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Tryout Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled some of your tryout FAQs here! Visit the sticker on our highlighted Instagram story @kennedyhscheer to ask questions.





Q: Are we allowed to wear our K High 4 Life t-shirts or our Kennedy class shirts to tryouts?


A: Yes, class shirts or K High 4 Life shirts are fine. Just no shirts with any cheer affiliations, and they must abide by the color guidelines as specified in the tryout packet.


Q: Can I wear white Vans / Converse to tryouts?


A: No. Cheer, or athletic / running type shoes only please.


Q: Do the spandex have to be Nike Pro? Or can they be any type of spandex?


A: They can be any type of black spandex - not brand-specific.


Q: Our GPA Has to be 2.0, right?


A: Yes. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA (C) at all times. This includes the current GPA for incoming Freshmen athletes.


Q: Is tumbling mandatory? If I can't tumble, do I still have a chance of making the team?


A: Tumbling is not mandatory. Everyone has a chance - even those who have no tumbling experience. We are looking for athletes who are willing to learn, work hard, have a positive attitude, and who are great teammates!


Q: How can we contact Mrs. Staton (Cheer Advisor)?


A: staton_a@auhsd.us or in room 105 at Kennedy.


Q: What should we wear to tryouts?


A:

Participants must wear the following to the Tryout Clinics:

○  Green, gold, or white t-shirt/tank top - no cheer teams on t-shirts/tank tops please

○  Black shorts/spandex (Nike Pro type)

○  No show socks with cheer shoes or athletic running shoes

○  Hair must be pulled back in a slicked, high ponytail

○  No jewelry (earrings, belly button rings, necklaces, etc)

○  Fingernails must be fingertip length - no acrylics


Participants must wear the following to Tryout Day:

○  White t-shirt/tank top only - no cheer teams on t-shirts/tank tops please

○  Black shorts/spandex (Nike Pro type)

○  No show socks with cheer shoes or athletic running shoes

○  Hair must be pulled back in a slicked, high ponytail with a green, gold, or white bow/ribbon

○  No jewelry (earrings, belly button rings, necklaces, etc)

○  Fingernails must be fingertip length (no acrylics) and no nail polish

○  Performance make-up


Q: Do we need our physical completed by tryouts?


A: Yes, turn in your completed physical form on the first day of tryouts. Contact Mrs. Staton with questions.


Q: Will there be a Frosh team?


A: There is a possibility there could be a Frosh / Soph team. We won't know for sure until after tryouts.


Q: What type of material will we be learning at tryouts?


A: Athletes will be learning cheers and a short dance. They will also be working on jumps, stunts, and tumbling.



SEE EVERYONE ON WEDNESDAY! Please meet at 3:00 at Kennedy High School - outside of the gym, North of the pool. Bring your completed packet.


GO IRISH!






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