Cheer Tryouts

UIW Cheer Tryout Information 2023-2024 Season

Interested in becoming a UIW Cheerleader?

Tryout for the Cheer Squad.

Deadline: Applications are due on Monday, June 5, 2023

Tryout Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Check in: 10:30 a.m.
Clinic 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

  • You will be judged on jumps, tumbling, stunts and material that will be taught at the clinic
  • 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 2023 semester
  2. Complete a Cheer Tryout Application by June 5, 2023
  3. Complete a Tryout Waiver (PDF) (print the waiver and bring it to tryout)
  4. Have a current physical from your current physician
  5. Have one 4″ x 6″ photo (headshot), photos will not be returned and will be used for identification purposes only (no selfies).
  6. Pay a $40 application fee, payable by cash ONLY

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 3 back handsprings
  • Toe touch back handspring
  • Round-off back handspring series
  • Round-off tuck
  • Cartwheel 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 2023 semester is the following:

  • Tuesdays, 6 - 8 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 6 - 8 a.m.
  • Fridays, 7 - 9 a.m.
  • Some Sundays will be required during the 2023-2024 school year


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

Additional Information:

An athletic scholarship may be awarded.