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Cheer Tryouts

Video Tryouts Now Being Accepted

** All tryout information is subject the change. This page will continue to be updated as we learn more about policies and procedures related to COVID-19 and how the affect tryouts.

We are excited that you have chosen the University of Mississippi as your institution for higher education. Please read this page thoroughly before emailing or calling with questions.

We have moved to video tryouts due to our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures. We are looking for dedicated candidates who are able to represent Ole Miss in a positive way on gameday, social media and in the community. This will include strong gameday performance, ability to lead the crowd, attitude/work ethic, professionalism/speaking skills, physical fitness, academic performance, stunting/tumbling execution and appearance.

All candidates must be accepted, currently enrolled students, or have a pending application to the University of Mississippi prior to tryouts. The following items need to be turned in to tryout:

- Completed 7-page tryout application
- Proof of acceptance letter, copy of UM Student ID or proof of application submitted to UM
- Completed camp/clinic release and consent form
- Tryout fee: $50 for 1 team and $85 for both (checks made out to UMAA)

  • You are no longer required to get a physical at this time. If you are chosen to be on the team, you will be asked to bring your physical with you. More information will be sent as the time comes.
  • You no longer need to send a copy of your insurance card at this time. If you are chosen to be on the team, we will collect copies of insurance cards at that time. More information will be sent as the time comes.

MAIL PACKETS IN BY MAY 8, 2020 TO:

Ole Miss Cheer
1099G Front Street
Oxford, MS 38655

EMAIL VIDEOS BY MAY 8, 2020 TO: babergma@olemiss.edu

** Please abide by safe social distancing guidelines when filming videos**

Complete all elements listed below and so in the order listed. Be sure to pay close attention to the instructions and follow them exactly.

Required video clips: if you do not have a clip of the specific skills listed, use a different skill or sequence to supplement. Email Coach Blair at babergma@olemiss.edu for questions.

Tryout Videos

Fight Song | Rock-N-Roll

Attire: Ladies – Sports bra and spandex shorts (no loose-fitting shorts), ribbon, cheer shoes and socks. Please look “gameday ready” with hair and makeup done.

Men – Athletic t-shirt, athletic shorts and shoes.

COED TRYOUTS

Material being evaluated:

ALL CANDIDATES NEED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR VIDEOS:

Fight song and band chant: Proper motion technique, placement and sharpness of motions, voice projection and overall appeal. The fight song requires a standing tuck and a toss extension, lib or full up. The skills will be evaluated on their execution and difficulty.

  • Video should be shot facing the camera with suitable lighting.
  • The camera used should have a microphone in order to record the live audio of all sections to asses Game day presence

Tumbling: Standing and running tumbling will be evaluated on execution and difficulty. A standing tuck, two back handsprings to tuck/layout/full and running layout/full is required.

  • Videos of tumbling skill should be current, if possible, but old videos may be used to substitute.
  • Due to current health regulations, the use of a gym/mat may not be possible. When in doubt, use old videos

Interview: Ability to quickly and accurately answer questions about yourself and the University of Mississippi. You may receive a phone call to complete the interview portion.

Stunts: Candidates will be asked to show a toss cupie and a hand in hand to platform.

Elite Stunt: This stunt sequence will be evaluated on execution and difficulty. It must include one elite skill (spinning or flipping), one transition and one dismount. All top girls must show a double down from a body position.

  • Videos of stunting skills should be current, if possible, but old videos may be used to substitute.
  • Due to current health regulations, Ole Miss does not require that you stunt in a group. When in doubt, use an old video

ALL GIRL TRYOUTS

** The All Girl Team will be comprised of the best combination of athletes, not necessarily the best individual athletes.

Material being evaluated:

ALL CANDIDATES NEED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR VIDEOS:

Fight song and band chant: Proper motion technique, placement and sharpness of motions, voice projection and overall appeal. The fight song requires a standing tuck and a full up. The skills will be evaluated on their execution and difficulty.

  • Video should be shot facing the camera with suitable lighting.
  • The camera used should have a microphone in order to record the live audio of all sections to asses Game day presence

Tumbling: Standing and running tumbling will be evaluated on execution and difficulty. A standing tuck, two back handsprings to tuck/layout/full and running layout/full is required.

  • Videos of tumbling skill should be current, if possible, but old videos may be used to substitute.
  • Due to current health regulations, the use of a gym/mat may not be possible. When in doubt, use old videos

Interview: Ability to quickly and accurately answer questions about yourself and the University of Mississippi. You may receive a phone call to complete the interview portion.

Stunts: Candidates will be asked to show a back handspring up to platform.

Elite Stunt: This stunt sequence will be evaluated on execution and difficulty. It must include one elite skill (spinning or flipping), one transition and one dismount. All top girls must show a double down from a body position. If you are able to base and backspot, please show both. You may show one in the Fight Song and another position in the Elite Stunt Sequence.

  • Videos of stunting skills should be current, if possible, but old videos may be used to substitute.
  • Due to current health regulations, Ole Miss does not require that you stunt in a group. When in doubt, use an old video

ALL SUMMER DATES ARE STILL PLANNED UNLESS OTHERWISE NEEDED TO ADJUST DUE TO NEW DEVELOPMENTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS