Tyler Junior College

Apache Cheerleading

Team Tryouts

Team Tryout Information

Tryouts for the 2014 - 2015 academic year have been scheduled for May 2-3. If you or someone you know would like to attend Tyler Junior College and tryout for Apache Cheer, please visit our Recruit Info page and submit the information form. We will add you to our recruit list and keep you updated on everything that's going on with the Team as well as updates on event dates and reminders.

Are you looking to meet the team and coaches of Apache Cheer? Attend one of our Recruit Weekend Clinics, February 22 and April 26. More information can be found on our informational flyers here.

Apache Cheer is and will continue to be a Large Co-ed cheer squad. Single base coed flying experience is preferred and we highly suggest that all ladies wanting to try out for a flier position be able to co-ed stunt already. If you need help finding someone who can help you prepare in your area, please contact us and we will help you find a suitable instructor.

Tryout Requirements

Flier Position : Standing back tuck minimum, running round off back handspring back tuck minimum, be able to stunt with multiple partners, be able to demonstrate all body positions with at least one ending in a double down, and at least one alternate/elite stunt ending in a double down.

Stunt Position : Standing back tuck minimum, running round off back handspring back tuck minimum, be able to stunt with multiple partners, need to demonstrate toss hands, toss extension, and any toss ending in a double down, and at least one alternate/elite stunt ending in a double down.

Tumbling Position : Standing back handspring back tuck minimum, running pass ending in a full twisting layout and any elite specialty pass ending in a full twisting layout.

All Around Position : Standing back tuck minimum, running round off back handspring layout minimum, be able to stunt with multiple partners and be able to demonstrate all body positions with at least one ending in a double down.

Video Tryout Requirements

For those of you who may not be able to attend live tryouts, we will be accepting video tryouts. The deadline for video tryouts and tryout fee ($40) will be Friday 02 May. This is to ensure that all participants have the same time frame for their tryout process. If you have any questions please contact the coaching staff at 903.510.3183.

When choosing the skills you would like to showcase for your video tryout do not hesitate to try and impress. We recommend that you attempt each category, EVEN IF you may or may not be able to do something hard. If you do not at least try, you cannot earn any points. Do not leave any points behind! Also, the list below is a guideline and for ideas and reference. You may chose any skills you wish that you think would give you the edge in a live tryout with other people. Have fun and do your best!

Standing Tumbling : (2 Skills) ex. Standing handspring, standing back tuck, standing full, etc.

Jump Flip : (2 Skills) ex. toe touch- back handspring series, toe touch- back tuck, multi toe touch- handspring series, multi jumps- to back tuck, etc.

Long Standing : (2 Skills) ex. multi handsprings, handspring step out round off back tuck, handspring step out round off layout, handsprings to specialty to layout, etc.

Running Tumbling : (2 Skills) ex. round off handspring tuck, round off handspring layout, specialty to layout, specialty to full, etc.

Partner Stunting

Assisted Stunts : (2 Skills) ex. assisted target to elite body position, full up to elite body position, etc.

Coed Stunts : (2 Skills) ex. toss target to elite body position, full up to elite body position, rewind to elite body position, etc.

Video Bio : Add a 1:00-1:30 quick bio of yourself at the end of your tryout video. We are conducting an interview process at live tryouts and we want to know more about you than what you can do! Talk about your experiences with cheer, talk about goals with cheer at TJC and any desires for cheer at the university level. Sell yourself and smile!

Questions may be directed to the Head or Assistant Coach at 903.510.3183.

Cheerleading Coaches

Ryan Harrigan
Head Coach
Email: rhar2@tjc.edu
Phone: 903-510-3183

Dee Kelley
Assistant Coach
Email: dkel2@tjc.edu
Phone: 903-510-3183

Spirit Programs Contact

Jackie France
New Student, Family and Spirit Programs Coordinator

Email: jfra@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3133