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MSU Cheerleader Tryouts

Cheerleader Tryouts

Try-Out Information

Try-outs will be hosted on future days at Midwestern State University. We highly recommend the participation in the try-out clinic hosted on before try-outs to learn MSU material included but not limited to the MSU Fightsong, cheers, and stunt group formation. 

All-Girl Required Skills: Cheer/Dance/Gymnastics experience, level jumps, and a standing back handspring.

Co-Ed Required Skills: Tumbling requirements(Standing tuck/handspring tuck. Running tuck/layout, preferred full), Cheer/Dance/Gymnastics experience, above level or level jumps, and stunt experience (two-man and partner stunts).

If you do not have the skills listed above please try out anyway—we look for potential as well! 

All Video Tryouts need to have:

  • All standing tumbling you have (performed on dead mat.)
  • Best two running tumbling passes (performed on dead mat.)
  • Jumps (pike, hurdler, toe touch) whipped together and with tumbling.
  • A cheer from high school (30 seconds.)
  • Midwestern State University fight song routine learned from YouTube
  • Stunt performed in preferred basing position. If you’re a flyer, please take a video with a stunt group and partner stunt.(your best stunts)
  • Answer interview questions:
    • Introduce yourself (list name, high school/college, hometown, and experience.)
    • What is your desired major?
    • Why do you want to go to MSU?
    • Why do you want to be in this program?
    • What are your known time commitments for 2017-18?
    • List your top 3 goals for 2017-18

Send all videos to Coach Chance Phariss at for consideration.

To RSVP for tryouts or receive additional information, click here.

For more information contact:

Advisor Norma Ramirez: / 940-397-4428

Coach Chance Phariss: / 940-397-4500