Cheer Extreme Raleigh Tryout Information

2018 Tryouts:

  • 1st Tryout: May 10-12, 2018
  • 2nd Tryout: May 16-17, 2018


Once these tryouts have been completed, there is a separate to become part of our competitive program since our Full Year and Half Year cheerleading programs have choreographed routines that they compete through out the year.

If you are interested in being part of our program, follow these steps:

  1. Send an email to [email protected] saying that you would like to be a part of our program and add the following information in your email:
    1. Parent’s Name
    2. Parent’s Phone Number
    3. Parent’s Email Address
    4. Athlete’s Name
    5. Athlete’s Age as of August 31st
    6. Athlete’s Prior Cheerleading Experience
  2. Send an email to [email protected] to schedule an Official Evaluation and Gym Tour with one of our All Star Cheerleading Coaches.
  3. Following the evaluation, we will let you know of available spots in our program and what further steps need to be taken.


Our coaching staff will evaluate each athlete based on the following criteria:

  • Tumbling Difficulty
  • Tumbling Execution
  • Athleticism
  • Dance Ability
  • Showmanship
  • Willingness to Accept and Apply Instruction
  • Stunting Position (flyer, base, or back spot)
    • Occasionally 1-3 Tumbling Only positions can be offered on a team
  • Jump Technique
  • Overall attitude and attendance from the past season, if applicable


Tryout Day Information:

Each group will briefly warm up tumbling, jumps, and the dance they learned when they first arrive. Tryouts will occur in groups of 4, grouped together first by age and then by last name. They will demonstrate first a running tumbling pass, a second running pass if desired, standing tumbling, jumps to a standing tumbling pass, a jump combination by itself, the dance choreography that was taught, and will finish by showcasing body positions for potential flying positions.

Athletes must wear athletic style clothing, tennis shoes or cheerleading shoes, and a high ponytail (bow if available).


** Team placements on initial team rosters are not finalized until August. Athletes who do not keep skills performed at tryouts may be moved to a different team and/or become an alternate for that team. Those athletes who showed marked improvement through out the summer qualify to be moved up a level as well. The same rules apply throughout the official competitive season and also for post-season. Rosters are open to change throughout the season as athletes grow out of or into stunt positions. We are not known for leaving it up to luck when taking the stage to perform. It is the coaches’ job to put the best athletes out on the mat. Athletes must also show consistent attendance and a good attitude throughout the summer in order to keep their spot. Athletes must be hitting full out routines 2 weeks prior to a competition in order to solidify their spot on the competition floor.

**Everyone who attends tryouts at Cheer Extreme makes a team. However, it may be suggested that our half-year program is a better fit for some athletes who have no prior cheerleading experience and need another year of intensive learning. Half-year tryouts are typically the last Thursday in August and the official season begins in September.