• 2023-2024 Hellgate Knights Cheer Squad Tryouts 

    Please fill out the online tryout application by following the link below. 
    We are looking forward to a great year and would love to have you join 

    2023-2024 Tryout Registration

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Hellgate High School Cheer Squad! Tryouts for the '23-24 Squad will be held on April 25-27, 2023 in the Upper Gym from 5-8pm. A completed registration form (link above) is required to tryout. All are welcome and no experience is necessary to make the team! Please feel free to email Head Coach Caroline with any questions! cmccormick@mcpsmt.org 

    Tryouts will consist of a 2-eight count sideline dance (girls), a chant, jumps, stunting and an interview. We will teach you everything you need to know during clinics. Please wear athletic clothing, cheer shoes or tennis shoes, hair up and out of the face, NO JEWELRY, and bring a water bottle. Tryout results will be emailed by 04/29. 

  •  What do I Need to do to Tryout?

    • Fill out the online tryout application by following the link at the top of the page
    • Be enrolled at Hellgate High School for the 2023-2024 school year or live in the Hellgate district if homeschooling
    • Have spirit, positivity and a great attitude!
    • Check in on our website and social media (@hellgatecheer) for important tryout updates!
    • Believe in yourself :) 

    What to Expect at Clinics & Tryouts

    • Girls (and guys who want to perform) will learn the following:
      • A 2 eight count dance
      • A chant
      • Jumps & Kicks
      • Stunt safety, technique and basic stunts
      • An opportunity to demonstrate any tumbling you may have
    • Guys/Stuntmen
      • Stunt safety
      • Stunt technique
      • Basic stunts and stunting positions
      • An opportunity to demonstrate any tumbling you may have
    • Girls/Guys will perform and demonstrate all choreography and skills learned during clinic on the official tryout day in front of a panel of judges and the coaching staff

    Don't forget to come with a winning-attitude and a big smile!

  • What is Required to Make the Team?

    • Unwavering school spirit!!! 
    • Tight Motions
    • A Loud, Energetic Cheer Voice
    • Good Physical & Mental Strength & Stamina 
    • No prior cheer or tumbling experience is necessary, but preferred!

    How to Prepare for Tryouts:

    • Fill out the online registration form... you won't be able to tryout without this!!!
    • Stretch & work on flexibility
    • YouTube or Google how to do basic cheerleading motions & jumps
    • Practice smiling while doing motions :) 
    • Reach out to our Head Coach (cmccormick@mcpsmt.org) if you have any questions

    What to Wear/Bring to Tryouts:

    • Wear athletic clothing and athletic/cheer shoes at clinics
    • On the final day during the official tryout, please wear a plain white T-shirt/tank with NO logos, black shorts, athletic/cheer shoes, and "Game Day" makeup
    • Absolutely NO jewelry at clinics or the official tryout
    • Hair should be secured out of the face and off of the shoulders
    • Bring a water bottle and a snack each day!


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