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2018-2019 Tryout Specifications & Team Organization

The spring tryouts will be held during the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons in 2019.The main purpose, of which, is to select the best overall Midshipmen for the Navy Spirit Team of the United States Naval Academy.

Incoming plebes (Freshman) will have the opportunity to tryout for Navy Spirit during plebe summer.


Over plebe summer the Navy Spirit Team will be hosting tryouts during Sports Period. Last summer was the first summer the Navy Spirit Team was able to host a daily sports period for the plebes during which they could come and learn about the Navy Cheer and Dance teams. During Plebe summer look out for the Navy Spirit Team at the informational sports period brief to meet the coach and get the most updated details!

Prior experience in cheerleading, gymnastics or dance is helpful, but is NOT required. All tryout candidates, new or veteran, will be scored on growth, contribution, athleticism and future potential on the USNA Spirit Team.

Although the requirements vary for each of the varied parts of the team (Group Stunting, Partner Stunting,Gymnastics, Dance 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 Spirit Team demonstrate, at all times,
poise and leadership.

Ty and MayaThe tryout process will include three days of clinics during which you will learn new material, and we will evaluate skills, as well as your performance of the newly learned material.

Any candidates interested in trying out for the 2019 USNA Spirit Team should attend the Spirit Team Information Session, where questions and more specific information will be presented. This session will be held prior to the tryout in Dahlgren Hall. A notification email will be sent out to the brigade with dates and details.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: All members selected for the Spirit Team are expected to remain on the squad and in the program until the end of the Basketball Season. All members selected for the team are also expected to attend our summer training blocker. This training block is MANDATORY. During this training block the midshipmen members will focus on strength conditioning, PRT Prep, advancing skills and preparing for the upcoming season. Go Navy! 

Tryout Dates (2019)

TBA: Informational Session Held in Dalghren Hall at 15:45

  • Uniform: Working Uniform

TBA: Clinics in Dalghren Hall from 1545-1800.

  • Uniform: Regulation PT Gear

TBA : Official Tryouts in Dalghren Hall 1545-1800

  • Uniform: Regulation PT Gear
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