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Cheerleader Tryouts -- Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: March 08, 2013
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Ball State will hold cheerleader tryouts for the 2013-14 All-Girl and Coed Squads April 20 and 21 in the Field Sports Building on Ball State's campus.

The two-day tryouts will begin at 2:15 p.m. on April 20.  The attached three documents must be turned in no later than April 18.

The Ball State University Cheerleaders are an important facet for Ball State University as well as athletic events.

There are two cheerleading squads -- a coed squad and an all-girl squad. The coed squad cheers for football and men's basketball games, while the all-girl squad cheers for football and women's basketball events. Both squads are not limited to just these athletic events. The individuals chosen to represent Ball State may be asked to represent the university at community service functions as well as national competitions.

The cheer coaches at Ball State are looking for the following qualities, characteristics and skills in individuals interested in becoming a member of the Ball State Cheerleading Squad:

You must be a full time student of Ball State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or a high school equivalent of 2.0 if starting your first year at Ball State.

Incoming Freshmen and transfer students are eligible to tryout.

The Ball State Cheerleaders are a group of young men and women that cheer and perform at athletic events. They are to have a crowd pleasing appearance and be able to interact with fans and students at all athletic events. Each person trying out for the team must be able to execute the minimum skills required.

A Ball State Cheerleader is an enthusiastic, outgoing and well-rounded individual. One must be able to be a part of a team that projects positive support not only for his/her team members, but must be supportive of the coach, the cheerleading program and Ball State University.

A member of the BSU Cheerleading squad must be physically fit and well groomed. Physical fitness will be monitored and recorded periodically throughout the season. The overall appearance should be neat and clean with an image of self assurance.

Each candidate will be asked to do several skills throughout the tryout process. We will be judging each individual on the execution of each skill as well as future potential.

The number of members chosen for each squad will depend upon the quality and number of candidates at tryouts. The coach's and advisor's decision will be final.

You will be taught a sideline and/or fight song routine to perform in front of the judges. You will be asked to perform several tumbling and stunting skills as well. The judges may ask each individual female candidate to demonstrate jumps.

Any additional questions should be addressed to Molly Myers at 765.285.3242 or mmyers@bsu.edu.

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