Howard College offers great scholarships to cheerleaders that typically cover the costs of tuition and books!
HC Cheerleaders are a very prominent organization on campus. We cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at home and away games, and support other athletic teams and organizations on campus.
HC Cheerleaders also give back to the community by volunteering for several different non-profit organizations.
Above all else, Howard College Cheerleaders have FUN! We work hard, play hard, and cheer hard!!!
What Can I Expect During Try-outs?
Applicants will try-out in front of the HC Cheer Coach and 2 other judges.
Stunting skills will be showcased in groups and each applicant may choose 3 different stunt skills to be judged upon (if an applicant stunts as both a Base and a Flyer, she may try-out using both skills). Each applicant will then perform the rest of their try-out individually.
Applicants will “spirit” out to the middle of the floor - this is your opportunity to showcase your tumbling ability (tumbling is preferred, but not required).
Applicants will then perform 3 consecutive jumps, and a double-toe touch.
Next, applicants will perform the Chant, Cheer, and Dance that was taught during the clinic.
Lastly, each applicant will participate in a brief interview with the Cheer Coach and Judges.
Applicants will be informed of who makes the squad by a letter, sent in the mail within a week after tryouts. Those who are selected to the squad will then be notified of the first team meeting and must attend.
How Will I Be Judged?
Appearance (collegiate cheerleader look)
Cheer/Chant Skills (sharp motions, loud and clear voice, facial expression)
Dance Ability (women only; facial expression, rhythm, execution of the motions)
Jumps (technique and difficulty)
Stunting skills (technique and ability)
Tumbling skills (technique and ability)
(Mats will be available at practices and tryouts for stunting and tumbling.)
What Should I Wear to Try-outs?
Applicants should wear “Cheer appropriate” attire. This includes shorts, t-shirt or tank top, cheer shoes, and hair pulled out of the face. Dressing in HC Red and Black is always a plus!
Office Hours: Mon - Thu 8 AM - 5 PM, Fri 8 AM - 3 PM, Closed Weekends
Howard College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720, 432-264-5100. For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, visit this link for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.