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Katie Doman, Head Coach

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-7057

Email: kdoman@uidaho.edu

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Vandal Cheer Recruitment

Recruitment Process:

Step 1:

Due March 1, 2023

Make a tryout payment of $50 

Complete Vandal Cheer Recruitment Form
Submit videos via YouTube link

Step 2:

Come visit us! This can include a Campus Tour or a Clinic/Recruiting Event.

Step 3: 

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with our programs:
Instagram: @Idaho_Spirit
Facebook: @VandalSpiritSquad

Timeline:

Sophomore/Junior Year of high school:
Potential candidates reach out to coaching staff expressing interest in the Vandal Spirit Squad. Attending recruitment clinics are strongly recommended.

Summer-Fall of Senior Year:
Complete the Recruitment Form and secure requirements. Attendance to recruitment clinics strongly advised as all material will be taught that is necessary for recruitment videos. 

Fall-Winter of Senior Year:
Apply to University of Idaho

March 1 recruitment form and videos are due.

Participants will receive an email on status of moving to final round in April.

Video Requirements

Introduction

  • Brief introduction about yourself
  • Why do you want to attend the University of Idaho?
  • What is your intended major(s)?
  • Why do you want to be a part of our program?

Skill Requirements

Women

  1. Tumbling:
    • Standing back handspring
    • Preferred- Standing Tuck or back handspring tuck
    • Round off back handspring tuck or higher
    **Tumbling requirements may be waived if an individual has a strong stunting skillset.
  2. Stunting/Group Stunting:
    • Extended Lib variations (heel stretch, arabesque, etc.)
    • Full ups
    • Pop offs from extensions/ liberties
    • Switch Ups
  3. Right and Left kicks
  4. Right and left splits
  5. Band Dance: Jungle Boogie
  6. Chant: Brave and Bold
  7. Sideline presence- showcasing rally style for at least 20 seconds.

Men

No experience is required for males- We look for overall potential.

  1. Tumbling: Preferred — Standing back handspring or back tuck
  2. Partner Stunting: Preferred — Toss chair and Toss hands press extension
  3. Sideline presence — Showcasing rally style for at least 20 seconds in front of judging panel
  4. Chant: Brave and Bold

Those trying out should showcase sharp sideline motions and light up the room when the perform. The coaching staff recommends watching recorded performances of the Vandal cheer team via YouTube or social media channels to get an idea of their sideline style. 

General Video Notes:

  • Videos do not need to be professionally edited.
  • Consider lighting and angles so you are easily evaluated.

Women Attire:

  • Black spandex & black sports bra
  • Hair down for introductions
  • Hair pulled back for technique evaluations
  • Full game day make-up

Men Attire:

  • Black shorts and black shirt
  • Well groomed hair and shaven face

Contact Us

Katie Doman, Head Coach

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-7057

Email: kdoman@uidaho.edu

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