Try-Outs

WELCOME TO OUR 2018-2019 TRY-OUTS PAGE

We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 Shamrock All Star Cheerleaders! Please click the link below to see which Leveled Practice you have been invited to! If you are unsure what your try-out number was or do not see yours, please email Kara Frazer for additional help. 
Click Here for our 2018-2019 Level Announcements!!!

It is NOT TOO LATE to join our Shamrock Program! We are still accepting new members! Please email Kara Frazer (kara@gu-indy.com) to set up your private evaluation today!!!

 

 

 

  • Athletes will be placed into LEVELS and will practice with all athletes placed on that level throughout the month of June. We may find while practicing these athletes in leveled groups, that an athlete possesses skills needed for a higher or lower level team. Practicing them in leveled practices for a few weeks will allow us to decide the best fit for each athlete and the best combination for a successful team in this evolving industry.
  • Commitment Fee Due 6/15

STEP FOUR: Official 2018-2019 GU Shamrock Teams will be announced (end of June)

  • By the end of June, the coaches will announce the official teams for the 2018-2019 GU Shamrocks Season

The Tryout Routines will be explained, taught, and demonstrated at our Tryout Clinics on Tuesday 5/22 and Thursday 5/24. Please utilize the material on this website if you are unable to attend the clinics or would like extra practice. *All athletes that wish to be considered for our Competitive All Star Teams will perform this routine. (Exception: Athletes ages 3-4 will not need to perform this routine, but will attend the final try-out on Tuesday 5/29 from 4:30-5:30pm so that we can assess their basic cheerleading abilities. Beginner Athletes ages 5-8 will not need to perform the full routine, but will learn the Mini/Youth Dance to perform at the final try-out as well as any tumbling/jump skills they may have)

Click Here to listen to the 2018-2019 try-out music

Click Here to watch and learn the Mini/Youth Dance slow with 8-Counts
Mini & Youth: Ages 11 and under -OR- Beginner
*Please Note*: ANYONE that falls into this category MAY do the junior/senior version dance (found below.) No one is REQUIRED to do this version. It is an option.
Make sure to “mirror” the dance as performed in this video.

Click Here to watch and learn the Junior/Senior Dance with music
Junior/Senior: Ages 12 and Up
Make sure to “mirror” the dance as performed in this video.

The full routine videos, posted below, are helpful guidelines. You do NOT have to follow the exact tumbling passes in each routine video.  Please read the level appropriate tumbling examples on our Routine Breakdown document.

Click Here for Level 1 Try-Out Routine Example

Click Here for Level 2 Try-Out Routine Example

Click Here for Level 3 Try-Out Routine Example

Click Here for Level 4 Try-Out Routine Example

Click Here for Level 5 Try-Out Routine Example

Try-Out Routine FAQ:

Q: What if I have a skill that cannot be shown in this routine? (“Out Of Level” tumbling skill)
A. Great! You may video the skill and bring the video with you to your final try-out.

Q: Will I be placed on a team that is the level of my tryout routine?
A. We do not promise levels before, during, or after our tryout process. Our tryout process this year is longer than most because it is important for athletes to demonstrate their abilities to do cheer & tumbling skills in a group setting. Athletes have may end up on teams higher, lower, or the same as their tryout routine. The All Star Cheer scoresheet is not based entirely on tumbling and because of this, our tryout is not either.

Q: What if I mess up my routine in front of the judges?
A: Athletes will be permitted to try their routine (or parts) again if they have not performed to the best of their abilities

Q: There is a lot of down time in the routine. Can I add my own choreography?
A: Yes. HAVE FUN!  We encourage all athletes to show their personalities in the routines. Cheer is a performance sport and we can’t wait to watch you all!

Q: How do I choose which level routine to perform?
A: Please choose the level routine (s) you will be performing. Athletes must perform a level routine that meets and follows all skills required for that level. Coaches may ask an athlete to come back to another night and perform a different level routine if it is not approved. Athletes who perform routines with mixture of level skills in a routine will not be approved for that level. The level routine that you perform may or may not ultimately match the level team you are placed on. Athletes may, if they choose, perform more than 1 level routines – so long that both routines follow the rules / standards required for that level. (This would be important for any athlete wanting to be considered for a crossover position. This would also be important for anyone who may be performing a level routine that meets the base requirements of that level. It will be in your best interest to show a 2nd routine that is near the top of the previous level.)

Q: What is my “cheer age”?
A: Your “cheer age” is the age that you will be on August 31, 2018.