By now, you’ve got a smokin’ bod, a sassy ‘do, and of course, a fabulous costume from Satin Stitches! But there’s one last thing you cannot forget about – your personality. Being a Pro Cheerleader is all about being the total package. You need to be able to dance and cheer and look good while doing it, but you are also representing your team out in the community. Being able to convey the spirit of your organization while maintaining a professional demeanor and upbeat attitude is essential.
Prepare for your audition as you would a job interview – which, when you think about it, is exactly what you are doing. Most teams will hold a professional interview with the semi-finalists before making their final cuts. Be prepared to answer a variety of questions. Think about why you want to be a Pro Cheerleader. If you make the team, what are you most looking forward to? What makes you stand ‘a cut above the rest’? What qualities do you think are important in a candidate? Be sure to brush up on current events too. You never want to be caught looking like you are anything but a well-rounded, intelligent woman.
Hopefully, you actually like the sport for which you will be cheering. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan, it’s important to know some facts about the game and the organization. Basic rules are a must. For example, if you are trying out to cheer for a football team, knowing there are four – 15 minute quarters in a game should be second nature! And you should definitely know that a touchdown is worth 6 points, the kick after is worth 1 point, a field goal is worth 3 points, etc.
Again, spend some time on the website of your team to learn a bit about them. What year were they founded? Who is the head coach? Who owns the team? Does your team have a favorite charity? You might also want to think about your favorite player and what makes them an admirable athlete. Questions like this may or may not come up, but it’s better to have an answer prepared than to be caught off guard.
Hopefully now you are prepared from every angle and ready to rock your audition!
Best of luck to everyone!