Cheer Tryouts

Skyhawk Cheerleading (View as PDF) 

2018-2019 Tryouts 

April 20-22 2018
Small Co-Ed Tryouts

April 20th, 2018 Friday
5:30-6:00 Registration
6:00-8:30 (Fight Song and Free Stunt)

April 21st, 2018 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 first cut if needed if not

(Final Meeting with Posted Team) 

April 22nd, 2018 Sunday

We will only continue tryouts to Sunday if needed


OPEN Practices:   

April 3rd, 7-9pm (Blue room, Field House)

April 10th, 7-9 pm (Blue Room, Fields House )

April 17thth, 7-9 pm (Blue Room, Field House)


All tryouts will be held in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse Volleyball Court. 

Attention: Everyone must sign a libility waiver, and have a physical completed before they can tryout.

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





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
  • Round off, back handspring, full

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.




Fight Song- During the firght song you will be asked to stunt.


We will be looking for clean:

  • Toss chair
  • Toss hands
  • Toss extension
  • Toss lib


We will be looking for clean:

  • Thigh toss hands
  • Thigh toss extension
  • Thigh toss lib


Individual  Stunt  – You will be given the chance to demontraight your most elite stunt with the other members trying out. You will be judged seperatly on this.

We wil be looking for:

  • Pulling body positions

(lib/ stretch/ arabesque)


  • Switiching body positions

(low to high)



  • Spinning / flipping in and out of stunts

(full up/down, rewinds, cork screws, backhandspring up, etc.)