Girls Varsity Cheerleading
Girls Varsity Cheerleading Year Round 2018-2019 Information.
Goshen High School Cheerleading
2019-20 Season Information
Thank you for your interest in Goshen High School Cheerleading!
Goshen Cheerleaders are a group of athletes that cheer and perform at athletic events. They are to have a crowd pleasing appearance, enthusiastic, outgoing and well rounded individual. Be able to interact with fans and students at all athletic events. Goshen Cheerleaders must be able to be a part of a team that shows positive support not only for her team members, but must be supportive of the coach, the cheerleading program and Goshen High School.
Required Paperwork: To be able to participate in ANY type of workouts/practices, you must have an up-to-date physical and concussion/cardiac paper completed and turned into the athletic office. If you played a sport at GHS this past year, you have a physical already on file and do not have to worry about it until June 30, 2019. As of July 1, 2019 you must have a new physical dated after 4/1/19 and new concussion/cardiac forms completed. Only physicals that were obtained after April 1, 2019 are eligible for 2019-20 school year. If you got one before that date, it will not be eligible and you will be required to get another one. See the Athletic Department for more information if needed.
For the 2019-20 season there will be two cheerleading teams -- football game day and basketball game day. The number of members chosen for each team will depend upon the quality and number of athletes at tryouts. RedHawk Cheer is a program that requires each athlete to make this team a priority. The 2019 Football Game Day pre-season will begin on July 8th with open gyms. Football game day season begins on August 5th at 4pm in the warehouse. 2019-20 Basketball game day season will begin around late October (listen for school announcements). Competition team is evaluated every year. Traditional (2.5 routine) competition team will be offered every other year.
Football Game Day Team: Practices and games will start in August, see the google calendar on the cheer website for more information. Depending on numbers JV and Freshman team members may cheer together. Any Junior, Sophomore or Freshman on the JV team could be asked to cheer with varsity team. As Freshman on JV could be asked to cheer at Freshman football games. Freshman on the Freshman team could be asked to cheer JV games.
Varsity team cheers all varsity football games, home and away in addition to weekly practices Skills needed at this level may include but not limited to, standing back handspring or standing tuck.
Junior Varsity team will cheer at all Junior Varsity home football games in addition to weekly practices.
Freshman team will cheer at all freshman home football games in addition to weekly practices.
Basketball Game Day Teams: The season starts in October thru early March. Once team placement has been posted, winter practices will begin up to 3x/week. Practice days and times are yet to be determined.
Varsity team cheers all varsity girls/guys home basketball games This team will travel to NLC games for both girls/guys basketball games. Skills needed at this level may include but are not limited to, standing back handspring, standing tuck, round off back handspring, round off tuck, round off back handspring tuck, etc.
Junior Varsity team cheers all junior varsity girls/guys home basketball games. This team will travel to NLC games for both girls/guys basketball games. Skills needed at this level may include but not limited to, standing back handspring, round off back handspring.
C/Freshman team will cheer at all freshman home girls/guys basketball games. No traveling.
Football Game Day Team: Each athlete will be asked to perform several skills throughout the evaluation process. Skills evaluated but not limited to motions, chants, jumps, tumbling, dance and stunting. Tuesday, August 6th each athlete will be notified if they made the RedHawk Cheer Team. By Friday, August 9th team placement will be made.
Please wear the following to evaluation:
Goshen Apparel (shorts/shirts need to follow athletic handbook guidelines)
Cheer shoes are a must for FLYERS - Athletic shoes may be worn for bases/back spots (no vans/keds/slip on)
Hair and make-up should be “game day ready” i.e. bow, hair should be off shoulders (ponytail) and out of face (we want to see that beautiful smile :-) )
Appearance will be looked at as well as your athletic skills
ABSOLUTELY NOT JEWELRY IS TO BE WORN!! This includes earrings of any kind (ears, nose, tongue, belly button rings, etc). If you make the team, you will not be allowed to wear any of these earrings during practices or games.
Basketball Game Day Team: Each athlete will be asked to perform several skills throughout the evaluation process. Skills evaluated but not limited to motions, chants, jumps, tumbling, dance and stunting. More details will be available in October at the call out meeting during SRT.
We do our best to keep personal expenses to a minimum. If selected as a member of the Goshen High School Cheer Team, you may be required to purchase but not limited to: Day Camp, Spandex, Bows, Bodysuit, Shoes, Team Apparel (sweatshirt, shirts, jersey)
I can be reached by email and text. Check out the GHS Cheer Website for updates at goshenredhawks.org, follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kristy Sloan Phone (574) 343-8458
Head Cheer Coach Email: email@example.com