Hi my name is Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert
Village here to talk about an introduction to cheerleading. Now we’re ready to go ahead
and give our best at the tryout. Now you’re usually only going to be in the room for about
five minutes so you have to make sure to give it your all. Once you’re ready to go in you’ll
be given a number by the judges. You need to make sure you have this number tightly
secured, it also needs to be visible. Safety pins are an OK way to get it on. So it tape.
You just don’t want it to fall off, because this is how the judges are going to be able
to give you your score. You’re usually going to be put in a group of about three girls.
You’re going to do the cheer together. You’re going to do your stunts together, jump separate
and tumble separate. Usually you’re going to start out with the cheer. When you go into
the room, you need to be prepared to answer questions. Things we talked about earlier,
your coach may ask you, why are you here? Why do want to cheer? You need to be confident.
You need to be able to deliver your answer. You also just need to make sure that you’re
friendly because you’re going to be spending a lot of time with these coaches, these captains.
And you just want to be a person that other people want to be around. You’re also going
to be an active role model for your school. So they may look into your grades beforehand,
your other extracurricular activities. So just be prepared to answer questions. Now
that we’re going to start performing the material, we need to make sure that we deliver all of
our material with eye contact. You’re going to want to have to keep a big smile on your
face the whole time. Show off your pearly whites. It’s also important to be loud. Project.
And also, we’re going to want to make sure we’ve got lots of space from the other girls
that are in so every movement we need to do, we can be seen, we can be as big as we want
to, show all the spirit. When it comes to tumbling, if you need to ask for a spot, that’s
OK. Make sure you wrote that down on your form that we talked about filling out earlier.
Jumping you need to be able to perform by yourself however. So if you need a spot on
some of your more advanced tumbles, that’s OK. It’s better to go ahead and show the coach
that you can do them than not to try it at all. So now that we’ve performed, we definitely
want to say thank you on our way out, our time it up, and clear the floor for someone
else’s turn to go ahead.