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High School Cheerleading Tryout Dates & Information

Interested in being a cheerleader on your high school squad?  Hays CISD will be holding several meetings and clinics prior to cheer try-outs.  Informational meetings have been scheduled for students and parents.  Two clinics will be held for students and will include a mock try-out to prepare for the actual cheer try-out process.  Meetings, clinics and try-outs listed below are for cheerleader candidates.  Mascot tryout dates and process will be communicated by each campus.


Student/Parent Information Meetings

Students and a parent are required to attend one of the informational meetings for your respective high school.

Hays HS and Johnson HS (2 meetings scheduled – select 1 to attend)

  • Thursday, February 21st @ 6:15 PM@ Joe Graham Gym, Hays High School
  • Saturday, March 2nd @7:30 AM @ Bales Gym, Hays High School

Lehman HS (2 meetings scheduled – select 1 to attend)

  • Wednesday, February 20th @ 6:15 PM @Lehman High School
  • Saturday, March 2nd @7:30 AM @ Silver Gym, Lehman High School

Pre-Clinic - OPTIONAL, but suggested (closed to the public)

Saturday, March 2nd @ 8:00 - 11:00

Session 1 (8:00-9:30): Cheer basics review - including but not limited to motions, placement, jumps, and tumbling form/counts. This is not a tumbling class and tumbling is not required.
Session 2 (9:45-11:00): Fight song instruction - newly added component to the Varsity tryout.

Hays HS and Johnson HS @ Bales Gym, Hays High School

  • Saturday, March 2nd @ 8:00 - 11:00

Lehman HS @ Silver Gym, Lehman High School

  • Saturday, March 2nd @ 8:00 - 11:00

 Try-Out Clinic - MANDATORY (closed to the public)

Where: Red Gym, Hays High School

When: Monday, March 25th - Thursday, March 28th @ 5:00-6:30PM

This clinic is mandatory for all students wanting to try-out for any Hays CISD cheer squad. Students will learn tryout material as well as have the opportunity for a mock tryout on Thursday.

* Transportation will be provided for LHS students from Lehman HS to Hays HS. Students are required to sign-up with the Lehman HS cheer staff to ride the bus.


Cheer Try-Outs (closed to the public)

Where: Red Gym/Bales Gym, Hays High School

When: Friday, March 29th @ 5:00 PM

Candidates will be held in the dance room and escorted to Red Gym, where they will try-out in front of impartial judges. Students will be released once all candidates for their squad have completed the tryout process.

*Transportation will be provided for LHS students from Lehman HS to Hays HS. Students are required to sign-up with the Lehman HS cheer staff to ride the bus.


Mascot tryout dates and process will be communicated by each campus.


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