Our clinics are an opportunity for high school cheerleaders of any grade to prepare for cheerleading at the college level. This is also an opportunity for seniors planning to tryout at WKU to get a head start by learning the tryout material early and meet other potential cheerleaders to work on tryout material. Attendance at a prep stunt clinic can take place of the first tryout clinic day to ease in travel during tryout week. Liability form and information sheet must be turned in at check in of each clinic. No pre-registration required. The liability form can be found at our web page. The cost is $75 per clinic.
Saturday, February 13th 12-3 pm Held at CheerVille Athletics, 115 Chester Ct Bowling Green, KY 42101
Saturday, March 12th 5-8 pm Held at CheerVille Athletics, 115 Chester Ct Bowling Green, KY 42101
Saturday, March 26th 5-8 pm Held at E.A. Diddle Arena, 1605 Ave of Champions Bowling Green, KY 42101
Saturday, April 16th 5-8 pm Held at E.A. Diddle Arena, 1605 Ave of Champions Bowling Green, KY 42101
A waiver must be filled out in order for cheerleaders to participate. Click HERE to access the waiver.
Current WKU Coed and All-girl cheerleaders as well as the coaching staff will be available to work with you on stunting, tumbling, baskets, and etc. The tryout material will be taught and assistance offered on cleaning up that material. Each tryout participant will need to learn the fight song and a cheer that they will be required to know for tryouts. In addition to the fight song and cheer the all-girl tryout participants will also be required to learn a dance.
2016 Western Kentucky University Tryout Information
Tryout Date: May 7nd Doors open at 8am
Location: Diddle Arena
Tryout Clinic Dates: May 4th, 5th, 6th
Clinic Times: 6:30pm-9pm
Location- Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gym B
Dress for clinics should be a form fitting top and cheer shorts for women for all girl and Coed. For tryout day, coed would like a cheer or tennis skirt and tank. All girl wants a plain white t shirt and black shorts for our tryout day attire. Cheer shoes are mandatory and no jewelry is to be worn.
For men we would like to see t-shirts and athletic shorts for clinics, polo and athletic shorts for try-outs. Cheer shoes are mandatory and no jewelry is to be worn.
Tryout clinics will conclude nightly with the coaching staff making a cut each night. On the final tryout day, we will have a closed door tryouts. After that, we will have one final cut. Cuts will be based on performance of the participant during the tryout process.
For any questions concerning the prep clinics or tryouts, please contact:
2015-16 WKU Cheerleading Program
(Left to Right): Sarah K Jones, Tom Jones, Joshua Bewley, Joni Hall
WKU Cheerleaders Turn in Record-Setting Performance at National Championships
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The WKU Cheerleading team completed a record-setting showing at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College National Cheerleading Championships, with the all-girl team placing third in the nation and the co-ed team finishing eighth in the nation.
The all-girl squad's third-place finish out of 18 programs is the highest ranking in WKU's cheerleading history, and the eighth-place finish by the co-ed team out of 23 schools is just shy of last season's fifth-place result. The competition, held at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., is a showcase of top collegiate cheerleading squads and features highly-competitive Division I programs in a variety of routines.
Both teams will receive a $5,000 prize credit toward their entry into next year's event and will be featured on ESPN's coverage of the event due to their high placements.
The co-ed squad is coached by Tom and Sarah Jones, and the all-girl squad is coached by Josh Bewley, Joni Hall and Lori Bewley.