2020 Tryout Information

2020 MMS Cheerleading Tryouts


We are excited to announce that NISD will conduct Virtual Tryouts for the 2020 Middle School Cheer season!  

Tryouts will be conducted through video submission from May 4th to May 8th.  The Virtual Tryout Submission link for Medlin will be posted on THIS PAGE and will accept submissions from May 4th to May 8th.  Late submissions will not be considered.  A panel of two judges (not affiliated with Medlin) will score each video submission using the NISD Score Card that was presented at the Informational Meeting.  Tryout results will be posted to this page no later than May 11th.  All other tryout procedures set forth in the NISD Cheer Guidelines still apply.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!  Until May, keep practicing and stay healthy!

TRYOUT SUBMISSION FORM (this link will be live on May 4th)

The Tryout Video Submission form consists of two sections:
Part 1 - Candidate Information:  Candidates will need a screenshot/photo of their first SEMESTER report card to upload into the first section of the form in addition to basic information.  Report cards can be accessed in Home Access Center.  

Part 2 -Video Submission:  Candidates will upload videos of their complete tryout process.  Up to 5 videos can be added to the form in case you choose to film each part separately.  A mock tryout video has been posted below as an example.  Please review the NISD Scoring Card to familiarize yourself with the scoring process.  

Introduce yourself – name, school and grade
Demonstrate a spirited entrance or SPIRIT between Cheer, Dance, and Jumps
Demonstrate CHEER (make sure you are loud)
Demonstrate DANCE (high energy)
Demonstrate 3 JUMPS of your choice



Interested in trying out for Medlin Cheerleading?  Please start by reading through the NISD Middle School Cheer Guidelines to ensure you are eligible.

Informational Meeting
There will be an informational meeting on February 25th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the Medlin cafeteria to discuss Cheer tryouts, eligibility, and season expectations.  Parents and candidates are welcome to attend.  Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, but highly recommended, as all candidates and parents are responsible for the material shared during this meeting.

Missed the meeting?  No problem!  Here's what you missed:
Informational Meeting Slideshow

Tryout Material
Level 1 Dance
Tryout 1 Music.m4a
Cheer: "Let's Rumble"
*Candidates are expected to learn the dance and cheer on their own time.*  

Cheerleaders who make the 2020 squad should plan on participating in the following summer events:

* Summer Cheer Camp is July 15-17th from 8:30am to 4pm at Adams Middle School
* Summer Stunt Clinic is August 3 from 9am to 1pm at Trinity All Stars in Roanoke
* Summer practices (at Medlin) July 29 and August 5 from 4pm to 5:30 pm

If you have questions regarding Cheer or Cheer tryouts, please contact Coach Wood at twood@nisdtx.org.