Cheer Tryouts

Skyhawk Cheerleading

2017-2018 Tryouts

May 12-13, 2017
Small Co-Ed Tryouts

May 12th, 2017 Friday
5:30-6:00 Registration
6:00-8:30 (Fight Song and Free Stunt)

May 13th, 2017 Saturday

9:00-12:00 (Cheer/ Standing Tumbling)

12:00-1:30 (Lunch/ Meetings)

1:30-5:00 (Fight Song/ Running Tumbling/ Stunting)

6:00 (Final Meeting with Posted Team) 


OPEN Practices:   

April 11th, 7-9 pm (Elam Basketball Arena)

April 20th, 7-9 pm (Elam Basketball Arena)


All tryouts will be held in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse Volleyball Court. 
Attention: Everyone must sign a waiver to tryout.

There is a 20 Dollar try-out fee. Cash or Check made out to UTM Cheer.



Please be aware this is an important part of the selection process. You should be "game ready" at all times throughout the weekend.

Ladies- We ask that you have game make up on at all times and have your hair styled as if you were at a game, half up half down. You may wear bows if you like. NO Jewelry during tryouts.

Gentlemen- You need to look presentable and facial hair trimmed. NO jewelry during tryouts.

Ladies: T-shirts, cheer shorts, white socks, and cheer shoes are acceptable.

Gentlemen: T-shirts, gym shorts, athletic socks, and shoes are required.

Please be tasteful in your selections. Wearing other university/college logos is NOT recommended. We are asking that everyone wear orange, white, navy or gray.

*NO HATS. Shoes must be worn at all times during the selection weekend.



Female Candidates - Each candidate must demonstrate some tumbling background.  

We will be looking for:

·         Standing back handspring

·         Standing back tuck

·         Standing two to tuck 

Male Candidates- It is recommended that each candidate perform a standing tuck.

We would like to see all males execute at least one other tumbling pass other than the required standing back tuck.


Female Candidates - All female candidates must show some sort of tumbling background.

We will be looking for:

•         Round off, back handspring

•         Round off, tuck

•         Round off, back handspring, tuck

•         Round off, back handspring, layout

We will ask to see at least two tumbling passes. You may choose to show your best tumbling skills at this time. We ask that you choose tumbling passes that will make you competitive against the other candidates.

Male Candidates - We encourage all male candidates to perform as much tumbling as possible. We would like to see a round off, back handspring, tuck.