2020-21 Tryout Information

7th & 8th GRADE GAME SQUAD

 

Butler Cheer is hosting Virtual Tryouts for our 7th & 8th Grade Game Squads

- athletes in grades 7-8 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

 

Athletes interested in trying out will need to complete the following by June 12:

Once this information is received, athletes will be assigned a tryout number.

On June 5, we will release the tryout material on our website and to the parent e-mails provided in the phone chain.

Athletes will have until June 19 to submit the video portion of the tryout.

 

We will be hosting a virtual parent meeting via Zoom to answer additional questions on June 15 @ 7:30. Meeting ID is 865 6218 6670. will announced closer to the meeting date. Please e-mail goldentornadocheer@gmail.com with any immediate questions and if you have any concerns regarding technology required to submit virtual tryout materials.

 

*Please note, this is our plan as of June 1. As we receive information from the State, this may change.

We will update social media and our website accordingly.*

Additional Information

  • Athletes interested in being part of the Varsity Competition Squad should save the dates for camp at Chestnut Lake (August 19-22) and Choreography (August 29 & 30).

  • We are potentially utilizing the app, Band, to communicate with parents and athletes in 2020-2021. It is a free app and has many features that appear beneficial to effective athlete-parent-coach communication.

FAQ

Q: When will JHS Competition tryouts be?

A: As we get more information from the State and can safely conduct in-person tryouts, we will hold  JHS Competition tryouts.

Q: What kind of tumbling do I need to make game squad?

A: We recommend a solid standing backhandspring and round-off backhandspring. Additional skills are a plus!

 

Q: What will I be scored on?

A: Female athletes will be scored on their short essay, cheer, dance, jump, tumbling (standing & running), and overall impression. Male athletes will be scored on their short essay, cheer, submitted stunt videos (if available), tumbling, and overall impression. Tumbling is not required for males.

Butler Cheerleading Video Requirements

We are so excited to see that so many incredible athletes are interested in being a part of the Butler Cheerleading program for the 2020-2021 school year. We are asking every candidate to send in THREE videos.

 

Appearance

 

Males: Comfortable, dark (navy or black) athletic shorts and a plain white t-shirt tucked in.

 

Females: Dark (navy or black) shorts and a plain white t-shirt tucked in. Hair pulled back into a low pony with white bow. Hair and make-up should look game-ready. Plain white high socks and white cheerleading shoes are preferred, but not required.


 

Videos to Submit

 

Video #1 - Introduction & Cheer

  1. At the beginning of the cheer video, please stand in front of the camera and say:

    1. Tryout Number

    2. Grade in 2020-2021

  2. Perform the cheer from the tryout video facing the camera:

    1. Proper motion technique

    2. Sharpness of motions and placement

    3. Voice projection

    4. Standing handspring or standing tuck in cheer (not required for males)

    5. Overall presentation and enthusiasm

 

Video #2 - Dance (Females) | Stunts (Males)

 

Females

  • Perform the tryout dance facing the camera

  • Proper motion technique

  • Sharpness of motions and placement

  • Ability to engage and fun to watch

  • Toe Touch in dance

  • Musicality

  • Overall presentation and spirit

 

Males

  • Full group / coed stunting highlights (free apps like iMovie and InShot will allow you to combine clips easily. If you need assistance, please contact goldentornadocheer@gmail.com.)

  • If you do not have stunting videos, please indicate that in your email. 

 

Video #3 - Jump & Tumbling

 

*Tumbling skills need to be performed on an approved flat and dry surface such as a tumbling mat, turf, or grass. Skills performed on a spring floor, air track, or enhanced floor will be considered skills that you have NOT mastered.*

 

  1. Record all tumbling skills and jump in one video without stopping or pressing pause/stop to record the next skill. There should be no edits to the video. No videos prior to May 15, 2020 can be used.

  2. Jump & Tumbling video must be recorded in order below.

 

Jump & Tumbling:

  • Toe Touch

  • Best standing tumbling pass

  • Best running tumbling pass

 

Tryouts are typically held on the gym floor, restricting certain skills from being performed. Our scoresheet reflects this surface restriction - no twisting skills are permitted. Max standing skills is a jump tuck. Max running tumbling skill is a roundoff backhandspring layout. Tumbling is not required, but is encouraged, for male athletes.


 

ALL VIDEOS ARE DUE BY JUNE 19 AT 5PM EST. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING WE HAVE RECEIVED ALL NECESSARY TRYOUT VIDEOS. TRYOUT RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON WWW.BUTLERCHEERLEADING.COM/TRYOUT-RESULTS ON JUNE 22, 2020.

 

IF NOT SELECTED FOR A TEAM, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL JUNE 23, 2020 TO EMAIL GOLDENTORNADOCHEER@GMAIL.COM FOR FEEDBACK.

Please email goldentornadocheer@gmail.com with any questions in regards to tryouts or with technology concerns.

SUBMITTING TRYOUT VIDEOS

 

Please email all videos to goldentornadocheer@gmail.com with athlete’s tryout # in the subject line. 

If the videos are too long to send, try using www.wetransfer.com to send the files! You do not need to make an account to use the platform and it will allow you to send large files easily.

 

2020-21 Tryout Material

2020-21 Tryout Cheer - Grades 7-8

Tryout Cheer - Males

Tryout Cheer - Females (Front)

Tryout Cheer - Females (Back)

2020-21 Tryout Dance - Grades 7-8

JHS Tryout Dance Music

Tryout Dance - Front With Counts

Tryout Dance - Back With Counts

Tryout Dance - Front With Music

Tryout Dance - Back With Music

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CHEERLEADING

Butler Cheerleading

120 Campus Ln.

Butler, PA 16001

goldentornadocheer@gmail.com

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