2021-2022 Cheer Tryouts

come join our panther cheer family! (1).

We're excited to announce that this years TRYOUTS WILL BE LIVE & IN-PERSON!

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

At FIU Cheer we look for great student ambassadors, sideline cheerleaders, and competitive athletes. Athletes who already possess a strong knowledge of body, motion and jump placement, an athletic image and above all superior showmanship are selected first, followed by those who show a potential and willingness to be at that level.

STEP 1 - ONLINE REGISTRATION - 

Please CLICK HERE to complete the online tryout registration 

STEP 2 - EMAIL THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS to FIUCheer@FIU.EDU -

1) Completed and signed FIU ATHLETICS FACILITIES RELEASE FORM

2) Copy of your Letter of Acceptance or Proof of Enrollment 

3) Copy of the FRONT & BACK of your INSURANCE CARD

4) Recommendation Letter from a coach, teacher, administrator or manager.

5) Negative COVID PCR Test Results- test taken Tuesday, June 22nd  

*Rapid or Antigen tests not accepted- must be PCR

-If fully vaccinated-email a copy of your Vaccination Card-front & back

-Tryout Fee-$30 cash due Day 1 at Registration 

*If you are unable to attend tryouts for any reason, a VIDEO TRYOUT must be submitted. Video tryouts must begin with an INTRODUCTION  (Filmed in landscape & up close) - Introduce yourself and let us know a little about who you are as an individual and as an athlete, and why you want to be an FIU Cheerleader. We won’t have the opportunity to meet you in person like everyone else, so make sure you allow your personality to be displayed. Show us what you bring to the team, outside of just cheerleading. And include the following elements:


WHAT TO EXPECT LIVE & CRITERIA FOR VIDEO TRYOUTS


1)      Fight Song

Our college Fight Song is where choreography meets school spirit. This FIU Spirit tradition is performed at a majority of major university and athletic functions, pep rallies and at all football and basketball games!

For the WOMENS FIGHT SONG TUTORIAL CLICK HERE 

For a MENS FIGHT SONG DEMONSTRATION CLICK HERE 

2)      Jumps

              A) Toe Touch (facing forward)
              B) Right or Left Front Hurdler (facing a diagonal/corner)
              C) A Pike (facing the side)
               D) A triple jump combination of your choosing that can include 3
               connected jumps or 2 connected jumps + a single jump (if you can

               standing tumble out of the single jump it is encouraged)

3)      Stunting Assessment

In addition to general technique (BACKSPOT, BASE, or FLYER), showing that you have a
comprehension of any of the following stunts is encouraged:

-       Switch Ups
-       Tic Tocs
-       Full Up variations
-       Kick Full/Double Baskets

Those with partner stunt experience should be prepared to show that they have a
comprehension of any of the following stunts:

-       Walk in variations to chair, hands and/or extension
-       Toss variations to chair, hands and/or extension

Those athletes who identify themselves as a flyer or top girl should
be prepared to show the following body positions.

-       Heel Stretch
-       Scorpion
-       Scale
-       Arabesque

4)      Tumbling Ability

Sideline Tumbling Skills that are not a requirement but encouraged are:

-       A Standing Back Handspring
-       A Standing Back Tuck
-       2 or 4 Step Round Off Back Handspring series, Back Tucks, Layouts, and Fulls

Competitive Tumbling Skills that are not a requirement but encouraged are:

-       Cartwheel Backtuck
-       Front Walkover, Punch Front or Whip combo passes to a Backtuck,
        X-out, Layout, or Layout Stepout​

Attire

Women

  • Athletic shorts and sports bra

  • FIU Colors- Navy Blue & Gold- Our FIU Bookstore offers a wide selection of FIU attire

  • Hair should be worn in a high ponytail

  • Bow must be worn to the front, 

  • Makeup-Red lipstick, Blush, and Eye Shadow

  • No jewelry

  • Cover all visible tattoos​

  • FACE MASK REQUESTED AT ALL TIMES- please be sure your mask fits properly and will stay on while you perform

Men

  • Athletic shorts and a t-shirt or tank top

  • FIU Colors- Navy Blue & Gold- our FIU Bookstore offers a wide selection of FIU attire

  • Sneakers

  • No jewelry

  • Cover all visible tattoos​

  • Well groomed and clean shaven

  • FACE MASK REQUESTED AT ALL TIMES- please be sure your mask fits properly and will stay on while you perform

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

Practice Schedule

Please consider your availability for all listed dates prior to trying out, you must be available and present for all dates.​

  • Team Meeting- June 30 (Virtual)

  • Team Physicals-Due July 12th 

  • Work Week- July 12-15 (During the Day)

  • Summer practices- Mondays & Wednesdays  5:00-9:00 pm 

  • Season Practices- Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-9:00 pm

Team Events

  • Community Appearances

  • FIU Football Games

  • FIU Men & Women's Basketball Games

  • C-USA Conference Tournament- Frisco, TX

  • NCA College Nationals- Daytona Beach FL

Team Benefits

In turn for your dedication to the Spirit Program we currently provide:

  • Book Scholarship- including class materials

  • Athletic Priority Registration

  • Team Travel

  • Access To Athletic Trainers & Medical staff

  • Adidas Team Apparel

For questions please contact FIUCheer@fiu.edu 

Friday, June 25th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

& Saturday, June 26th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center