Fall Tryouts

September 23, 25, 27
3:15 - 5:30 PM
Coliseum

You MUST have completed Tryout Registration and proof of physical within the past 6 months to participate
See "Forms Page"

Appearance for Tryouts
You are trying out for a very high profile position representing The University of Michigan.  During the tryout process, you should appear "game ready" at all times.  We are looking for All-American, athletic, collegiate looking men and women. Do not wear anything that features another school or university.  No piercings or jewelry.  Tattos should be covered.

Ladies:
Wear game make-up and have your hair styled as if you were at a game. You may wear bows if you like. Any hair which hangs in your face is discouraged.
Please wear a close fitting tshirt or crop top and navy shorts at all clinics and tryouts.

Gentlemen:
You must be clean shaven. Facial hair is not permitted at any game or official event.
Please wear a white or grey tshirt and navy shorts at all clinics and tryouts. Tshirt must be tucked in.

Required Documentation - 3
1)  Tryout Registration Packet - located on FORMS page
2)   Copy of UMID card
3)  Proof of physical within past 6 months

Final Acceptance to the Cheer Team is conditional on completion of a physical with a University of Michigan Team Physician and enrollment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for Fall 2013.

Stunts
Ladies:
Toss Chair
Walk up to hands
Press extension
Optional stunt of your choice

Gentlemen:
Toss Chair
Walk up Torch
Walk up to hands
Press extension
Optional stunt of your choice

TumblingAll tumbling will be performed on a 1 3/8" carpet bonded to foam,  "Flexi-Roll" mat
Standing:
Ladies: Front and back walkovers, standing tuck, standing handspring tuck, cartwheel tuck, toe touch tuck are required.

Gentlemen: It is desired that each candidate perform a standing tuck or a standing handspring. We would like all males to execute at least one flipping tumbling skill.|Spotting is not provided for tumbling skills. You will be evaluated only the the skills you can perform without a spot.

Running:
Ladies: Round off back handspring  back tuck is required.  A front pass beginning in a front walkover or front handspring is required.  Any running pass ending in a full twisting layout is highly desired.

Gentlemen:  A round off hand spring or round off tuck is desired.
Tumbling may be spotted, however, scores will be adjusted accordingly.

Jumps and Flexibility - Ladies
Jumps:
You will be evaluated on the following jumps:  right andl left hurdler, pike, double toe/back handspring, toe touch/tuck

Flexibility:
You will be evaluated on the following flying positions on the ground: left heel stretch, left stretch bow and arrow, left scorpion, left scale (all standing on your right foot)
You will be evaluated on right, left and center splits