. These can be held outside of practice.
Study Hall: 4 hours a week
Special Events: Orientation events, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Homecoming events,
parades, University events, public appearances, etc.
All interested participants should either attend the Spirit Interest Clinic (date
TBA) OR submit the following with their Round 1 Video Tryout. See below for details
regarding Round 1 Video Tryouts.
Submit Spirit Squad Application online through the website
Copy of current primary insurance and policy number
Current Physical Examination (Additional physical exam will be required if selected
before camp begins.)
5x7 headshot picture of participant only
Have a 2.0 GPA or meet the university entry requirements (Please send a copy of transcript.)
Proof of intent to enroll (letter of acceptance)
Current Student Requirements:
Must be full-time student (enrolled in at least 12 hours)
Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
After Round 1 video submissions are reviewed or the interested participant has attended
the Spirit Interest Clinic, the Arkansas Tech Spirit Squad staff will contact you
regarding Round 2 Final Tryouts. If invited, a tryout fee of $30.00 (nonrefundable) is due on the first day of clinics, May 5, 2016. Make checks payable to Arkansas
Tech University. All tryout travel is at the personal expense of the participant.
*Videos and tryout packets are due Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by 5 pm. Please send tryout information along with video link to email@example.com by
Round 1: Attend the Spirit Interest Clinic (date TBA).
Round 1: Video Tryouts
All interested participants, who are not attending the Spirit Interest Clinic, should
submit a video to Arkansas Tech Spirit Squad staff via YouTube showcasing their skills
What should the video include?
On the video, please include your name, high school, the squad in which you are interested,
and why you want to be a Golden Girl or a Tech Cheerleader.
See below for the skills and technique that should be showcased on the video for each
squad. All skills listed should be included on video and should be filmed facing the
camera. Please feel free to showcase skills that may be more advanced that are not
listed below. Skills can be in any order.
All videos should be uploaded to YouTube. The link to the video must be sent with
the required tryout information to firstname.lastname@example.org at one time. Please use participant's
name as the subject of the e-mail.
*When uploading video to YouTube, under privacy settings choose the unlisted setting.
Please use participants name as the title of the video. Copy and paste the URL of
the video to the e-mail being sent to email@example.com.
Fight Song: Taught at Clinic (Must Have Back Handspring)
Sideline Chant: Participants will learn and perform chant at tryout
Tumbling: (Spotters will not be available.)
Standing Back Handspring
Standing Back Tuck (preferred)
Toe-Touch Back Handspring or Tuck (preferred)
Running Tumbling Pass-Minimum of Back Handspring Series
Males (optional but preferred)
Standing Back Handspring and/or Tuck
Toe-Touch Back Handspring and/or Tuck
Toss to Hands
Toss to Hands Extension
Females: Please wear spandex shorts with a sports bra (any color) and solid white cheer shoes.
Please wear hair half up with a white bow along with game day makeup. Absolutely no
jewelry should be worn. Any tattoos must be covered.
Males: Please wear athletic shorts, a black t-shirt or tank top, and solid white cheer shoes.
Absolutely no jewelry should be worn. Any tattoos must be covered.
*Note: Tech Cheer does have midriff tops that are worn throughout year.