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Navy Spirit - Cheer, Dance and Mascots

2019-2020 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.


During Plebe summer look out for the Navy Spirit Team at the informational sports period brief to meet the coaches and receive the most updated details regarding our plebe instructional clinic and the tryout process. The clinic will be held during plebe summer sports periods prior to official team tryouts. 

Details for Tryouts:

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 Mascots) ,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 for current midshipmen, several weeks for incoming plebes, during this time you will learn new material while we  evaluate each candidate's skills along with your performance of the newly learned material.

Any candidates interested in trying out for the 2019/20 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. 

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)

Brigade Spring Tryouts : Closed

Plebe Clinic: Plebe Summer Sports Periods/July 2019

  • Uniform: Regulation PT Gear (please bring cheer or dance shoes with you if available)

Plebe Tryouts: Plebe Sports Period/Agust 2019

  • Uniform: Regulation PT Gear (cheer shoes and/or dance shoes if available) 
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