Edison Cheerleading 2021 Tryout Information 

Edison Cheerleading 2021 Tryout Information 

DO NOT MAKE VACATION PLANS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2021

DATES

  • After May 1, 2021 - Registration 
  • August 2–August 6- Clinics/Tryouts in the small gym      5:30-8:00
  • August 7 - Formal Tryouts  9:30 am until ????
    • You will be evaluated each day at tryouts so you must attend all sessions
    • Wear a tee shirt, shorts, tennis shoes, hair up and make sure they are school colors.  No jewelry or long nails. Nails must be short. 
    • Do not get piercings prior to tryouts.  You may not wear jewelry! No exceptions!
    • Everything you need to know will be taught to you except for gymnastic skills.  
  • DO NOT PLAN VACATIONS AFTER AUGUST 1!   We will be having practice/choreography/camp up until school starts.  all practices and camps are mandatory.

Fall 2021 Cheerleading Interest Google Classroom

https://classroom.google.com/c/NjE4Nzc5ODIwMTZa?cjc=lecylvs

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS- you will register through the Fairfax County website:  https://thomasedison-ar.rschooltoday.com/

 

You must have all items completed or you will not be permitted to tryout

  • VHSL Physical dated after May 1, 2021- must be on the current VHSL physical form.  This form is different from the physical for school.  The Edison High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Edison High School on June 9.  See the athletic website for more information. This physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices for the 2021-2022 school year.  
  • INSURANCE- If you do not have insurance it can be purchased through the school
  • Emergency Care Card
  • Concussion Education Module

 

More information about he documents needed at www.edisonsports.org

 

CHEERLEADING SEASON= HUGE TIME COMMITMENT!!!

  • Freshman and JV:  up to 4 practices a week and Thursday games,  JV cheerleaders may compete and will support the Varsity squad at district competition.  
  • Varsity: 5 practices a week (Monday through Thursday 3:30-6:00 and Saturday morning 9- 12), Friday games, one practice a week may be held at an area cheer gym for tumbling lessons at an additional fee to the cheerleader and competing in VHSL sanctioned competitions

 

REQUIREMENTS:  All material will be taught to you at the clinics.  Just bring a good attitude!!!  Returning cheerleaders are expected to improve from year to year.   Coaches can tell who has been working on their skills and has not been working.

 

F/JV (Grade 9-11)   * We will only have freshman team if we have enough students at tryouts who meet the criteria 

  • Near Level Jumps 
  • Good  spirit, facials, motions, dance
  • Solid voice
  • Beginner level stunting (thigh stand, mid-extension) to Intermediate Level Stunting (mid-extension to extension, pop cradle)
  • Basic Tumbling Skills (basic rolls, handstands, cartwheel, round-off) to Intermediate tumbling skills (front/back walkover

 

VARSITY (Grades 9-12)

  • Level to Extended Jumps (front hurdler, double toe, pike)
  • Strong, Tight Motions 
  • Solid voice/Great Facials
  • Strong Dance
  • Advanced Level Stunts (extension, extension with full down , lib, lib variations with full down)
  • Standing Back Handspring.  NOT REQUIRED BUT EXPECTED!!!  Other tumbling can include: standing series bhs, round-off bhs, standing tuck, etc.  
  • Don’t expect to make varsity just because you have a back handspring.   You must have all of the above skills as well.

 

WHEN YOU TRYOUT FOR VARSITY YOU ARE TRYING OUT FOR A PARTICULAR POSITION (BASE, BACKSPOT, FLYER) THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF POSITIONS!

 

Cheerleading is physically demanding in order to avoid injury you should be doing some sort of workout every day! There are cheer specific workouts all over the internet!  Find one and start getting ready for tryouts!

 

APPROXIMATE COSTS

Because of the nature of the activities performed in cheerleading some cost is associated with the program.  Special uniform items need to be purchased by the cheerleaders.  A list of the exact costs will be made available at tryouts. PAYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED IMMEDIATELY.THERE WILL BE NO PAYMENT PLANS AND THERE IS NO DISCOUNT FOR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. PLAN ACCORDINGLY! We try to keep the styles the same from year to year for most items so they can be used for more than one season. Former cheerleaders often donate items that can be used if you are not able to afford everything.

 

Game day T-shirt male/female 2XL + $2.00 

15.00-18.00 each – up to 2 additional shirts  

Program tshirt

18.00

Red bow

8.00

Navy bow

8.00

Competition bow

10.00

Red Gloves 

8.00 

Briefs Navy

10.00 

Briefs Red 

10.00 

EHS Backpack with name(optional) 

25.00 

Soffe Warm Up Jacket with name 

35.00 

Soffe Warm Up pants 

25.00 

Poms 

22.00 

Competition bow (Varsity only) 

10.00 

Midriff Crop top (JV)

15.00

Shoes male/female (your choice of white cheer shoes)

45.00 + 

Soffe practice shorts (purchase at local sports store) 

10.00 each 

Winter Outer warm up jacket (water resistant) 

60.00

Camp/Choreography

up to 200.00

 

You should be taking tumbling lessons on a regular basis especially if you hope to be on varsity including returning cheerleaders.  Do not expect to be able to learn a handspring over the summer.

 

Area Cheer gyms:

Cheer Extreme Fairfax www.cheerextreme.com Merrifield, VA 571-584-9255 

Hot Topic All Stars www.hottopicallstars.com Alexandria, VA (240) 630-3141

ADC www.adccheer.com Arlington, VA  (703) 291-8221

Capital Gymnastics www.capitalgymnasticsntc.com Burke, VA (703) 293-0044

Phoenix Elite www.phoenixelite.us Chantilly, VA (703) 956-6272

Sting Ray All Stars www.stingrayallstarsva.com Ashburn, VA (703)444-6002

Maryland Twisters-Virginia www.marylandtwisters.com Sterling, VA (703)665-2284

 

In order to participate in green days, you must have a current VHSL physical on file and bring a copy of an emergency care cards for the coaches.

 

Complete our interest form:  https://forms.gle/nFqt4cCMzWWwxSq27

 

Make sure to sign up and visit our schoology group regularly for updates and information related to green days, summer clinics/camps, tryouts, schedules, and the season.  

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Coach Craft at @email