CHEER TRYOUT FORMAT
UH Cheer Audition Schedule- June 7 and 8 (team fittings on June 9)
Location: Winston Band Complex, TDECU Stadium (3780 Cullen Boulevard)
5:00-5:30 pm- Registration
All paperwork and payment ($35.00 check or money order- NO CASH) are due
Numbers will be assigned
Open gym- judges will observe you working in groups for skill, team work, and attitude.
This time will be utilized for stunts and partner work
2 stunt group limit per person
**Building will be open until 9:00p
8:00 pm- Bert Winston Complex doors will open
Warm up on your own
Interviews continue/Review of Game Day Material
10:00 am-12 pm
Round 2 (cuts may occur)
Game Day (sequence will be taught in the morning session)
Land of 1,000 Dances
12 pm- 1 pm
Judges will make final selection
Results will be posted by 2:30p on the website. There will be a team meeting in the band hall with Coach Harbert and Mr. Kubos at 2:45p.
All cheer who make the team and need to be fitted by Varsity reps can come during this time. Measurements can also be turned for students who make the team through videos but are not present for the weekend. Students who do not make the team do not need to be present at all on Sunday.
Game day material
· Chant 1: “We are Houston” include stunts, jumps & standing tumbling
· Chant 2: “U of H” include stunts, jumps & standing tumbling
· Chant 3: “Go Coogs Go!” include stunts, jumps & standing tumbling
· U of H Fight Song (Knowing the words is part of your audition)
Cougars fight for dear old U of H
For our Alma Mater cheer.
Fight for Houston University
For victory is near.
When the going gets so rough and tough
We never worry cause we got the stuff.
So fight, fight, fight for red and white
And we will go to victory.
Game day dances
Land of 1000 Dances
UH Fight Song
(Female athletes will need to have the following skills)
· Jumps to tuck or higher
· Jumps to back handspring back or higher
NOTE: You may do up to three whipped jumps before your tumbling
Standing (tuck or full)
Running (Anything to tuck, full or specialty passes)
Stunting - All Girl
Game day - all game day stunts will be TWO man stunts
Bump and go extension
Bump and go lib
Elite - elite stunt combinations may have two bases and a backspot
twist or flip up
twist or flip dismount
in the air the top girl must have two different body positions
Example for all girl elite stunt sequences:
Full up to stretch, turn for arabesque and double down. (Not limited to these skills)
Stunting - Coed
Bump and go lib
Bump and go extension
Any toss stunt to an extended level - may come back down to hands for a transition
Flyer must show at least two different body positions
Combination must include a flip or a twist up OR flip or twist dismount
Example for coed stunt sequences:
You may do a toss to lib back to hands arabesque full/double down; then a low to high corkscrew full up stretch full/double down. (Not limited to these skills)
NOTE: These are just examples and you may make up any stunt sequence with up to two main stunts with any transitions you choreograph.
Stunts you can include for all girl and coed:
· Partner stunts: Toss or walk up
· Quick tosses: Straight toss, full ups, ball ups (any of these can go to two feet or pull through)
· Tick Tocks: giddy ups, low to high, high to high (any of these can spin)
· Spinning: Full ups, hands or high to high full a round’s, 1 ½ ups, double ups (any of these can go to two feet or pull through)
· Flipping: Front handspring ups, back handsprings, rewinds, and cartwheel ups (any of these can go to two feet or pull through)
· Dismounts: cork screws, yoyos, straddle, full/double downs, etc.
REQUIRED FORMS - YOU MUST BRING #1 and #2 BELOW WITH YOU TO TRYOUTS FRIDAY EVENING:
1: Updated physical: Pages one and two found here.
2: Waiver form found here. If under 18, a parent must sign.
3: Personal information form you will fill out when you check in.
Friday (no university logos permitted)-
Ladies: Red top and black shorts
Gentlemen: Red t-shirt and black shorts
Saturday (no university logos permitted)-
Ladies: Black sports bra and black shorts
Gentlemen: Black t-shirt and black shorts
***Please make sure you bring appropriate tennis shoes for tumbling and stunting***
FRONT VIEW OF FIGHT SONG:
BACK VIEW OF FIGHT SONG:
FRONT VIEW OF FIGHT SONG WITH MUSIC:
BACK VIEW OF FIGHT SONG WITH MUSIC:
LAND OF 1000 DANCES FRONT VIEW FAST:
NOTE: For the following videos we do not have a back view so please make sure to NOT mirror the motions.
WE ARE HOUSTON:
U OF H:
GO COOGS GO:
At this time we do NOT accept video auditions UNLESS THERE IS AN EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE. Please contact Mr. Kubos at firstname.lastname@example.org for video inquiries. Video information can be found here.
All extenuating circumstance arrangements MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE with Mr. Kubos at email@example.com
We are looking for strong female and males to make up our team. Numbers vary year to year on gender and numbers depending on the talent level that is trying out.