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2024-2025 Cheer Tryouts

THIS YEARS TRYOUTS WILL BE VIRTUAL

Submissions will be accepted -  June 10-12, 2024

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) Copy of your Letter of Acceptance or Proof of Enrollment for Summer or Fall (Spring students are not eligible)

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

3) Recommendation Letter from a coach, teacher, administrator or manager. (Does not apply to current FIU Cheerleaders)

STEP 3 - SEND YOUR TRYOUT FEE of $30 

Either by Zelle to (305) 807-4890 

Or CashApp to $CHinesMiami

STEP 4 - SUBMIT YOUR TRYOUT VIDEO (DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

 

1)      INTRODUCTION 

 

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.


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 

Show us ONE SINGLE JUMP, and ONE DOUBLE JUMP COMBINATION. 

Jumps can include: Toe Touches, Right or Left Front Hurdlers, or Pikes.

If you can safely tumble out of your jumps, add a standing backhandspring or backtuck  out of your single jump.

3)      STUNTING 

If you can't get a group together you can use clips of any team performances you were a part of during the 2023-2024 season.

 

In addition to general technique (BACK SPOT, MAIN BASE, SIDE BASE, and/or FLYER), show us if you can perform any of the following stunts or harder:

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

Those with partner stunt experience can also show us any of the following stunts or harder:

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

Those athletes who identify as flyers or top girl should show the following body positions, in a group or standing on the ground.

-       Heel Stretch
-       Scorpion
-       Scale
-       Arabesque

4)      TUMBLING 

Our Tumbling is primarily performed on TURF/GRASS, NON-SPRING FLOOR MATS, or on BASKETBALL COURT. If spring floor is all that you have access to, its ok, but we'd prefer to see the following skills on one of surfaces mentioned above:

-       A Standing Back Handspring

-       A Standing Back Handspring series (2 or 3)
-       A Standing Back Tuck
-       2 or 4 Step Round Off Back Handspring series (2 or 3)

-       2 or 4 Step Round Off Back Handspring Back Tucks

-       2 or 4 Step Round Off Back Handspring Layout

-       Specialty Passes/Connected Skills into Layout or Above (FWO's, Whips, Fulls, etc.)

**VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY  JUNE 12th**

CLICK HERE to submit your video (Video segments should be edited together and submitted as ONE SUBMISSION.)

Attire

Women

  • Athletic shorts and sports bra

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

  • Hair in a high ponytail unless your length or texture of hair doesn't allow for it

  • Bow must be worn to the front, 

  • Makeup-Red lipstick

  • Blush, and Eye Shadow - Natural

  • No jewelry

  • Cover large 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 jewelry

  • Cover large tattoos​

  • Well groomed and clean shaven

Spirit Team Requirements

Eligibility for  Cheerleaders

  • Must be registered for the 2024 Fall & 2025 Spring semester. 

  • Undergraduate student, full time-minimum12 credits

  • STEP Program

  • Graduate Student- minimum 9 credits

  • Students must be enrolled in classes for the Fall 2024 semester. Students accepted for the Spring 2025 semester are not eligible to tryout. We recommend you continue training, and we will see you the following season. 

  • 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

Team Events

  • Community Appearances

  • FIU Football Games

  • FIU Men & Women's Basketball Games

  • C-USA Conference Tournament-Huntsville, AL

  • 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 

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