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    2019-2020 TRYOUT INFORMATION

    Tryout Packet (dates/details/costs) download PDF

    TRYOUT VIDEOS:

    - DANCE

    - TRYOUT CHEER 

    - GAME DAY CHEER

     

    The May tryouts will be for the following cheer teams at Edina for the 2019-2020 season:

    Varsity Comp Cheer (Grades 8-12)

    Varsity Game Day (Grades 9-12)*

    JV Comp Cheer (Grades 7-12)

    Middle School Comp Cheer (Grades 7 & 8)

    *Varsity Game Day will be made up of both Varsity & JV comp athletes. Game Day will cheer at Varsity football games, soccer, basketball, pepfest and other community and school opportunities. In addition, Game Day will compete at local and hopefully the national competition in the Varsity Game Day division. The Game Day competition routine is made up of three parts; school song, cheer, and a chat. We also hope tumbling is part of the Game Day experience. The Game Day commitment will be approximately one additional day of practice and one game per week.  In order to make Varsity Game Day you must first be on Varsity or JV comp, Game Day cannot be your only team. 

     

    Tryout Clinics

    To learn tryout material, attendance is optional and partial attendance is acceptable. Material will be posted online prior to clinic dates

    Monday May 20, 6:30-8pm EHS FIELDHOUSE

    Tuesday May 21, 6:30-8pm EHS FIELDHOUSE

     

    Tryout dates

    Each athletes chooses which date fits best into their calendar. To accommodate conflicts video submissions are allowed with approval from Jackie, cheer director, at Jackie.enestvedt@gmail.com

    Thursday May 23, 4pm EHS FIELDHOUSE

    Friday May 24, 4pm EHS FIELDHOUSE

     

    TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS

    Current 7-11 graders- Please register with the EHS athletic department here: Click to register with EHS

    Current 6 graders- Please register via the paper form here & turn in to the EHS Athletic Department: 6th Grade Registration Form

     

    FAQ TRYOUT QUESTIONS

    Who is eligible to tryout?
    Students currently enrolled in grades 6-11
     
    What will you do at the clinics/tryouts?
    Learn a tryout cheer (traditional sideline cheer)
    Learn a tryout dance
    Practice any tumbling skills the participant would like to highlight at try outs. All tumbling skills must be mastered without a spot, there will be no spotting at any clinics or try outs.

    Do you need a standing back handspring to make JV?
    Every year is different and team placement is based on individuals skills that will help the team reach the most amount of points possible in the competition season. In competition cheerleading, group tumbling is a portion of the score sheets used at competitions. Therefore group tumbling helps each team gain more points on the score sheet. Any group tumbling will add to the potential points the team can achieve. Individual tumbling skills will benefit the group tumbling portion of the score sheet and will be a factor in team placement.

    Do you need a standing back tuck to make Varsity?
    Every year is different and team placement is based on individuals skills that will help the team reach the most amount of points possible in the competition season. In competition cheerleading, group tumbling is a portion of the score sheets used at competitions. Therefore group tumbling helps each team gain more points on the score sheet. Any group tumbling will add to the potential points the team can achieve. Individual tumbling skills will benefit the group tumbling portion of the score sheet and will be a factor in team placement.