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The Mississippi State University Spirit Groups program consists of Co-ed Cheerleaders, All-Girl Cheerleaders, and Pom Squad. The co-ed squad cheers at all football games, men's and women's home basketball games and home SEC volleyball games. The all-girl squad cheers at home football games and select away games, men's and women's home basketball games, and home SEC volleyball games. The Pom Squad attends home football games, men's and women's home basketball games and home SEC volleyball games. They also do performances at various home football games, men's and women's home basketball games, home SEC volleyball games and various other events on campus. All squads are required to attend practice and schedule classes around the practice times set by the coach. All squads are required to make appearances at a variety of athletic events throughout the year, including alumni events and clinics.
 

TRYOUTS

**CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS**
If you have previously registered via printed paper application, you will need to re-register via the link above. 
 

MSU Pom Squad Auditions

Date: June 22 & 23, 2018
Location: Joe Frank Sanderson Center (Mississippi State University)
Cost: $60 Registration Fee Due Upon Check-In (Cash or Money Order ONLY)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
June 22, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration
  • 5:00 PM - Dance technique evaluation
  • 8:00 PM - Learn/Jazz/hip hop dance
June 23, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - Stretch/Warm-up
  • 10:30 AM - Review jazz/hip hop dance and learn band cheer
  • 11:00 AM - Until - Evaluations
Attire:
  • Black crop top and black booty shorts
  • Black hip hop pants
  • Jazz shoes and hip hop shoes of your choice
Requested Technique:
Tryouts consist of Jazz, Pom, and Hip Hop technique

Jazz Technique
  • Straight Leap
  • Leap in Second
  • Switch Leap
  • Calypso
  • Ring Leap
  • Reverse leap
  • Turning Disc
  • Leg Extension/Tilt
  • Pitch Kick
  • Leg Hold Turns
  • A la Seconde Turns
  • Triple Pirouette
  • Optional Jazz Skills - quad pirouette, combination fouettes, illusion, scorpion, front/back walkover, switch tilt, etc.
Hip Hop Technique
  • Kip Up
  • Headspring
  • Optional Hip-hop Skills - handstand forward roll, face stand, baby freeze, rubber band, etc.
 

All Girl and Coed Cheerleader Tryouts

Date: June 23 & 24, 2018
Location: Sanderson Center (Mississippi State University)
Cost: $60 Registration Fee Due Upon Check-In (Cash or Money Order ONLY)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
June 23, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration
  • 5:30 PM - Tumbling evaluation
  • 7:30 PM - Learn/review Fight Song/Band cheer/stunt partner groups
June 24, 2018
  • Schedule - TBA
Attire:
  • Girls: White Athletic shirt and black, gray, or maroon shorts
  • Guys: Short sleeve white shirt and black, gray, or maroon shorts
Tryouts consist of tumbling skills, fight song, stunting skills, and execution of cheering abilities.

Requested tumbling skills include the following:
  • Standing tumbling - tuck, back handspring back or any advanced standing tumbling
  • Tumbling pass(es)
Coed Stunts:
  • Walk to the top
  • Toss to the top
  • Stretch, double down (girls)
  • One arm stunts (boys)
All Girl Stunts:
  • Walk to the top
  • Stretch, double down
  • Quick toss to the top
  • Spinning variations (full ups, full arounds, 1 ½ ups, etc)
  • Walk-in single base skills

If you are unable to attend the designated tryout date, video submissions will be permitted. Information about how to submit your video and application will be announced at a later date. 
 

EVENTS & CLINICS

Stay tuned for information on upcoming clinics and events. 
 

CONTACT US

E-mail: spirit@athletics.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-8881
Twitter: @HailStateSG

Address:
Mississippi State Spirit Groups
ATTN: Athletic Marketing
288 Lakeview Drive
Mississippi State, MS 39762