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Cheerleading Tryouts

Tryout Dates

April 9th: Pre-Tryout Parent Meeting 7:30pm Roundhouse
April 16th-19th: Tryouts
April 20th: Team Selection Meetings 11am @ Fossil
April 22nd: 
Parent & Athlete Meeting for Whole Program 6pm Roundhouse - DEPOSIT DUE
April 23rd: Uniform fitting 4:30pm Health Room

Eligibility

ALL current 8th graders who plan on attending Fossil Ridge in the Fall of 2019 and all current 9th-11th graders who go to Fossil Ridge or are zoned to Fossil Ridge. CEC and Poudre Global Academy students are welcome to try out as long as they live in the zone for Fossil Ridge and can obtain clearance through the district.

Commitment

Fossil Ridge Cheerleading is an extremely competitive cheerleading program that supports athletics at Fossil Ridge, the student body through peer events, the community through volunteerism and appearances, and competes locally, regionally and nationally. The athletes practice four days per week starting in May and through the summer and have additional weight room and exercise requirements. They will also take (grades 10-12) athletic weights as a full credit class at Fossil Ridge during the fall season if they make the team. Starting in August, the commitment can be anywhere from 5-6 days per week depending on how many games, appearances or events there are. There is little to no tolerance for absences so please review the schedule prior to deciding if Fossil Ridge Cheer is a good decision for you as an athlete and for your family. THE WORK IS WORTH IT but the commitment is a personal and family sacrifice because this is a TEAM sport and without the TEAM present we cannot progress in our skills. Coach Nikki is very transparent and will talk you through any pre planned events for whether or not it is feasible with our schedule. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

These are important dates for if you make the team next season

POOR ATTENDANCE IS THE DOWNFALL OF ANY GREAT PROGRAM! WE PUT THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE ON ATTENDANCE AS WE BUILD EACH TEAM WITH THE EXACT AMOUNT OF ATHLETES NEEDED FOR IT'S SUCCESS. PLEASE REVIEW THESE DATES AND SPEAK TO COACH NIKKI ABOUT ALL CONFLICTS YOU FORESEE PRIOR TO TRYOUTS.

May 1st: First day of practice (you can finish your middle school commitments as the priority if you are in 8th grade, or your previous season all-star cheer commitments!)
June 13th-15th: Varsity Stunt Clinics
June 13th-15th: JV Choreography

June 17th-20th, 2019: Overnight camp for JV/Freshman Team in Estes Park, CO
June 22nd-July 7th, 2019: CHEERLEADING SUMMER BREAK
*While other absences may have to occur throughout the summer, we do ask that scheduled family vacations be taken during this time frame to ensure the success of each team and their ability to work together on stunts and skills*

JULY 8-17th Varsity will be preparing for their camp at Kentucky and will have choreography to learn, stunt sequences to perfect, their nationals cheer to perfect, a pyramid and dance sequence to perfect - so please plan on scheduling trips BEFORE this time frame!

JULY 18th-22nd 2019: VARSITY CAMP at the UNIIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

July 31st-August 3rd, 2019: Varsity + Varsity Gameday Choreography
August 12th, 2019: MANDATORY PRACTICE BEGINS FOR FALL SEASON
   VARSITY STATE COMPETITION: DEC 12th-14th  

**Competitions begin in October and go through mid December, Nationals is in the beginning of February each year**

Athletes competing on the Varsity & JV Mat DO PRACTICE over Thanksgiving week as it is the week before state for JV and two weeks before State for Varsity. Athletes cannot miss these practices.

Questions about tryouts or cheerleading at Fossil Ridge?

Email head coach Nikki Rodriguez: nrodriguez@psdschools.org

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