Kent State - Cheerleading Camps

Cheerleading Tryouts

Location Kent, OH
Event Date(s) May 17, 2019
Grades College Freshman to College Senior
This event has been completed.

Event Description

 

2019 CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

May 17th, 2019
*Video Submissions due May 13th by midnight
Email video tryout to
Dboyle5@kent.edu
Who: Any Incoming student to Kent State or any current Kent State Student
Time: 4p-9p
Cost: $35.00

Location: Macc Annex Building- 350 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242

What To Bring:

  1. COMPLETED tryout packet from the Kent State Athletic training site: http://kentstatesports.com/sports/2013/7/11/athletictraining.aspx?tab=athletictraining
    ***You will Not be allowed to participate without these forms filled out completely
  2. Current Head shot (Clear view of your face with current hair-color- does not have to be professional! The more accurate to what you look like on the day of tryouts the better!)
  3. Cheer shoes
  4. Water
  5. Snacks
  6. Any and All Medical and Physical needs- braces, inhalers

What to Wear:

  1. Do Not wear any attire representing another University
  2. Full Game-Day Make-up (professional look)
  3. Hair up in Ponytail/ Half-up with a Bow
  4. Blue Gold or White Sports Bra (Ladies) Plain White T-Shirt (Men)
  5. Navy Blue Shorts
  6. White Cheerleading Shoes
  7. ALL JEWELRY MUST BE REMOVED- NO EXCEPTIONS!

Requirements to make the Kent State University Cheerleading Program:

  1. A fitness test will be administered: Timed 1-Mile Run, Push-ups and Sit-ups
  2. Previous stunting experience not required, but recommended. We look for potential
  3. Standing Tumbling: Standing Tuck minimum (jumps to tuck and skills to layout or full preferred
  4. Running Tumbling: Tuck minimum (layouts, whip-passes, and fulls preferred
  5. Male Athletes: previous experience not required, but can be helpful in the tryout process. You are required to learn and master a toss-hands extension and begin work towards mastering a standing tuck
  6. You will learn and perform our Fight Song and a short sideline cheer. Both should incorporate a standing tuck.
  7. There is a short Interview Process

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU CANNOT PERFORM SKILLS YOU PERFORMED AT TRYOUTS AT OUR FIRST TEAM PRACTICE, YOU COULD BE CUT IMMEDIATELY!

Video Tryout Requirements

Females- Game day Make Up and Hair, Males- Clean Shaven, Both Male and Females-All Skills Must be performed on DEAD MAT/Turf or Grass (NO SPRING FLOOR)

  1. Jumps to tumbling (2 of the individuals best Jump to tumbling skills)
  2. Standing Tumbling (2 of the individuals best Standing tumbling skills)
  3. Running Tumbling (2 of the individuals best Running tumbling skills)
  4. Standing Tuck
  5. Any and all stunting experience the individual has (i.e. ALL Girl/Coed flying or backspotting, basing) versatility is a huge part this program
  6. The Fight Song performed with poms and tuck. If the individual does do not know the fight song please include a dance/fight song with poms and tuck in the material, a sideline chant and cheer.
  7. 30 second description of the individual and why they want to be a part of Kent State Cheer, and how if chosen they plan to be a model example of Kent State University
  8. All TRYOUT VIDEOS ARE DUE BY MAY 13th at MIDNIGHT. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

QUESTIONS? Email Dboyle5@kent.edu

All Kent State camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).