Cheerleading

Varsity: Coach Kara Mages
Email: coachkararrhs@gmail.com
JV: Coach Chrissy Baumaister
Email: cbaumais@pasco.k12.fl.us

Parents/Athlete,Zoom Meeting Info: RRHS Cheerleading Tryout Informational Meeting

The Zoom meeting has taken place: 2020-21 Informational Meeting Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/ItuKdCvs_cE

UPDATED TRYOUT INFORMATION:

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, July 14th in the RRHS Gym. 

ALL PAPERWORK SHOULD HAVE BEEN EMAILED TO COACH CHRISSY (cbaumais@pasco.k12.fl.us) BY FRIDAY, JUNE, 26TH. This is the only way we know how many athletes are trying out in order to create the tryout schedule. This also ensures that your paperwork has been checked and is correct BEFORE tryouts. If your athlete comes to tryouts without us checking the paperwork through email, and any of it is incorrect or missing, they will be sent home. If you haven’t emailed your scanned paperwork, please do so ASAP.

All athletes must have a current physical, participation and consent/release forms turned in to your coach before you can tryout for Cheerleading.
Click HERE for the 2020-21 Cheerleading Tryout Application.
Click HERE for the Pasco County Athletic Forms needed for tryouts.

Once your paperwork is received and checked, Coach Chrissy will email you back saying that you are all set or tell you what forms you are missing. Please check your email to see if your paperwork is incomplete. We are still missing many forms from many athletes.

Athletes MUST ENTER CAMPUS WITH A MASK until they’re screened. Screenings include a COVID questionnaire and a temperature check. Any “Yes” on the questionnaire form requires the athlete to be sent home. They may not return to training/practice unless they have a physicians’ note/clearance. The temperature cutoff is 99.9. If an athlete is sent home due to temperature, physician clearance/documentation is also required before return to sport. For those students who do not drive, you may want to have your ride wait in the parking lot until the screening is complete, to ensure the student can stay on campus for their tryout.

Athletes are required to bring their own water for tryouts. Water fountains will not be available. ALL ATHLETES TRYING OUT MUST BRING WATER.

Coaches and judges will be wearing face masks during tryouts.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available for your athletes.

You must bring your ORIGINAL, SIGNED paperwork with you as well. Please remember ALL FORMS or you will not be able to tryout.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE *this schedule MAY change if more applications come in before the tryout date. Please check back often.

There will be no groups larger than 20, including the coaches (2) and judges (3).

8:00 – 9:30: SENIORS (15 athletes)

9:30 – 11:00:  JUNIORS (13 athletes)

11:30 – 1:00 – SOPHOMORES GROUP 1 (Last Name A-M)  (12 athletes)

1:00 – 2:00 – SOPHOMORES GROUP 2 (Last Name N-Z)  (7 athletes)

2:00 – 3:30 – FRESHMAN GROUP 1 (Last Name A-I)  (11 athletes)

3:30 – 4:30 – FRESHMAN GROUP 2 (Last Name J-Z)  (9 athletes)

Each athlete will receive a tryout number once screening and paperwork is finalized. This number will be used to announce the teams.

Athletes trying out will have the opportunity to stretch, warm up any tumbling and jumps, and practice the cheer, chant and dance a few times as a group before their tryout.

Please remember to wear a white shirt, black or dark shorts, sneakers and hair in a low pony with a bow if you have one.

In normal circumstances, we would get to watch your performance over several days. Since this is the one and only time we will see you perform, we will be recording each tryout in case there is needed discussion about the tryout. We also may ask groups to perform the cheer, chant or dance more than once. We understand nerves and anxiety over tryouts, so we want to give every opportunity for the athlete to perform their best on this one-day event.

Cheer, Chant and Dance links for tryouts.

*When learning the cheer and chant, please replace team name with Knights or RRHS and colors with purple and black. Please see words below each video link.

CHEER: Knights Get Up

Demo video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHAu6N8JMVc&feature=youtu.be

Teaching video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QIWClQY5O4&feature=share

Call It: Let’s go purple, let’s go black (one person in tryout group will call the cheer, so you may want to practice this)

Knights, Get Up
Yell, let’s go purple
Let’s go purple
Knights, Get Up
Yell, let’s go black
Let’s go black
Knights, Get Up
Yell, let’s go purple
Lt’s go black
Let’s go purple
Let’s go black

CHANT: Get Up and Get em

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REW08gy_WxY&feature=youtu.be

This video is both demo and teaching in one. The first time through they show you the front view. Then they turn around to teach you the chant. You will not be turning around in the cheer, it is for teaching purposes only.

Call It: You’ve got to get up, and get em’ (one person in tryout group will call the cheer, so you may want to practice this)

Knights, Knights
You’ve got to get up, and get em’

(repeat 4 times)

DANCE: 

Video 1 Front View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPrlsNQzpQQ&feature=youtu.be

Video 2 Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH3cL0JFTGo&feature=youtu.be

Video 3 Teach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQRsb6yUUR8&feature=youtu.be

JUMP:

A Toe Touch will be required for tryouts.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlF26-Uu2I