Lakes High School Cheerleading Tryouts
To be eligible you must be a current 9th, 10th, or 11th grader at Lakes High School or Harrison Prep
Email address *
PARTICIPANT NAME and NEXT YEARS GRADE LEVEL *
Important Dates
TRYOUT DATES
Monday, May 4 Online Packet due (www.PCLA.org)
Monday, May 4 Tryout videos & skills testing videos will be sent to email provided on signup
Friday, June 5 Actual Tryouts - See info below
Friday, June 5 Email Mrs. Yearsley a copy of physical & copy of health insurance. Pay or clear any fines.
TRYOUT PROCESS

*Must complete online packet at by Monday, May 4.

*Must email or fax a copy of physical & health Insurance by Friday June 5. EMAIL: dyearsle@cloverpark.k12.wa.us FAX:(253) 583-5585

*Candidates will receive tryout video links & skills testing links on Monday, May 4. Each Candidate must use the videos to learn Dance routine, Sideline Cheer, & Skills testing videos.

*On Friday, June 5, if we are allowed, the following will happen:

Each candidate will be assigned a time slot
The candidate will arrive and work one on one with Senior team members on tryout routines for 30 minutes. After 30
minutes, you will perform in front of the judges and then complete the skills testing in front of a panel of senior team
members. After the skills testing, each candidate will go home. Candidates who have made team will be announced via phone call from Coach Wolfs on Saturday June 6th.

*If we are not able to hold live tryouts, each candidate will be required to submit a video of them performing the routine to music, required sideline cheer and required skills demo. These videos will be viewed and judged by a panel of judges who all have experience within cheerleading. These videos will be due on June 5, results will be posted by June 6.

*We will use a scoring process and will look for the "great divide" in the score totals. Each item is weighted by importance and here is the list of items included in the scoring in the order of importance (most weighted): Judges scores, skills testing, school discipline & school attendance.
CRITERIA USED TO SELECT LAKES CHEER TEAM MEMBERS:

Although previous cheerleading experience is not necessary. Judges will look for your ability to perform the audition routine (Dance routine to music, sideline cheer, and skills), BUT THEY WON’T BE LOOKING FOR PERFECTION. In addition to the required audition components there will be a coach’s evaluation, school attendance, and school discipline figured into the final scores. We have no set number of spots on the team, we will look for the natural divide in the scores and that is where we will make our cuts. Returning cheerleaders are held to the same try out criteria as new candidates and do not automatically make the team.

At the audition, you will be judged on your overall performances, poise, projection and professionalism. The coach will be present at auditions to introduce and evaluate your dance skills for future choreography planning, not to judge. Graduating seniors will be at audition to run music and doors only. They will not do any judging at auditions. The judges will be using a scoring rubric to score your individual performances. No spots are ever guaranteed and the scores are final.
SKILLS TESTING
Skills Demonstration will be performed during tryouts or submitted with the dance and sideline cheer video. The skills that will be required to demonstrate are: 2 Jumps (toe touch and one jump of choice), right kick and left kick, and fundamental arm movements (High V, Low V, Touchdown, and T)
POSSIBLE EXPENSES
POSSIBLE EXPENSES - ONLY AN EXAMPLE
1. Clothing
a. Warm Up $130.00 (We are getting new warmups - Required for new Team Members, Optional for Returners)
b. Camp T-Shirts and shorts $60.00 (Every year)
c. Cheer Shoes $60.00 (Every year)
d. Uniform accessories $50.00 (Bows, no show socks, backpack Required for new members, optional for returners)
f. Spankies & Long sleeve Crop top $25.00
g. Team Sweatshirt $30.00 (Optional, new design each year)

2. Camp & Retreat – We will do a fundraiser to help with these expenses
a. UCA Summer Cheer Camp $185.00 (Required – Every Year)
b. Team Retreat (Camp Casey summer retreat with Dance team) $100.00 (Required – Every Year)

*Cheerleading is an expensive sport; the head coach will do their best to keep costs at a minimum and not require anything unnecessary. However, it is REQUIRED that parents are aware of (AND AGREE TO) these out of pocket costs.
CAMP AND RETREAT INFORMATION

We will attend a 2-3 day destination camp that is held locally at the University of Puget Sound. There are multiple dates available in July or August that have not been decided on yet.

This year we will be starting a new tradition and attending a summer retreat to Camp Casey with the Lakes High School Dance Team on August 8 - 11, 2020. We will stay the night and learn fall routines. No one will share a bed. ( I am hoping we will still be able to do the retreat)
ADDITIONAL CHEER TEAM INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

*You must follow all school rules, and expect that any infraction of the rules may be punished by suspension from the team for
the rest of the school year.

*You must put the cheer team as a priority over school clubs, other sports and employment. Work is not an excuse for missing scheduled practices and performances. Please be aware that if you miss 3 unexcused practices during the season this can lead removal from the performance.

*During Football and Basketball season you are expected to be at all practices during the week to perform in that weeks game. If there is an unexcused absence from practice you will be removed from the 1st quarter of the following game. If there are 3 unexcused absences during the duration of practices leading up to a performance you will be removed from the performance.

*Lakes Cheer Team Rules include, but are not limited to the following:
-Learning all dances and practicing at home.
-Arriving at all practices and games on time.
-No gum chewing, no wearing jewelry, or using phones during practices or performances.
-Maintaining a minimum of 2.50 GPA with no more than one failing grade on all grade reports.
-No visible tattoos while in uniform.
-No belly button rings or tongue/nose piercing (if you already have ANY of these, you must remove it for practices or dance
performances)... NO EXCEPTIONS – NFHS RULES!
-Cheerleading is a terrific experience, but requires a lot of dedication, time, commitment, and discipline. It’s not always fun,
but can be very rewarding and creates lasting memories and friendships.
JUDGING

After the judging, all scores will be tabulated. We will look for a natural divide in the scores. Coach wolfs will reach out to candidate who made the team via phone call on Saturday June 6th. Selection will also be posted on the Lakes Cheer Team Website: http://www.pclathletics.org. Choose Lakes. Choose Cheer.
By 11:00pm on Saturday, June 6.
LIST FORMER CHEERLEADING EXPERIENCE (has no weight in decision to make the team) *
LIST ALL CLUBS OR ACTIVITIES YOU PLAN TO BE INVOLVED IN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR *
SELECT ALL SKILLS YOU CAN PERFORM PROFICIENTLY (has no weight in decision to make the team) *
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WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER? *
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IT MEANS TO BE A LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER? *
LHS CHEER TRYOUT PARENT PERMISSION

My student has my permission to try out for the Lakes High School Cheer Team.

I understand that student will be responsible for learning a dance routine, sideline cheer, and skills from a video provided to them.

I also understand that judging/selection will take place on June 5 either in person or by video.

I have reviewed the information in this packet and understand the financial commitment and time commitment involved in being a member of the Lakes Cheer Team.

To the best of my knowledge, my student is physically able and has no medical disabilities that may interfere with her participation in these tryouts.

I also understand that there will be a REQUIRED team member & Parent meeting will be sent out in a powerpoint and each team member and at least one parent/guardian will be required to view. .
I am the parent of the above named student and I have read the parent permission for cheer team tryouts and I consent to my student participating in the cheer team tryouts for the 2020-2021 School year. *
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