Bows are back


Photo Credit: Coach Alyssa Perry

Glen Rock varsity and JV cheerleaders hosting a fundraising car wash at the Exton on Rock Road. This was the first fundraiser held before the team started cheering for the 2015-2016 fall season.

by Caroline Griffin, Staff Writer

Cheerleading is the first fall sport to be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Tryouts will be held on June 6, 7 and 8 and the location is still to be determined. 

Coach Perry changed the date of the last tryout to Thursday, June 9 instead of Wednesday, June 8 because some of the eighth graders trying out will be attending a field trip in New York City.

Around seven eighth graders will be trying out for the cheer squad.

“Tryouts will be nerve-racking because it’s the first time both the coaches will be seeing me cheer,” Jordan Carr, an eighth grader, said. “I don’t know what team I will make either, I just want to do my best.”

There will be a meeting for those who made either team to choose their captains for the upcoming fall season.

Upcoming seniors next year, including Katie Trahan, have already come up with ideas to improve the team next year. If chosen captain or by just being an experienced teammate, she’s proposed multiple plans for the future team.

“For anyone to be a captain, people need to know what they’re doing and be able to help anyone with stunts, cheers and dances. You have to put in a lot of work and be very dedicated to the team and football players. As for next season, I hope to be able to do more complicated stunts and come in first in a competition” said Trahan (‘17).

Trahan would like to go back to doing a lot more of the traditions and making sure the underclassmen know what to do.

For those who made either team, they will be required to attend the clinic at the high school on June 12. All high school football players and cheerleaders will be expected to make an appearance as a team.  

“To start, we will talk with the junior cheerleaders about how to cheer at a football game and work on jumps, motions, cheers and dances. Following the clinic, there will be a BBQ for all high school and junior program members. It is a fun day for everyone and a nice intro to the summer and the season,” said Coach Perry.