Cheer Squad



April 20, 2017

Open Gym:

PE Activity Center

Open Gym:

Our open gym is open to all cheerleaders interested in trying out for the UVU Cheer Squad. Valuable stunting, tumbling and game day material from the collegiate audition perspective will all be taught. The open gym will be open to the general public whereas the try-out will be closed except for to those participating in tryout. Attire should be cheer shorts or 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 21nd-22nd, 2017

Official Tryout Schedule:

Friday, April 21st:

  • 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
  • Time open to master material and stunting skills
  • 7:00 Clinic & First Cut Finish

Saturday, April 22nd:

  • UVU Activities Center-PE BLDG.
  • Noon Check in
  • 1:00 Try-outs begin
  • 4:00 Tentative 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 tryout for any UVU Spirit Squad team.


We will be accepting video tryouts through April 18 @ 5:00pm MST.
Please include in the video:
-Brief Introduction of yourself
-Demonstration of all required skills
--Required tumbling
--Required stunting
--Brief Sideline routine (30-45 seconds)
-Any optional Skills
-Include in email a significant reason you are unable to attend Tryout in person
-Also include attachments of:
--Tryout Application
--Cheer resume
--Letter of recommendation
--Proof of acceptance to UVU
--Copy of drivers license and proof of insurance

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.
  • Tryout Application
  • A letter of recommendation from someone outside your family.
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU
  • $25 non-refundable tryout fee.

What to Wear:


  • Black cheer tight shorts
  • Tight tank top or sports bra
  • White ribbon Hair pulled ½ up and curled
  • Cheer shoes


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

Skill Requirements:


  • Required Tumbling:
    • Standing: Jump to tuck sequence
    • Running: 2 Handsprings to layout
    • Optional pass will be required
  • Rally/Cheer: Voice quality, projection, showmanship, appearance
  • Fight Song: Coordination, showmanship, execution of motions
  • Jumps:
    • Display of flexibility and height
    • Toe touch, hurdler, pike
  • Interview: If needed each candidate will have a short interview by the coaches and or a panel of judges during the final part of the tryout process.

**Skills may not be mastered at tryout but potential and effort will be judged during tryout process.

Male Cheerleader Requirements

  • Required Stunt: Toss Target to lib
  • Optional Stunt: 3 sets of 8 (example:rewind, full up, double downs, etc.)
  • Back spotting will also be evaluated

Female Cheerleader Requirements

  • 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, jumps and basic dance moves.
    • Bases/Backspots
      • Required Stunts: Rewind and double up to targe
      • Basket tosses
      • Optional Stunt: 3 sets of 8 (example stretch, scale, scorpion, doubling down, etc.)
    • Flyers
      • Required Stunt: Rewind and double up to target
      • Optional stunt: Stretch, scale, scorpion, double down with group or partner stunt
      • Required basket: at least flipping basket
      • Optional basket: Flipping basket with twist

For more information or any questions about the UVU Cheer Squad please contact