2020-21 Tryouts - UPDATED

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Updated April 1, 2020

Hello Future Lamar Cheerleaders,

As you know, it's been an overwhelming week for the cheer industry and our country as a whole. Given our current circumstances, we do not feel it is realistic to hold our tryouts in person as originally planned.

Having said that, postponing it to a later date is not an option, as we have no way of knowing when we would be clear to have tryouts. Too many people need to make decisions on what colleges they will be committing to.

Because of this, we've decided to continue with tryout date deadlines but will be moving tryouts to 100 percent video/online only. This is how this will work:

  1. All candidates must submit their tryout video and paperwork by Friday, May 1 at 5:00 pm.
  2. On Saturday, May 2, you will be notified by email if you are a finalist or not.
  3. If you are selected as a finalist, then we will schedule an online interview with you sometime between May 3 and 4.
  4. We will notify everyone who did and did not make it by Tuesday, May 5 by email.

If you are selected for the LU Cheer Team, you will need to be available on Friday, May 8 for an online meeting. At that time, we will walk you through uniform fittings, contracts, and scholarships. We will also go over very important information for the season ahead and all of our summer scheduling.

Video requirements will be emailed to all registered tryout participants on Monday, April 20. If you register between April 20 and May 1, you will receive video requirements after you register.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Coach Kelsey Baden at kbaden@lamar.edu.


  • Solid black, white, or red crop top
  • Solid black fitted spandex shorts
  • Athletic shoes/cheer shoes
  • Hair must be worn half-up, half-down with a bow
  • Makeup should be game-day appropriate
  • No jewelry of any kind
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • No visible logos from other schools


  • Solid black, white, or red t-shirt/athletic shirt
  • Solid black or red athletic shorts
  • Athletic shoes/cheer shoes
  • No jewelry of any kind
  • No facial hair
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • No visible logos from other schools
  • Game-day ready appearance is expected