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BLYTHEWOOD CHEERLEADING 2011 Competitive/Football Tryout Packet Season: April 2011-November 2011 Rules and Regulations for 2011 Competitive Cheer Tryouts (READ THOROUGHLY) 1. All athletic fees from previous year must be paid in full in order to tryout. 2. You must be eligible under the provisions of the South Carolina High School League and Richland School District Two. These guidelines state that a student must have a passing average (2.0) to be eligible for participation in athletics. 3. You will attend all tryout practices. If you must be at another BHS athletic event, you will need to find out what was covered at tryouts and learn this on your own time. PLEASE SEE COACH YOUNG IF THIS APPLIES TO YOU. 4. You must dress out for all tryout practices in shorts (no nylon), t-shirts, adequate support tennis shoes (no Keds, platforms, or casual tennis shoes) and white socks. Five points per day will be deducted from your score if you fail to dress appropriately for the scheduled practices. 5. Be on time for each tryout practice. (4:00-6:30) Points will be deducted from your score each time you are late. 6. FINAL EVALUATION - The dress for final evaluation will consist of dark shorts (black or navy), a white tank or t-shirt (no writing), white socks, and good support tennis shoes. You may also wear a ribbon of your choice, decorated to show your personality. Be sure your ribbon is secured with no appropriate designs that will not shed onto the mat. 7. Hair will need to be secured away from your face in a neat ponytail each day. 8. You must be attentive at all times. Excessive talking during demonstrations and practice will not be permitted. 9. No jewelry will be worn during tryouts. This is considered a safety violation in cheerleading. 10. Fingernails will need to be cut. Absolutely no acrylics are permitted. These offenses will prevent you from participating at tryout practices. 11. Absolutely no gum, five points will be deducted from your score if you are chewing gum. 12. Bring a small water bottle and fill it up prior to beginning tryout practice. IMPORTANT DATES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR BLYTHEWOOD CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS 1. Final evaluations for stunting will take place on Wednesday, April 20. 2. Final evaluations for all other material will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2011. 3. Your score will be derived from the score you receive from the judges, a score from Teacher Evaluations, Coach Evaluations, and any deductions you may accrue during the tryout week. 4. All DECISIONS ARE FINAL ONCE THE SQUADS ARE SELECTED. Spring 2011 Tryout Schedule Date Time Location Material Monday, April 18 4:00-6:30 BHS Large Gym Cheer, Chants, Dance, Tumbling, Stunting and Jumps Tuesday, April 19 4:00- 6:30 BHS Large Gym Cheer, Chants, Dance, Tumbling, Stunting and Jumps Wednesday, April 20 4:00-6:30 BHS Large Gym Review ALL Material and Final Stunting Evaluations are held this day Thursday, April 21 4:00-Until finished BHS Large Gym Final Tryout for Cheer, Chants, Dance, Tumbling and Jumps All tryouts are closed to anyone but participants, Judges and Coaches. *After your final evaluation, you may leave. Results will be posted by number after 9pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011 on the BHS Cheer website. www.richland2.org/bh ->Athletics ->Cheerleading Spring 2011 Tryout Daily Agenda DAY 1: Monday, April 18 (4:00-6:30) 1. Sign in and get a name tag. All forms, fees and physicals must be turned in at this time or you will not participate. 2. 10 lap run around gym 3. Group Stretch 4. Introduction of Instructors and Coaches 5. Demonstration of all tryout material (done by instructors) 6. Group Assignments (you will be with this same group throughout the tryout week and on the day of final evaluations) 7. Introduction of Stations-there will be 8 stations and they are as follows: Jumps and Motions Cheer Chants Dance Tumbling Flyer Stunting Base Stunting Backspot Stunting 8. All groups will rotate to every station 9. After the last rotation, all participants will come together to review the cheer, chants, dance, jumps and motions 10. Conditioning, Stretching and Dismissal DAY 2: Tuesday, April 19 (4:00-6:30) 1. Sign in and get a name tag. 2. 10 lap run around gym 3. Group Stretch 4. Review of all tryout material 5. Group Assignments 6. Begin Station Rotations (all 8) 7. After the last rotation, all participants will come together to review the cheer, chants, dance, jumps and motions 8. Conditioning, Stretching, Reminders and Dismissal DAY 3: Wednesday, April 20 (4:00-6:30) 1. Sign in and get a name tag. 2. 10 lap run around gym 3. Group Stretch 4. Group Assignments 5. Begin Station Rotations (all 8) 6. 5 minute stretch and preparation for stunting evaluations 7. Conduct Stunt Evaluations (all other groups will continue practicing while stunt evaluations are taking place 8. After the last evaluation, all participants will come together to review the cheer, chants, dance, jumps and motions 9. Conditioning, Stretching, Reminders and Dismissal DAY 4: Thursday, April 21 (4:00-Until) 1. Sign in and get a name tag. 2. 10 lap run around gym 3. Group Stretch 4. Group Assignments 5. Review all tryout material 6. Participants are released into the athletic hall 7. Begin Final Evaluations 8. Participants may leave once their final evaluation is complete. 9. Tally Scores-Judges 10. Coaches Deliberation and 2011 Competitive Squad Selections Spring 2011 Participant Expectations and Judging Criteria Participant Expectations and Requirements All participants must specify on the day of final stunt evaluations their desired stunting position to be evaluated on. Participants may only choose 1 of the 3 stunting positions for their evaluation and therefore are encouraged to select their strongest position. Participants must specify on the final day of tryouts (Thursday, April 21) whether they want to be considered for JV, Varsity or Both Cheer Squads. Your evaluations will only be based on your squad and stunt specifications. If you make a competitive squad, your stunting position could change based on your ability and the need of the squad, therefore it is not guaranteed the position you are evaluated on during tryouts will be the same position you hold on the team. Judging Criteria All participants will be judged on their cheerleading skills and their character. 50 points of your score will be derived from your skills and 20 points will be based on your character scores. The maximum points you can receive is 70. The charts below are the same charts the judges and coaches will use to evaluate you on the final days of evaluation. Skills Based Evaluation Chart Skill Being Judged 0-1 Points 2-3 Points 4-5 Points Additional Comments Communication and Voice Partner Stunt Difficulty Partner Stunt Execution Standing Tumbling Difficulty Standing Tumbling Execution Running Tumbling Difficulty Running Tumbling Execution Motions, Cheer and Chant Dance Jumps Total Skills Points: Cheerleader Character Evaluation Chart Criteria 0-2 Points 3-6 Points 5-10 Points Teacher Recommendations Overall Appearance and Attitude Total Character Points: BLYTHEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING TRYOUT INFORMATION SHEET Name__________________________________________ Current Grade___________ Address_________________________________________________________________ Phone________________________________ Birthday___________________________ Parents’ Names___________________________________________________________ Parents’ Email ___________________________________________________________ Placement on a squad is contingent upon your performance in tryouts and the squad(s) for which you desire to be considered. For example, if you only desire to cheer for varsity but don’t score high enough for varsity but your score is high enough for JV, you will not make either squad because you only specified varsity as your desired squad. 9th grade- eligible for B-team, JV and Varsity 10th grade- eligible for JV and Varsity 11th grade- eligible for JV and Varsity 12th grade- eligible for Varsity What experience have you had in Cheerleading? ______________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Circle the tumbling skills can you perform without a spot, by yourself? Please circle all that are applicable. Back hand spring Round-off back hand spring Round-off back hand spring layout Other: _________________________________________________________________ Back tuck Round-off back tuck Round-off back hand spring full twist Explain why you want to be a BHS cheerleader and in what ways will you help to enhance the Blythewood Cheer Program? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Please explain your views towards school. Include insight into your school spirit, activities, and academics. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ What leadership positions or roles have you held recently (last 3 or 4 years)? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Please list your courses and teachers for this school year. Current School__________________________________________________________ Current Class Schedule Teacher Name Subject 1st_____________________________________ ____________________ 2nd____________________________________ ____________________ 3rd____________________________________ ____________________ 4th____________________________________ ____________________ 5th____________________________________ ____________________ 6th____________________________________ ____________________ 7th____________________________________ ____________________ 8th____________________________________ ____________________ Will you be attending Blythewood High School by CHOICE? Yes No If yes, what high school are you zoned for? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever participated in any Varsity sports other than at BHS? Yes No If yes, what sports and at what school? ___________________________________________________ Are you a transfer student? Yes No If yes, what school are you transferring from and why? (Does not include Middle School) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _________ BHS Cheerleading Teacher Evaluation Form Student: ____________________________________________________ Teacher: ____________________________________________________ Subject: ____________________________________________________ School: _____________________________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________________________ This student is trying out for Blythewood High School cheerleading for the 2011 fall season. This student needs your evaluation to complete his or her score sheet. This paper is strictly confidential and will not be seen by the student. Please return this sheet to Coach Young’s box by Friday, April15, 2011. If you are not an employee of BHS, please return this form via district mail to Portia Young. Thanks for your cooperation and help. Please use the following rating system: 0- Very Poor 1- Poor 2- Fair 3- Good 4- Very Good 5- Excellent _____ Ability to get along with others _____ Ability to follow directions _____ Ability to complete tasks without complaint _____ Attentiveness in class _____ Conduct in the classroom _____ Effort _____ Grooming and Appearance _____ Punctuality _____ Willingness to respect the authority of the teacher _____ Dependability _____ TOTAL POINTS **Please list any additional comments that may be helpful in determining the student’s ability to be on the team. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We are looking for responsible, hard working girls that will represent Blythewood High school well. Please provide your honest opinion. This form is confidential. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ BHS Cheerleading Teacher Evaluation Form Student: ____________________________________________________ Teacher: ____________________________________________________ Subject: ____________________________________________________ School: _____________________________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________________________ This student is trying out for Blythewood High School cheerleading for the 2011 fall season. This student needs your evaluation to complete his or her score sheet. This paper is strictly confidential and will not be seen by the student. Please return this sheet to Coach Young’s box by Friday, April15, 2011. If you are not an employee of BHS, please return this form via district mail to Portia Young. Thanks for your cooperation and help. Please use the following rating system: 6- Very Poor 7- Poor 8- Fair 9- Good 10- Very Good 11- Excellent _____ Ability to get along with others _____ Ability to follow directions _____ Ability to complete tasks without complaint _____ Attentiveness in class _____ Conduct in the classroom _____ Effort _____ Grooming and Appearance _____ Punctuality _____ Willingness to respect the authority of the teacher _____ Dependability _____ TOTAL POINTS **Please list any additional comments that may be helpful in determining the student’s ability to be on the team. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We are looking for responsible, hard working girls that will represent Blythewood High school well. Please provide your honest opinion. This form is confidential. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Blythewood Cheerleading Parent/Student Permission Form _______________________________________ has my permission to try out for competitive cheerleading at Blythewood High School. I recognize that cheerleading is a strenuous activity. In that regard, I know of no pre-existing condition, injury, or illness, etc. which would limit my child’s participation at tryouts. I give permission for my child to participate in stunting, tumbling and all other cheerleading criteria for tryouts. I have read your letter and the tryout packet and will assist in helping to see that cheerleading rules are upheld both during tryouts and if my child should make the squad. I will also see that he/she gets a physical with all other school athletes, attends summer camp, and all practice sessions or games unless excused by the coach in advance. I have read and understood all of the requirements for my child to be considered for competitive cheerleading at Blythewood High School and understand the decisions of the judges and coaches are final. ______________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date Student must read the statement below and sign to indicate her understanding of all rules and regulations of this tryout. I will attend all scheduled practices and accept the final decision of the judges and coaches. I am willing to abide by the rules and regulations established for this tryout and will be in the gym at 4:00 on April 18 to begin practices. Tryouts will be held from 4:00-6:30pm each day (Monday- Thursday). Final evaluations will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2011. ______________________________ __________________ Student Signature Date I agree to represe nt Blythe wood High that applie BHS Cheerleading Tryout Checklist Use this sheet to make sure that all necessary items are turned in by the required date. 1. _____ $25 tryout fee should be included in your returned and completed tryout packet no later than April 15, 2011. Checks or money orders need to be made out to BHS. 2. _____ Completed current physical (form included on website, must be dated after April 1, 2010. ***New physical must be completed if selected for the team before June 1, 2010. 3. _____ Completed BHS tryout information sheet. 4. _____ Signed permission form, Statement of Intent, Expenditure sheet 5. _____ Two teacher recommendations to be completed and resubmitted by the teacher, one of which is from a core subject teacher. 6. _____ All Athletic/Cheerleading fees paid from previous year. *Any balances from the previous year will prevent you from being eligible to try out.
"2011 SPRING TRYOUT PACKET"