• EDINA CHEER 2021-2022
    TRYOUT INFORMATION

  • Tryout Mateirals and Information:

    Below are the links to required materials you will be asked to perform for the Edina coaching staff at your selected tryout time.  

    The tryout materials include a toe touch jump, a dance, and a cheer.  In addition to the required material, there will also be an opportunity for you to perform any tumbling skills (standing and running).  

    On Thursday, May 13, from 6:30-7:30pm, we are offering an optional in-person review day in the North Gym at Edina High School. This is a time to ask questions about the tryout material and get some in-person feedback, this is not the time to learn the dance, cheer, or jumps. If you have questions, please contact us. 

    Please use this link to sign-up for one tryout time. 

    • Tryout times are available between 6 and 8pm in 15 minute increments on Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19. If you have a concern, please contact us.

    Lastly, to officially tryout for Edina Cheer you must be registered with the EHS Activities Office.

    TRYOUT VIDEO LINKS:

    Tryout Cheer Video
    Tryout Dance to Counts
    Tryout Dance to Music - Song: “You Make Me Feel… (feat. Sabi)” by Cobra Starship
    Toe Touch Jump Technique Tutorial  

    Team placement will be announced by Monday, May 24 via email. 



     

     

  • 2021-22 Tryout Information:

    Virtual Parent Meeting
    Wednesday, April 21, 7pm via google meet.
    Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/bxn-npae-ndb
    *not required, but recommended*

    Overall Information
    Tryouts are for the Edina Competition Cheer Teams: Varsity (Grades 8-12), JV (Grades 7-12), and Middle School (Grades 6-8). There will be recommended summer opportunities and mandatory practices starting in the fall for all teams. Team sizes vary from year to year and we cannot guarantee a place on a team for every athlete that tries out for the program. Current 5-11 graders are eligible to tryout for the 2021-22 season.

    Please Note
    - At all in-person gatherings masks are required, social distancing will be practiced, and we will follow all EHS safety guidelines.
    - Spring sport athletes that have conflicts with the dates/times below due to your sport please contact edinacheer@gmail.com to make other arrangements for tryouts, your spring sport comes first!
    - Please email edinacheer@gmail.com for any requests in regards to tryouts. 

    Tryout Process

    1. REGISTER: All athletes must register with the Edina Activities Office. Current 5th & 6th Graders need to complete a registration form here and have a current physical in order to register. Current 7-11th graders register online here
    2. TRYOUTS WEEK #1: Athletes are required to attend skills clinics, based on ability/experience throughout the week of May 3, link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48abad29abf58-edina5

    Skills Clinics – EHS Activities Center
    Tuesday, May 4
    6:00-6:50pm Green Pod
    7:00-7:50pm Gold Pod
    Wednesday, May 5
    6:00-6:50pm Black Pod 
    7:00-7:50pm White Pod
    Thursday, May 6
    6:00-6:50pm Gold Pod
    7:00-7:50pm Green Pod
    Friday, May 7
    6:00-6:50pm White Pod
    7:00-7:50pm Black Pod

    Please use the information below to determine which clinic to attend:

    Green Pod - No Tumbling Experience
    - athletes will work on handstands/cartwheels/forward rolls
    - introductory motion work
    - jump approach
    White White - Cartwheel/Round Off Class 
    - athletes attending this class can perform a cartwheel and round off independently
    - introductory motion work
    - jump approach/drills 
    Gold Pod Handspring Class
    - athletes attending this class can perform a standing handspring independently (no spot needed)
    - motion work
    - jump drills/approach/double jump/jump variety
    Black Pod - Tuck Class 
    - athletes attending this class can perform a standing tuck independently (no spot needed) 
    - motion work
    - jump drills/double jump/jump variety

    3. TRYOUT WEEK #2: Tryout Material (Cheer and Dance) 
    Available Online beginning Monday, May 10.
    Thursday, May 13, 6:30-7:30pm Optional In-Person Review Day at EHS North Gym 

    4. TRYOUTS WEEK #3: In Person Tryout. 
    Athletes will sign up for one tryout time the week of May 17th, sign up link will be available following skills clinics.

    Monday, May 17
    6:00-8:00pm
    Tuesday, May 18
    6:00-8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    Team placements will be announced by Monday, May 24th via email.