2021 UVU Cheer Team Stunt Clinic

 

Are you interested in attending our 2021 Utah Valley University Cheer Team Stunt Clinic? Come learn from the National Champion UVU Cheer Team on Saturday September 11th, 2021 at 12pm in the SLWC MAC Court (SL 306). Check-In will begin at 11:30am on the first floor  of the SLWC by SL 126 and the Stunt Clinic will run from 12pm-2:30pm. Participants who are interested in attending will be required to register, fill out a waiver and pay a fee to participate in the clinic.  The registration and waiver forms are linked below. These MUST be completed PRIOR to attending the clinic on Saturday September 11th. 

Registration Due: Friday September 10th at 6pm

Waiver Due: Friday September 10th at 6pm *If under the age of 18, this MUST be completed by a parent or guardian. 

Payment Due: If a UVU student, please pay the $30  participation fee here. If not a UVU student, please pay the $30 participation fee at the door. *Due to COVID-19 and trying to limit contact, we will not be accepting cash payments. Credit cards only please. 

 

 

REGISTER HERE FOR UVU CHEER TEAM STUNT CLINIC

WAIVER FOR UVU CHEER TEAM STUNT CLINIC

General Info

  • Practice is held 3-4 times a week.
  • Participants are expected to maintain a professional experience (clean hair cuts, clean shaven, tatoos covered while in uniform, etc.). 
  • Cheer Team members should be well-rounded and skilled in stunting, tumbling and cheer technique. 
  • Spirit Squad members serve as ambassadors for the University and attend public functions as assigned. 
  • Participation in summer practices, camps, and retreats are required for all Spirit Squad members. 
  • Regular practices begin in August. 
  • Students are encouraged to apply and be accepted to UVU prior to tryouts, but it is not required. 
  • The UVU Cheer Team performs and cheers at soccer, volleyball, and women's and men's basketball games. Each year the team attends approximately 50-75 games. 

SPIRIT SQUAD PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

Team Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of tryouts.
  • Maintain a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA while on the team.
  • Full time student (minimum of 12 UVU credit hours for both fall and spring semesters).
  • Full-year committment (May-May).
  • Payment of $1,200 annual particpation fee + apparel fee (ranges between $100-$400 depending on any additional apparel options the student selects).

Benefits

  • Scholarships Available 
  • Uniforms and Sponsored Apparel 
  • Camp Experience 
  • Competition Experience 
  • Travel Opportunities 
  • Networking Opportunities 

 

2021-2022 Cheer Team Tryout

 If you're interested in trying out for the Utah Valley University Cheer Team for 2021-2022, please check out the details below to learn more. 

Utah Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. 

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, UVU Cheer Team Tryouts will follow state and university mandates. Masks are recommended, if you are not fully vaccinated, and social distancing. In addition, a live open gym and tryout is subject to change to a virtual one if proper approval is not given by UVU Administration. 

Application Information

Applicant information will be submitted online through the Spring 2021-2022 Cheer Team Application. 

Application Components 

  • General Student Information 
  • Contact Information 
  • Terms & Agreements of Participation 
  • Acknowledgement of Required Dates & Practices
  • Answer General Application Questions 
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation 
  • Upload Resume (include all cheer training, leadership roles, stunting/tumbling experience, competition tiles, and teaching or choreography opporuntities you have had)
  • Upload receipt as proof of payment for $30 audition fee through the Spirit Squad Payment Portal

May 17th, 2021

 Application Due Monday May 17th at 12:00pm. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Due Date

April 29th, 2021 & May 20th, 2021

Open Gym from 5-7pm

Open Gym

Location: SLWC MAC Court (SL 306)

A open gym is subject to change due to the current pandemic. If a live open gym is not approved, all applicants will be notified. 

Open Gym Schedule

  • 5:00pm-Check In, Temperature  and Symptom Checks
  • 5:30pm-Official Open Gym Begins
  • During the open gym, each candidate will learn and practice the following: 
    • Jumps
    • Standing Tumbling 
    • Running Tumbling 
    • Sideline Dance
    • Stunt(s)
  • Candidates will be asked to find individuals to stunt with for their final tryout, which is why the open gym is a good place to find those who you stunt best with.

May 21st, 2021-May 22nd, 2021

First Round: Friday May 21st from 3:00pm-6:00pm

Second Round: Saturday May 22nd from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Location: SLWC MAC Court (SL 306)

  • 3:00pm-Check-In, Temperature and Symptom Checks 
  • 3:30pm-Official Tryout Begins 
  • During the tryout, each candidate will showcase the following: 
    • Jumps
    • Standing Tumbling
    • Running Tumbling
    • Stunt(s)
  • After the first round, each candidate will be notified if they advance to the second round. 
  • 2021-2022 UVU Cheer Team announced on Monday May 24th.  

 

Audition & Skill Requirements **Do not perform any skills that have not been mastered prior to your tryout. 

Required Tumbling, Jumps & Stunting

  • Standing Tumbling: Standing tuck and toe touch tuck
  • Additional: Toe touch hand hand layout or full
  • Running Tumbling: Round-off handspring layout or full
  • Optional running pass will be required
  • Toe touch, hurdler, pike flexibility, technique and height 
  • Coed Stunting: Toss hand, cupe 
  • Pod Stunting: Backhand spring up, double down

Required Skills & Interview

  • Rally/Cheer: Voice quality, projection, showmanship and appearance
  • Fight Song: Coordination, showmanship, execution of motions
  • Interview: Each candidate at the live audition will have a short interview with the Spirit Squad Staff

Females 

What to Wear

  • Solid color cheer short or spandex
  • Solid color tight tank or sports bra
  • Hair either 1/2 up or pony tail with a bow
  • Cheer/athletic shoe

Tryout Stunts

  • Bases/Backspots-
    • Minimum requirement-is a full up heel stretch, double down dismount.
  • Candidates will be asked to perform a stunt sequence of their choice. Collegiate level stunts will be scored higher such as back handspring ups, rewinds and elite level dismounts.
  • Flyers
    • Minimum requirement is a full up heel stretch, double down dismount.
  • Optional Stunt- Candidates will be asked to perform a stunt sequence of their choice. Collegiate level stunts will be scored higher. Flyers should be able to demonstrate their flexibility through multiple body positions such as scales, scorpions and bow and arrows.

Males

What to Wear

  • Solid color basketball style shorts
  • Plain color t-shirt or tank
  • Clean shaven
  • Cheer/athletic shoe

Tryout Stunts

  • Required Stunt- Toss target, toss cupe.
  • Optional Stunt- Partner stunt of candidates personal choice such as full up, rewind, hand in hand, low to high.
  • Backspoting will also be evaluated.

2020-2021 Team Roster 

 

Portrait of cheerleader Ashley

Ashley

Portrait of Bethany

Bethany

Portrait of Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Portrait of Emma

Emma

Portrait of Ethan

Ethan

Portrait of Grace

Grace

Portrait of Hallie

Hallie J.

Portrait of Hallie

Hallie H.

Portrait of Jaron

Jaron

Portrait of Jenni

Jenni

Portrait of kailey

Kailey

Portrait of Karah

Makana

Portrait of Katelynn

Katie

Portrait of Kennedi

Kennedi

Portrait of Kyra

Kyra

Portrait of Megan

Megan

Portrait of Quin

Quin

Portrait of Raychel

Raychel

Portrait of Reagan

Reagan

Portrait of Roland

Wylee

Portrait of Ryleigh

Ryleigh B.

cheer team headshot Ryley

Ryley W.

cheer team headshot Sara

Sara

cheer team headshot Sofia

Sofia

cheer team headshot Sylvie

Sylvie

cheer team headshot Whitney

Whitney