Welcome to the Eastern Washington University Cheerleaders page.
EWU Cheer is a lot of work and time commitment. However, we’re a close knit team and are an extended family. The squad consists of girls and guys for the year-long academic school season. The team practices together three times a week and there can be up to 3-4 games a week to cheer at when sports overlap. Practice times usually run from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. The Cheer Team attends all home football, and men's/women's basketball games. There are many fundraisers and appearances throughout the Cheney/Spokane communities that cheer will attend.
The EWU Cheer Team gets the opportunity to travel to select road games depending on proximity to Cheney and schedule conflicts with other EWU home games. This year we traveled to Missoula, MT, Grand Forks,ND, Corvallis,OR
The Cheer Team practices in the EWU Dance Studio located on campus that connects to other EWU Athletic facilities.
Our main goal is to represent EWU in a positive way as we strive hard to energize the crowd at EWU Athletic and Club Events.
2014 Kids Cheer Clinic (has been cancelled):
Stay tuned for new Kids Cheer Clinic date coming Spring 2014
Open Gym Sessions before Tryouts:
All High School Senior girls and guys are welcome to attend our two open gym dates to better prepare for tryouts. This gives a chance to meet the current EWU Cheer members, practice with a collegiate cheer team and overall get an idea what to expect for tryouts.
When: April 14th and 16th
Time: 5:00PM – 7:30PM (Please be on time)
Cost: $20 Per Session
High School Cheer Recruiting Day
-Thursday, March 6th (Click here for details)
2014 Cheerleading Tryouts
Click here for the Cheer Application Form
This year’s tryout dates are set:
When: May 1-3
Time: May 1: 5:00PM – 8:00PM….May 2: 5:00PM – 8:00PM…May 3: 9AM
Location: EWU Dance Studio (On EWU Campus, located in the Phase building next to the practice basketball courts)
Cost: $35 per participant (One Time payment that covers entire tryout - cash or check)
You must attend all 3 tryout dates to be considered to make the 2014-15 EWU Cheer Team. The only exceptions where a video tryout will be excepted is if you live out of state or an emergency comes up. Any video tryout submissions needs to be sent to Coach Hansen no later 2 days prior to tryouts. You must contact Coach Hansen 2 days prior to Tryouts to let her know of your circumstances and your intention/interest in sending a video tryout.
- Must be attending, or accepted to Eastern Washington University for Fall 2014
- Must have cheerleading or dance experience
- Wear cheerleading shoes, appropriate cheerleading attire, fitted pants and top.
(Bring a picture to attach to your application if you have not already done so.)
You will be scored on
- Cheerleading Ability: cheers and chants, dance ability, fight song dance, partner stunting, and crowd appeal.
- Athleticism and Fitness
- Personality and attitude will be scored in a personal interview with the head coach
You do not need to RSVP, but if you have any questions contact Coach Hailey Hansen at 253-905-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to wear at tryouts:
Your appearance will be taken into consideration so dress to impress. Please wear “game ready” hair and make-up! Ladies: sports bra’s, fitted tops, tight fitted shorts, and sneakers that are good for stunting
(flat-bottomed) Guys: T-shirt and shorts and sneakers. PARAPHERNALIA FOR OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IS NOT PERMITTED
Cheerleading Requirements (Females/Males)
Co-Ed Partner Stunting
The following stunts will be scored by level of difficulty (from
lowest to highest):
Chair, Hands, Extension, toss-Extension, Liberty, Q-P, Stretch, Arabesque, Full-Down, Full-Up, Scorpion
The following stunts will be scored by level of difficulty (from lowest to highest):
•Round off back handspring
•Standing back handspring
•Standing back tuck (preferred)
•Round off 3 or more back handsprings
(the more tumbling the more points you will receive)
You will learn and perform a cheer, dance and fight-song. You will be scored on motions, rhythm, and voice projection.
Ability to capture a crowd’s attention and exude with confidence.
Cheerleading Requirements (Males)
Tumbling is not required but highly encouraged. Must have strong voices and personalities. Stunts will be scored based on level of difficulty. (see above)