Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Cheerleading/Mascot Tryouts (April 11th & 12th)

****TRYOUT APPLICATION

****TRYOUT WAIVER

****Completed Physical Forms

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

****Copy of Medical Insurance

****University letter of acceptance

Location

Clinic April 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Student Recreation Center

1020 W. Ave. C Kingsville, TX 78363

Tryout April 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Health and Recreation Building

925 W. Engineering Ave.

Kingsville, TX 78363

Minimal Criteria to Apply for Javelina Cheerleader/Mascot Tryout

  • 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)

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

CHEERLEADING

JUMPS-- 2 JUMPS (TOE TOUCH BACK TUCK AND PIKE BACK HANDSPRING)

CHEER— WILL BE TAUGHT AT TRYOUS

DANCE-- WILL BE TAUGHT AT TRYOUTS

TUMBLING (Tumbling is REQUIRED)

  • STANDING BACK HANDSPRING or BACK TUCK (Preferred)
  • 2 TUMBLING PASSES

STUNTING

  • AERABESQUE 540
  • HEEL STRETCH FULL
  • OPTIONAL

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

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

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

Office of Campus Recreation and Fitness
(361) 593-4477

This page was last updated on: February 04, 2014