Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

The Texas Tech Co-Ed Cheer Squad is comprised of talented male and female cheerleaders.

The Co-Ed Cheer Squad perform at all football games, women's home volleyball games, and men's and women's home basketball games. In addition, the Co-Ed Cheerleaders will the have opportunity to travel to post season football bowl games, Big 12 tournament basketball games, and NCAA/NIT basketball tournament games. The squad also represents Texas Tech at many university and community events throughout the year. Co-Ed Cheer Squad will also have opportunity to represent Texas Tech at NCA College Nationals.

2015 Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts

May 2-3, 2015  |  United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
Tryout Applications Available in January  |  Attend College Prep Clinic 


 

Cheer Program Benefits

  • $1,000 Leadership Scholarship
  • Out of State Tuition Waiver
  • Uniform & Accessories Paid
  • Paid Travel Expenses for out of town games
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Meal Plan
  • Athletic Trainer & Team Doctor
  • Strength & Conditioning Program
  • Tanning & Skin Care Sponsor
  • National Competition Opportunities
  • Cheer for a Big 12 Conference School
  • Supportive Cheer Alumni

Female participants must choose which squad to tryout for - Co-Ed or All-Girl. Tryouts happen at the same time. At end of tryouts, Coach has right to change and award position on opposite squad if needed and sees a better fit.

What's the difference between squads? All-Girl is consisted of all-female cheerleaders stunting in female groups. Co-Ed consists of male and female cheerleaders with the males stunting with the female flyers.

Cheerleaders will NOT be able to participate in Fall Sorority or Fraternity Recruitment/Rush activities.



2015 Tryout Requirements

  • Freshman/Transfer Students
    Must be accepted to TTU for 2015-2016 academic year
  • Current TTU students:
    • Enrolled full time (Undergraduate: 12 hours, Graduate: 9 hours)
    • Cumulative & Current GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Current Health Insurance (a copy of insurance card must be sent in with application)
  • Pay Tryout Application Fee ($50 Non-refundable)
 


Tryout Updates & Results will be posted via Social Media:


Tryout Attire

Female Cheerleaders Male Cheerleaders
Black Spandex Shorts Solid Black Athletic Shorts
Solid Black Sports Bra
(small brand logos are acceptable)
Plain Black T-Shirt
(graphics to the minimum)
Cheer Shoes Clean Shaven
2 1/4 inch White Grosgrain Ribbon Athletic Shoes/Cheer Shoes
Hair 1/2 up, curled  

 

Tryout Format & Skill Sections

Preliminary Tryouts (Saturday Morning)

  • Standing Tumbling
    • Back Tuck (or standing full)
    • Jumps to Tumbling: max of 3 jumps to back handspring back tuck level or better
  • Gameday Spirit & Motion Technique
    • Fight Song & Sideline Chant
    • Looking for sharp motions and ability to lead the crowd.
  • Running Tumbling
    • Running Passes (must be back handspring back tuck level or better)

 

Semi-Final Tryouts (SaturDay Mid-Day-Evening)

  • Stunts - (partners must be with someone trying out - no outside stunt partners are allowed; females MUST tryout as flyer position)
    • Two Stunts
      • One-Arm Stunt (toss entry preferred, hands-pump-and-go required)
        Awesome or One-Arm Lib
      • Toss Entry into Stretch with Double Down dismount
        (Extended toss, Ball-Up, Full-Up)
    • Stunt Partners can be formed at College Prep Clinics or night before tryout open gym.
  • Personal Interview & Skill Call-Backs
    • Personal interview with Coaching Staff & Panel Judges
      Could ask to see additional skills (stunts, tumbling)

 

Final Tryouts (Sunday)

  • Finalists Only. Cuts will be made throughout Preliminary & Semi-Final Rounds.
  • You will be grouped according to skill level selected on tryout application.
  • Elite Tumblers (speciality is elite collegiate tumbling, as chosen on tryout application)
    • Tumbling Passes
      • Two different Elite Level Standing Tumbling Passes at your level
        Recommended skills, but not limited to, to showcase: standing fulls, one back handspring-full, two back handsprings-full, one back handspring/whip/full, jumps to elite tumbling combinations
      • Two different Elite Level Running Tumbling Passes at your level
        Recommended Skills, but not limited to, to showcase: punch front, arabians, full to additional elite skills, kick fulls, whip-series, full-full
  • Elite Stunters (speciality is elite collegiate stunts, as chosen on tryout application)
    • Two Elite Stunts
      • One or Two Partners will be selected by Coach (partners will be from finalists)
      • Elite Entries into Extended Stunts
        Includes, but not limited to, back/front handspring ups, hand-hand, rewinds, cartwheel ups.
      • Females must show front and back flexibility in stunts with double down dismounts.
  • All-Around (speciality includes both elite tumbling and elite stunts, as chosen on tryout application)
    • Tumbling
      • One Elite Level Standing Tumbling Pass at your level
        Recommended skills, but not limited to, to showcase: standing fulls, one back handspring-full, two back handsprings-full, one back handspring/whip/full, jumps to elite tumbling combinations
      • One Elite Level Running Tumbling Pass at your level
        Recommended skills, but not limited to, to showcase: punch front, arabians, full to skills, kick fulls, whip-series, full-full
    • Stunts
      • One or Two Stunt Partners will be selected by Coach (partners will be from finalists)
      • Elite Entries into Extended Stunts
        Includes, but not limited to, back/front handspring ups, hand-hand, rewinds, cartwheel ups.
      • Females must show front and back flexibility in stunts with double down dismounts.

Cuts will be made throughout tryout process.

Final selection of squad members will be posted after scores are tallied at end of tryouts.


Plan Ahead...

The Cheer Squad will have practices in the summer. Attendance is mandatory for all squad members.

Summer Camp/Practices:
Work Week Practices:
June 2015 August 2015 (one week prior to school)
Lubbock Lubbock

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the Answers Here

Other Questions:
Bruce Bills, Cheer Coach
Email: spirit@ttu.edu