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Dreher Cheer 2020-2021

Tryout Information Packet

Tryout Dates: September 2nd – 3rd

Welcome! We are so excited that you are interested in trying out for the 2020-2021 Dreher Cheerleading Squad. Included in this packet is all of the information that you need to know in order to tryout for the team. Please be sure that you watch the information video and email drehercheerleading@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the tryout process, what is expected of you, etc. We are so happy to finally kick start this cheer season. Please come to tryouts ready to put on a show! Good luck and go Blue Devils!

Information Video:

This video covers important information regarding tryouts that everyone needs to watch!   https://youtu.be/0Osx42mlyF4

BIG TAKEAWAYS-

  1. You will be turned away if you do not follow the guidelines for how to dress at tryouts.
  2. Upload all necessary information into Planet High School ASAP (see PlanetHS quick guide on the Dreher Athletics page)
  3. Physicals and medical forms MUST be uploaded to Planet High School BEFORE you can tryout!
  4. Physicals must be dated AFTER 4/1/20!!! (forms can be found on the Dreher Athletics page)

Cheer Demo: https://youtu.be/KfVY2ucHkxw

Athletes are responsible for learning the cheer and will be a required part of their tryout. One person in the tryout group will need to call the cheer as explained in the video.

The words to the cheer are as follows:

Devils, Let’s Go Let’s Go, Go Big Blue

BIG TAKEAWAYS-

  1. Decide who in your tryout group will call the cheer before you enter the tryout area.
  2. Project your voice!
  3. Smile and make sure your motions are tight and clean!

Dance: https://youtu.be/eXU5-TGmyRU

This is a video of the dance from start to finish. Remember to be tight and HAVE FUN!!

Dance Demo: https://youtu.be/QryhufMEcZ4

This is a step by step demo video for the tryout dance. Please keep in mind that when I am facing the camera my motions will be opposite yours. You can rewind and replay as much as you’d like. Please email me at drehercheerleading@gmail.com if you have any questions!

BIG TAKEAWAYS-

  1. Make sure your motions are tight and clean. Do not just flail your arms around!
  2. For the first 2 eight counts of clapping, show spirit and have fun!
  3. Smile!!! Show us that you want to be here!

Jump Demos:

Toe-touch (required!!)- https://youtu.be/FQ2w5LIQSBo

Hurdler- https://youtu.be/c-fQ9ZC9R8o

Pike- https://youtu.be/Ia07HfOoli4

Please note that EVERY ATHLETE is required to show a toe touch. Athletes will choose a jump for their second jump of choice. You CAN show a herkie if you choose but we will focus more on hurdlers and pikes.

BIG TAKEAWAYS-

  1. If your jumps aren’t great, focus on pointing your toes and making sure your motions and landing are extra clean!
  2. Smile!!!

Signing Up for Tryouts

We will be using SignUp Genius to sign up for time slots for cheerleading tryouts this season. You will click on the link below and pick a time slot on the 26th or 27th and include your FIRST AND LAST NAME and a good email address. Please pay close attention to the date and time slot you sign up for.

Tryout Guidelines:

  • We suggest stretching for jumps and kicks BEFORE you arrive
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled tryout time
  • WEAR A MASK!!! You will be able to take your mask off during your tryout but otherwise will need to have it covering your mouth AND nose at all other times
  • Please do not linger or congregate before or after your tryout
  • If a parent/guardian brings you to tryouts, we ask that they wait for you in their vehicle! Tryouts will only last a few minutes
  • Email drehercheerleading@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48a4ac2baaf94-cheerleading

Dreher High School Cheer Tryout Official Scoresheet

Candidate # _____________________

In each category, circle the score that best reflects the performance of the candidate using the rating scale provided below.

Rating Scale:

0 = Not Present                            1 = Poor                           2 = Well Below Average

3 = Below Average                      4 = Average                    5 = Above Average

6 = Well Above Average           7 = Excellent                   8 = Superior

Entrance –        0            1            2            3            4            5            6            7              8

 

Dance Execution –        0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

 

Dance Knowledge –     0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

 

Voice Projection –        0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

 

Cheer Knowledge & Execution –           0            1            2            3            4              5            6            7            8

 

Jumps Execution –        0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

 

Overall Appearance & Performance –               0            1            2            3              4            5            6            7            8

 

Standing Tumbling –    0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

Skill thrown: _______________________________________________________________________________

Running Tumbling –     0            1            2            3            4            5            6              7            8

Skill thrown: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

Total Score: _________________________  Judge: __________________________________