>>CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS FOR 2013<<
Thinking about trying out for the cheerleading team at College of San Mateo? Come to our cheerleading clinic on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 from 12pm-2pm in the Small Gym on campus where you will be learning material required for tryouts. This includes a sideline, cheer, and dance. Though tumbling will not be required to have for tryouts, it will be optional and highly encouraged! Stunting will not be judged during tryouts. Tryouts will be held on Friday, May 31st from 12pm-2pm in the Small Gym.
If you are a high school senior, I am aware the clinic and tryout times may pose a conflict, so please let me know as soon as possible if it does and we can work out an arrangement!
Any questions or concerns, please contact Paulina Fraser at (858) 361-6726 or e-mail at PaulinaF91@yahoo.com
DATES AND TIMES
Tuesday, May 28, 2013: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Clinic)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Clinic)
Friday, May 31, 2013: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Tryouts)***If for any reason you can not attend tryouts for the 2013-2014 year, video tryouts will be accepted. Please contact me ASAP if you know you will NOT be able to attend the tryout dates and will need to submit a video.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What skill requirements are needed to cheer at CSM?
At CSM we are looking for cheerleaders who have advanced stunting and tumbling skills. Top girls/bases/back spots should be able to perform a liberty, pop cradle or higher level stunts. While tumbling is not required, we are strongly recommending that cheerleaders have at minimum a standing back-handspring or higher.
What are the school requirements to cheer at CSM?
All cheerleaders must be enrolled full time at CSM in the fall in order to cheer, and maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to cheer into the spring semester.
What are the costs associated with CSM Cheer?
CSM does not pay for cheerleader's uniforms, accessories, or camp. As a result, cheerleaders should plan on paying on average $950 for all travel, uniforms, competition and camp expenses. Cheerleaders will fund-raise to compensate for expenses as well as be put on payment plans so as not to pay all at once.
I have minimal to no cheer experience, should I bother contacting the coach?
While we are looking for cheerleaders who have performed at an advanced level, that doesn't mean that simply because you don't have experience you can't cheer. The coach will determine then whether you will be a good fit for the team given your experience via video or in person at an open practice.
What are the time requirements?
Cheerleaders should plan on practicing twice a week in the early Tuesday/Thursday afternoons/early evenings, as well as football games on Saturdays. Cheerleaders report to football games an hour to 2 hours prior to kick-off and must stay on the field until the very end of the game. In all the time you will spend cheering on Saturdays is about 4-5 hours at CSM.