First Cut Video Tryout Requirements for Spring 2016:

Video (DVD) is due (post marked) no later than March 15, 2016:

Those individuals with previous cheerleading experience must submit a video to be invited to formal tryouts. Formal tryout dates will be announced. Current team members are excluded from this submission.

It is mandatory to include proof of enrollment for the Fall 2016 semester to Michigan State and proof of medical insurance including the policy number. Acceptable proof of medical insurance is a Xerox copy of insurance cards, or an official letter from the participating insurance company stating coverage. A $20 tryout fee is required to verify application information, university enrollment, and grades. Please include checks made out to "Michigan State University".

Everyone MUST fill out and turn in the following by March 15, 2016:
Tryout Application
Pre-Participation Physical Exam by Medical Provider
Tryout Physical History
Waiver of Medical Liability
Sickle Cell form

$20 non-refundable tryout application fee
Incoming freshman- submit verification of enrollment/acceptance into MSU for Fall 2016

**Only videos submitted on DVD will be considered.**
(No DVD needed for Fall tryout)

You will receive an email about 2 weeks after the deadline to let you know if you are invited to formal tryouts. if invited, you must be present at formal tryouts, April 17-19, 2015

Please set up video as follows:

Introduce yourself

  • Name
  • High School or College
  • Why you would like to be a MSU cheerleader?

Tumbling Skills

  • Standing Back Tuck on Hardwood
  • Handspring Tuck
  • Round off handspring tuck
  • Round off handspring layout/or full

Stunting Skills-Coed preferred

  • Toss Chair
  • Toss extension
  • Walk-in Hands
  • Toss Stretch full down
  • Stunt of your choice


  • Should beĀ  a game/crowd oriented cheer
  • Displaying your motion placement and sharpness

Fight Song/Dance

  • Should demonstrate coordination, rhythm, and spirited attitude
  • If you have been to a clinic or open practice please use one of the band chants or fight songs you learned

For consideration, videos MUST NOT exceed four minutes in length.

ALL videos must be in our office no later than March 15, 2016.

Formal Tryouts- requires formal invitation

Twitter- @MSU_Cheer

Instagram- @msucheerleading

Downloadable Forms:

Tryout Application
Pre-Participation Physical Exam packet*
Sickle Cell Waiver of Trait Testing Form

* Packet includes: Pre-Participation Physical Exam,
Tryout Physical History form, Waiver of Medical
Liability form, and Sickle Cell form information.

Fax forms to MSU Cheerleading at 517-432-7948 or 517-432-1047

Drop them off/mail them to the following address no later than:

March 15, 2016 for Spring 2016 Tryouts

MSU Cheerleading Tryouts
Jenison Field House
223 Kalamazoo Street, Room 248
East Lansing, MI 48824

For more information or to set up a visit please fill out form below:



MSU Cheerleading/Dance Team
Jenison Field House
223 Kalamazoo Street, Room 248
East Lansing, MI 48824-1025
Phone: (586) 864-7231 Fax: (517) 432-7948