Tryout Information

TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR


Pre-tryout Parent Meeting- MS:  April 18, 7:15pm at Home of the Spartans, Spartan room
Pre-tryout Parent Meeting HS:  April 18 - 8pm at Home of the Spartans, Spartan room

Tryouts are April 25,26,27,28 from 6-8:30pm in the cheer facility at the Home of the Spartans

Post tryout Parent meeting MS: May 2, 2016 7:15pm at Home of the Spartans, Spartan room
Post tryout Parent meeting HS: May 2, 2016 8pm at Home of the Spartans, Spartan room

Required forms for tryouts: parental consent, physical dated after May 1, 2015, and ER card (online)

Bixbyps.org → Athletics → Schedules and Websites → Cheer → Tryout information

Bixbyps.org → Athletics → Forms and Policies → ER card

GUIDELINES:

1)   The prospective cheerleader must by physically present on the designated tryout date in order to tryout for cheerleading.
 
2)   No alternative methods of trying out shall be allowed, such as video recording a tryout and submitting the video recording in place of being physically present at the tryout.
 
3)   It is mandatory for students to tryout every year regardless of whether they have been on the squad in a previous year.
 
4)   If exceptions are to be made to the tryout process a review panel must approve the exception and a separate tryout date will be scheduled.  Exceptions are limited to emergencies only.  Emergencies could include but are not limited to death in the immediate family or some other circumstance that would physically prohibit the student from being at tryouts. Ex. Car accident, medical emergency, etc.  Events for which exceptions will not be made include but are not limited to school events, birthday parties, weddings, camps, work conflicts, etc. 

 

8th Grade Tryout Information

1.  Tumbling requirements are as follows:
  a.  Running round-off on the cheer floor.
  b.  Standing back handspring on the cheer floor.
  c.  No wedge or crash mats can be used.
  d.  There will be no spotting on the day of tryouts.  
  e.  All cheerleaders are required to continue to perform these skills throughout the 
year.  It is not a “one and done” skill.  

2.  Other requirements are as follows:
  a.  Toe-touch.
  b.  Hurdlers.
  c.  Pike jump.
  d.  Correct motions and use of voice.  
  e.  Fight song with stand back handspring.

3.  Each athlete will receive a stunt score based on the tryout rubric. The rubric can be 
found on the Documents page.

4.  You must have a current physical.  It is recommended to make a copy of the BYFA 
physical so your child does not have to get multiple physicals. 

5.  Summer cheer camp is mandatory.  It will be held sometime between July 27 and 
August 10, 2015.  All cheerleaders are required to attend camp.  No exceptions will be 
made so please plan vacations and other events around this block.  Exact camp dates 
will be given as soon as available.

High School Tryout Information

1.  Tumbling requirements are as follows:
a.  Running round-off back handspring on the cheer floor.
  b.  Standing back handspring on the cheer floor.
  c.  No wedge or crash mats can be used.
  d.  There will be no spotting on the day of tryouts.  
  e.  All cheerleaders are required to continue to perform these skills throughout the 
year.  It is not a “one and done” skill.  

2.  Other requirements are as follows:
a.  Toe-touch.
  b.  Hurdlers.
  c.  Pike jump.
  d.  Correct motions and use of voice.  
  e.  Fight song with stand back handspring.

3.  
Each athlete will receive a stunt score based on the tryout rubric. The rubric can be 
found on the Documents page.

4.  You must have a current physical dated after May 1 of the current year.

5.  Summer cheer camp is mandatory.  It will be held 
June 26,27,28, 2016.  All cheerleaders 
are required to attend camp.  No exceptions will be made so please plan vacations and 
other events around camp.  

Tryout Videos:
The videos of our fight song are posted at the bottom of this page.


Interested students should contact Coach Burgess: sburgess@bixbyps.org
 
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