Tryout Information

Tryout Packet

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will be held on Saturday April 21st in the Auxiliary Gym of A.J. Palumbo Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, and tryouts will run from 9:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM. Cost is $20 per non-returning squad member, $10 per returner, which is due the day of the clinic. Checks can be made payable to Duquesne University Cheerleading.

While being at the tryout is preferred; if any cheerleader cannot physically attend the tryout, we ask that a video be submitted. This video and application must be received one week prior to the tryout date, and should include: one sideline cheer, one dance of four 8-counts, tumbling skills and stunting skills. Please email Coach Amanda Ozanich ( for submission/mailing information. Any late submissions will not be considered.

For the tryout, please dress in black/navy shorts, white top, and hair out of your face. Top girls are required to wear flat sole cheer shoes for safety reasons. During the tryout, each cheerleader will be asked to perform the fight song, one band dance and one sideline, which will be taught that day. In addition to the skills mentioned, the athlete will also need to perform the following:

• Minimum standing back handspring* or ability to get
• Minimum round-off with two connected skills* or ability to get one (I.e., 2 handsprings, handspring tuck, etc.)
• Ability to all-girl partner stunt with one legged elite level stunts.
*Tumbling is not required. However, those trying out with advanced tumbling skills will be given first preference to a spot on the squad.

All squads must be present at the Team Weekend in July. Practices begin with the new school year in August of 20018.


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