2020 Virtual Tryout

UPDATE 5/27/2020 9:15PM


Early Action Tryouts: Congratulations to the below Cheer Athletes for demonstrating your big spirit & skill potential! Please look for your results letter from the Coaches.


Additional Tryout opportunity TBD: Don't worry if you missed tryouts or did not make the cut. An additional tryout window will be added over the summer. Please check back and use this time to practice the material at the bottom of this web page.


— VARSITY RESULTS —

Deja Cooper 

Dalia Morris

Zach Baises

Grace Vaughn

Trinity Conway

Riley Hawkins

Charlie Parker

Sierra Gate

Alyssa Fong

Skylar Tanaka

Daphne Wandell

Portia Seymour

Ava Freeman

— JUNIOR VARSITY RESULTS —

Sarah Gohres

Anie Heffernan

Drew Ebner 

Michelle Dwinell

Lily Hanzel

Savannah Cahoon

Allie Epstein

Juliana May

Isabelle Quinn

Grace Chehlaoui

Elyssa Gutman


GO DONS! See you online!

2020 FALL SIDELINE TRYOUT INSTRUCTIONS

Yes, we will hold an additional tryout at a later date.

Make sure to follow the tryout instructions and use this time to review and skill refinement. Additional tryout date will be announced during summer. Remember — we need to SEE your spirit and hear your voice~ Big smiles and positive attitude!


STEP 1: Scroll down to watch the Zoom Info Meeting with the Coaches

Reach out to Coach Cystal, if you missed the live Zoom Call. Due to cost and schedule demand, parents and athletes are required to watch the video.

STEP 2: Scroll to down to Download the Tryout Packet

Packet will be reposted at a later date.

STEP 3: Study the Tryout Video

Videos uploaded: 5/18/20.

STEP 4: Select a Zoom Tryout Slot

We are changing to live Zoom tryouts by time slot. An additional tryout opportunity will be added at a later date. Scroll down for study material.

STEP 5: If you receive & accept an invitation to join the team, your team registration will be final

Additional Tryout Date TBD.

ZOOM Parent Info Q&A

Check out the 5/14/20 info meeting with Cheer Coordinator Crystal Williams and Coach Sallina Boynton. Parents that missed the required 5/14/20 online zoom meeting must reach out to:

Crystal Williams, AHS Cheer Coordinator   ahscoachcrystal@gmail.com

A message from the Coaches! We believe in you!

UPDATE:  May 18, 2020 

We will now be holding tryouts by time slot via Zoom. 


JOIN THE COACHES FOR A MID-WEEK CHECK-IN via ZOOM:

Wednesday May, 20, 2020 at 7:00pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81196826517?pwd=Q0QzcDd1V1JqZ2pJVjhSUVdCVEM1QT09

Memorize words & rhythm. Then add movement!

WHO'S GOT THE BEAT?! — Crowd + Breakdown

 Caller Only: Whose got the beat?! Hit it!


Who’s got the beat?! 

The Dons got the beat!

And it goes:


Rhythm

Down-down, Middle-Middle

Up-Up, Middle-Middle

Down-Middle, Up-Middle

All Around!


Repeat 1-2 times. Caller will yell, "Last time!"

WE'RE THE BLUE — Crowd

 Caller Only: We’re the Blue! Hit it!


We're the Blue —Blue!

We're the White — White!

The Blue & White,

The Blue & White.

That's right, unite,

Let's fight!


Repeat 1-2 times. Caller will yell, "Last time!"


WE'RE OUT — Crowd

Caller Only: We’re Out! Hit it!


We're Out!

We're out to get-get what?!

A  "V", "V-I", "V-I-C-T", "O-R-Y"!


Repeat 1-2 times. Caller will yell, "Last time!"


FRESHMEN ONLY — BAND DANCE

 Only the incoming 9th graders need to learn this one! (You'll need to learn the JV Routine as well. ) This band dance video is an example of what we learn at our UCA Cheer Summer Camps. Have fun and be kind to yourself!

2020 TRYOUTS JV Dance Routine — Part 1 of 3 — Mirrored

Mirrored View: Follow the movements like what you see on screen. When you’ve mastered the breakdown, come back to this to practice along!


2020 TRYOUTS JV Dance — Part 2 of 3 — Crowd

Crowd-Facing View: As if you are in squad formation, facing the crowd!

2020 TRYOUTS JV Dance — Part 3 of 3 — Counts

Counts Only: Breakdown of the movements! You can do it!

2020 TRYOUTS Varsity Dance Routine — Part 1 of 3 — Mirrored

Mirrored View: Follow the movements like what you see on screen. When you’ve mastered the breakdown, come back to this to practice along!

2020 TRYOUTS Varsity Dance — Part 2 of 3 — Crowd

Crowd-Facing View: As if you are in squad formation, facing the crowd!

2020 TRYOUTS Varsity Dance— Part 3 of 3 — Counts

Counts Only: Breakdown of the movements! You can do it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a co-ed team?

YES — ALL genders encouraged.

Do you have to have previous cheer experience?

No previous experience required. We just want to see you are teachable, have coordination, a positive attitude and commitment. Ask your friends to try out! 

Is this a year-round team?

Sideline Cheer is a Fall Season Only team with the option to continue through Winter Basketball Season with the Dance Team or even into Spring Competitive Sport Team. It’s tryout time for Acalanes High School’s Co-Ed Sideline Cheer Squads. It takes a lot of heart, training and conditioning, but it's a lot of fun. Fall Sideline Cheer follows the JV / Varsity Football regular season schedule.  Should the Freshman participants be a good size, Coaches may create a Freshman Squad.

I love team spirit but are there other cheer positions?

We also need Yell Leaders, Gymnasts, Dancers, Mascots. For those cool single partner guy/girl partner stunts, we need strong, male athletes as well (Did you know 50% of college sideline cheerleaders are MALE?!)!

A COMMITTED TEAM IS A STRONGER TEAM

Practice Schedule

Please note that Sideline Cheer practice will run as soon as allowed post Tryouts through the Fall Football season. In addition to cheering at games, the squads also represent at rallies and other events. The Acalanes Spirit Program runs year-round as 3 separate seasons, with a different focus each season (Fall Co-Ed Sideline Cheer, Winter Co-Ed Dance Pom, Spring Girl's Competitive Sport Cheer). Cheerleaders are encouraged to roll into the next season, but may opt to participate in specific Cheer Seasons or play other sports in their non-cheer seasons. See tryout packet for anticipated practice schedule.

Cheer Training Camp — TBD

Final roster attends cheer training camp over summer. A modified training camp occurs when a summer camp cannot be attended.

Summer Mini Dons Camps — TBD

Mandatory Athlete Participation. Pre-season Fundraiser and skills clinic for K-8th. 

Fall Mini Dons Clinic — TBD

Mandatory Athlete Participation. Fall Season Fundraiser and skills clinic for K-8th. 

TRYOUT PACKET (INCLUDES ATHLETE & PARENT AGREEMENTS) 2020

Completed Tryout Packet due to Coach Crystal by May 20, 2020 by 5:00pm.