Cougar cheerleading to hold tryouts in May

Cougar cheerleading to hold tryouts in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus State will be holding cheerleading team tryouts on May 4-6 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Delaware Hall gymnasium located at 499 Grove Street. The clinics will run on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 while the tryout is Sunday, May 6. Attendance is required at all three sessions.

All those trying out must bring a current valid physical. Announcements of who made the team will be via email within 24 hours following tryouts.

General Requirements

  • Continuous enrollment of at least 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Time Requirements

  • Available for all practices and games through tournaments. Games are typically on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
  • Available for two cheer clinics during autumn semester and one clinic during the spring semester.
  • Available for practices 3x per week through the summer and 2x per week during the season
  • Available to attend camp in the summer (date TBD)
  • Available to perform locally at least twice during the season

Necessary Skills

  • Strong arm motions, smile, willingness to learn new things, commitment, good time managements 
  • Flexibility/tumbling-strong jumps, ability to do cartwheels and round-offs is required; back handspring preferred. 
  • Dance-ability to keep a good rhythm and beat
  • Females: Attire is shorts or spandex, t-shirt, or tank sports bra. Males: Attire is shorts and a loose t-shirt.
  • Males should be able to lift at least 125 lbs.

For more information, contact Coach Tina Osborne at