Participation in the preparatory clinic is not required, but strongly encouraged. Participants will get the opportunity to practice alongside current team members, and received instruction and critiques from coaches. We will go over all tryout material and provide tips to participants. High school and college students who are not participating in the 2019-2020 tryouts are encouraged to still attend.For attire, see the section on Tryout Attire below.
WHO: Admitted and enrolled UC San Diego Students (Ages 14-22) WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10:00am – 4:00pm WHERE: RIMAC Arena PRICE: $35 – Tryouts Only Discount: $10 discount for people who register for both the clinic and tryouts. Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2019
Video Submission Deadline: April 29th at midnight.
*Fall tryouts will not be held. Don’t miss out on the 2019-2020 squad!
REGISTRATION: Doors open at 9:30 AM. Candidates must have all required documents in order to tryout.
WARM UP: Candidates will be led in a group stretch, then warm up tumbling and stunting. Participants should arrive knowing the Fight Song, Sideline Chant, and Tryout Dance.
TRYOUT: Judges will score the stunts and tumbling portion of tryouts. A short break will be given. We will then proceed to the second half of the tryout which will consist of scoring Jumps, UCSD Fight Song, Sideline Chant, and Tryout Dance.
SELECTIONS: Selections will be made by 3:00 PM with a mandatory uniform fitting and team meeting immediately following.
TRYOUT DANCE (Link will be posted on Monday, April 15th).
We encourage all applicants to display an appropriate collegiate cheerleader image and show up to tryouts ‘performance ready’.
Black sports top
Black athletic shorts
Athletic or cheer shoes
Hair pulled back out of face
Admitted to UC San Diego for Fall 2019 or enrolled full-time student at UC San Diego.
Enrolled UC San Diego students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
All candidates must register for tryouts and submit the required documentation.
STUNTING: We would like to see both coed and all-girl style stunting. Tryouts will be an open workshop style where you find partners and work on your tryout stunt. TUMBLING: Standing back handspring for all candidates is highly recommended. Please demonstrate any tumbling you have during tryouts. JUMPS: We will ask to see your toe touch and one additional jump of your choice. GAMEDAY: You will be asked to perform the (1) Triton Fight Song, (2) sideline chant, and (3) and tryout dance (links posted above). Material should be executed in a collegiate manner, with maximum effort, and suitable for college level and style. Excessive facials are not encouraged.