Why try out for ASU Cheer?
ASU Cheer is a fun but competitive cheerleading program. We compete at the Collegiate Division IA Level 6 Show Cheer. We are able to do any tumbling pass through a double full and any 2 1/2 stunt. The team has a good time, but they focus on continuously improving themselves and the team as the season progresses. It is a great place to meet friends with the same interests and make friendships that last for a lifetime. During our Spring competition season, we travel all over the South West to compete against other teams such as USC, UCSB, CBU, UCSD and many others. On average, the team competes between 4-6 times per year, with at least 1 competition in the Phoenix area.
Besides competition, the team also supports ASU by performing at a variety of events such as Homecoming and Devilpalooza. Additionally, we support our local community through outreach events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Light the Night with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Toys for Tots.
Participants are expected to uphold a high standard of participation, respect, and consideration for not only the cheer team, but for Arizona State University as well.
Summer: We expect you to condition throughout the summer and stretch so you are prepared for the season.
Fall/Spring: The times you will need to be available for cheer in the 2013-2014 season is M/T/W/Th 8:00-10:30pm. We will be practicing 3 days per week like previous years, but we will also be having a mandatory tumbling practice once a week. In order to attend all four mandatory practices, you MUST schedule your classes around these times! Performances, competitions, appearances, fundraisers are usually scheduled on the weekends with at least two weeks notice. All members must sign out one month in advance if they are unable to attend an event.
Tryout dates have been decided!! Please download the appropraite forms below!
Saturday April 26th, 2014
Tryout Packet can be downloaded below https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zmGae223jfVTBhSlBfdVVrWTA/edit?usp=sharing
Returning ASU students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zmGae223jfZVVWTzFOUk5SN1E/edit?usp=sharing
New students to ASU https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zmGae223jfeUp3SW1GVC1ESHc/edit?usp=sharing
All tryout packets must be received by April 26, 2014.
What to expect:
Try outs will be a long one day process, there will be a workshop from noon-2pm, then evaluations and tryouts directly after, it could potentially last until 8pm. During the workshop we will teach a simple dance that will be performed later that day during tryouts. We will also be evaluating tumbling and jump skills, we will provide spots if needed only during warms up.
For tumbling, candidates are expected to show tumbling without a spot in order to properly assess their current abilities. We would like to see standing and running tumbling. We will also give you the option of showing us a specialty pass. The more creative you are in your tumbling the more likely you are to be selected for the team. Jumps to tumbling is also a requirement along with standing tuck or higher. If you are interested in privates prior to try outs, please contact either Aspire Kids Sports Center or AZ Heat All Stars.
Finals cuts will be made after evaluations and interviews. The names will be posted under the 2014-2015 team tab on the website. If you do not see your name, please do not be discouraged and we would love to see you try again next year!
All candidates including veterans, must attend the three day process in order to be considered for the 2013-2014 team.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR TRYOUTS?
Please attach a recent photographs, your class schedule for Fall 2014 (or your acceptance letter to ASU), a copy of health insurance card, a copy of latest physical, and $40 cash or check payable to ASU Club Cheer to your filled out tryout packet. Tryout packets will be available March 1st.
For those who are unable to make try outs due to being out of state, you may submit a video containing the following:
at least 30 seconds of tumbling (choose the most advanced skills)
at least 30 seconds of stunting (choose the most advanced skills)
*****These are not all required skills. They are just some options of what we would like to see you pick from. You should choose the most advanced skills that you are comfortable doing.
flyers- please include your most difficult stunts that show off your flexibility and stability. The more you can show me, the more points I can give. Please limit to one legged stunts and baskets only. No extensions or halves.
bases- please include your most difficult stunts that show off your strength and versatility. Please limit to one legged stunts and baskets only. No extensions or halves.
back spots- please include your most difficult stunts that show off you strength and use of control. Please limit to one legged stunts and baskets only. No extensions or halves.
One dance- 15-30 seconds
Please be sure to include a dance that shows off sharp motions, facials, and technique.
Please show double toe touch, right & left hurdler, pike (side view).
Please also be sure to include your try out packet including your application, a photo, physical, fall schedule or acceptance letter to ASU, and a $40 check payable to ASU Club Cheer. Videos will be accepted starting April 6th-April 20th. Videos will NOT be accepted after April 26th. Please send your video (DVD format) to:
ASU Club Cheer
c/o AZ Heat All Stars
3164 S Country Club Dr, Suite 11
Mesa, AZ 85210
Or you may upload to YouTube with private settings and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org . You must still send the try out packet in order to be considered.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I MADE/DIDN'T MAKE THE TEAM?
The night of interviews, names will be posted under the members portion of the 2013-2014. If you do not see your number, we hope you will come to our next year's try out.
CAN I SEE MY TRYOUT SCORE?
No, tryout scores will not be available. If you did not make the team and you are questioning the reason, you may ask for a brief summary.
I MADE THE TEAM, NOW WHAT?
Congratulations! We will be contacting you with summer practice dates.