Cheerleaders
2015 Tryout Information


Tryout Application


Thank you for your interest in Arkansas Tech University's Spirit Squads! Please see the information below regarding Round 1- Video Tryouts and Round 2 Final Tryouts. Should you have any questions, please contact Spirit Squad staff, at 479.968.0276 or spiritsquads@atu.edu
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 events.

All interested participants should submit the following with their Round 1 Video Tryout. See below for details regarding Round 1 Video Tryouts.

Freshmen/Transfer Requirements:

Current Student Requirements:

After Round 1 video submissions are reviewed, the Arkansas Tech Spirit Squad staff will contact you regarding Round 2 Final Tryouts by April 20 at 5 pm. If invited, a tryout fee of $30.00 (nonrefundable) is due on the first day of clinics, May 7, 2015. 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 15, 2015 by 5 pm. Please send tryout information along with video link to spiritsquads@atu.edu by this date.

 

 

Round1: Video Tryouts

All interested participants should submit a video to Arkansas Tech Spirit Squad staff via YouTube showcasing their skills and technique. 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 spiritsquads@atu.edu 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 participant's name as the title of the video. Copy and paste the URL of the video to the e-mail being sent to spiritsquads@atu.edu.

Tech Cheer:
Performance: Females only!

Tumbling: (No use of spotters.)

Females

Males (optional but preferred)

StuntingMales required! (females preferred)

*Females feel free to include all girl and/or coed stunting in your video, but it is not required.

Clothing:
Females: Please wear spandex shorts with a sports bra (any color) and solid white cheer shoes. Please wear hair up and off the face.

Males: Please wear athletic shorts, a t-shirt or tank top, and solid white cheer shoes.

*Note: Tech Cheer does have midriff tops that are worn throughout year.

 

 

Round 2: Final Tryouts

General Information:

Tech Cheer Minimum Required Cheer Skills

Performance Evaluation: Females only! (Motion Technique, Sharpness, Memorization, Voice Projection, Enthusiasm/Spirit, Collegiate Appearance)

Tumbling: (Spotters will not be available.)

Females

Males (optional but preferred)

Stunting:

Clothing:

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.

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