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Register For Cheerleading Clinic

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's cheerleading team has been consistently enhancing our teams' traditions of excellence, leadership, and commitment to our school and the sport of cheerleading. We cheer for select fall sports matches and both men's and women's basketball. The squads attend every home game and select tournament games. UWM Cheer & Stunt teams represent the University on and off campus at various events, promote and support Panther Athletics, and generate crowd participation.

Our season begins in April with tryouts. During the summer we have practice weekends, events, and camp. Since attendance is crucial, calendars are passed out at tryouts. To ensure a strong team all cheerleaders are expected to be present at every practice and event. Our schedule in the fall increases to two 3 hour practices, workouts, and campus event. In November basketball games for both men and women begin.

Cheerleader and Stuntman Responsibilities

• Practices
Summer practices are usually weekend clinics held once in June, once in July and in the days leading up to camp in August. During the school year, practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours - which includes team workouts in the athletic weight room after regular practice. Additional work outs are required but are scheduled in small groups at convenient times.

• Commitment
Outside of summer practices and camp, the cheerleading season lasts from September through March. Games and practices occur during winter break, and basketball tournaments can occur during spring break - required games, events, workouts and practices are mandatory for all team members. Cheerleading is a MAJOR personal commitment of your non-academic time and cannot be placed secondary to other non-academic activities (ex. clubs, sororities, fraternities, jobs, etc).

This year's tryout dates and times are listed below. We will be looking for both males and females to tryout for our 2014/2015 team.

Tryouts: April 5th 1:00-5:00pm and April 6th 8:30am-1:00pm in Engelmann Gym

Our females requirements include:
• Tumbling: strongly encouraged, standing back handspring required by basketball season
• Stunting: all positions- single leg stunts, twisting stunts (360s, cork screws, etc...), baskets. Fliers- flexibility skills (arabesque, scale, heel stretch, scorpion) and full downs
• Basics: strong motions and game presence
Our male requirements include:
• Tumbling: standing back handspring with running tumbling encouraged (or the willingness to achieve)
• Stunting: Chair, toss hands (with 1 assist if needed), able to 2 man stunt, and basket experience
• Basics: strong motions and game presence

~ A video may be submitted if you cannot attend tryouts (contact the coach)
~ You must sign a waiver prior to participating in tryouts (under 18 - parents must sign)
~ RELEASE FORM

Pre-College Clinics are to help cheerleaders prepare for tryouts at any school. Below are the dates, times, and location. For more information and to register go to http://cheeer.uwmsportcamps.com/CheerClinicFlyerRevised.pdf

Saturday March 29th
1-3pm College Prep $15
3-5pm College Stunting $15
$25 for the whole day
Location: Engelmann Gym, Room 199, 2033 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Get a head start on tryouts by attending the UWM Tryout Clinic:
Sunday March 30th
8:30-11:00am Learn material for tryouts and work on stunting specifically for UWM tryouts. No pyramids will be done at this time $15
11:00am-1:00pm Open gym format. Continue working on tumbling, stunts and materials with help from UWM cheerleaders and coaches $5
Location: Engelmann Gym Room 199 2033 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Get the whole weekend (March 29th & 30th) for $40!!

If you and/or an interested cheerleader would like to attend a game or receive more information please contact:

Bridgette Kidd
Head UWM Cheerleading Coach
bdkidd@uwm.edu
414-339-8664

Katie Nickel
Assistant UWM Cheerleading Coach
katiernickel@gmail.com
262-352-7816

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