2020-2021 Cheer Tryouts

Tryout Videos due

Thursday, May 7th 

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.

As a result of the universities suspension of operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, our 2020-2021 TRYOUTS WILL BE COMPLETELY VIRTUAL.

STEP 1 - ONLINE REGISTRATION - DUE Monday, May 4th by 12:00pm

Please CLICK HERE to complete the online tryout registration 

STEP 2 - EMAIL THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS to FIUCheer@FIU.EDU - DUE Monday, May 4th by 12:00pm

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.

STEP 3 - TRYOUT VIDEO SUBMISSIONS - DUE Thursday, May 7th  by 5:00pm

The link to upload your video submission will be emailed to all registered athletes on May 4th at 5:00pm

1)      Introduction

Your introduction is the first and most impactful impression that you’ll get to make on your journey to becoming an FIU Cheerleader.This is your opportunity to show the coaches your personality and the kind of asset you can be to the teams energy & overall dynamic. Prepare your hair and makeup to the standards outlined in “Attire” and
be sure to include the following:

-       Tell us a little about what sideline experience you have

-       Tell us a little about what competitive experience you have

-       What made you want to pursue cheerleading in college and particularly at FIU?

-       Why do you think that you would make an ideal FIU cheerleader?


2)      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 the MENS FIGHT SONG TUTORIAL CLICK HERE (Check back soon)

3)      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)

4)      Stunting Ability

NEW THIS SEASON we will be allowing athletes to submit former
practice, competition or performance videos that display their
technique and/or skill level. These clips should not have been filmed
prior to 2019 and must have some sort of annotation to reflect who you
are in the video. Multiple clips are encouraged and the more in-focus
you are, the better.

In addition to general technique, 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 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
show the following body positions on the floor (if a group cannot be
assembled for the video)

-       Heel Stretch
-       Scorpion
-       Scale
-       Arabesque

5)      Tumbling Ability

NEW THIS SEASON we will be allowing athletes to submit former
practice, competition or performance videos that display their
technique and/or skill level. These clips should not have been filmed
prior to 2019 and must have some sort of annotation to reflect who you
are in the video. Multiple clips are encouraged and the more in-focus
you are, the better.

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 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

  • No jewelry

  • Cover all visible tattoos​

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 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

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- TBA

  • Team Physicals-TBA

  • Summer practices- Mondays & Wednesdays  6:00-9:00 pm 

  • NCA College Camp, Daytona Beach- August 6th- August 8th 

  • Season Practices- Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-8:00 pm

Team Events

  • NCA College Camp- Myrtle Beach SC

  •  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