Program Manager:  Shayna Holman

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Why Cheerleading?
One of the goals of our team is to break barriers. I cannot brag enough on the members of last year's cheerleading squad---they have already done this! The Hurricanes Cheerleading Squad is not the stereotypical cheer team. It is a team made up of members who support, encourage, bring out the best in each person and treat each other like family. We want to restore the true spirit of cheerleading. It is a co-ed sport that requires various levels of athleticism and enthusiasm found in both males and females. Whether you've been on a cheer team or not, you have done some form of cheering at a game or watching from home.

(If you are a male and undecided, please see the link below on "Male Cheerleading".)

Link:  Male Cheerleading

Fun Fact: Cheerleading was an all-male sport when it first began in 1877. The first woman was allowed on the team in 1923 but women were not recognized in the sport until the 1940's)



What’s New This Year!! Tryouts for Hurricane Cheerleading are DIFFERENT this year!

  • This year we will have TWO TRYOUTS, one for Football season and one for Basketball season.

  • Depending on number of people trying out, we may have 1 team (Varsity only) or 2 teams (Varsity and JV).

  • Again, there will be a SEPARATE TRYOUT later in the year (probably October) for Basketball season.




In order to participate, you must have filled in the online Waiver -

Dates (please attend both dates) 

  • Tryout Clinic - Tuesday, 5/28 - 3:00-5:00 pm - First Assembly Gym (Learning a cheer, a jump, stunting, and tumbling)

  • Tryouts - Thursday, 5/30 - 3:00-6:00 pm - First Assembly Gym

(if you aren't able to attend these dates, please respond directly to Shayna Holman -

Location - Greenville First Assembly (1105 Haywood Road, Greenville) - Enter the building in the back through the doors under the drive-through owning. The gym is down the hall to the left.

Uniform Fitting -  5:15PM on THURSDAY 5/30. Every cheerleader will be responsible for choosing the correct sizes! You cannot return the uniform. Parents, I strongly suggest you help your cheerleader with sizing.

Who Can Participate – Girls AND GUYS 6th-12th (school year 2019/2020). Must be homeschooled OR in a traditional school that does not offer Cheer. No experience necessary.

REMINDER: Depending on the number of people trying out, we may have 1 team – Varsity only or 2 teams – Varsity and JV.


How Do I Prepare for Tryouts? Please use this link for information -


More Information on Male Cheerleading -


Practices –  Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00-4:45pm August-October/November (End of football season)

Mandatory Cheer Camp - July 29-August 2 9am-5pm (Times are subject to change)

Summer – We may have an additional practice during the summer. We will let you know.

Program will involve – teamwork, jumps, cheers, stunting, tumbling, spirit, voice projection, positive attitude, etc.

Program Manager - Shayna Holman, a graduate of North Greenville University, where she cheered all four years, is the Program Manager for the Cheerleading program. Shayna was homeschooled from preschool to graduation, and she and her husband are also youth pastors at a local church. Shayna has received her spirit safety certification with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators.

Games – Varsity will be cheering for the Greenville Hurricanes JV football team August – October at all the home games and away games which are usually Thursdays or Saturdays.

JV will be cheering for the Greenville Hurricanes Middle School football team  August – October/November at all the home games and away games which are usually Thursdays and Saturdays.

Program Costs

  • Uniform - $150 - (girls - includes top, skirt, warm-up jacket, poms, bow, shirt) (boys – includes shirt, warm-up jacket, megaphone, and shirt) (Warm-up pants are optional for both boys and girls at an additional $30) PLEASE NOTE - The cheer uniform used in 2018/2019 has been discontinued. ALL CHEERLEADERS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW UNIFORM THIS YEAR.

  • Shoes (purchased individually – see below)

  • Spanx/Bloomers for girls (purchased individually- see below)

  • Shorts for guys (purchased individually – see below)

  • Registration - $150 - (includes organizational overhead, insurance, equipment, gym acquisition, supplies)

  • Athletes participating in the Football season will only pay an additional $50 if they also participate in the Basketball season.

TOTAL: $300 (for those needing a new uniform)

Cheer Rules & Regulations - Please use this link -


Girl's Uniform (Left: Uniform/Right: With Jacket) -- 

This is what LAST YEAR'S uniform looked like.
Since it has been discontinued, there will be a new style this year.

Boys Uniform

This is what LAST YEAR'S uniform looked like.
There may be a new style this year.


Things to Buy on Your Own - Cheerleaders are required to get their own shoes, bloomers (girls only) and shorts (guys only).

  • Shoes -- Guys must be in any athletic shoe in black, white, red, or grey in any combination. Girls must be in all solid white cheerleading shoes with flat bottom.

  • Bloomers (Girls only) -- Must be all black compression shorts that hit mid-thigh that must be worn under shorts at practice and the uniform at all times. You can find a variety of options at many different stores. You can alsolook up "spandex shorts" on Google or Amazon. Must look something similar to this: 

  • Shorts (Guys only) -- Male Cheerleaders will be required to get their own solid black athletic shorts to wear during games in hot weather.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Cheerleading Program Manager, Shayna Holman -


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