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I tried out for the cheer team at my school this spring and I did not make the team. Do you have any advice for me to make it on the cheer team next year?


Tryouts are an intense couple days in every cheerleader or dancer's life. Sometimes we succeed and other times we fail. Failure is okay. It can teach you things about your sport and about yourself in the process.

If you are committed to wanting to be on the cheer team next season, talk to the coach respectfully and ask what you need to improve on for next year's tryout to be considered for the team. With that knowledge, it's time to go to work.

Use local gyms to practice your skills (tumbling and stunting), practice your motions in fornt of a mirror or video camera so you can see what areas you need to improve on.

When it comes time for tryouts next year, make sure you show up with confidence, a smile, and the ability to show the coach you are ready to work with them over the next season.

Good luck!

Date posted:  05/29/2015

Cheer is a huge part of my life! And I really want to make a team in college! Would college coaches like or dislike me emailing them and asking what skills would really help me make the team?


College coaches absolutely want you to reach out to them. They are pretty busy normally, so by you taking the time to email them about yourself and their program, they know you are interested and are mature enough to start a dialog about their cheer program.

Some things to ask could be:

  • Skills required
  • Skills desired
  • Time commitment during the school year
  • Possibility of joining a fraternity or sorority
  • Number of potential open spots on the roster for next season
  • Clinics or open gyms to meet and interact with existing team members


Date posted:  05/14/2015

My team is brand new this year and I'm unsure on how to find a local camp for spring and/or summer? Please help!


Varsity Spirit Cheer & Dance camps are a perfect option for you. Your team can choose which type of camp fits your style and needs best, then you can decide on the location. Some teams choose to go to a camp at a nearby hotel or college campus, while others stay at their own school for camp. The choices are up to you!

Start looking into a cheer or dance camp NOW!

Still not sure which route to take? Talk to a Varsity Rep or a State Director near you to get a recommendation and more details.

Date posted:  02/24/2015

Did Varsity Spirit Fashion design the University of Alabama's cheer uniforms? If so, can my team draw inspiration from it to create our own?


The University of Alabama's Cheer Uniforms were indeed made by Varsity Spirit Fashion. The design style is one that is offered in the 2015 Varsity Spirit Fashion Catalog and can be used to create a similar uniform for your team. All you need is your Varsity Rep to get started. Contact them now!

Date posted:  02/12/2015
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