Tryouts For 2019-20 Season
April 14, 2019 | FULL DETAILS
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Clinics will be held April 8 & 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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ODU Cheer Hosts Cheer Camps!
Is your middle school or high school cheerleading team looking for a local and cost-effective summer cheer camp? Contact Coach Rita Collura at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup date options and customize camp style.
One-day cheer camp: $50/participant
Two-day cheer camp: $75/participant
*Cost does not include overnight expenses if staying on campus is desired
Teams have an option for camps to be hosted at Ohio Dominican or for ODU Cheer to travel to the team’s school.
Philosophy and Objectives
The primary purpose of a cheerleader is to be a member of the team. The goal of this team as a whole is to support intercollegiate athletics at ODU and to perform at competitions. ODU Cheer’s purpose is directed into four areas of conduct, as follows: (1) to excel at academics and make being a college student the primary focus; (2) to participate in community outreach by serving at functions for charitable and public causes; (3) to serve as public relations ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and Ohio Dominican University; to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideals of the University. This also includes representing the University and the cheerleading program as an outstanding citizen with moral and positive actions on and off campus; (4) to lead cheers and to raise the level of fan support for intercollegiate athletics; as well as to lead in positive vocal support for the team towards the University and its teams. This is accomplished in both game day and competition settings.
The Ohio Dominican University Cheerleading program has one team. The team is open to males and females. The team is composed of a maximum of 16 persons who are expected to cheer year-round for Men’s Football and Men’s and Women’s Basketball home events. Attendance to away games will be discussed as a team and will depend on available funds.
There is one major tryout in April of each year. This is the tryout when majority of the positions are filled by qualified candidates. If needed, additional tryouts are held to fill vacant spots or to allow incoming freshman who missed tryouts the previous April to try out for the team. It is possible that some girls may meet very minimum requirements; however, we will only take the most qualified individuals for the positions. The main purpose of tryouts is to take the best and most talented individuals for the ODU Cheer team.
When selecting the team, we are looking for individuals that demonstrate proper technical skills, confidence, leadership, effective communication skills, and will be committed to the program on and off the field. We select individuals who are also committed to being successful students academically as well as being well rounded individuals.
Each member is to maintain a full-time academic status to remain eligible. To be a successful athlete at Ohio Dominican University, you must be successful in academics as well. The minimum GPA that is to be maintained to be academically eligible is 2.0, but the ODU Cheerleading team will not be satisfied with settling at or around this GPA. Grades will be turned in to the coach at midterm and finals. Members with a GPA lower than 2.0 will be immediately suspended from any games or performances.
Camps and Instruction
The ODU Cheer team will attend a summer camp. For this camp, purchase of campwear and camp fees are required. Also, the ODU Cheer team attends stunting and tumbling instructions during the season. If all members do their part in fundraising, money from the cheerleading club account will help cover the cost of these fees and will not require much out-of-pocket expenses for each team member.