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Cheer Tryouts

SPRING 2019 Tryouts

May 10, 5pm-8pm and May 11, 1pm-5pm
Registration begins at 4pm on May 10

Location: Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX

Tryout Requirements

  • Freshman/Transfer Students: Proof of Application to UTA by tryout date.
  • Current Students:
    • Minimum cumulative and current GPA of 2.0
  • Current Health Insurance (proof required at Tryouts)
  • Tryout Application
  • $25 Tryout Fee
  • Release Form 15-13 and 15-16
  • Deadline: May 10, 5pm. You may mail in all forms prior or bring everything the day of tryouts.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS and Tryout outline

(Can go above and beyond requirements listed)


  • Standing Back Tuck
  • Toe Touch Back Tuck
  • Standing Pass of Choice
  • Running Tumbling Pass (must be a back handspring back tuck level or better)

Co-Ed Stunting (must be with participants trying out – no outside partners are allowed)

  • Two Stunts – judged on execution and difficulty level
    • Toss to Hands Liberty, Stretch, Awesome
    • Toss Stunt to the Top (straight-up, full up, rewind, etc)
  • At least one stunt with a Double Down Cradle

Group Stunting (must be with participants trying out – no outside stunt groups allowed; one Male per group)

  • Two Stunts – judged on execution and difficulty level
    • Preferred Stunts: Awesome, Liberty, Stretch, Arabesque
    • Use elite variations for entry into stunts (straight-up, full ups, rewinds, etc)
  • At least one stunt with a Double Down Cradle


  • Be able to pull multiple body positions (Heel Stretch, Scorpion, Scale, etc.)
  • Double Down Cradles

Cheer Tryout Evaluation Process 

Cheer candidates will review all tumbling passes, jumps, learn the Fight Song and practice in stunt groups on Day 1. Judges will not be present on Day 1. Day 1 is just strictly for learning and practicing. On Day 2, candidates will be placed in groups to execute their tumbling passes, jumps, Fight Song and stunting for the judging panel. They will introduce themselves and perform for the judging panel in groups of four. Judges will also conduct brief interviews during the audition process. Each candidate will be asked one question about the candidate. At the end of the evaluations, the judges’ selection for callbacks will be announced. The judges will be scoring based on the required skills listed on our website. The scoring scale is based from 0-100 and wherever the biggest break in difference of scores is, that is how it will be determined on who makes the team. Each video audition will be judged by the judging panel, using the same scoresheets.

Tryout Attire



Black Spandex Shorts

Solid Black Athletic Shorts

Solid Black Sports Bra

(small logos are acceptable)

Solid Black T-Shirt

(graphics to a minimum)

Solid Black T-Shirt

(graphics to a minimum)

Athletic Shoes/ Cheer Shoes


White Bow


Cheer Shoes



  • Tryout Application
  • A full length picture of yourself (must be from head to toe)
  • Attach a copy of your most current transcript or acceptance letter


  • Practice in the fall and spring will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-3:30pm.
  • Workout sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Summer work weeks TBA at tryouts
  • Camp will be July 20-22, 2019
  • As a member of the Cheer Squad you are obligated to sign the one-year contract, and to fulfill the financial obligations that will be stated at the beginning of the season.
  • Scholarships are available.