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2012-2013 TRYOUT SPECIFICATIONS & TEAM ORGANIZATION

The spring tryouts will be held after the conclusion of the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons in 2013. The main purpose, of which, is to select the best overall Midshipmen for the Cheerleading Team of the United States Naval Academy. Prior experience in cheerleading or gymnastics is helpful, but is NOT required. All tryout candidates, new or veteran, will be scored on growth, contribution and future potential on the USNA Cheerleading Team. Although the requirements vary for each of the three parts of the team (Group Stunting, Partner Stunting, and Bills) , we are looking for individuals that can demonstrate proper technical skills, excellent athletic ability, the willingness to learn and motivation. Additionally, Midshipmen on the USNA Cheerleading Team demonstrate, at all times, poise and leadership.

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The tryout process will include three days of clinics during which you will learn new material, and we will evaluate your partner stunt and gymnastic skills, as well as your performance of the newly learned material. During the clinics, elimination of participants (cuts) might be made by the coaches, judging panel, or advisor, as they deem appropriate. Tryouts might include an interview process and on the final day, the formal skills tryout judged by a panel of experts. The judges will select the members of the Navy Cheerleading Team.

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Any candidates interested in trying out for the 2012-2013 USNA Cheerleading Team should attend the Cheerleading Information Session, where questions and more specific information will be presented. This session will be held prior to the tryout in Dahlgren Hall.

Spring Tryout Dates: TBD Time: 3:45-6:00 P.M. Place: Dahlgren Hall, US Naval Academy

All Naval Academy Midshipmen are eligible to try out for either the Cheerleading Team, regardless of class. Although there is no s pecific height or weight requirement for males or females, prospective cheerleaders are expected to be in excellent physical shape and look physically fit based on one's height and weight.

***Note: All persons selected for the 2012-2013 teams are expected to remain on the squad and in the program until the end of the Basketball Season. If a member quits during the year, he or she will not be eligible to participate in the USNA Cheerleading Team in future years. All new members will be expected to pay $200-300 (approximately) in August to cover uniforms, warm-ups, shoes, and practice gear.







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