Tryouts for the entire 2013-2014 season will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, June 29 from 4:00-7:00pm
Sunday, June 30 from 10:00am -1:00pm
Tryouts will take place in Alumni Arena's Edward L. Wright Practice Facility on UB's Amherst Campus. It is mandatory that you attend the sessions to be considered. All MALES and FEMALES are welcome. Females please come dressed in shorts and tanks. Males please come dressed in shorts and Tee-shirts. Please direct any other questions to email@example.com.
We require jumps, cheers, chants, stunts, and tumbling - both standing and running (backhandspring minimum). Personal interviews are also conducted.
This is the first and foremost requirement of being a cheerleader at UB. This means that ANY activity involving or including cheerleading is mandatory. This includes but not limited to practice, football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, pep rallies, fund raisers, and other school events. We will also travel with the teams at certain times throughout the year. We know and understand that students are involved in many aspects of college life, that is why we want you to fully understand the responsibilities involved before accepting a position on the team. Only those that can be truly dedicate themselves to the program should tryout. Our squad practices about three times a week and they are always mandatory! We cheer for the entire season of football and basketball; therefore, we keep the same team throughout the entire school year. We also participate in events over school breaks - they too are mandatory even if you do not live locally.
Practices will involve both “cheerleading” skills (stunting/dancing etc.) and conditioning. At this level it is imperative that cheerleaders be in top physical shape. This will include running and weight training. If you are not willing to do so you will not be a part of our program.
Cheerleading at the University at Buffalo is a very rewarding experience. Although it requires a lot of hard work and dedication, it provides a great opportunity to be involved in college life. Friendships and experiences are made that last a lifetime. Speaking from experience some of our best times in college were directly linked to cheerleading. We do this because we love it and we want you to as well. We will do everything in our power to provide a fun, safe, and challenging environment for you to be a part of. We will do everything in our power to provide you with the opportunity to succeed and accomplish your personal goals as well as the goals of the team.
The Co-Ed team is expected to have energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitudes. Each cheerleader must posses these skills in order to perform well in front of a crowd and support UB Athletics. Our practices will be held Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday from 6-9:30 P.M. There will be a required workouts outside of practice and a 2.0 grade point average is required to remain in good standing with the UB Cheerleading program. The following is expected from the Co-Ed team for the stunt portion of tryouts:
Bases and Back Spots - Must have correct building technique, strength, ability to base/back single legged stunts, and willingness to learn new stunts.
Flyers - Must have correct stunting technique, clean execution of stunts, strength, ability to lead a crowd from a stunt, ability to perform single legged stunts, and willingness to learn new stunts. Double Downs preferred.
Tumbling - Standing back handspring min. Standing back tuck preferred (required to attempt at practices). Elite tumbling passes preferred (tucks & above)
Willingness to base and learn new stunts.
Amy Zabawa & Justin Bridenbaker