Tryout Information

Tryout Application

Tryout Flyer

1.  Eligibility
A)  All athletes trying out for the Gonzaga Cheerleading team must be a full-time undergraduate student.
B)  Cheerleaders must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
C)  Cheerleaders must retain good academic standing with the University and have good conduct in and out of the classroom.
D)  Sufficient physical fitness, strength, and athletic skills to perform required skills.
E)  Have submitted a completed Physical Exam form to Head Athletic Trainer, Steve DeLong.
F)  Have submitted a completed the Tryout Application to Coach Michelle Wilson.
All required paperwork must be processed by the Head Athletic Trainer prior to participating in tryouts. Send completed Gonzaga Physical form to the following address before tryout practices:
Gonzaga Athletics
Attn:  Steve DeLong - Head Athletic Trainer
502 E. Boone Ave. - AD 66
Spokane, WA  99258-0066
2.  Tryout Attire
A)  Athletes should come dressed prepared to workout. Females should have hair pulled up or back.
B)  Appropriate athletic/cheer shoes will be worn at all times.
C)  All jewelry should be removed, including nose, ear or belly rings.
3.  Selection Process
A)  Selection of cheerleaders is based on the expertise of a panel of judges which includes the Head Cheerleading Coach.  Notification of acceptance to the team will be posted after Final Tryouts.
4.  Tryout Dates
April 24th | 4:00pm-7:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre

1 mile run, 3 sideline cheers, 1 band dance, and the fight song (all to be taught that day)

April 25th | 9:00am-1:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre

Review material, co-ed stunting, tumbling and personal interview with head coach and judges

April 26th | 10:00am-1:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre

Final tryout

5.  Skill Requirements:
cheer & dance  (taught at workshop)
standing back-handspring
3 jumps  (toe touch required)
all-girl extension  (as base & flyer)
toss\walk hands
timed 2-mile run
toss\walk hands
6.  Team Requirements:
Weekly practices September through March.
Commitment to prescribed strength & conditioning program.
Perform at home Men's and Women's Basketball games.
Special events sanctioned by the Athletic Department.
If selected, travel is mandatory.
Attend GEL Weekend and Freshmen Welcome Night.