In discussion with our BOE, there has been some back and forth regarding what skills can/should be evaluated during tryouts. As the district has insisted cheer leading is viewed as a sport, I contend at the very least, appearance should NOT be a category on the tryout sheet. Additionally, the current stance is that actual cheer skills (particularly those related to stunting) cannot be evaluated because 1. it is too dangerous and 2 there is no way to know what a particular athlete can actually do. I find this a vexing position to take- essentially years of practice/experience are irrelevant. There is a committee meeting upcoming at which I am to present what the "standard" actually is. I've been doing some research, but thought I would ask here as well.... How does your district organize the sheet and handle evaluations in general? What skills do you assess and how do you evaluate/score those sections? Thanks in advance for your feedback.