Updated February 25th, 2023
you for your interest in Ohio University Cheerleading!
This web page is to provide up-to-date information
on tryouts at Ohio University for the 2023-24 cheer season
Tryouts for the 2023-24 Ohio University Cheer Team are
for May 13th and 14th at the Convocation Center
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MAY 12 - 5pm to 6pm - Registration and Orientation
6pm to 9pm - Cheer and Stunt Clinic
MAY 13 - 9am to Noon - Cheer and Stunt Clinic
Noon to 1pm - Lunch (on your own)
1pm to 3pm - CHEER TEAM TRYOUTS
MAPS - DIRECTIONS TO THE CONVOCATION CENTER
95 Richland Avenue, Athens
University Cheerleading is a traditional co-ed team with up to 30 members
-- 15 females as flyers and 15 males as bases.
minimum tumbling requirements for females are a standing back tuck,
standing handspring tuck, and a power roundoff tuck on a dead mat.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Standing skills MUST be true standing,
are not required to have tumbling beyond our minimum standards, but
you will earn more points in tryouts for more difficult skills that
are properly executed.
Males and females are required to successfully hit a chair (a basic
partner stunt) at tryouts to make the team.
is a CHAIR - an entry-level co-ed partner stunt.
boy tosses the girl into the air and catches her with the palm
of his right hand under her tailbone. He grabs the left ankle
for stabilization and pushes up, taking some of the weight off
his outstretched right arm.
girl remains tight as she is being tossed then leans back slightly
after she is seated in the "chair".
teach this partner stunt at our clinics as part of a progression
that includes the body mechanics of the toss and the girl's
role in getting maximum height out of the toss.
and females will learn their roles in the partner stunt as well
as safety techniques that minimize the chance of an injury.
There are no other minimum partner stunt requirements but we strongly
encourage some college level co-ed experience. This can be obtained
through college stunt clinics, all star gyms, or high school cheer
programs that teach co-ed partner stunts.
cannot be afraid to fly and males must be physically capable of
basing a female stunt partner.
don't judge strictly on skill; your potential and your coachability
are also evaluated
If you're thinking about trying out, get in the gym early.
Like January or February early. Our tryouts are in May.
Take a slow and steady approach with basic weightlifting,
cardio, and other tasks that build your overall strength
and endurance. This applies to males and females. Be ready
for a full day of physical activity at our stunt and tryout
clinics and on the day of tryouts.
In addition to making you physically prepared for college
cheerleading, this extra work will give you a huge confidence
boost when we get the chance to train and learn together
at our stunt and tryout clinics.
ITINERARY FOR PRE-TRYOUT CLINIC
clinics, we will start each day with tumbling checks.
make sure your standing tucks, back handspring tucks, and power roundoff
tucks are ready to go.
will make cuts after tumbling checks if you do not meet the minimum
will then break into two groups -- Partner Stunting stations with
Coach Rick and Tumbling stations with Coach Becky.
the end of each day, we will teach and/or review a sideline cheer
and our fight song.
will try out in groups of three.
will be required to demonstrate these skills:
your standing tuck
two best tumbling passes (standing or running, your choice),
best partner stunting skills/sequences (one must be a chair)
an Ohio University cheer
(taught immediately before tryouts)
dance to the Ohio University fight song
a short sleeved tee shirt and athletic shorts in hunter green
and/or white OHIO colors.
white hair bows and natural makeup.
Nails should be unpolished, neutral colors, natural colors, or
OHIO hunter green and/or white colors.
will be partner stunting so cheer shoes are required.
Wear a short sleeved tee shirt and athletic shorts in hunter green
and/or white OHIO colors.
athletic shoes are required.
Tape and prewrap will be provided for your wrists.
jewelry of any type for males or females. This is a safety issue.
horseplay. Be attentive to direction from the coaching staff and
your stunt partner.
there is an imminent safety issue, no talking when stunts are
in the air.
your own water bottle.
Be prepared to work hard and have fun!
must be registered as a student at the Athens campus for the
Fall 2023 semester,
or have a letter of admission to Ohio University if you are
a first year or transfer student.
TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -
University supplies warmups, shoes, shirts, shorts, uniforms,
and other items that are part of your cheer attire. There
is no cost to the cheerleader. The university also pays for
and arranges travel, meals, and lodging when the cheer team
accompanies our football and/or basketball teams to an away
game or tournament.
are additional team rules on personal conduct, attendance,
travel, uniforms, coachability, respect, etc. that will be
made available to all cheerleaders during work week.
FORMS AND PAPERWORK
NEW ** THE FOLLOWING FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED:
The coaching staff needs COPIES of everything -- not the originals.
We are required to keep hard copies of every document,
regardless of whether or not you are selected as a cheerleader.
No pictures of documents on your cell phone.
If you submit original documents (instead of a copy) we may not be able
to return them.
can't wait to meet you!
luck at the upcoming clinics and at tryouts!!!
NOT ANSWERED HERE?
Contact our Coaching Staff
Coach Becky: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Rick: email@example.com
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2022 Ohio University Cheerleading | Updated February 25th, 2023