Tryouts 2021-2022

TRYOUT INFORMATION SESSION

Click here to sign up for a Zoom Information Session on Tuesday April 6th from 6-7:30pm. We will go over tryout info, chat about what the season will look like, review COVID policies, and answer questions!

TRYOUT MATERIALS

The following are due by Wednesday April 14th at 12:00pm to msupompon@gmail.com:   

  • Tryout Registration*
    • Please ensure your email address is entered correctly as we will use this for all tryout communications
  • $15 tryout fee (Venmo, cash, or check payable to MSU Pompon)
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Potential New Members Only:
    • Grade Report (most recent)
    • Former Coach Survey
      • Please send this link to your former coach(es) to request their recommendation.
    • Michigan State University Acceptance Letter
    • Digital liability form (Invitation to complete will be emailed after tryout registration is submitted)

TRYOUT ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidate must be MSU Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Candidate must be 17-24 years of age during MAPP competitions (early November / mid February) 
  • Candidate must currently hold and have the ability to maintain minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Candidate must be considered a *full time student by MSU – 12 credits per semester
  • Candidate must be willing & able to abide by guidelines & standards established in team Code of Conduct & Constitution

*Students of senior status who do not need to take 12 credits based on their graduation requirements/needs are only required to take the minimum 6 credits (criteria est. by MAPP)

WHAT TO EXPECT – Virtual Tryout

Friday April 16th:

We will be sending an email to all tryout candidates on Friday April 16th at 12pm that will include:

1. Pompon tryout routine demo video, write up, and music

2. High Kick tryout routine demo video, write up, and music

3.  Instructions for jumps

This email will also include your tryout number, video submission instructions, and the scheduled time for your Zoom interview on Saturday April 17th.

Saturday April 17th:

Tryout Submission Time: All virtual tryout video submissions are due by 12pm on Saturday April 17th

Email submissions to:  msupompon@gmail.com

Interview Time: Your individual Zoom interview time will be given to you in the Friday email. 

Late submissions will not be accepted. We will not be considering any video submissions that do not meet submission requirements outlined in the Friday informational email. 

The 2021-2022 MSU Pompon Team Members will be posted on msupom.com within 24 hours following the completion of tryouts.

WHAT TO WEAR 

  • Your own set of poms
  • Black leggings or dance pants
  • Black tank top
  • Workout shoes
  • Secured hair
  • Performance make-up
  • Stud earrings are fine, no extra jewelry

Click HERE for a breakdown of judging categories.

WHAT TO EXPECT – In-Person Tryout

Friday April 16th:

We will be sending an email to all tryout candidates on Friday April 16th at 12pm that will include:

1. Pompon tryout routine demo video, write up, and music

2. High Kick tryout routine demo video, write up, and music

3.  Instructions for jumps

This email will also include your tryout number as well as the scheduled time for your tryout and interview on Sunday. We will be assigning your tryout partner for you. You will need to follow social distancing at all times, and we will require that you wear a mask. 

Sunday April 18th:

Time: Scheduled appointment time will be given in Friday email

Location: The Barre Code East Lansing (1024 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI). 

Tryout: This is where you will perform the Pompon routine, High Kick routine, and jumps

Interview: You will complete your individual interview following your tryout performance. 

You will arrive at your scheduled appointment time for your tryout and sign in with a captain, along with your assigned partner. You will be required to complete a health screening and we will take your temperature utilizing a touchless thermometer before your tryout. We will require everyone to wear masks and maintain social distancing. We will keep less than 10 people inside the building for health and safety precautions. 

The 2021-2022 MSU Pompon Team Members will be posted on msupom.com within 24 hours following the completion of tryouts.

WHAT TO WEAR / BRING

  • Mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Your own set of poms
  • Black leggings or dance pants
  • Black tank top
  • Workout shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Secured hair
  • Performance make-up
  • Stud earrings are fine, no extra jewelry

Click HERE for a breakdown of judging categories.

NEW TEAM MEETING

If selected for the 2021-2022 team, you must be able to attend a mandatory meeting/ practice on Saturday April 24th from 2-6pm on campus. Specific location information TBA. 

TEAM EXPECTATIONS / DATES

Summer Practices (May – September) : Tuesday biweekly practices outdoors on campus from 5-9pm starting Tuesday, May 4th. 

Regular Season Practices, pending COVID guidelines (September – March) : Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm, Sundays 2-6pm.

Events and performances: TBD pending COVID guidelines/ policies.

 

*Please note that Michigan State University Club Sports are not currently permitted to gather on campus in person under their name. These tryouts are an unofficial gathering of passionate pompon members, who will be following all COVID guidelines and procedures to ensure safety and the best interest of all tryout candidates and the University.