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2011 SPRING TRYOUT PACKET

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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

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                              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.

								
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