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
- 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
- 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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