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Spring Tryouts Set for Spirit Squads

February 07, 2014
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion University Cheerleader Tryout Requirements 


Back handspring back tuck

Toe touch back tuck

Best standing tumbling (back handspring (s) to a full, standing full, etc.)

Best running tumbling pass

Fight Song/Victory:

Execution, sharpness, and projection




Specified stunts

Standing back tuck and/or standing back handspring tuck

Stunts: (must try out for only one position; may be asked to demonstrate additional positions, as requested)

  Base: must have correct technique and strength to build various stunts; must be able to   perform minimum levels of stunt; must be able to be both the main base and side base

  Back spot: must have correct technique of back spotting various stunts; must be able to spot and cradle from any level of difficulty

  Top: Must have correct technique and strength to build and execute various stunts; must be able to express confidence and lead a crowd from a stunt; must be willing to try various levels of stunting and executions; must be able to perform one legged elite stunts and transitional stunt sequences.

Shoulder Stand (Assisted or Unassisted)

Full-Up Stunt, Full, or Double twisting dismount

Single Base Stunt – 2 to 3 people total in the group (Assisted or Unassisted)

Optional Sequence (3 skills, 2 transitions maximum)

Current and admitted ODU Students#

Fall Tryouts (if Needed)

Information Session: April 2, 2014

Information Session: August 2014 (TBA)

Tryouts: April 3-5, 2014

Tryouts: August 2014 (TBA)

*Final Day of Tryouts: Interviews*

 # - High School students who have been admitted to Old Dominion University are eligible to tryout either in person or by video submission, but must present a letter of acceptance by the tryout deadline. 

Helpful Tips: During the tryout process you will be asked to stunt with different people. You are only allowed to stunt with athletes trying out or current Old Dominion University Cheerleaders. You cannot bring someone to stunt with to tryouts. You must audition in person on the designated tryout dates.

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