Varsity and JV Cheerleading · Cavalier Cheer FAQ

Q: I have never done cheer, can I still join the team?

A: YES. The sideline is a great place to learn cheer and show school spirit.


Q: I am transferring from a new school, can I try out?

A: You must submit an Intent to Transfer form before trying out. Transfers are not guaranteed unless you are moving within the bounds of Clackamas High School.


Q: Do you need to be flexible? Do I need to have a back handspring?

A: Nope! You can learn and stretch with us!


Q: What are tryouts like?

A: Tryouts will be a specified number of team practices where there will be coach observations, at the end of the summer the competition team will be chosen and given their choreography. This is a no-cut team.


Q: Is there a JV and a Varsity?

A: No, the whole sideline squad will be considered Varsity and will letter at the coach’s discretion. There will be a competition team to compete with a traditional routine and a game-day routine.


Q: Are there fundraising/scholarships available?

A: Yes, there is.


Q: How will you decide who makes the competition team?

A: Athletes who demonstrate cheer competence and cheer skill mastery will be asked to join the competition squad. Athletes must also display commitment, a good attitude, and a lot of school spirit.


Q: What is the time commitment?

A: Sideline only team will have 2 1hr practices and 1hr tumbling class per week and will cheer at all varsity football and basketball games. The competition team will have 2 2.5hr practices and 1hr tumbling class per week and will cheer all varsity football and Friday basketball games. The competition team will also compete on Saturdays from January to February (as well as select dates in October). All athletes will be required to participate in fundraisers and community events.


Q: When do practices start?

A: TBD by the school district, county, and Governor due to the risk of COVID-19. Join the email list and follow us on Instagram for updates!


Q: How will COVID-19 and restrictions affect cheer?

A: We have been provided guidance on how to safely lead the practice and will have multiple measures in place to protect athletes but we do not have a start date for the season. As for competitions and cheering at fall sports we don’t know what will happen but the school district is hoping to find a safe way to offer sports and competitions. Updates to come soon!


Q: What if I have a question that wasn’t answered here?
A: E-mail Coach Victoria