2020-2021 Cheer Tryouts
Dear Cheerleading Candidates and Parents/Guardians:
Thank you so much for your interest in trying out for the Woodland Middle School Football/Basketball Cheerleading Squad(s). I appreciate your enthusiasm and interest in our amazing program.
Tryouts will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in the Woodland Middle School Main Gym. All tryout material is currently posted on the WMS Cheer Website and the WMS Facebook page. Rising 6th graders will tryout from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. Rising 7th graders will tryout from 12:00 am - 1:30 pm. Rising 8th graders will tryout from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.
All potential cheerleaders will need to contact Coach Jody Taylor at email@example.com or (770) 833-7081 to let me know your grade level and interest in trying out. Upcoming cheerleaders can tryout for either Football, Basketball, or both squads. Due to recent school closures, there will be no competition squad for the upcoming school year.
Due to tryouts being held in July, upcoming cheerleaders will not be cheering in uniforms for the upcoming season. After speaking with our Varsity Representative, they are currently on an 8-12 week turnaround. Upcoming cheerleaders will be purchasing a compression short/tank outfit for home and away games. This outfit will resemble our current uniform. Once school has resumed, a parent meeting will be held to discuss the cheer season price sheet for ordering additional items such as poms, game day jerseys, socks, and shoes if you are a new cheerleader. No payments will be required until school is back in session on campus.
All potential cheerleaders will need to have a current physical and parental consent form. You can find these forms below. Physicals can be done at a family physician's office, The Minute Clinic at CVS or Kroger. Please bring both of these forms filled out completely to tryouts. No one can tryout without an updated physical. (Physicals last for 1 year. If your child has gotten a physical after July 16, 2019, they will not need a new one for tryouts. They will need a new one before practice begins.)
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, all potential cheerleaders will have their temperature checked before entering the gym as well as asked a series of questions regarding their current health. No parents will be allowed inside the gym during tryouts or when picking up your child.
All students will need to arrive in gym shorts, a t-shirt/tank, and cheer shoes or tennis shoes. Please remove all jewelry and have your hair put up. On tryout day, you will be asked to perform 3 things: 1 cheer, 1 dance, and jumps.
You will need to access the following links in order to learn the cheer and dance.
(replace TIGERS with WILDCATS and BLUE and GOLD with BLUE and WHITE)
teaching version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORWU1ey_yDQ
back view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNpOEvnWHxs
teaching version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1DxZfMg_RQ
back view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9gM88nBLvA
Jumps: Toe Touch, Hurdler, Combination of 3
We will not be allowed to have mats out during tryouts due to current guidelines. There will also be no stunting during tryouts. Therefore, if you have standing or running tumbling, please video this and submit it through a video by Sunday, July 19th at 6:00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are out of town or unable to attend during this time, please notify Coach Taylor know as soon as possible. If you are one of the students that cannot attend, you will need to video yourself doing the cheer, dance, and jumps and e-mail this to Coach Taylor by Sunday, July 19th at 6:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Jody Taylor at email@example.com or (770) 833-7081.
Thank you so much for your interest in Woodland Middle School Cheer!!!!!