2018-2019 Tryouts

Open Gym- March 5th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Gym

This is NOT mandatory for tryouts. This is simply an opportunity for those interested in trying out, to come and learn the basics of cheer without any pressure or scoring. This is a good way to help get rid of some nervousness before tryouts

 

Mandatory Info Meeting- March 6th at 6pm in the Library

A student and/or parent must attend this meeting for a candidate to be eligible to tryout


Tryouts will be March 26th-29th in the Gym

Monday 7-9pm, Tuesday/Wednesday 6-8pm, Thursday 6pm

 


BEFORE YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO TRY OUT

Please carefully consider the following :

Cheerleading involves more time and responsibility than most people realize. For our year round program, you need to be willing to give up a minimum of 12 hours a week starting in June continuing through until the end of basketball season and the Spring sports assembly in April. The demands upon a person's time and energy are great, and all cheerleaders must be able to successfully balance school, cheerleading, homework and their social lives. Cheer takes priority over everything except school. Your various commitments must be taken into consideration before you decide to try out. Camp dates are set for July 30th through August 2nd, and are mandatory for all squad members to attend in the summer. We are a competing squad as well, there are weekend competitions for those chosen to participate. 

 

Basic Requirements To Tryout:

- Must be a current freshman, sophomore or junior at MTHS

- Enrolled in at least 5 classes at MTHS with passing grades of C- or higher

- GPA of 2.5 or higher

- Clearance Papers (must now be completed online, https://edmonds-schools.rankonesport.com

- Code of Conduct Contract (included in above paperwork)

- Student and/or parent attendance to the mandatory meeting- March 6th at 6:00pm in the Library

- Parent signed information paperwork (goes home with candidate at info meeting)

- Complete cheer application

 

Selection Process:

- Candidates will perform one of two cheers they learn during tryouts, the dance routine and an original cheer in front of the senior cheerleaders and judges.

- The coach will be conducting individual interviews.

- Scores are based on staff evaluations, attendance, and discipline records (30%), their performance, participation and attitude during tryouts (40%), and final performance scored by judges (30%).


NEW THIS YEAR!

For those who play another sport... there's opportunity for you to cheer football season only, football and competition (with coach selection), or basketball season only.  
You can still choose to participate in all three, as our program has been structured previously. 
Please attend the information meeting on March 6th at 6pm to hear more about each season. 
NOTE:  The information meeting is for ALL interested in trying out for ANY season of cheer. But the March tryouts are for those interested in football and comp squad only.  Tryouts for the basketball squad will take place in late October.


MORE INFORMATION MAY BE ADDED AS TIME GETS CLOSER TO TRYOUTS..

PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER!

For more information, contact Coach Jessica, ellersickj@edmonds.wednet.edu

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.