February 27th, 2016

Pre-Tryout Clinic:

SLWC 2nd floor

Pre-Tryout Clinic:

Our tryout clinics are open to all cheerleaders age 12+, interested in being a part of the UVU Cheer Squad. They are free and will help you prepare for the official cheer try-out on April 15th-16th. Valuable stunting, tumbling and game day material from the collegiate audition perspective will all be taught. The clinics will be open to the general public whereas the try-out will be open only to those who qualify. Clinic attire should be cheerleading shorts or hot shorts and tank tops for girls (no t-shirts), hair should be pulled up and absolutely no jewelry. For guys, shorts and t-shirts are required.

April 20th-21st, 2016

Official Tryout Schedule:

Wednesday April 20th:

  • UVU Activities Center-PE BLDG.
  • 4:00 Welcome/Paperwork & fee due/Warm up
  • 4:30 Learn try out material-stunting/fight song/dance/side line chant/tumbling
  • 7:00 Time open to master material and stunting skills

Thursday April 21st:

  • UVU Activities Center-PE BLDG.
  • 3:30 Check in
  • 4:00 Try-outs begin
  • 9:00 Try-outs to finish

*schedule subject to change

Official Tryouts:

Tryouts for UVU Cheer Squad are welcome to all incoming freshman, transfer students and current UVU students. You will be taught all material at the clinic that you will need to showcase at the try-out. You MUST be previously accepted to UVU and show proof of acceptance. Other requirements for tryouts are highlighted below.

There is a 2.5 required cumulative minimum GPA for all existing UVU students or any student who has taken any UVU courses (concurrent enrollment) and has a GPA at UVU to try out for any UVU Spirit Squad team.

Required Paperwork:

  • A Headshot (will not be returned).
  • A Cheer resume (include all cheer training, leadership roles, cheer experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had.
  • A letter of recommendation from someone outside your family.
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU.
  • $25 non-refundable tryout fee.

What to Wear:


  • Black cheerleading shorts or Black spandex
  • Black tight tank top or sports bra
  • White ribbon Hair pulled ½ up and curled
  • Cheerleading shoes


  • Black basketball style shorts
  • Plain black t-shirt (graphics to the minimum)
  • Clean shaven
  • Cheerleading shoes

Skill Requirements:

  • Stunts: you are required to do a toss extension/liberty, and an optional stunt that includes two positions, one transition and a cradle. Example: toss lib, hands, heel stretch double full down cradle, or toss liberty double take to an arabesque with a full down cradle. It is recommended that girls showcase their front and back flexibility (i.e. heel stretch, bow and arrow, scorpion, arabesque etc.) and guys showcase their difficulty and entry into a stunt (i.e. toss, press up, full ups, rewinds etc.)
  • Tumbling: Standing back tucks and round off back handspring back tucks are required. An optional pass is also required.
  • Cheer: You will be taught a sideline chant at the clinic. You are required to incorporate your own skills into the chant. The words to the chant will be UVU xxx (clap, clap, clap). You may include up to two gymnastics skills and must include some motions and jumps. There will be time dedicated to preparing your sideline chant at the clinic.
  • Fight Song: You are required to learn the fight song that will be taught at the clinic. It is recommended that you know the words to the UVU fight song before the clinic.
  • Dance: Each female cheerleader will be required to have basic dance technique. You will be taught a short dance routine to perform in front of the judges. The dance routine will include sharp angles, jump and basic dance moves. Each male may be required to learn sections of the dance as well.
  • Interview: Each candidate will have a short interview by the coaches and or a panel of judges during the final part of the try-out process.

For more information or any questions about the UVU Cheer Squad please contact ashley.hardison@uvu.edu.