Cheerleaders increase crowd participation for football games, basketball games and wrestling matches. Cheerleaders determine which chants and cheers should be performed as other spirit squads follow their lead. Cheerleaders attend all home and away games, pep rallies and as many community activities as possible.
The following are the required skills for a Union Cheerleader. In addition, you will have the option to perform a higher scoring tumbling pass and/or standing tumbling along with the following required skills for the tryout:
8th Grade Cheer: Round off, toe touch, best side herkie, and best front hurdler
9th Grade Cheer: Round off backhandspring, toe touch, best side herkie, and best front hurdle
JV Cheer: Round off back tuck, standing backhandspring, toe touch, pike and best front hurdler
Varsity Cheer: Round off backhandspring back tuck, standing back tuck, toe touch, pike, and best front hurdler
Competitions are encouraged and expected for our squads. The following is an approximation for the squads: