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Tryout Requirements:
● Grade Requirement of a 2.0 GPA
● All candidates must attend the 2 mandatory clinic days and the tryout day in order to tryout.
DEADLINE: This form is due by Monday April 15th  @ 3:15pm. Late forms can relinquish your right to complete the tryout process.

General Information:
● The Varsity Cheer and Song Squads will consist of 9th -12th graders with the necessary skills as set forth by the coaches expectations.
● The Junior Varsity teams will consist of 9th - 11th graders.
● IMPORTANT: 12th graders must score high enough to make the Varsity Team in order to be part of the program.

Tryout Clinics: - Song and Cheer have separate tryout dates so please check the website for times
● Mandatory tryout clinics will be held for both Cheer and Song on separate days:
○ Song Clinics - April 17th,18th and 19th    Time TBD
○ Cheer Clinics - May 8th, 9th and 10th    Time TBD
● Meet outside the Gym for check in.
● PARENTS: please do not plan on staying. Please allow your athlete to make new friends and do what they need to do to bond with other athletes and the coaches. Please be prompt in picking up your athlete.
● Students trying out are required to show up to clinics and the tryout day wearing workout clothes. This includes shorts, shirts/tanks, socks, hair in a ponytail and athletic/jazz shoes. This is extremely important because many of the things that we plan to teach will not be easy to learn or do if an individual is not arriving in the appropriate attire.
● Water bottles are encouraged.

Day of Tryouts - Song
● Tryouts are on Saturday April 20th 
○ Song Times TBD (varies based on #’s and callbacks)


Day of Tryouts - Cheer
●    Tryouts are on Saturday May 11th 
○    Cheer Times TBD (varies based on #’s and callbacks)

Tryout Uniform:
● Tryout day you must present yourself in a very professional manner. You may wear a colored bow and do your hair however you would like (no hair in your face, should be pulled back) and makeup is recommended
● NO LOGOS of previous team names (not even ANHS)
● CHEER:  black shorts and a plain white top (fitted t-shirt or tank)
● SONG:  Black shorts/spandex/jazz pants or capris and a plain back fitted top

Rules for the Tryout Process:
● Tryout clinics and the tryout itself are ABSOLUTELY CLOSED. No friends, family, guardians, guests or pets allowed.
● Coaches and senior helpers cannot spend extra time with your child outside of the clinic. The students are encouraged to get together among themselves to practice the material.

On the Day of Tryouts:
● Each individual will check in and receive an assigned number to wear.
● There will be at least three judges for the tryout, 2 of them are outside professionals who will be hired by the ADVISOR. The other will be the Varsity Coach of the team auditioning. ( 3 total for Cheer and 3 total for Song)
● Once students arrive at the tryouts, they MAY NOT leave early. Oftentimes callbacks are necessary and if the student leaves, they will lose their shot at making the team.
● Water and snacks/lunch are encouraged as the tryout process can take hours to complete.
Breakdown of Tryout Scores:
● 50% skill levels to include motions, tumbling, stunting, and jumps (as appropriate for your team)
● 50% showmanship

Finding Out Who Makes It:
● The teams will be posted on the Pep Squad website by NUMBER, not by name. Following that, an email will be sent to those that made it informing them of the upcoming fittings and practices.
● At no time during the day of tryouts will a coach speak with a parent. If you have a concern or issue, you may take it up with the advisor at a later date.
● As a parent, you must accept that the tryout decision is final. You will not contact Andrew Mashburn, any of the coaches, or any booster members to ask why your athlete did not make it. Tryouts are based on TALENT and SPECIFIC SQUAD NEEDS.

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