Cheerleading Requirements: Cheerleading tryouts are usually held in March the week before spring break. The cheerleading squads consist of 8 – 7th grade girls and 8 – 8th grade girls. For tryouts girls are required to perform 1 chant, 1 cheer, a 4 8-count dance, 3 jumps, and best tumbling skill. Grades are the number 1 priority. To maintain an academic focus, all cheerleaders are expected to achieve mastery (B- or better) in all classes. Squad members must attend practices before or after school for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Practice are 2-3 times a week. Please be aware that there are scheduled practices during the summer. Cheerleading season begins April through December. Squad members MUST attend every scheduled football and basketball home and away games. Football games are on Wednesdays; basketball games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Football season begins the end of August through the 2nd week of October. Basketball season runs from November through December. Camp is mandatory for every cheerleader. It is usually scheduled in June after school is dismissed for one week. Cheerleaders attend one competition during the season. The Indiana Cheer Association Competition is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in October.