Application Information for Cheer Tryouts
PRIOR TO ATTENDING CHEER TRYOUTS, THESE ITEMS MUST BE MAILED IN OR BROUGHT TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS:
1. CHEER REGISTRATION FORM WITH HEADSHOT PICTURE AND $25.00 REGISTRATION FEE
2. ODU LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE (HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND TRANSFERS ONLY)
3. TRYOUT/LIABILTY FORM
4. EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM
4. ODU CHEERLEADING QUESTIONNAIRE FORM
5. CHEER ESSAY QUESTIONS (TYPED)
PLEASE RETURN ALL THE ABOVE CORRESPONDENCE TO:
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
JIM JARRETT ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION BUIDLING
ATTN: SPRIT COORDINATOR, MS. CARMEN HARRIS
NORFOLK, VA 23529-0201
BRING COMPLETED PACKET TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS ON
APRIL 3, 2014
**VIDEO SUBMISSION DUE DATE: MAY 1, 2014**
ODU CHEER APPLICATION
(ATTACH A HEAD SHOT PICTURE)
**SUBMIT PRINTED CLASS SCHEDULE AND UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT WITH ODU CHEER APPLICATION**
First Name ____________________________________
Last Name _____________________________________
ODU Student ID #__________ Email________________
Local Phone #__________ Cell Phone #_______________
Age_______________ Birth date___________________
Classification (College FR, SO, JR, SR,) ________________
ODU Current Semester GPA _______ ODU Cum. GPA______
Name/Contact # in case of emergency _________________
Please list any problems w/ joints or muscles____________
Please list any medical problems you may have___________
List any medications you are currently taking ____________
List any allergies (if any) ___________________________
ODU MONARCH CHEERLEADING
1. First and Last Name: ____________________________________
2. Classification: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior (circle one)
3. Do you have prior tumbling experience? Yes No (circle one)
(a) How long have you tumbled? _____________________________
(b) Gym Name: _________________________________________
(c) Gym Location: _______________________________________
(d) How long have you tumbled with this gym? __________________
(a) School Name: ________________________________________
(b) School Location: ______________________________________
(c) How long have you tumbled with this school? _________________
4. Do you have prior cheer experience? Yes No (circle one)
(e) How long have you cheered? _____________________________
(f) Gym Name: __________________________________________
(g) Gym Location: _______________________________________
(h) How long have you cheered for this gym? ____________________
(d) School Name: ________________________________________
(e) School Location: ______________________________________
(f) How long have you cheered for this school? ___________________
What other sports have you involved yourself with?
i.e., dance, gymnastics, soccer, etc.
Are you currently employed? YES NO (circle one)
If so, where?
How many hours a week do you work? _________________________
5. Have you auditioned for any other sports teams/squads at
Old Dominion University? YES NO (circle one)
If so, which sports/teams or squads:
ODU CHEERLEADING ESSAY
Please take your time to answer the following questions
. What qualities does an ODU Cheerleader embody? How can cheerleaders best represent their school and student body? What are your strengths and weaknesses? In detail explain how this correlates to you.
During the ODU Cheerleading Tryouts and/ or Preparation Clinics, if for any reason I will not hold Old Dominion University and any members of the ODU Cheer Squad, The Athletic Department, The Spirit Squad Coordinator and/or Assistant Coaches, any Old Dominion University Faculty/Staff Member, or any student of Old Dominion University responsible for any injury that might occur. I fully realize and accept that these activities have inherent risks and that I am sufficiently skilled and physically fit to engage in such try-outs or clinics. I acknowledge that I have no physical ailments, injuries, or conditions that would restrict my full participation.
Factors that may determine acceptance of a member participating in the Cheer Tryout for the ODU Cheerleading Squad are: The cheerleader’s performance during tryouts, scheduling class or work scheduling conflicts, expected graduation date, past or present attitude towards Coaches and other cheerleaders, ability to work and get along with other members, completion of the ODU Cheer Application Forms & Essay.
The Spirit Coordinator and Assistant Coaches make the final decisions about any cheerleader participating in the tryout process. Judges score sheets are confidential. Score sheets will not be shown to any one other than the Spirit Coordinator, Assistant Coaches and/or Athletic Department Supervisor.
I____________________________, have read and understand the statements above and agree to the outcome of the Old Dominion University Monarch Cheerleading Squads. I understand that the final decision is within the Spirit Squad Coordinator and Assistant Coaches discretion.
PLEASE CHECK ONE
_____Liability form for Preparation Clinic
_____Liability form for Tryouts
ODU Student UIN# of Cheerleader Candidate: _____________________
Signature: ________________________ Date: ________________
Signature of Parent: _________________ Date: ________________
(If less than 18 years of age)
Are you interested in becoming an alternate?
Yes / No (Please circle one)