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2016 Squad tryout Dates tBA

Squad Tryout Information

Gold Squad: The Gold Squad is the Small Coed Competitive Squad. The Gold Squad will cheer at all football games, select basketball games and will compete at UCA College Nationals. The team will compete with 4 Coed Couples, and 2 All Girl Stunt Groups. The team will also make appearances throughout the community.

Female Requirements:

Tumbling - Standing Back Tuck, Round off Back Tuck

All Girl Stunting - Back, base or top a Full Up & Heel Stretch Full Down, base or top a shoulder stand

Coed Tops - Toss Hands, Toss Extension, Lib, Cupie, Full Up

Male Requirements:

Tumbling (encouraged but not required)- Standing Back Tuck

Coed - Toss Hands, Toss Extension, Lib, Cupie, Full Up

Lift - ability to bench press 125 lbs.

Purple Squad: The Purple Squad is the All-Girl Game Squad. The Purple Squad will cheer at all football games, men's and women's basketball games and select volleyball/soccer games. The team will also make appearances throughout the community.


Tumbling - Standing Back handspring, standing backhandspring series (minimum of 3), Round off Back handspring series (minimum of 3)

All Girl Stunting - Back, base or top a Heel Stretch Full Down and quick toss extension

Selection Process

Tryouts will be conducted in the spring over a series of two days. Cuts will be made on day one based on tumbling, with a second round of cuts to follow after stunting. The official tryout will consist of a performance of the fight song, and a formal interview with coaching staff. More tryout information to be posted in early 2016.

Contact Information

Jordan Benedict

Head Coach



TTU Cheerleading
Tennessee Tech Fitness Center
PO Box 5107
Cookeville, TN 38505

Tryout Packet Information

To be posted in early 2016


All individuals wishing to tryout for the mascot of Tennessee Tech "Awesome Eagle" and or crew (Grandpappy, or a nest keeper) need to report to the Tennessee Tech Fitness Center on TBA. Once you arrive at the Fitness Center you will have a meeting that will give you instructions regarding the tryout schedule. The height requirement for all characters is between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 5 inches. Each individual will need to bring with them to tryouts the following items:

1. Mascot Tryout packet: the information that needs to be in the tryout packet is the same information that is in the cheerleader tryout packet.
2. A 1 minute family appropriate mascot skit: this skit needs to include a minimum of 3 props and a max of 5 props. Music & signs are optional but strongly suggested. Signs do not count as props. One prop must be used as an improvisational prop (example: broom is used as guitar)
3. Individuals trying out will also be asked to act out an actual scenario that would possibly occur while they are in the mascot suit during a game, appearance, event, etc. You will not know what this scenario will be until you are asked to perform it.

Those individuals making the team will be asked to stay that afternoon for a short meeting after tryouts.