James River JV and Varsity Cheerleading

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Sideline Cheer Tryouts for the 2021-22 Season:

Prior cheer expereince is not a requirement for tryouts! Athletes who are dedicated, quick learners and/or have a background in gymnastics, step, dance, majorette/danceline are STRONGLY encouraged to tryout! Boys with tumbling expereince are also encouraged to tryout.

*We regognize that some potential athletes may have a conflict with these dates due to the Summit Competition. Please contact us if that is the case!

Mandatory Tryout Practices: May 10, 11, 12, 4:30-6:00 in the JRHS Auxiliary Gym. 

Final Tryout: May 13, 4:30-6:00

Welcome Meeting: May 13, 8:00-8:30 PM, via Zoom 

First Practice for those who make the team: May 14, 4:30-6:00

*For any athlete who makes the team, expect to set time aside the following week for practices, fundraising starts, welcome meeting, and uniform sizing. 

Varsity will be made up of 16-20 athletes. Competition team members will be selected from the Varsity Sideline team in August. Freshmen will be considered for the Varsity Sideline and Varsity Competiton team. 

Junior Varisty will be made up of 10-12 athletes. 

Sideline cheer includes Football and Basketball season. Practices begin the first week in August and are mandatory. 

Pre-season Open Gyms: 

Interested participants are welcome to join for pre-season conditioning/open gyms. New members will need to bring a copy of their physical, concussion form and VCU Athletic Trainer form in order to participate. 

Open gyms will take place on the following Thursdays, from 5:30-7:00 in the JRHS Auxilary Gym. 




Paperwork (linked below) All forms are required at tryouts. 

-Google Interest Form (please fill out before May 5)

-VHSL Physical

-Heads Up Concussion Form

-VCU Athletic Trainer Form

-Copy of grades from 3rd 9 weeks & evidence of passing 5 classes. A copy of final report cards will be required at the end of the school year. 

-JRHS Cheer Info and Tryout Packet 

Questions? Email Coach Gahagan at annak_gahagan@ccpsnet.net

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