Tryout Information

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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.

Insurance/Injuries:
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):

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

PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES:
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)
Props
Acrobatics
Crowd Involvement
Sign Usage
Dance
Themed Performance

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CONTACT:
Coach Greg
Gregory.Malone@tsu.edu

Iisha D. Voltz
Cheer Advisor
713-313-6896
Iisha.Voltz@tsu.edu

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