Information Regarding Spring Tryouts (In-Person or Virtual) for Sideline Cheer and Dance Teams

The MSHSAA Board of Directors has interpreted By-Law 4.5.4 to include tryouts as a recognized event for sideline cheerleading and dance teams. School administrators and event sponsors should be certain all students involved in the tryouts, whether conducted in-person or virutally, provide a physician's certificate stating that the individual is physically able to participate in sideline cheerleading or dance activities as required prior to participating in any activities in preparation for tryouts.  This would include practices. 

To keep problems at a minimum, please provide advance notice of this requirement to interested students to allow sufficient time for physicals to be obtained prior to tryouts.

In addition, only students who are currently enrolled at the member school may participate in spring tryouts.  Students who may be transferring from another school district into your district for the fall semester are not  eligible to participate in spring tryouts.