Cheerleading Tryout Clinic

Cheerleading is back in session beginning April for students to join and participate in the award-winning Smoky Hill Cheer Team


Nellie Light, Staffer

The first Cheerleading tryout clinic is on Wednesday, Apr. 12, from 5:00- 6:30 p.m. It will take place at the school in the East Gym. The clinic is open to all current 6th-11th grade students and there is no cost to attend.


Do I need to have prior experience and tumbling in order to make a team?

  • The answer is no experience is needed. Although it is preferred that Varsity level athletes display a minimum of a back handspring, the focus is more on finding well-rounded student-athletes who will work hard and have a positive attitude to find more information. Scan the QR code that can also be found on the Smoky Hill Cheerleading Instagram page.

I am involved in other spring sports/activities/school events that conflict with some of the clinic and tryout dates. How will this affect my ability to make the team?

  • Communication is key! Please email the coaches at [email protected] in advance to let us know if you have prior commitments that conflict with the spring tryout/practice schedule. We are happy to work with you, we just need to know when to expect that you will have to miss a portion or all of a scheduled cheer event. We also understand some prior engagements may conflict with the week of tryouts and final evaluations. Please reach out with your specific situation and if the circumstances warrant, we may be able to schedule a private tryout.

Is there a fee for the pre-tryout clinics on April 12th and 19th? Do we need to register for the clinics, separately?

  • The pre-tryout clinics are optional, drop-in clinics. There is no additional fee to attend and you do not need to pre-register. Just show up!

“Cheer can be a really fun sport and it lasts all year long so you meet new people that you’re friends with your whole life,” Mira Oliver (11) said, a member of the cheer team.

For more information, scan the QR code and contact the email listed above.