11-12 Pre-tryout Meeting Agenda
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Purpose of this meeting is to give you a basic foundation of the program and provide you with more details about our tryout expectations
Trish Betthauser x4408 (Athletic Director) and Chrissie Popper x4227 (office assistant)
BOTH forms must be filed with Athletics by 5/16. You can mail at One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, 60069, attention to the
Athletic Office. They may also be faxed to the Athletic office at 847) 634-0648.
Parent involvement does NOT impact team selection
Spot on team does not guarantee a spot in any or all competitions (regional, sectional, state, etc.)
**The Football season is used as a tryout for the competitive season.
SHS Athletic Mission Statement
Tryout process (not open to public or parents)
All-Star and non SHS high school competitive team involvement PROHIBITED
Varsity Coaches- What is Spirit Revolution?
Combination of Stevenson’s Pom and Cheerleading programs supporting one another and working with together to promote school
Unique relationship between the two sports that is often attempted, but never really successful, at other schools across the state.
Model program and elite status and rankings throughout the state.
Spirit Revolution By Laws- must be read and discussed with parent and athlete before tryouts. Sign and return on the first day of clinics.
This is necessary to participate. PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THEY ARE OUR GOVERNING RULES, AS WELL AS THE ATHLETIC CODE!
Team numbers, as stated in the By Laws, can fluctuate year to year. Understand that there is NEVER any guarantee someone will be on a
team that they may have been on in the previous season. Do not ASSUME you will make a team if you’ve been on it in the past. We
will list call backs by number each night, and we will post a listing of final teams on the Spirit Rev website. We are anticipating posting
ALL teams by Friday May 20 .
New team meetings will be on 5/23, at 4pm. Please make arrangements so you can receive important information about ordering
(and trying on) supplies and camps for the summer.
Conferences for those athletes not making a team that wish to briefly discuss their tryout will be on 5/24, by appointment only.
Please email email@example.com for Patriette appointments and Erin Vance firstname.lastname@example.org for Cheerleading appointments.
Please respect our workplaces by setting up appointments rather than calling or showing up at school.
Summer practices are June 7- July 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-830pm, for ALL levels. Star Performance Pom camp is June
24-26 @ CARTHAGE COLLEGE. Varsity & JV Cheer camp is June 21-24 @ Starved Rock. In-House cheer camp is June 24-26th
@SHS. Varsity Cheer Choreography camp is July 28-30 @ SHS. Attendance for all teams is highly encouraged for all summer
events.. Registration forms will be distributed at the new team meetings.
Practices for Frosh and JV teams are typically 3 days a week. Varsity teams typically practice 4 days a week.
Competitions are only for Varsity and JV. Both Frosh teams combine and perform an exhibition routine at the 2 SHS competitions.
Games: Football and Basketball . See By-laws.
See By Laws and Athletic Code for more details on all of above and more.
Tryout Dates in Wood Commons:
May 16-19 330-6 (Monday will go to 630) May 16-19 630-9
* Please be flexible w/ times
Tryout conflicts should be brought to our attention tonight so we can make proper arrangements. Please see us after the meeting.
-Flexibility skills (splits, heel stretch, bow and arrow, scorpion)
-Turns (single, double, triple, fuetes, fuetes in second)
-Leaps (right, center, switch, backwards)
- Toe touch
- Spirit dance (Frosh only) Combines dance/cheer movements, jumps, kicks, and is stylized with opportunity to add your
own performance aspect.
-Technical dance (Varsity/JV)
-Kick Dance (Varsity/ JV)
-Across the floor combinations (Frosh/JV/V)
- Jumps (toe touch, hurdler, pike)
-Spirit Dance (frosh only)
*All coaches judge each candidate on the skills. Graduating SR members will be there helping, but they DO NOT help in the selection
*All incoming FRESHMAN will be asked to have 2 teacher evaluations filled out and brought to tryouts in a sealed envelope, with a signature
over the seal.
Important information about tryouts:
Team preference sheets.
Attendance during school day required and monitored by jr. highs and Stevenson.
TARDIES to tryouts will be a deduction.
No clothes with any sort of school representation. Shirts and shorts (or bikers) must be solid colors with no affiliation to cheer or
poms whatsoever. Shirts should be short-sleeved. No sport bras, tanks, sweats, or pants allowed. Shorts should allow for
movement and not be restraining. Points will be deducted.
Socks must be worn with ALL types of shoes. Points will be deducted.
Hair must be securely fastened back in a ponytail or bun out of face and off neck. Nothing plastic or beaded is allowed. Points
will be deducted.
No jewelry or gum allowed. This includes belly rings! Points will be deducted.
Fingernails should not be seen from the front. Points will be deducted.
Remember to have your shirt tucked in at all times for safety reasons. Points will be deducted.
Pom candidates may wish to bring kneepads and dance/jazz shoes.
Cheer candidates should wear appropriate shoes.
All candidates are encouraged to bring a water bottle.
Bring your 2 copies of evaluations in a SEALED ENVELOPE provided by us. Your teacher should sign OVER the seal.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SIGNED BY LAWS ON THE MONDAY OF TRYOUTS or you will NOT be
allowed to tryout to safety and liability reasons.. GOODLUCK!