General Info

  • Practice is held 3-4 times a week.
  • Participants are expected to maintain a professional experience (clean hair cuts, clean shaven, tatoos covered while in uniform, etc.) 
  • Cheer Team members should be well-rounded and skilled in stunting, tumbling and cheer technique. 
  • Spirit Squad members serve as ambassadors for the University and attend public functions as assigned. 
  • Particpation in summer practices, camps, and retreats is required for all Spirit Squad members. 
  • Regular practices begin in August. 
  • Students must be accepted to UVU and have a UV ID number PRIOR to auditioing for the team (Local high school concurrent enrollment students must still apply to UVU for full admittance). 
  • The UVU Cheer Team performs and cheers at soccer, volleyball, and women's and men's basketball games. Each year the team attends approximately 50-75 games. 

SPIRIT SQUAD PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

Team Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of try-outs.
  • Maintain a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA while on the team.
  • Full Time Student (minimum of 12 UVU credit hours for both fall and spring semesters).
  • Full-Year Committment (May-May).
  • Payment of $1,200 annual particpation fee + apparel fee (ranges between $100-$400 depending on any additional apparel options the student selects).

Benefits

  • Scholarships Available 
  • Uniforms and Sponsored Apparel 
  • Concert Performance 
  • Competition Experience 
  • Travel Opportunities 

 

Congrats to our 2020-2021 UVU Cheer Team

 

Thank you to all those who applied and auditioned. There were many qualified applicants who participated in auditions this year and unfortunately cuts had to be made because of the limited number of spots available.  We look forward to another great year with the new Utah Valley University Cheer Team!

 

UVU CHEER TEAM AUDITION RESULTS

 

Application Information

Applicant information and first round videos will be submitted online through the 2020-2021 Cheer Team Application.

Application Components 

  • General Student Information 
  • Contact Information 
  • Terms & Agreements of Participation 
  • Acknowledgement of Required Dates & Practices
  • Answer General Application Questions 
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation 
  • Upload Resume (include all cheer training, leadership roles, stunting/tumbling experience, competition tiles, and teaching or choreography opporuntities you have had)
  • Upload receipt service as proof of payment for $30 audition fee through the Spirit Squad Payment Portal

June 22, 2020

*Extended Deadline: Application & First Round Video Due Monday June 22 at 12:00pm

First Round 

  • Complete the 2020-2021 Cheer Team Application 
  • Pay $30 Audition Fee through the Spirit Squad Payment Portal
  • Submit your try-out video by uploading the video to YouTube and including the link in the application 
  •  Video Requirements:
    • One (1) two minute video 
    • Include 3-4 tumbling passes/stunting sequences as outlined below. Demonstration videos are available by clicking on the numbers below. 
    • Tumbling Pass 1: Running Tumbling Pass of Your Choice. 
    • Tumbling Pass 2:  Standing Tumbling   Pass of Your Choice (Intermediate). 
    • Tumbling Pass 3: Standing  Tumbling Pass of Your Choice (Advanced).
    • Previous Stunting Video: With the current social distancing rule due to COVID-19, we can't allow you to participate in group stunting. Instead, please upload a PREVIOUSLY filmed stunting video of your choice.
    • Any additional skills, stunts, jumps and tumbling that you would like to showcase.

June 27, 2020

Open Gym from 10am-1pm

Live Open Gym

Location: SLWC MAC Court 

All those who have advanced to the second round are asked to attend the in-person open gym. 

Open Gym Schedule

  • 9:30am-Check In & Temperature Checks
  • 10:00am-Official Open Gym Begins
  • During open gym, each candidate will learn and practice the following: 
    • Jumps
    • Standing Tumbling 
    • Running Tumbling 
    • Sideline Dance
    • Stunt(s)
  • Candidates will be asked to find individuals to stunt with during their final tryout. The open gym is a good place to find those who you stunt best with. 

July 6, 2020

Live Tryout from 9am-12pm

Location: SLWC MAC Court

  • 8:30-9am-Check In & Temperature Checks 
  • 9am-Official Tryout Begins
  • During the tryout, each candidate will showcase the following: 
  • During tryouts, each candidate will interview with members of the Spirit Squad staff. 
  • 2020-2021 Cheer Team Announced. 

 

Audition & Skill Requirements **Do not perform any skills that have not been mastered prior to your tryout. 

Required Tumbling & Jumps 

  • Standing: Standing tuck, multiple jumps to tuck.
  • Additional: toe touch hand hand layout or full
  • Running: Round-off handspring layout or full
  • Optional running pass will be required
  • Toe touch, hurdler, pike flexibility, technique and height 

Required Skills & Interview

  • Rally/Cheer: Voice quality, projection, showmanship and appearance
  • Fight Song: Coordination, showmanship, execution of motions
  • Interview: Each candidate at the live audition will have a short interview.

Females 

What to Wear

  • Solid color cheer short or spandex
  • Solid color tight tank or sports bra
  • Hair either 1/2 up or pony tail with a bow
  • Cheer/athletic shoe

Second Round Live Tryout Stunts

  • Bases/Backspots-
    • Minimum requirement-is a full up heel stretch, double down dismount.
  • Candidates will be asked to perform a stunt sequence of their choice. Collegiate level stunts will be scored higher such as back handspring ups, rewinds and elite level dismounts.
  • Flyers
    • Minimum requirement is a full up heel stretch, double down dismount.
  • Optional Stunt- Candidates will be asked to perform a stunt sequence of their choice. Collegiate level stunts will be scored higher. Flyers should be able to demonstraight their flexibility through multiple body positions such as scales, scorpions and bow and arrows.

Males

What to Wear

  • Solid color basketball style shorts
  • Plain color t-shirt or tank
  • Clean shaven
  • Cheer/athletic shoe

Second Round Live Tryout Stunts

  • Required Stunt- Toss target, toss cupe.
  • Optional Stunt- partner stunt of candidates personal choice such as full up, rewind, hand in hand, low to high.
  • Backspoting will also be evaluated.

2019-2020 Team Roster 

 

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Abby

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Abby

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Allie

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Andrew

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Baylie

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Braylee

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Brett

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Brooklyn

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Cole

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Curtis

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Devin

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Eliza

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Haden

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Hailey

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Jenni

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Keaten

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Lauren

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McKenzie

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Morgan

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Nikki

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Quin

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Sadie 

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Sam

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Savvy 

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Sylvie 

 

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Taryn 

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Whitney