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General Tryout Information

TRYOUTS for 2014-2015

Thank you for your interest in the WWCC Spirit Squad!  

Tryouts for the 2014-2015 school year will be conducted Wednesday, March 26th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of WWCC's Senior Day. Tryouts will take place in the gym balcony.

There are two options for the Spirit Squad Application: You can fill out the online form or you can print the form and mail it in.

Tryouts are conducted each year during Senior Day, when high school seniors have a chance to visit the school and participate in special day of events just for them. Please make sure to register for Senior Day if you're an incoming freshman by visiting the WWCC home page and clicking on the Senior Day link. Both current college students and high school seniors will tryout at the same time.

The WWCC Spirit Squads are each composed of 10 members and one mascot who all receive a scholarship.  We cheer for volleyball, basketball and wrestling.  We also attend the Mustang Soccer games. Tryout participants will be evaluated according to judging criteria outlined on this web site.  Participants are also required to abide by the Tryout Policies in order to be chosen for the squad.

 1.  Make arrangements to be in town for the above listed tryout date.  Please feel free to contact the WWCC Spirit Squad coach if you have questions about tryouts.  She can be reached via email at cheer@wwcc.wy.edu.

 2.  Fill out the tryout application and submit it online or mail the form to PO Box 428 E476, Rock Springs, WY 82902. Make sure you include a recent still photo of yourself and provide the appropriate insurance numbers and medical release signatures. You can email the photo to cheer@wwcc.wy.edu. The release and waiver form is located by clicking here.

 3.  We expect those auditioning to be in top physical condition.  Because of the heavy physical demands on cheerleaders, strength, conditioning and flexibility are necessary to reduce the potential for injury.  If you have undergone medical treatment for any injuries in the last three years, you must obtain a physician’s release prior to tryouts. Members will be required to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less.

4. Download the letter of recommendation form. Please have three people fill out the form, with one of those people being your former cheer/dance/gymnastics coach. Provide each respondent with an envelope so they can mail the forms directly to the college. These forms will remain confidential.

5. Please write a short response as to why you want to be a member of the spirit squad at WWCC and what you have to offer the squad.

6. Prior cheerleading, dance or gymnastics skills are required for female cheerleaders.

Tryout Judging Criteria

CHEERLEADERS

Individuals will be judged on the following:

Cheer:

Correct, sharp motions Voice quality including tone, clarity and projection presentation with enthusiasm, crowd appeal.

Stunts:

Ability to adapt and do the required stunts effectively.

Gymnastics:

Prefer (not required) standing back handsprings.

Jumps:

Toe touches, kicks and advanced level optional jump.

Dance:

Correct motions and coordination and enthusiasm.

Overall Appearance:

Body composition, facial features, confidence.

MASCOT

Individuals will be judge on the following:

Creativity, enthusiasm, athletic ability which can include stunts and tumbling.

Tryout Policies:

  • Wear appropriate attire with no logos or teams names that may influence judges.

  • Have hair pulled back or up for those with long hair.

  • Only applicants will be allowed in the gym during tryouts (no family or friends).

  • No outside partners may be brought in.  Only current members of the squad and others trying out will participate.

Conduct:

  • Give full attention and take the initiative to learn.  Don’t get frustrated.

  • Be responsible for yourself and act in a professional manner.

  • Safety is our first priority.  If you jeopardize this, you will be asked to leave.

Should you have any questions, please contact the coach:

Laura Grossnickle
Mustang Mustang Spirit Squad Coach
Western Wyoming Community College
Email at cheer@wwcc.wy.edu.

 

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: webmaster@wwcc.wy.edu.

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