2022-2023 Cheer Tryouts

Saturday, May 14th

Sunday, May 15th

Check-in 10:30AM on both days  

FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center

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.

MANDATORY DATES (These dates will continue to be updated as they are confirmed)

  • Team Meeting:

  • Team Physicals:

  • Work Week: July 11 - July 15 (ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE IN SOUTH FLA)

  • College Camp: July 30 - Aug 1 or August 12 - 14

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

  • Season Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays 

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) Tryout Fee - $30 cash due Day 1 at check-in 

*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 AT IN-PERSON TRYOUTS & CRITERIA FOR VIDEO TRYOUTS

**VIDEO TRYOUTS ARE DUE BY THURSDAY MAY 12, AT 12PM**

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


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 (BACK SPOT, MAIN BASE, SIDE BASE, and/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 Back Tuck
-       Front Walkover, Punch Front or Whip combo passes to a Back Tuck,
        X-out, Layout, or Layout Step Out​

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 large tattoos​

  • Masks are recommended for those unvaccinated

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

  • Masks are recommended for those unvaccinated 

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.

  • Students must be enrolled in classes for the Fall 2022 semester. Students accepted for the Spring 2023 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- 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