Cheer Recruitment

Cheerleading Recruitment Information

Please complete the form below and read below for highlight video information.

Highlight videos must be submitted for consideration and to begin the process. It is recommended to submit your video as an unlisted YouTube link. Videos can be submitted for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students.

*Student-athletes looking to be recruited for the 2022-2023 team should submit questionnaire above along with highlight video link by March 31, 2022.

Highlight videos should show the following content in this order (more information for each section is below):
1. Question and Answers
2. Tumbling
3. All Girl or Coed Partner Stunts
4. Game Day (School Teams)

1. Question and Answers
Please answer the following questions (in detail) in your video:
– Introduction (name, hometown, high school and/or all-star gym)
– Why you would like to be on the Vanderbilt University Cheer Team?
– What do you know about our program?
– Why would you be an ideal candidate for our team?
– What is your best/ proudest athletic memory as a competitor?
– An area where you struggle athletically.
– What do you hope to pursue academically in college?
– Any other information you wish to share.

2. Tumbling
Please show on a NON SPRING FLOOR or GRASS SURFACE
*Standing tumbling passes – *NON SPRING FLOOR
– standing back handspring
– standing tuck (no step)
– standing back handspring back tuck (no step)
*Elite tumbling passes – *NON SPRING FLOOR
– standing back handspring back handspring tuck/ layout/ full (preferred no step)
– standing back handspring layout/ full
– standing fulls
*Running tumbling – *NON SPRING FLOOR
– roundoff handspring series (prefer power hurdle over two-step or running into)
– roundoff handspring tuck (prefer power hurdle over 2 step or running into)
– roundoff handspring layout (prefer power hurdle over 2 step or running into)
– roundoff handspring full (prefer power hurdle over 2 step or running into)
– any other elite passes (whip to full/ Arabian to full/ full through to full/ kick full/ etc.)

3. All Girl or Co-ed Partner Stunting
Please show your best all girl or coed partner stunting skills. You do not have to show every skill listed below but try to show skills that demonstrate all areas of partner stunting (i.e. straight up skills, inverted/flipping skills, twisting skills, etc.)
*Straight up stunts
– extensions, libs, heel stretch, arabesques, cupies (Co-ed Only)
*Twitsting skills
– full ups, low to high full arounds, high to high full arounds
*Inverted/Flipping Skills
– Round off up, back handspring up, hand in hand, rewinds
*Dismounts
– single down, double down

4. Game Day
Please show any videos from any game day environments highlighting enthusiasm, sharpness, correct motion placement, and an overall presence on the sidelines.

Videos do not have to be produced in a professional manner, but your image and appearance/, question and answer portion, and skills demonstrated should highlight all of your strengths as a student-athlete in a professional manner.

For questions, please email Head Coach Kelsea Giantonio at kelsea.fithian-giantonio@vanderbilt.edu.