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Cheer Tryout Clinic

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

A tryout clinic will be held Saturday, April 28, 3-6 p.m. at The Helena Athletic Club (3340 McHugh Ln in Helena).  Material review and tryouts will occur on Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Carroll College PE Center.  The Saturday clinic will include instruction on material: cheer, sideline dance and some stunting and time for tumbling review.  The tryout will also include a personal interview. Required attire for tryouts includes black spandex and a fitted plain athletic top in either black, white, purple, or gold.  Final team rosters will be posted within an hour of the conclusion of tryouts.  Team roster will consist of a maximum of 16 girls.  Boys are encouraged to try out as well and would be in addition to the 16 girl spots.

Interested in becoming a Saints Cheerleader?  Here are some qualities we look for:

  • Two years previous cheerleading or dance experience
  • Experience with extended all-girl/co-ed stunting
  • Preferred standing and round-off bank-handspring
  • Positive, cooperative attitude
  • Strong commitment to improve individually and as part of a team
  • Exceptional integrity and personal high academic standards
  • Understanding of collegiate cheerleading attire and performance appearance

If you cannot make it to Helena for tryouts and elect to tryout via video – please include the following:

  1. Introduction of yourself including name, year in school, why you have chosen Carroll College, and your experience with cheerleading.
  2. Standing & running tumbling (not required, but preferred)
  3. Chant with simple motions - ex:  Go Saints Go x x x
  4. Dance 4-6 8 counts, repeated
  5. Stunting - please show at least 2 positions, ex: fly & base, base & back, back & fly - extended, single leg stunts are preferred but safety and technique are more important
  6. Flexibility - ex: heal stretch on right & left and/or splits

Video tryouts must be received on or before April 28 at 10 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts or seeing your video! 

Contact Coach Laura Snellman at 406-431-5477 or mtcheercoach@live.com with any questions/concerns regarding Saints Cheerleading.

Off Campus
Helena Athletic Club