Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts on October 2

Paoli High School basketball cheer tryouts will take place on October 2 at 3:30 p.m. To be eligible to try out, students must have a physical on file. They also must be enrolled and passing at least five full credit classes, both in the last grading period and on the day of tryouts. There was also a mandatory tryout practice on September 25 for anyone in grades 9-12 who wished to tryout for the varsity squad. During the tryout practice, students learned about the process of tryouts, practiced cheers and chants and asked questions. 

To be accepted on the varsity basketball squad, participants must meet a minimum score when being judged at tryouts. Participants will be judged on jumps, skills, original chants, group chants and the fight song. The judges will also review their appearance, spirit, knowledge and overall presentation at tryouts as well as attendance, attitude and behavior at school. There will only be a varsity squad for the basketball season this year.

After tryouts, the first practice will be on October 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cheerleaders should make sure they have worked out all conflicts with other activities to insure they can be in attendance for every practice. For more information or questions about cheer tryouts, students should contact

Story by Lili Seals

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