Cheerleading
    Virginia Tech Cheerleading
    Tryout Requirements

    Tryouts for the 2016-17 season will be held April 29 & 30 in Cassell Coliseum.

    2016 Tryout Information and Forms

    You will also need to complete the on-line insurance information and the tryout registration.
    Any current high school students to bring a copy of a physical within the last 6 months to tryouts.

    Forms needed to tryout from the training room should be picked up on Friday, April 29 between Noon and 2pm.

    Videos are accepted and must be received by Friday, April 22nd at 5pm. Videos must include all the required skills performed at tryouts as well as all tryout paperwork and the reason you will not be attending tryouts.

    Videos and forms can be sent to either perren@vt.edu or addressed to:
    Perren Young
    675 Washington St, SW
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

    Open Practice Dates:
    Monday 3/21- 6-9pm
    Wednesday 3/23- 6-9pm
    Monday 3/28- 6-9pm
    Wednesday 3/30 6-9pm
    Monday 4/11- 6-9pm
    Wednesday 4/13- 6-9pm
    Thursday 4/14 6:30-8:30pm
    Monday 4/18- 6-9pm
    Wednesday 4/20- 6-9pm
    Monday 4/25- 6-9pm
    Wednesday 4/27- 6-9pm
    Thursday 4/28- 6:30-8:30pm

    Open practices will be held in the Back Gym of Cassell Coliseum. You must see our athletic trainer, Krista Pattison, before participating in any open practices. The athletic training room is located on the first floor of Cassell Coliseum. You will need a copy of the front and back of your insurance card and allow 10-15 minutes to see her to be cleared before practicing. High school athletes will need a copy of their high school physical in order to participate in open practices.

    Tryout Schedule
    Friday, April 29, 2016:
    3:30-4:30pm Registration
    4:30-5:15pm Stretch and Warm-up
    5:15pm Tryout Begin: You will be judged on ALL tumbling and a toss extension/hands ext
    8:00pm Learn Sideline and Dance choreography
    8:45pm Guys will do physical fitness
    9:00pm Dismissed
    9:30pm List should be posted on the door

    Saturday, April 30, 2016:
    8:45am Girls return and begin stretching
    9:00am Girls Physical Fitness and interviews will begin
    10:00am Guys arrive and begin interviews
    Once all physical fitness and interviews are completed, there will be a brief lunch break
    1:00pm Begin Day 2 judging
    5:00pm Final list will be posted on the door and the 2015-2016 squad members will come inside for pictures and a quick meeting

    Girls trying out should wear a sports bra and shorts for both days of tryouts.


    Point Break Down
    Stunts and Tumbling

    Running Tumbling
    1 – RO Back Handspring
    2 - RO 2 Back Handsprings
    3 – RO Tuck
    4 – RO 3 Back Handsprings
    5 – RO BH Tuck
    6 – RO series Tuck
    7-8 - RO BH Layout
    8-9 - Specialty pass with a tuck or layout (whip, lay step out etc)
    10-11 – RO BH Full
    11-12 – Series to a Full
    13-14 - Specialty pass with a full (Arabian, whip, full to a full etc)

    Standing Tumbling
    Backhandspring tuck is out of 5 points
    *3 to full- max of 6 points
    *2 to full- max of 7 points
    *1 to full- max of 8 points

    Standing tuck is out of 5 point
    *Standing full- max of 8 points

    Full Downs
    1 – Hands Cradle
    2 - Hand Corkscrew down
    3 – Hands full down
    4 – Extension full down
    5 – Lib full down
    6 – Double down from hands
    7 – Stretch Full down
    8 – Arabesque full down
    9 – Scorpion full down
    10-11 – Arabesque Double down
    12-13 – Stretch Double down
    13-14 – Scorpion Double down

    Optional Combo (no more than 2 stunts)
    1 – Hands stunt, chair
    2 – Hands, toss hands
    3 – Hands to one leg stunt
    4 – One leg stunt, toss hands
    5 - One leg stunt, cradle out, toss hands
    6 – Toss stunt, cradle out, hands
    7 - Toss stunt, cradle out, toss stunt
    8 – Toss stunt, toss stunt
    9 – Full up stunt, cradle out, toss stunt
    10 – Toss stunt, full up stunt
    11 – Full up, full up
    12-13 – Rewind, cradle out, toss stunt
    13-14 - Rewind, toss stunt
    14-16 - Rewind, full up
    Bonus:
    + 2 for full down in middle of combo
    + 2 for QP in a combo

    (any elite stunt can be in place of the rewind such as back handspring ups, front handspring ups, etc)
    Girls must stunt with 3 different guys.

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