UNH Cheerleading to Hold Spring Try-Outs on May 15

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Cheerleading program will hold tryouts for the 2011-2012 squad on May 15that the Field House.  There is a $20 fee and a liability release form must be signed. Click here for the release form Participants who are under 18 must have their parent/guardian sign release as well.

Tryout Schedule
Tryouts for the 2011-12 All Girl cheerleading team will be held on Sunday, May 15th at the UNH Field House. The tryout schedule will be as follows:

Sunday, May 15

10 am – 10:30am   Registration / $20 Tryout Fee
10:30 am – 11 am   Learn Tryout Material (For those who did not attend clinic)
11 am – 12 pm   Tumbling and Stunting Session
12 pm – 1 pm     Lunch Break (on your own)
1 pm –   3 pm     Tryouts
3 pm –   5           Interviews/ Team Posted

Tryout Requirements

Overall 2.0 GPA
Proof of UNH Application**
Tryout Application
Medical Release Form*
Liability Waiver*
Insurance Coverage Form*

* Please note that potential participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign these documents as well. Without parent or guardian signature, you will not be able to participate in tryouts.

**Proof of UNH Acceptance is required by June 1, 2011 for those who make the squad.

The Tryout Application, Liability Waiver, Insurance Coverage Form, and UNH required forms are available below. Please click on the links below for these documents:

UNH Spring Tryout Application
UNH Spring Tryout Liability Waiver
NSA Health Form
Insurance Verification

Tryout Attire

Athletic tops or fitted t-shirts are to be worn with shorts.
Cheerleading shoes are required.
No jewelry (includes non-visible body jewelry)
You should look game ready- collegiate image is part of your tryout score. We recommend wearing UNH school colors and a hair bow.


Tryouts will consist of an interview, jumps, tumbling skills, fight song, sideline, and stunt skills.

Tryouts will be conducted in groups of 4. Tryouts will be open to the public.


Interviews are informal and are a chance for the coaches to get to know you.
Tryout attire may be worn for interviews.
Each interview will be conducted in groups. Size of groups is TBD after registration.
Each group interview will last approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
Former UNH Cheerleaders will not participate in an interview.


Required: toe touch back tuck or toe touch back handspring tuck
Optional: another jump of your choice or 3 jumps to tuck

Standing Tumbling

Standing Tuck
Toe touch Back Handspring Tuck
Optional- Any additional specialty standing combinations- ie:. 3 back handsprings to full

Running Tumbling

2 tumbling passes maximum can be performed. Minimum- Round off back handspring tuck


 A sideline will be taught as a part of the material. It will be performed with the tryout groups.

Fight Song

The fight song will be taught as a part of the material. It will be performed with the tryout groups.


Required: Liberty heel stretch/aerobesque in your position
Required: Double down cradle in your position

  • Camp $270
  • Practice wear for camp $40
  • Bow $8
  • Briefs (if needed) $10
  • Body suit $15
  • Warm ups $75
  • Sneakers $75 (If needed)
  • Flight for Nationals $350

*You can earn sponsorships that will reduce your individual costs.  Some team members will earn enough to cover all seson fees.


Any questions can be directed to Head Coach Jackie Briggs via email at Glttrgal@hotmail.com

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