Cheer tryouts set for April 7-8

Cheer tryouts set for April 7-8

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast will hold tryouts for the 2017-18 Cheer team on April 7-8 at the Weathers/Wentzell Center. This year's team finished third at the national championships.


The tryouts will start at 4 p.m. on April 7 and 9 a.m. on April 8.


There will be pre-tryout stunt clinics on March 19, March 26 and April 2 from 4-6 p.m. Prospective cheerleaders are required to attend at least two. The clinics will be held at South Elite Cheer Gym in Wiggins, 329 First Street North. Cost is $5 each.


Applicants must also submit tryout packets before 5 p.m. March 31. It includes liability release form, three recommendations, photo, current physical and a college transcript or completed MGCCC Verification of GPA from a high school official. A 2.5 GPA is required.


For the tryouts, women are required to wear white fitted top, navy shorts, cheerleading shoes, gameday makeup, hair up with gold ribbon or bow. Pearl earrings are the only jewelry acceptable. Men are to wear white T-shirts and navy shorts.


The required tryout stunts include:

All-girl stunting: Shoulder stand, toss extension/pop off, walk-in liberty/full down, any advanced stunt with transition.

Coed: Toss extension/pencil down, walk-in extension/full down, bump-n-go to any advanced skill with transitions, toss shoulder stand.

Standing tumbling: Tuck, two back handsprings to a tuck (Men are only required to have a standing tuck)

Running: Round-off back handspring to any advanced skill


For more information, contact coach Karlee Nobles at


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