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 team with varsity cheering for the varsity teams. The varsity cheer team has the privilege of traveling to away games as well. A competitive cheer 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 and spark spirit for the athletic teams. Tryouts are held each spring and any student may audition, including incoming freshmen. Cheerleaders practice Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The coaches are Kayleigh Hanson and Sydney Bonta.

 

Tryout Process:

There is a mandatory parent/athlete Zoom meeting on March 27 from 4-5 p.m. This will cover any questions you may have about our team. Athletes must tune in with a parent. 

All interested applicants please complete this google form by April 9, 2021. On April 12, the tryout packet will be emailed to those who have completed the form.

There will be a clinic at Elite Cheer on April 18 from 5-7 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 24, 2021 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a break for lunch. In the morning we will teach you the tryout cheers, dance, and jumps. In the afternoon we will stunt and review. On Sunday April 25, you will try out from noon to 5 p.m.

The team will be announced on April 26 via the team’s Instagram @Marian_Cheer_Team. The first team meeting will be uniform fittings – date and time TBA.

 

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 make replace worn out or out grown items. Below is approximate expected costs:

First year: Uniforms/ apparel $1,500, Camp $400, misc. $30
Returning: Uniforms/apparel $700, Camp $400, misc $30
Select: Competition/showcase fees $200, Signs $15, Choreography $210

 

Time Expectations:

Practices begin on June 7, 2021. Summer practice schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: 6:30 – 8 a.m. |  Freshman, JV and varsity.
  • Wednesday: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. |  First year cheerleaders and seniors.
  • Friday: 6:30 – 8 a.m.  |  VMembers of select team.

During the school year:

  • Wednesday from 6 -8 a.m., freshman, JV and varsity.
  • An evening practice is TBD for members of the 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. A weekly tumbling class of your choice will also be required. All in all, about seven hours total a week.

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