Cheer Tryouts

UIW Cheer Tryout Information 2022-2023 Season

Interested in becoming a UIW Cheerleader? Tryout for the Cheer Squad.

Deadline: Applications are due on Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tryout Date: Will be posted soon.

Location: McDermott Convocation Center, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 ( Campus Map)

  • You will be judged on jumps, tumbling and stunts
  • You will perform the fight song posted on our Instagram page @uiwcheer
  • You may be interviewed

Questions: Please email to request an accommodation.

To Tryout, You Must:

  1. Be a current UIW student or an accepted incoming student for the Summer or Fall 2022 semester.
  2. Complete a Cheer Tryout Application by June 2, 2022.
  3. Complete a Tryout Waiver (PDF) (print the waiver and bring it to tryout).
  4. Have a current physical or obtain a UIW Spirit Physical Form (PDF) (print form, have it filled out by a physician and bring it to tryout).
  5. Have a recommendation letter from a current coach (print and bring to tryout).
  6. Have one 4″ x 6″ photo (headshot) and one 4″ x 6″ photo (full body shot). Photos will not be returned and will be used for identification purposes only (no selfies).
  7. Pay a $25 application fee, payable by cash, check or money order. Checks should be made payable to the University of the Incarnate Word Cheer Program.

What to Wear at the Tryout

  • Women – Black sports bra, black appropriate shorts and cheer shoes required. Hair must be in a ponytail with a white bow (where applicable). No gum, no jewelry (unless medically required) and tattoos must be covered.
  • Men – Black t-shirt, black shorts and tennis shoes required. No gum, no jewelry (unless medically required) and tattoos must be covered.

Tryout Expectations:

These are minimal expectations:

  • Jumps: toe touch, front hurdlers, pikes, etc.
  • Whip front hurdler into a double whip toe touch
  • Tumbling: standing and running back handspring series, tucks, etc.
  • Tucks highly preferred
  • Standing 2 back handsprings
  • Toe touch back handspring
  • Round-off back handspring series
  • Round-off tuck
  • Round-off back handspring back tuck
  • Elite tumbling pass
  • Group Stunting: lib variations, single leg full-twisting dismount, etc.
  • Straight-up lib with leg variations (all-girl/small coed)
  • Heel stretch full-down (all-girl/small coed)
  • Full-up (all-girl/small coed)
  • Toss hands into extension with a bump down (coed)


Practice for the Fall 2022 semester is the following:

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Fridays, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Some Sundays will be required during the 2022-2023 school year


UIW will cover partial camp expenses, practice attire and uniforms. Other expenses are covered by fundraising.

Additional Information:

A scholarship of $750 minimum will be awarded per semester. Any members who quit, or are removed during or after the fall semester, may be asked to return or pay for any issued attire and items.