Ferris State sets cheer clinic for April 8

By Ferris State Athletics

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State Cheer team will have a cheer clinic on Saturday, April 8, from 1-3 p.m. (ET) with an additional tryout session on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Ewigleben Sports Complex.

The Ferris State Cheer team is currently a Ferris State Athletics game day sideline squad, as well as a competitive team. Cheer team members cheer at all home Ferris State football as well as men’s and women’s basketball games.

This year’s team plans to compete at Canam Nationals In Myrtle Beach, S.C.

All participants must sign a waiver to participate, and those under the age of 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian as well.

The expected dress code for all participants are black shorts and a plain white tank top and arrive game day ready with hair and makeup done.

Cost of the clinic is $10 with a $15 tryout fee due prior to participation. Checks can be made out to Ferris State Cheer or cash will also be accepted as payment.

Female cheer requirements: standing back handspring, toe touch back handspring; double toe touch; running pass with multiple skills; single/double twist from lib or heel stretch (other positions must be able to back and base these); Flyer flexibility; be able to stunt in multiple positions; be ready to learn and perform a short chant AND dance; standing back tuck (preferred); male cheer requirements: toe touch; be ready to learn and perform a short chant; standing back hand spring or tuck (preferred); stunting and coed experience (preferred).

For more information, contact coach Danielle Lee via email at ferrisstatecheer@gmail.com. If you need special accommodations, please contact this email no less than 72 hours in advance.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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