Cheerleading and Mascot Tryouts

Interested in becoming a member of the Javelina Cheerleading Squad? Check out the information below for more information! Please contact Head Coach Tommy Escudero at (361)-593-4477 or at kute2002@tamuk.edu with any comments, questions, and concerns! 

Clinic Registration begins at 6:15 on Friday, April 28th.


Tryouts are held in the spring semester and are judged by at least 3 judges. Selection for the team will be based on the cumulative score of the judges and Coach's decision. The general selection criteria is as follows:

CHEERLEADING

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  1. JUMPS: 2 JUMPS (TOE TOUCH BACK TUCK AND PIKE BACK HANDSPRING)

  2. CHEER: WILL BE TAUGHT AT TRYOUS

  3. DANCE: WILL BE TAUGHT AT TRYOUTS

  4. TUMBLING (Tumbling is REQUIRED): BACK TUCK & 2 RUNNING PASSES FOLLOWED BY A TUCK, LAYOUT, or FULL TWIST LAYOUT.

  5. STUNTING: AERABESQUE 540, HEEL STRETCH FULL DOWN, & OPTIONAL STUNT.

** You will have two attempts to perform each stunt successfully. You may use any tryout applicants for your stunts. Outside assistance is not allowed**

STUNTING

  • AERABESQUE 540
  • HEEL STRETCH FULL
  • OPTIONAL

NOTE: YOU MAY USE ANY TRYOUT PARTICIPANTS FOR YOUR STUNTS. OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE IS NOT ALLOWED.

Cheerleading Tryouts Are Closed To The Public
 

MASCOT TRYOUTS

MASCOT:

  • Skit 1 1/2 minute skit to music
  • Use of props is encouraged to enhance routine
  • Skits should be done in pantomime
  • Skits should incorporate spirit raising and crowd involvement skills
  • Skits will not include any one outside of tryouts

MINIMUM CRITERIA TO APPLY FOR MASCOT:

  • Must be enrolled or accepted to the University.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average/Copy of Transcript
  • Must be a full time student (undergraduate 12hrs. min and graduate 9hrs. min)

CATEGORIES EVALUATED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • CREATIVITY-TACTFUL MIMIC, IDENTITY, AND USE OF PROPS
  • SCHOOL SPIRIT-CROWD INVOLVEMENT SKILLS
  • IMPROVISATION-BODY LANGUAGE IS METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

Please Bring The Following Forms For Tryouts:

****TRYOUT APPLICATION FOR CHEER

****TRYOUT APPLICATION FOR MASCOT

****TRYOUT WAIVER

****$30.00 Tryout Application Fee Non-Refundable

****Copy of Medical Insurance

****University letter of acceptance