GC Cheer Announces Tryouts For 2014-15 Season

By Molly Johnson sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Cheer squad has recently announced their tryouts for the 2014-15 season. The tryouts will be held this Saturday, May 3 on the west court in the Centennial Center. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. and tryouts will commence at 9:30 a.m.

Incoming freshman and transfer students will be asked to provide their proof of acceptance to Georgia College and a cleared physical that is less than six months old.

Athletes will be evaluated on the following skill areas: stunts, tumbling, game day, and pyramids.

Women will be gauged on their ability as top girls, bases, and back spots. For the tumbling portion athletes will be expected to perform the highest level of skill(s) they are capable of executing on their own. Spotters will not be available.

Game day performance encompasses learning multiple chants. Female athletes will be evaluated on their motions, vocal projection, pom use, and collegiate image. The men will learn proper megaphone technique and be evaluated on megaphone use, vocal projection, and collegiate image.

For the pyramid portion of the tryout, all athletes will be given an introduction to collegiate pyramid structures and will be evaluated on their ability to take instruction.

Proper attire for the women during tryouts will be a solid colored sports bra, solid colored spandex or hot pants, solid colored bow, and solid colored shoes with white socks. It is requested that no loud colors or patterns be worn or present on shoes. Preferable colors will be black, navy, gray, royal blue, or hunter green. The athlete’s hair must be completely up or as length allows.

Proper attire for men will be a solid colored shirt, solid colored gym shorts, and cheer or tennis shoes with white or black socks. As previously mentioned, it is requested that no loud colors or patterns be present on clothes or shoes.

For further questions please contact coach Amber Collins through email at amber.raley@gcsu.edu.

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