Cheer Team

 

Description:

Marian has three cheerleading squads that perform at all home basketball and volleyball games. The Freshman team cheers on the freshmen and reserve teams. Junior Varsity cheers on the JV volleyball and basketball teams. Varsity cheering for the Varsity level teams. The Varsity cheer team has the privilege of traveling to away games as well. A Select Competition team consists of members for all three teams competing at local and state competitions. This team of girls pledges their time and support to the athletic programs at Marian. In addition to attending games, the cheerleaders design posters, make announcements, attend community events and spark spirit for the athletic teams. Tryouts are held each spring and any student may audition, including incoming freshmen. Practices begin in June and run until the spring sports season. Cheerleaders practice on Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings. The coach is Kayleigh Hanson.

 

Tryout Process:

There is a mandatory parent/athlete Info Night March 23rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This will cover any questions you may have about our team. At this meeting you will receive your tryout paperwork

All interested applicants please complete this google form for ease of communication.

There will be a clinic at Elite Cheer on Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A link to sign up will be on the Marian Cheer Instagram page. Cost is $30.

Tryouts will be in person Saturday, April 23rd from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a break for lunch. In the morning we will teach you the tryout cheers, dances, and jumps. In the afternoon we will stunt tumble and review. On Sunday, April 24th you will try out from noon to 6 p.m.

The team will be announced on April 25th via the team’s Instagram @Marian_Cheer_Team. The first team meeting will be uniform fittings – Friday April 29th at 5 p.m.

 

Cost Breakdown:

Your cheer balance will depend on what year your daughter is. First year cheerleaders have a heavier bill because they need to purchase all the uniforms and equipment. If you are returning you may replace worn out or out grown items. Below is approximate expected costs:

First year: Uniforms/ apparel $900, Camp $400, misc. $30
Returning: Uniforms/apparel $200, Camp $400, misc $30
Select: Competition/showcase fees, Signs, Choreography $320

 

Time Expectations:

Practices begin on June 1, 2022. Summer practice schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: 6:30 – 8 a.m. |  Freshmen, JV, and Varsity
  • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8 p.m. |  Rookies and Seniors
  • Friday: 6:30 – 8 a.m.  |  Select

During the school year:

  • Wednesday from 6 -8 a.m. Freshman, JV and Varsity.
  • Friday from 6-7:30 a.m. select team.

Freshman and JV teams can expect to cheer at about one game per week. Varsity can expect to cheer at about two games a week. Members must supplement their training with a tumbling class or weight lifting. All in all, about seven hours total a week.

If you have any questions please contact Kayleigh Hanson at khanson@omahamarian.org.