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Cheerleading Tryouts



Whether you are new to the SAMS cheer program or are returning for another year, I am extremely glad you have chosen our program.


My name is Brittney Horning and I am the new Cheerleading coach for 7th & 8th grade SAMS cheerleading program. My goal is to maintain an excellent program to teach the fundamentals of cheerleading, sportsmanship, and school spirit, while making it a very fun and memorable experience. You can expect to learn cheers, jumps, kicks, and basic tumbling as the season progresses.

Please feel free to contact me at or (419)-610-7463


General Information

You are making a commitment to our squad by trying out in August which means you are required to attend all practices, games, and other cheer-related events. Please arrive on time to all events. Your attendance and punctuality will be recorded every time. If you are continuously late, absent, or breaking any of the other squad rules, you can be cut from game day activities for that week.



Cheer Practice

We will have practices Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday after school until 4:30 p.m. Location of practice TBD. Game Days are on Thursday!!  For practice, you should be wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes. Your practice clothes should fit you properly; nothing too baggy or too small. Hair MUST be up and out of your face. No jewelry will be worn at practice or games.



Clinic & Tryouts


What: ​ SAMS Cheerleading Tryouts – 7th & 8th Grade

Where: ​ SAMS gymnasium

When: ​ Clinic: Tuesday, August 1st and Tryouts: Thursday, 3rd from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (You can leave once you are finished trying out on August 3rd.)

Arrive 15 minutes early to stretch on the day of tryouts **

Tryout are for candidates only and are closed for all others. This includes parents/guardians, friends, and siblings.

Each candidate must be present, on time, and dressed properly.

*Dressed properly during clinic & tryouts include: Red or White t-shirt, Black cheer shorts, sports bra, and athletic shoes.

*No Jewelry

*No Gum

*Bows are optional


Tryouts will be judges on two cheers, 3 jumps, & tumbling ability. There is no tumbling requirement.


*Physicals must be completed in order to tryout for cheerleading. If a physical isn’t completed then you will not be able to tryout!


Tryout Process:

  • During tryouts, participants will be assessed on their abilities, spirit, leadership skills, and potential for a position on a squad.
  • Coaches AND outside judges will be present to evaluate individuals in four areas: cheers, jumps, (and tumbling optional) and spirit.
  • Judging and scores are determined by outside sources, not by the coach. The placement on the team is determined solely on your score, NOT your seniority or previous experience.


**There will be a mandatory parent meeting in the upcoming future.