2020-2021 Cheer Tryouts
Friday, May 8th- 5:00pm &
Saturday, May 9th - 11:30am
FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center- Room 280
Provide excellent preparations for the upcoming tryout. Classes are taught by the FIU Cheer Coaching Staff and current Cheerleaders.
Clinic fee $20 per class
What We look for
At FIU Cheer we look for great student ambassadors, sideline cheerleaders, and competitive athletes. Athletes with a strong knowledge of body, motion and jump placement, an athletic image and above all superior showmanship!
Skills to expect include:
-Standing and running tumbling on a regular cheer floor (not a spring floor). This is not the time to master or learn a new skill. This is where you show the coaches what tumbling experience you have and where they can gauge your potential.
-Stunts: All participants will be asked to attempt and demonstrate the stunting skills either as a Flyer, Base, Backspot, or Sidespot.
-All Girl- Full up feet together and a heel stretch
-Coed- Walk- in or Toss Chair, hands or extension
-Motions- FIU Fight Song
-Single Jumps- Toe Touch, Hurdler, Pike, etc.
-Ability to lead and engage a crowd
Sideline Tumbling Skills
These skills are not required but are often used games and appearances.
-Standing Back Handspring
-Standing Back Tucks
-4 Step Round Off Back handspring series, Back tucks, Layouts, and Fulls
Competitive Tumbling Skills
These skills are not required but may be used to evaluate those individuals who express interest in competing.
-Triple Jump Combo Back Handspring
-Jump Back Handspring
-Roundoff Back Handspring Backtuck, X-out, Layout, or Layout Stepout
-Front Walkover, Punch Front or Whip combo passes to a Backtuck, X-out, Layout, or Layout Stepout
What to bring
-Complete and submit our online Registration form
-Audition fee: $30
-Photo copy of medical health insurance card (front & back of card)
-Photo copy of FIU student ID card
-Photo copy of Fall schedule or Acceptance Letter
Athletic shorts and sports bra
FIU Colors- Navy Blue & Gold- Our FIU Bookstore offers a wide selection of FIU attire
Hair should be worn with a bump and styled in either a high pony tail or half up half down with loose curls
Bow must be worn to the front
Makeup-Red lipstick, Blush, and Eye Shadow
Cover all visible tattoos
Athletic shorts and a t-shirt or tank top
FIU Colors- Navy Blue & Gold- our FIU Bookstore offers a wide selection of FIU attire
No piercings or visible tattoos
Well groomed and clean shaven
Spirit Team Requirements
Eligibility for Cheerleaders
Must be a full-time undergraduate student (min 12 credits) or graduate student (min 9 credits) at FIU for the Fall & Spring semester.
Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you MUST provide a letter of acceptance into the university.
If you are current student you MUST provide a copy of your student ID
Please consider your availability for all listed dates prior to trying out, you must be available and present for all dates.
Team Meeting- TBA
Summer Intensive Week-
Summer practices- Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm beginning July 6th
NCA College Camp, Daytona Beach- August 6th- August 8th
Season Practices- Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-8:00 pm
NCA College Camp- Myrtle Beach SC
FIU Football Games
FIU Men & Women's Basketball Games
C-USA Conference Tournament- Frisco, TX
NCA College Nationals- Daytona Beach FL
In turn for your dedication to the Spirit Program we currently provide:
Book Scholarship- including class materials
Athletic Priority Registration
Access To Athletic Trainers & Medical staff
Adidas Team Apparel