HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Calling all graduating high school seniors, juco transfers and current Southern Miss students: Southern Miss cheerleading wants to see you at tryouts! Tryouts are open to all guys and girls interested in being a member of the 2015-16 Southern Miss cheer squads.
Scholarships are available to those that make the squad, as well as, the opportunity to travel to select away football games and represent Southern Miss Athletics at several exciting events throughout South Mississippi!
Tryouts will be held on Friday, April 17 from 5:30-9:00 p.m., Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Reed Green Coliseum.
Sunday's tryout will be an interview portion and dress will be business casual wearing Southern Miss colors.
Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Applicants will need to bring front / back copy of insurance card, proof of current physical, lab results from sickle cell testing, tryout application, $35 application/tryout fee, wear Southern Miss colors, cheer shoes, a water bottle and towels.
Requirements to make the squad include:
Co-Ed: Toss Extension, Walk-in Extension, Toss Hands Lib, Toss Hands Stretch Full, Optional Stunt
All Girl: Quick Toss Extension, Switch-Up Lib, Assisted Quick Toss Stretch Full, Full Up to Platform Body Position, Optional Stunt
Tumbling: Male - Recommended, Female - Required, Standing Tuck, Standing BHS Tuck, Round off BHS Tuck
Following tryouts on Sunday, the new cheer squad will practice from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Preregistration is preferred, but we will take walk up sign ups as well.
We look forward to seeing all of you at tryouts!
For more information or to register, contact Southern Miss Sports Marketing Graduate Assistant Brandon Bernard at Brandon.Bernard@eagles.usm.edu or (601) 266-6629.