Blinn Cheer Team 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 NCA National Champions

CHEER TRYOUTS FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON

Please fill out the Blinn College cheer tryout form here and submit your payment here in order to attend.

Blinn College cheer tryout form 

Payment form

 February 23, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tryout Clinic No. 1 

March 22, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tryout Clinic No. 2

April 19, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tryout Clinic No. 3

Participants must attend one of the above dates to be elgible for the final tryout.

May 10, 2020 - Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Final Tryout

 

MAKING THE TEAM

The Tryouts…

The Blinn College Cheer Program will host a number of tryout clinics each Fall and Spring to assess the skills, character and potential of interested and qualified candidates for the cheer squad.

Recruit clinics are conducted in a practice-like environment during which the level of each candidate’s skills and talents, and their ability to work with current and prospective team members, will be evaluated. A short interview with the candidate may be conducted at anytime during the sessions.

We will have one mandatory tryout clinic and a closed final try-out with two sessions. The clinic and final tryout sessions are mandatory unless arranged with the coaching staff ahead of time. The final try-out will be by invitation only. Final team selections will be made at the conclusion of the final try-out. Try-outs will be held in the Heineke Gym on the Brenham campus (map).

To schedule tryout attendance, e-mail head coach Sarah Barland Flisowski: sarah.barland@blinn.edu.

Attire: Candidtates should wear athletic practice attire to all recruit clinics and tryouts.

Getting Started …

Incoming freshmen must have already applied to Blinn College for the Fall 2020 semester to tryout. Students cannot be admitted on any type of probation.

Blinn College students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the College. Students cannot be on any form of academic and/or disciplinary probation.

Complete the MEDICAL RELEASE FORM and send an email to head coach Sarah Barland Flisowski at sarah.barland@blinn.edu answering the 14 questions listed at the bottom of the page.

If not coming to Blinn College directly from high school, students must fill out a BREAK IN ENROLLMENT FORM.

One head-to-toe color photo and one head shot of recruit. Do not have special pictures taken for packet, a snap shot is fine. Pictures will not be returned.

Two letters of recommendation.

Copies of all high school transcripts from incoming freshman and college transcripts from transfer or current Blinn students.

$30 processing fee. Only checks or money orders made out to Blinn College will be accepted.

Athletes that are interested in becoming a Blinn College cheerleader must email head coach Sarah Barland Flisowski at sarah.barland@blinn.edu and answer the following questions:

  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. Permanent address
  4. High school graduation year
  5. Intended major
  6. Current grade point average
  7. Current cheer team
  8. Coach's name, email and phone number
  9. Your height and weight
  10. Are you a flyer or base?
  11. Shoe size
  12. T-shirt size
  13. Why do you want to cheer at Blinn College?
  14. What qualities make you a good cheerleader?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How many Cheer Team members does Blinn have?

Blinn will have between 36 and 44 cheer team members.

What athletic events does the cheer team cheer at?

The Blinn College cheer team performs at all home football games, select away football games, men’s and women’s basketball home games and women’s volleyball home matches.

How often does the cheer team practice?

Practices and weight training / cardio conditioning sessions are held three to five days a week.

How is the Blinn Cheer Team selected?

Cheerleaders are selected based on their ability to represent Blinn College as well as their ability to perform recommended skills for performances and competition.

What are recommended skills?

Females

  • Jumps connected with back tuck
  • Jumps connected with BHS tuck
  • Round off BHS layout or better
  • Flyers - Front and side body positions with double downs from both

Males

  • Standing tuck/full
  • Jumps connected with BHS(s) tuck/full
  • Round off BHS layout/full or specialty pass
  • Unassisted extended stunts

Is there a weight or height limit?

There is not a weight or height limit, but all potential members must maintain the appropriate physique to execute the required skills.

Do Blinn cheer team members receive scholarships?

36 athletes will receive athletic scholarships each season.