Cheerleader tryout dates set
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cheerleader tryout dates set
Cheerleading tryouts for the 2011-12 squad at Cumberland have been set for April 29-30. (Credit Bill Clark)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tryouts for the 2011-12 Cumberland University cheerleading squad will be held April 29-30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus. A cheer clinic will take place on Friday, April 29 from 5-8 p.m. and tryouts will be held Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Minimum skills required include ability to lead a crowd, appearance and poise, spirit and enthusiasm, coordination and rhythm, motions/technique/Jumps, partner stunts, tumbling and chants. Interested individuals must bring $10 cash or a money order payable to Cumberland University Cheer Program to the tryout. No personal checks please; only money order and cash will be taken.

All returning cheerleaders must tryout again each year. Approximately 16 spots are available, including male and female, and alternates may be appointed. Scholarship money is available for cheerleaders, though not everyone on the squad will receive aid. Those interested must currently be a Cumberland University student or have received a letter of acceptance from the CU Admissions department.

Cheer Tryout applications and medical release forms may be found at www.gocumberlandathletics.comhttps://cdn.streamlinehosting.net/gocumberlandathletics/media/2010-11/cheerleading/news/cheer-tryouts-2011-12.pdf. A list of frequently asked questions may also be found at the end of the application document.

Please contact Cumberland cheer coach Ruth Currie at [email protected] or call 615/305-6781 for more information.