The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) cheerleading team is hosting open tryouts for its 2016-2017 season on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. Tryouts begin each day at 9 a.m., in the Fitness Center, in Building K, on the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.
A tryout preparation session for the upcoming season will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Aug. 15. Stunting and jumping skills are required; tumbling skills are recommended.
The tryout preparation session will include practicing with peers and receiving tips from coaching staff; participants also will receive a cheer tryout application packet.
The college’s cheerleaders compete at the state and national level, promote school spirit on campus and at all home basketball games. Team members also are required to support additional college athletic programs, host fundraisers and participate in community service projects throughout the year.
Male and female PHSC students, including incoming freshmen, returning sophomores and transfer students in good academic standing may try out. Cheerleading tryout requirements and additional information can be found at PHSC.edu/athletics/cheerleading.