Acceptance to MSU at the time of tryouts is NOT required. An MSU admissions office application should be on record at the time of tryouts. An MSU Cheerleading Application is required prior to or the day of tryouts.
All tryout applicants must submit proof of sickle cell testing prior to participating in Morgan State Cheerleading Tryouts! ADDITIONALLY, all applicants should have MSU Student ID # for verification that you have officially applied to Morgan State University. (This number is given to you by the Admissions office once you have submitted an MSU application.)
You will also need a current copy of your insurance cards front and back or the actual card.
Tryout fee should be cash or money order made out to "The Morgan State Foundation". Cheerleading Tryout Fee should be written on the memo line. A liability waiver form should be completed by a parent if the applicant is under the age of 18.
THIS YEAR WE WILL PROVIDE THE MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE DANCE AND CHEER PORTION OF THE TRYOUT.
Required Tryout Attire:
DAY 1 - May 5th - 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (approximately)
Black or Gray Cheer Shorts and Black, White, or Gray Fitted Tee Shirt/Sports Bra/Tank Top. No cut offs, jean shorts, sweat pants, or tights can be worn during tryouts. Clean White Cheerleading Sneakers/Clean White Ankle Socks or Footies - NO KNEE SOCKS!!! Light Make
DAY 2 - May 6th - 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. - FIRST CUTS!!!
Required Tryout Attire: Black or Gray Shorts Cheer Shorts and Black or Gray Sports Bra, or Tank Top. No cut offs, jean shorts, sweat pants, or tights can be worn during tryouts. Clean White Cheerleading Sneakers. Clean White Ankle Socks or Footies - NO KNEE SOCKS!!!
DAY 3 - May 7th, 2017 - 10:00 - 4:00 (approximately) - FINAL CUTS!!!!!
ALL REMAINING APPLICANTS MUST WEAR ORANGE and BLUE ONLY FOR FINAL CUTS.
Failure to wear these colors will result in a deduction to your score. Keep in mind, tryout scores weigh heavily in the scholarship selection process.
Sports Bra ONLY(Orange or Blue) clean, white sneakers and clean white socks or footies. No knee socks! Full game day makeup: eye shadow (no light blue), mascara, a shade of red lipstick complimentary to your complexion. No eye glitter (collegiate image is different than the All-Star look), NO FALSE EYE LASHES! We will prefer a more natural look for the 2017-2018 season. Neat, cheerleading appropriate hair style (half up/half down), ONCE ON THE TEAM, THIS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE HAIR STYLE FOR GAME DAY UNLESS TOLD OTHERWISE.
No pierced jewelry and no SPACERS for piercings are acceptable at tryouts or during the season. Tattoos are frowned upon. Please refrain from adding to your collection now or once on the team, especially if you are interested in being on the Spirit Team. EXCESSIVE TATTOOS CAN EFFECT YOUR OVERALL TRYOUT SCORE!
We are looking for the total package. We need enthusiastic, hard working athletes with charism, courage, crowd appeal,& and cooperative attitudes. Appearance (neatness, fitness, hair and make-up will be incorporated into the total points for overall cheerleader image. Pep, enthusiasm, confidence, and showmanship are extremely important to the overall points of each applicant.
No Bandaids can be used to cover piercings/tattoos.
Please do not be expect to receive a spot during the tumbling portion of the tryout A spotter will only be provided at the discretion of the coaches. This means that if you don't have the required skill, please do not attempt to perform it.
MORGAN STATE CHEERLEADERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT'S WEIGHT LIFTING AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH YOUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK DURING THE SEASON. ON THE OFF SEASON, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THE CONDITIONING PROGRAM ON YOUR OWN.