Spirit Squad

2010-11 Cheerleading Tryout Dates Announced

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Ohio State University Spirit Program Information

• Tryouts Procedures
• Requirements/Appearance & Skills
• General Information
• Q & A's
• After the tryout

The Cheerleading Constitution explains all details about The Ohio State University cheerleading program. You are responsible for understanding and agreeing to the constitution's contents. Please read over everything very carefully.

 

TRYOUT INFORMATION for 2010/2011 SCHOOL YEAR

You must turn in the following items at the beginning of tryouts to be able to participate:

     • Signed and completed Constitution Commitment Form
     • A 5x7 or larger head shot attached (not stapled) to the Constitution Commitment Form for identification purposes.

Reminder: Failure to have these two items will result in you not participating in tryouts!

 

2010 - 2011 Tryout Dates TBA
Procedures for tryouts listed below:

Friday – April 16 – 5:00 – 10:00 PM - First Cuts- French Field House
Saturday – April 17 – Interviews – Times Determined if participant makes it through the first cut.
Sunday – April 18 – 9:00 – 4:00 – St. John Arena – Final Tryout

Cheerleading Tryouts for the scarlet and gray teams:

NOTE!
ALL participants must arrive early for an examination by the OSU training staff. If you are 17 years or younger - you MUST have a legal guardian present to fill out and sign paper work! Please have a pen with you for this procedure.

All required skills, tryout rules and regulations are stated in the Cheerleading Constitution for the scarlet and gray teams. The OSU spirit program website also has some of this information posted.

Feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any further questions. I will not take or make any phone calls pertaining to tryouts. We wish you the best of luck during tryouts!

Sincerely,

Leneé Buchman
OSU Cheerleading Spirit Coordinator/Head Coach

 

 

 

 

 


Ohio State University Tryout Procedures

Tryout Weekend Schedule of Events:

This schedule is for information purposes only and is subject to change. Please bookmark and check this web site regularly for any updates. All times are approximate.

 

Any out of town candidates are responsible for their own overnight housing and expenses during the tryout.
For hotel reservations please go to experiencecolumbus.com

FRIDAY - April 16, 2010 / time / location TBA
• Sign in / participation clearance by OSU administration. You can find the liability waiver link on the website.
• 60 minute warm-up
• First cuts - demonstrate your best standing tumbling and long tumbling on a foam floor.
• First cuts will be made by coaching staff & alumni cheerleaders
• Learn the Fight Song and 4 eight count routine - you will be required to place your best standing tumbling and stunting into the learned routine
• Sign up for interviews.

SATURDAY - April 17, 2010 / time / location TBA
• Interviews with alumni cheerleaders, OSU administration, & coaching staff
• Times according to your sign up
• Open work out before and after interviews

SUNDAY - April 18, 2010 / time / location TBA
• Sign in and get numbers
• 40 minute warm-up
• Perform routine, Fight Song, and required skills that will be judged by outside judges comprised of alumni cheerleaders
• Announcement of team

NOTE: The team will be announced following the tryout. The selection of scarlet and gray teams will be during August practices.

 

 

 

 

 


Tryout Requirements

APPEARANCE:
Please be aware this is an important part of the selection process. You should be "game ready" at all times throughout the weekend.

Ladies: we ask that you have game make-up on at all times and have your hair styled as if you were at a game. You may wear bows if you like. Hint: sloppy bangs are looked down upon.

Gentlemen: you must be clean shaven and have trimmed hair - No earrings!

WHAT TO WEAR:
• If you are a female candidate you will be asked to wear a leotard and black shorts during the final selection.
• If you are a male candidate you will be asked to wear a white or gray shirt and black shorts during the final selection
• All athletic t-shirts must be tucked in for both males and females

ABOUT APPEARANCE:
     - It is very important that you remember you are trying out for a very high profile position representing The Ohio State University
     - We are looking for All-American, collegiate looking males and females.
     - Gentleman it's important you are clean shaven. Facial hair is not permitted at any time and will not be allowed throughout the season.
     - DO NOT wear anything during the selection that features another school or university.
     - No piercings or jewelry
     - Tattoos should be covered

 

 

 

 

 

 


General Tryout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION: • All material should be executed in a collegiate manner, conducive to college athletics
• Excessive facials, arm waving and wide motions are not encouraged
• Gentlemen will be required to use megaphones
• Ladies will be required to use poms

STANDING TUMBLING:
• Ladies: Standing tuck, Standing handspring tuck, cartwheel tuck, toe touch tuck
• Gentlemen: It is recommended that each candidate perform a standing tuck. We would like all males to execute at least one other tumbling skill then the required standing tuck.
• Tumbling may be spotted, however scores will be adjusted accordingly.

STUNTING:
Female:
• Toss Liberty
• Stretch full down
• Optional stunt - optional stunt does not have to include a transition, although it is encouraged

Male:
• Toss Liberty
• Stretch full down
• Optional stunt - optional stunt does not have to include a transition, although it is encouraged

 

 

 

 

 

 


Question and Answers

Question: Can I bring my own partner for my personal tryout?
Answer: No, it will not do the OSU cheerleading program any good to have people stunting with you who will not be a part of the program. The only exception to this is if the number of females exceeds the number of males during the tryout process. In that situation we will bring in alumni cheerleaders to help with the stunting process.

Questions: Will all stunts be spotted at the selection weekend even if I can do the stunt?
Answer: YES! All stunts will be spotted for safety purposes.

Questions: Do former members always make the team each year, or do they have to tryout each year?
Answer: Veteran members must tryout each year.

Question: How do I get a partner to tryout with?
Answer: There are a few ways to get a partner:
1. Get in touch with someone ahead of time that you may know in the program.
2. Attend the stunting clinics in the spring to meet current members. See website for dates and locations.
3. If needed, one of the coaches will help pair you with someone during the tryout process.

 

 

 

 

 

 


After The Tryout

IF YOU MAKE THE TEAM:
After the tryout process you will be required to stay for a short meeting to learn more about your obligations and schedules.

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE THE TEAM:
The decision will be final. If you would like advice on areas of improvement following the tryout you may contact Lenee' Buchman via e-mail.

GENERAL TEAM INFORMATION: 2010-2011
The scarlet team will consist of up to 12 male and 12 female participants. The team number may be less due to the talent level during the tryout process.
• The scarlet team will cheer all home football games and a selected group for away football games (restrictions apply)
• The scarlet team will cheer all home men's basketball games and select women's home games

If skills are not maintained members may be moved from the scarlet team to an alternate position on the scarlet team. Alternates do not cheer games.

The gray team will consist of up to 8 male and 8 female participants. The team number may be less due to the talent level and scores during the tryout process.
• The gray team will cheer select home football games
• The gray team will cheer all women's home basketball games
• The gray team will cheer other select sporting events

If skills are not maintained members may be moved from the gray team to an alternate position on the gray team. Alternates do not cheer games.

If skills levels increase on the gray team, there may be opportunity for a gray team member to cheer with the scarlet team.

ALTERNATES: Alternates may not travel to any games. They will practice and attend promotional events.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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