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    SPRINGFIELD – Evangel cheerleading will be holding tryouts for the 2017-18 squad, Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Ashcroft Center on the Evangel University campus.


    First-year head coach Sara Underwood has announced the dates and times of the tryout starting Friday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tryouts will continue Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Below is information for all interested. For more information contact Sara Underwood at (417) 865-2815 ext. 7282 or at [email protected].


    EU Cheerleading Tryouts - April 7th 3:30 pm - 9 pm and April 8th 8:30 am - 2 pm

    • Requirements:
      • Ability to jump (Toe touch, Pike, Front Hurdler, Side Hurdler) Double TT or multiple jumps preferred
      • Ability to perform two positions well
        • Flyers: need to have extension and liberty (lib stretch/scorpion preferred/ full down preferred)
        • Bases need experience in both two foot and one foot stunts.
        • Backspots need experience in both two foot and one foot stunts.
        • Boys must show experience in at least a toss to chair (toss to hands preferred)
      • Loud voice
      • Tumbling:
        • Roundoff (roundoff back-handspring preferred, Standing back-handspring preferred)
      • Ability to pick up dance/routines quickly - perform 2 eight counts of dance learned at tryouts
      • Ability to perform with a professional demeanor
    • Desirable attributes:
      • Representative of the University
      • Christ-like demeanor
      • Crowd leader
      • Positive attitude
      • Prior cheer or dance experience
      • Willingness to listen and learn
    • Personal interviews:
      • To be conducted first day of tryouts
        • Friday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
        • Bring insurance information
    • Attire to wear for Tryouts:
      • Non-Evangel plain T-shirt and shorts/athletic crop pants
      • No dark nail polish
      • Hair pulled back and out of face.
      • Bow optional

    ***If you are unable to attend tryouts in person, please submit a video with the above requirements, a short blurb about yourself, and 2 eight counts of choreography. Due 7 days before physical tryouts are conducted.


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