Wilkes University

Wilkes University Cheerleading

The Wilkes University Cheerleaders show their pride and love for their university on game days and also in the community. The Wilkes University Cheerleaders also represent the University at the collegiate UCA Nationals in January in Orlando, Florida.

The football and competition squad is traditionally composed of 20-25 members. That season begins in early August with camp and continues right through the last Men's Basketball game in February. They cheer at all home football games, local and national competitions, as well as halftime for the Men's Basketball home games. The squad practices two nights a week for two to three hours per practice and has an optional weekly tumbling practice. There are also community service and alumni events that the squad is required to participate in throughout the year. 

Tryouts for the football and competition squad are held in April each year. The tryout is a one day experience, where you must showcase your stunting, tumbling, cheering, jumping, and dancing abilities in front of a panel of judges. Cheerleaders on the football field

The basketball squad is traditionally composed of 16-20 members. That season begins in late October with camp during fall break and continues through the last Men's Basketball game in February. They cheer at all home and local Men's and Women's games. The squad practices once week for two to three hours per practice and has an optional weekly tumbling practice. There are also community service and alumni events that the squad is required to participate in throughout the year. 

Tryouts for the basketball squad are held in October each year. Thetryout is a one day experience, where you must showcase your stunting, tumbling, cheering, jumping, and dancing abilities in front of a panel of judges.

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Natasha Milazzo

Head Coach
Natasha.milazzo@wilkes.edu
(570) 578-7328

Tayler Collins

Assistant Coach
taylerlcollins@gmail.com
(570) 762-1743

To be a part of the Wilkes University Cheerleading football and competition squad you must have prior cheerleading experience. This means you must have extensive background in stunting, cheer, dance, and some gymnastic experience. The basketball squad does not need prior cheer experience but is preferred.            

At tryouts you will be asked to learn 2 cheers and a 3 eight-count dance with music. You will also be asked to demonstrate your stunting ability whether it be as a back, base, or flyer, 2 jumps with one being a toe touch, and any gymnastic skills you may have.             

Uniforms are paid for by the school. The girls are responsible for all other expenses which include sneakers, warm up jackets and pants, and bag.

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Tryouts for the 2017-2018 season will be held:

1 – 4 p.m. • Saturday, April 8 | 1 – 4 p.m. • Sunday, April 9
University Center on Main (UCOM)
169 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

At tryouts you will be given one 3- 8count dance and one sideline to tryout with. You will also be asked to demonstrate your stunting ability whether it be as a back spot, base, or flyer. We will also ask to see two jumps with one being a toe touch and any gymnastic skills you may have.

References from past high school or all star cheerleading coaches will be accepted.

Uniforms and warm ups are paid for by the University. The team is responsible for all other expenses (of items that are kept by the cheerleader who purchased them) which include sneakers, bows, and other team apparel. Each team member is also responsible for fundraising the amount needed for their individual trip to Nationals.

Wilkes University Cheerleading Clinic & Tryout

 

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