Tryout Info



We will be hosting fall tryouts for incoming freshman and current Rice students in early September. Follow us on Instagram @ricecheer for updates on tryout dates, times, and locations.

CLINIC: Tuesday September 3rd 7-8 PM

TRYOUTS: Wednesday September 4th 7-8  PM



We hold two tryout sessions per academic school year. We hold Spring Tryouts in April for current Rice students, returning cheerleaders, and any incoming freshman who have committed to Rice and live in the Houston Area. If you have committed to Rice and are visiting in the spring, feel free to reach out about scheduling a tryout during your visit. We also hold tryouts in the Fall during the first week of classes. (Note: For the 2019-2020 academic year fall tryouts will be delayed due to travel.)  If you are an incoming freshman, please do not worry about making travel arrangements for Spring Tryouts. We welcome freshmen to our Fall Tryout session! If you are unable to attend tryouts, please contact our Head Coach or a Captain for further instructions. Follow us on Instagram for relevant tryout information nearing sessions. 

All candidates will need the following:

  • Signed tryout waiver (provided at Tryout)
  • Contact Information sheet (provided at Tryout)

ATTIRE: Wear navy, white, gray, or black colors for tryouts!

Females: Wear white t-shirts, black shorts, and a large white bow(if able). All girls need to have game day makeup (heavy make-up) with red lips. 

Males: White t-shirt, black shorts, and shoes.

All Returners: Plain t-shirts, no Rice gear. 




At the clinic you will learn all the material you need to know for the tryout.  We will also share videos with you so that you can practice on your own before the tryout.

2019-2020 Tryout Material:

8-count (L1)

8-count (L4)


Rice Owls! Blue and Grey! (repeat X3)


You will tumble in (or spirit), execute one  jumps, and perform the chant individually. Then you will be asked to come in again with your stunt group and execute the two 8 counts.