Posted by Richard RoBards - Thu, Mar. 8, 2012 - [Cheerleading]
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The Mid-South Conference champion Campbellsville University cheerleaders will be holding tryouts Saturday, April 21 for the 2012-13 squad.
The Tiger cheerleaders have won four of the past six MSC titles and also claimed the all-girl and mixed stunt routines at the MSC Cheer Competition.
Tryouts will be held on campus in the Powell Athletic Center. The gym will open at 10 a.m. EDT for warm-ups and tryouts will begin at 10:30. If someone cannot attend the tryout date, they will need to contact Cheer Coach Vanessa Adkins before April 2 to find another time. Adkins can be contacted by email at [email protected]
, or by phone at 270-403-1090 (cell)
There will be a clinic the night before the tryouts, set for Friday, April 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. Women will learn the fight song and a sideline cheer. The clinic is not mandatory. However, if you do not attend the clinic, you will be expected to create your own dance and sideline.
Preferred requirements for women include: Standing back handspring or standing tuck, running tumbling pass (roundoff back handspring or higher) and jumps. Jumps will be performed individually as well as consecutively (example, two toe-touches). Tumbling can be done with a spot, but you will only get half of the points on the score sheet.
Guys are responsible for co-ed stunting, sideline and tumbling.
"It is very important to continue to practice your tumbling over summer," said Adkins. "Our competition routines require a great deal of tumbling and I place this part of our routine in the highest priority."
Tryout attire should include: Campbellsville University T-shirt or maroon and white colors, athletic shorts and tennis shoes. Please make sure your hair is up, Adkins said.
"Please let me know ASAP if you will need a place to stay for Friday night so I can make reservations with some of the cheerleaders that live on campus," continued Adkins.