2017-18 Competition Team Information (updated 3/8/17)
- AUSTIN Tryout Information
- CHARLOTTE Tryout Information
- COLUMBUS Tryout Information
- FRISCO Tryout Information
- PLANO Tryout Information
We make the team evaluation process as low-stress as possible. In the sessions, the athletes work side-by- side with other athletes in their age and/or experience group. They will be given numerous chances to demonstrate skills that they have already learned. We will also teach them a very short, easy-to-learn routine that they will later show off for the staff in small groups. We will give them plenty of opportunity to warm up and practice the routines until they are comfortable with the material. We want the athletes to be relaxed, so the entire process is as much like a regular practice as possible.
Our goal is to have teams for athletes of every age and experience level, so the vast majority of athletes attending tryouts will be placed on a team. In the very unlikely event that an athlete tries out and is not selected for a team, their entire tryout fee will be refunded.
New for 2017
Athletes trying out for the Plano location will still attend evaluations by their age group. Austin, Charlotte, Columbus, and Frisco sessions are divided by your anticipated ability/experience level. This will just affect the time of day you attend. Please check the information packet of your location for details. We will also soon post a listing of the various skill level breakdowns and our expectations for each.
Private Tryouts and Private Flyer Tryouts require an appointment.
For Plano, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Frisco, please contact email@example.com
For Austin, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Charlotte, please contact email@example.com
For Columbus, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All tryout videos will need to include the following information:
- Full name of athlete
- Athlete age as of 8/31/17
- Best contact number (parent’s phone number if athlete is a minor)
- Where athlete is from (city and state)
- Name of the gym athlete competed with last season
- Level athlete competed last season
- Position in stunting (main, side, back spot, or flyer) note that front spot is not an option.
- Brief explanation of why you want to be a Cheer Athletics athlete
After providing this information, you can move on to your skills portion of the video. This will need to include all of the standing and running tumbling that the athlete is able to perform without the assistance of a spotter on a standard spring floor. Any skills thrown with assistance (including skills thrown on a tumble track or rod floor) will not be judged and will not count toward the athlete’s team placement. In the jump portion of the video, we must see 4 whipped jumps connected to a tumbling skill. This will be necessary for all levels. We would also like to see the athlete demonstrate their ability as a base or a flyer. Please show your highest level of stunts, including all the body positions, mounts, and dismounts that you are able to perform with perfect technique. Please include your highest level of basket tosses as well. The final portion of the video needs to include a short routine that shows you performing at least one standing tumbling pass, one running tumbling pass, and multiple jumps to standing tumbling. This needs to be done to music with no video editing. *Your personality in your video will also be taken in to consideration.
Cheer Athletics will not place you on a team or review your video if you have not completed the registration process or paid the tryout fee in full.
Please send all video tryout submissions for Plano to email@example.com, Austin to firstname.lastname@example.org, Frisco to email@example.com, Charlotte to firstname.lastname@example.org , Columbus to email@example.com