2017-2018 Tryout Specifications & Team Organization
The spring tryouts will be held during the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons in 2017.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 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.
The 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 2017-2018 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.
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 persons selected for the 2016-2017 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 Spirit Team in future years. All persons selected for the team are also expected to attend our summer NAAA blocker. This training block is MANDATORY. During this training block we are able to practice every day and this year we will be attending UCA Camp!
All new members will be expected to pay $150-300 (approximately) in August to cover uniforms, warm-ups, shoes, and practice gear.
Tryout Dates (2016-2017)
February 22nd: Informational Session Held in Dalghren Hall at 15:45
- Uniform: Working Uniform
February 28th- March 2nd: Clinics in Dalghren Hall from 1545-1800.
- Uniform: Regulation PT Gear
March 6th-7th: Official Tryouts in Dalghren Hall 1545-1800
- Uniform: Regulation PT Gear