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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 Gem Auditions

Recruitment Process:

Step 1:

Complete 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
TikTok: @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

  • Right and Left Double Pirouette
  • Right and Left Triple Pirouette
  • A La Seconde Sequences
  • Right and Left Kicks
  • Right and Left Leaps
  • Right and Left Splits
  • Calypsos
  • Preferred skills — aerial, headspring, acro skills

Band Dance:
Jungle Boogie

Chant:
Defense - Vandals - Defense

Solo of choice:
Limit to 60 seconds

General Video Notes:

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

Attire:

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

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

Staff Directory