Tryout Information

Coaching Staff:
The Spirit Program Staff were selected by Texas Southern University to provide leadership, oversight, and guidance to the Texas Southern University Spirit Program.

An athletic trainer will be available for consultation and treatment of injuries.

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T S U Cheerleaders Group Picture

Tryout Dates/Times:
Cheer Clinic: April 8th-12th (4pm-7pm)
Tryout: April 12th (4pm-7pm)

Tryout Location:
Texas Southern University Recreation Center

Women’s Tryout Attire:
Grey or Black Sport Bra
Grey or Black Sports Shorts
Hair: All the way up or Half up and Half Down with white hair bow (Natural Hair Color)
Stud earrings may be worn.
No long nails

Men’s Tryout Attire:
Black or Grey T- Shirt
Grey or Black Athletic Shorts
Neat Grooming

General Requirements:
Admission Letter of Acceptance – Incoming Students
2.5 GPA or higher – Returning Students
Current Head Shot Photo
Tryout Application (Electronically through Apply Now link)
Onsite Interview w/ Current Coach and Advisor

Tryout Requirements:
Previous cheer-leading experience is recommended (High school level or All-star)

Must have stunting ability/skills
Tumbling – Minimum standing back tuck and running back handspring back tuck
Jumps: Toe Touch, Pike, Triple Jump Combination
Co-ed Stunts (male): Toss chair (minimum) and optional stunt
Partner stunts (female): best stunt
One (1) Cheer – taught during clinic
One(1) Chant – taught during clinic
Fight Song – taught during clinic

Mascot Tryout Requirements (Male and Female Mascots are Welcome):

Tryout in Suit
Bring two (2) clean T-shirts for performance day

Never talk while in uniform
Gesture to game situation questions asked by judges
Show spirit on and off performance area
1:00 Minute Skit (NO MUSIC)
30 Sec. Skit (w/music)
Crowd Involvement
Sign Usage
Themed Performance


Coach Greg

Iisha D. Voltz
Cheer Advisor

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