All-Star Tryout Info

2016 All-Star Cheerleading Tryout Information

The ICCA is excited to join together with the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association to put together a great weekend featuring senior basketball players and talented cheerleaders. The cheer team is chosen through a video tryout process. A panel of cheer coaches choose cheerleaders to be members of the ICCA All-Star Squad. The fee for participating on the squad is $60. The All-Stars are sent a video from which to learn a choreographed routine which they will perform at Dallas-Center Grimes High School the end of March. Over the weekend the cheerleaders perform their choreographed routine at the half times of the Boys and Girls consolation and championship games. A practice will be held the March 25th in Grimes starting at a time to be announced.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior or Senior Cheerleaders who are in good standing with his/her squad and school. Seniors will have first choice over underclassmen with like abilities. The cheerleader’s coach must be a member of ICCA. The coach is not required to attend.

Information will be sent to cheerleading coaches in early December by e-mail. A tryout video will need to be submitted by January 15, 2015.

To be chosen, the cheerleader must submit the following;
1. A coach’s recommendation, stating why this cheerleader should be chosen.
2. Liability and eligibility form.
3. A video demonstrating cheering abilities.
4. The All-Stars Skill List (below)

FORMS:

Liability and eligibility form
All-Stars Consent Form
All-Stars Skills List

Video: The cheerleader must submit the following items on video. The tape or DVD will not be returned.

1. A short cheer, incorporating strong motions. (no stunts, tumbling or jumps)
2. A short dance (4, 8 counts)
3. A toe touch.
4. Video tape or DVD, recommendation and form must be postmarked by January 15, 2015 to be considered. Send all requirements to Betty Lou Jones, Box 249, Swea City, Iowa 50590.

Judging of videos will be done by ICCA Board Members and the All-Star Committee. The committee will review all videos submitted and make their decision based on skills and recommendation. All selections are final.

The routine will be sent to the cheerleaders chosen and they must learn the material before they report to practice on the March 25th, 2015 at a time to be announced.

For more information please contact Betty Lou Jones, e-mail jonesswea@iowatelecom.net or 515-272-4354.

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