Cheer Tryout Information 2013-2014 Program overview Fisher College has two cheerleading squads; Competition and Game Day (see below for details and descriptions.) The team is an integral part of the fan experience at all home men’s and women’s basketball games. The season will run from August through April where various nights and weekends will be mandatory. How to prepare Get your application in to the college as soon as possible to insure that you are accepted to attend school here. Next, make sure you are in top physical condition. Our cheerleading team regularly participates in cardiovascular workouts and lifts weights. We do this to improve talent as well as insure safety and the reduction of injury. If you are planning on campus visit, please feel free to schedule a meeting with the coaching staff email [email protected] for details. Tryout procedure Tryouts will be held April 27th, 2013 @ Union Gym, 48 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116. *If you are unable to attend tryouts contact Coach Mantenuto to set up a personal tryout or submit a video(see below for details on submitting a tryout video). The purpose of tryouts is to pick athletes who give the best representation of Fisher College. The tryout process will aid the coaching in choosing the best all-around teams. *Fisher College’s program is arranged so that a cheerleader may be moved from one squad to the other depending on necessity, commitment and skill. Tryout run down Registration- Everyone who is interesting in participating in tryouts must register on or before the day of tryouts. Material- Athletes will meet and learn collegiate cheer and dance, this portion of tryouts will also include jumps, tumbling and partner stunting. Athletes will then demonstration these materials to a select group of judges. A judging panel will be utilized in conjunction with the coaching staff/administration to choose the teams using individual’s scores as a guideline. **Final teams will be sent via email no later than one month from the date of tryouts. General Information What to wear Females: Black shorts, white sports bra/tank or t-shirt, game day makeup and cheer sneakers Males: Black shorts, white shirt and cheer sneakers (or any sneaker with good support) Tryout Requirements (suggested) 2.0 GPA Collegiate Appearance Standing back handspring Tumbling serious of at least a round off back handspring Flexibility and stamina in jumps Full twist cradle from stunts (flyer) ***Although we strongly recommend that athletes can meet these requirements, we also look for potential that we can develop; previous cheer or gymnastics experience is not required. If you cannot attend Tryouts you may submit a video: Please contact Coach Mantenuto @ [email protected] for more details Competition Squad- Member of the Competition Squad will attend all home men’s and women’s basketball games, NAIA tournaments (if invited), National and local competitions and community/campus activities as necessary. Game Squad- Members of the Game Squad will attend all home men’s and women’s basketball games, NAIA tournaments (if invited) and community/campus activities as necessary.