Faulkner State offers FULL athletic scholarships for cheerleading!
This includes your 100% of tuition, books and fees. All athletes are expected to live in Sun Chief Hall, the newest residence hall on the Bay Minette campus. Even better, all of you cheerleading expenses are covered by the program! This includes camp clothes, fees, choreography, competition fees, uniforms, etc! See below for information on the team, tryouts and stunt clinic opportunities! Check back often for updates and be sure to “friend” Faulkner State Cheerleading on Facebook for the most current information.
Faulkner State Cheerleading Team Information
At FSC our cheerleaders truly define the term student-athlete. Members of the coed/all girl team are highly visible throughout the year and can be seen at athletic events, campus programs and in the community. Cheerleaders are expected to perform well on campus, in the classroom and on the floor.
As a competitive program, the team has a history of excellence in regional and national competitions. Faulkner State won the Cheer LTD Large Coed National Championship in 2012, The Cheer LTD Small Coed National Championships in 2009 and 2010 and the NCA All-girl National Championship in 1989 and 1991. Many FSC graduates continue to cheer at colleges and universities all over the country including: The University of Alabama, Columbus State University, LSU, UAB, Hawaii Pacific University, Texas A&M and MSU.
Faulkner State Cheerleading Tryout Information
Any prospective or full time student at FSC may tryout. This includes incoming freshmen and transfer students. Current FSC students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be free of any academic or disciplinary probation.
How to Prepare
First and foremost, get your application in to the admission office as soon as possible to insure that you are accepted to attend school here. You will then want to be sure that you are in top physical condition. Our cheerleading team members are nationally competitive athletes who lift weights and run, in addition to regular practices.
- Submit the Prospective Sun Chief FORM. (This will allow us to track your progress through high school and keep you informed of updates with our program.)
- Maintain a high GPA
- Contact Coach Celeste Robertson to schedule your campus visit.
Physical Preparation Tips for Tryouts
We are a coed/all-girl combination team which means we will have spots available for males, flyers, and female bases. Because this technique is new to most high school cheerleaders, we recommend you attending as many college prep stunts clinics as you can to prepare yourself for coed partner stunting and 2-man basing.
Each prospective cheerleader will be evaluated on the following:
- Standing Tuck or Standing Full.
- Handspring Tuck (Full)/Two-to Tuck/Full
- Round-off Back Handspring Tuck, Layout or Full
- Optional Tumbling Pass
- Jump Sequence
- Toss Extension
- Optional Stunt Sequence
- Full or Double Cradles
- Motion (a chant, fight song and dance will be taught and will include jumps, stunting, and tumbling skills)
- Ability to lead and engage a crowd in a collegiate manner (VERY IMPORTANT!)
How are cheerleaders evaluated?
The team is selected by the coaching staff at FSC. Cuts are made after each session until the final day when the team is named.
Tryouts for the 2016-2017 team will be held April 30 and May 21. You will learn all tryout material before lunch break. Please plan to wear a black sports top and black spanx (Nike Pro-type shorts). Registration will begin at 8:30am in the gym lobby.
What do I need to bring the first day of tryouts?
Bring a completed application and a great attitude!
Can I tryout by sending a video tape?
Yes. You are able to submit a video tryout if you have already visited the campus and/or been approved to do so by the coach.
Let Coach know you’re interested by filling out this Prospective Sun Chief form!