MSJC Cheer Clinic and tryouts set for May 23

MSJC Cheer Clinic and tryouts for Performance Squad Members for 2009-2010!!

Mt. San Jacinto College Cheerleading tryouts are scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at the MSJC San Jacinto Campus Dance Studio in room 1951.

A Cheer Clinic, where participants will learn the required choreography for tryouts, the dance and the cheer, is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on May 19 – 22 on the football field on the San Jacinto Campus. The campus is located at 1499 N. State St. in San Jacinto.

The Eagles  are the official cheerleaders of Mt. San Jacinto College.  The team is a co-ed squad seeking men & women with cheer, dance and tumbling skills, good personal character, great work ethic, erformance technique, and the ability to quickly learn routines to join the team. The Eagles require commitment to the team’s schedule of performances, community service, fund-raising, and practices.

The clinic prior to tryouts will allow participants to practice stunting, work on required jumps, and meet potential team mates! Please wear appropriate cheer clothing to the clinic as outlined below.

There are no tryout fees this semester, but the proper Cheer/dance attire (see below) must be worn.  This is NOT an option.  Proper attire is MANDATORY or you will not be considered for the team.

Try-out Attire:

  • Women: black fitted shirt with a sports-bra underneath (Absolutely NO Cleavage or mid-drifts showing!), black cheer or dance shorts with “spankies” underneath (not loose), white socks, white sneakers and red hair bow.  Make up, if worn should be mild and blend in naturally.
  • Men: black t-shirt, black shorts, clean shaven, well-groomed with white socks and white cheer shoes.

Registration begins at 10am, and lasts until 11am.  We will start on time, so be prompt!

Candidates will perform the pre-learned cheer and dance routines as a large group and then be put into smaller groups to perform cheer kicks, toe-touches, hurdlers, herkies, pike jumps as well as any other specialty jump you may have. Following a brief break, they will then re-perform the cheer and dance choreography in groups of  three in front of the judges panel. After this, interviews will take place. The new squad members will be announced the same day.

You will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Collegiate Apprearance/physical fitness
  • Cheer Kicks and Cheer Jumps
  • Stunting and/or Tumbling Skills
  • Pre-taught Cheer and Dance Routines

Squad members must adhere to our schedule of practices, games, community service, and public appearances. Make sure you can commit before trying out.

For more information, contact Coach Pascaline Barry at

Or call (951) 240-9151