Cheer Tryouts 2021-2022

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Hello and thank you for your interest in the North Allegheny Cheerleading Program! Tryouts start one week from today and we are excited to see everyone. A few notes leading up to tryouts.

Click here for the NA Cheer Handbook for the upcoming season. Please read and review the entire handbook. Athletes are not allowed to tryout if they do not turn in a signed policy agreement found on the last page of the handbook. This must be turned in at the first tryout practice on Monday, May 17th. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

1. Tryout dates and times

o   Monday  May 17th  4-6pm, Tuesday May 18th & Wednesday May 19th  4-5:30pm at NAI upper gym for all rising 7-8th Graders. Busses will be available for Marshall and Ingomar.

o   Thursday Open gym 330-430, not mandatory

o   Friday will start middle school tryout at 4:30 pm. Times will be pulled on Wednesday for each person’s tryout. The first school to tryout will be bussed or walk over, other 2 schools will need to get a ride back to NAI. You will be given a time Wednesday for when to come pick up your letter Friday night to see if you made the team.

2. Material to be learned on your own prior to Monday, May 17th. We will review the cheer, chant and dance at tryout practices but will not teach it step by step. This is expected to be learned on your own prior to Monday, May 17.

  • Cheer: Replace the word ‘Raptor’ with ‘Tiger’, ‘Central’ with ‘Tigers’, and the colors with Black & Gold – FrontTeachBack
  • Chant: Replace the word ‘Cougars’ with ‘Tigers’ – Let’s Get Loud
  • Dance: FrontTeachBack

3. Apparel for tryouts – No compression shorts / Nike Pros allowed or skinny tank tops. Any color tops and bottom can be worn for tryout practice, official tryout day (Friday) all athletes must be in a white bow, white tshirt, black shorts, white socks, and athletic shoes.

4. What to bring to tryouts – Signed Policy form, Water, Mask, and a good attitude!

HIGH SCHOOL

1. Tryout dates and times

o   Monday  May 17th – Wednesday May 19th  330-5pm at NAI upper gym for all rising 9-12th graders.

o   Thursday May 20th is Open gym 330-430, not mandatory.

o   We will Judge Tumbling and Stunts for high school on Wednesday, May 19th.

o   Saturday will start high school tryout at 9am. Times will be pulled on Wednesday for each person’s tryout. You will be given a time Wednesday for when to come pick up your letter Saturday afternoon to see if you made the team.

2. Material to be learned on your own prior to Monday, May 17th. We will quickly review the cheer, chant and dance at tryout practices but will not teach it step by step. This is expected to be learned on your own prior to Monday, May 17.

  • Cheer: Replace the Letters ‘NCA’ with ‘N-A’ and colors with ‘Black and Gold’ – FrontBack
  • Chant: Replace the word ‘Cougars’ with ‘Tigers’ – Let’s Get Loud
  • Dance: FrontTeachBack

3. Apparel for tryouts – No compression shorts / Nike Pros allowed or skinny tank tops. Any color tops and bottom can be worn for tryout practice, official tryout day (Saturday) all athletes must be in a white bow, white tshirt, black shorts, white socks, and athletic shoes.

4. What to bring to tryouts – Signed Policy form, Water, Mask, and a good attitude!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Coach Kaylee, via email at kkenz29@gmail.com. Thanks and I look forward to the start of an awesome season!

Kaylee Kenz
North Allegheny Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach