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How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : Varsity vs. Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squads

How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : Varsity vs. Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squads


Hi, my name is Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert
Village here to talk about an introduction into cheer leading. After we find out about
where our tryouts are going to be held and what the requirements are, you are going to
need to make a decision of whether you are ready to tryout for a junior varsity squad
or a varsity squad. A junior varsity squad is going to be the beginning of level squad,
the varsity is going to be a more advanced squad. That is not to say for your first time
cheering you may be ready for a varsity squad if you have a background in gymnastics or
some other skills that might add on to your quality as a cheerleader you may be ready
to go ahead and step up for the varsity squad. Once you get a list from your coach about
what to expect at each tryout, there is going to be certain things you have to master. There
will be different jumps, different tumbles and different stunts for each squad. I would
recommend if you’re just starting out to start by mastering the basics because you’re going
to have a better chance of making the squad. You confidence is going to be up and then
maybe after that you’ll be ready to tryout for a varsity squad. You also have to consider
again the time and dedication that you want to put in if you want to put in 2 nights a
week of practice as opposed to 4 nights a week. I would definitely consider starting
out the junior varsity squad. It’s also going to matter in whether or not your going to
be traveling varsity squads are going to travel a lot more. You may be even going out of state
or even out of the county for competitions so that is an important factor as well. Now
that you have gotten to look over your junior varsity and varsity requirements, you need
to make a decision and start mastering those skills.

28 thoughts on “How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : Varsity vs. Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squads”

  1. i reallyy want to be on varsity but idk how to do flips or splits, do any varsity cheerleaders know if they will teach you?

  2. i had cheerleading experience in elementary school but of course we didn't learn how to tumble, but i'm working on my toe touch, pike and herkie. in my high school both jv and varsity compete and i hope i make the squad. 🙂

  3. i made high school tryouts by knowing how to do a cartwheel, 2 basic jumps, catching onto the tryout dance, being loud, and having confidence.

  4. for the cheer sqaud im trying out 4 ur automatically on varsity wen ur in 7th grade and its going to be my first year

  5. @MadziANDMadzy with my school it is… they have a division one and division two it all depends! D1 is like the best and D2 are those who dont make jv/ varsity

  6. Most Varsity, & JV cheerleading teams perform together & learn together. just saying.

    Im JV & we compete with Varsity.

  7. For us all we have to go is memorize a dance the coach makes, the fight song and a cheer that goes with it, a few cheers, along with jumps, rallying, and a little bit of stunting. the first time i ever did anything cheer was a few weeks ago at tryouts and i made jv! im not flexable at all it takes me forever to learn stuff all u really have to remmeber it to smile but make sure it doesent looks fake and keep stiff. thats how i made jv:) and im an 8th grader tryingout for cheer4next year:D

  8. My freshman year I made JV and my this year I made varsity.and the only background I had was 1 year of middle school cheer 😮
    And I'm a Chuncky cheerleader so anything is possible as long as you put your heart and mind into it 🙂

  9. @AndreaLove4849 Soo true! I didn't think that I would make it because I'm really shory and thin, but I gave it my all and now imma flyer!to bad cheer is over though… ;(

  10. My school is to stupid and poor to travel outside the country ….they can't even fix the broken sinks and bathroom door Smh

  11. If I'm not good at tummbling or jumps, would I still have a chance of makeing a squad? I cant do backhandsprings, split jumps or anything like that.

  12. Tomorrow is our tryouts it was supposed to be today tomorrow and friday but they changed it to only tomorrow(Thursday) its 9-1 and im a freshman trying out for football i hope i make it

    Edit:oh and i asked the coach and ww dont have to do tumbling

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