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GCSU Cheer Requirements

Georgia College & State University Cheer is a highly competitive co-ed cheerleading squad which has won three NCA national titles. Georgia College Cheerleaders cheer at both men's and women's basketball games and their primary role is to encourage school spirit. Georgia College has two different cheerleading teams; a JV squad which cheers at all women's basketball games as well as a varsity squad which cheers for the men's basketball team and competes at NCA Nationals.

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders Requirements:

Tumbling (all on hardwood court)

-          standing back handspring

-          round-off back handspring

-          toe touch back handspring

-          no tumbling (males)

Flyer Requirements

-          Flexibility (Flyers should be able to pull 3 different body positions)

-          Full down from extended one legged stunts

-          Double down from prep level

-          All flyers will be weighed weekly

 

Base Requirements

-          Base any one legged stunt with a full down

-          Able to do all basing positions (left side, right side, and back base)

-          Double down from prep level

-          Toss hands (males)

 

Varsity Cheerleaders Requirements:

 

Tumbling (all on hardwood court)

-          standing tuck

-          round-off back handspring tuck

-          combination jump with a tuck

-          standing tuck (males)

 

Flyer Requirements

-          Flexibility ( Flyers should be able to pull 3 different body positions)

-          Double down from extended one legged stunts

-          A combination stunt sequence with a full up

 

Base Requirements

-          Base any one legged stunt with a full down

-          Able to do all basing positions (left side, right side, and back base)

-          A combination stunt sequence with a full up

-          Toss hands liberty (males)

*A mat will be provided at tryouts for higher level tumbling passes such as fulls, but if one is able to perform a layout, it should be on the hardwood court as well.

** Upon being selected for the GCSU cheerleading program, all cheerleaders will be expected to participate in early morning practices, work outs, additional team conditioning, and personalized diet/ fitness programs.

 

 

Dear Georgia College Recruit;

Let me be the first to say thank you for your interest in the GCSU cheerleading program.  Georgia College is a highly competitive cheerleading team that prides it's self on its reputation at the college level of cheerleading.  With several NCA National titles, Georgia College is becoming known as one of the South's top Division II cheerleading programs.

I have enclosed a list of requirements that we feel will make the ideal Georgia College cheerleader.  Along with the listed requirements, all cheerleaders will need to be accepted into GCSU before trying out.  All cheerleaders will go through a 3 day rigorous tryout process.  Day 1 of tryouts cheerleaders will be expected to run a mile in under 9 minutes, go through some conditioning, and tumble.  Day 2 of tryouts cheerleaders will be placed into stunt groups to work on the stunt requirements for tryouts (You will be allowed to bring a certain set of bases or flyers from home if you like).  Along with stunts, you will be taught a dance for females and a cheer/chant for males.  Day 3 of tryouts all cheerleaders will go through an interview process as well as perform their individual skill requirements.

While the following is a list of suggested physical requirements, we do take into consideration the whole cheerleader.  Work ethic, athleticism, personality, and mental toughness will all be determined when selecting our 2009-2010 varsity and junior varsity team. 

Tryouts this season are April 30-May 1.  Anyone interested in signing up should contact me directly.

Once again thank you for your interest in the GCSU cheerleading program and we hope to see you in May.

Sincerely,

James P. Redus

*** Anyone who misses our spring tryouts will be eligible for our fall tryouts in September.