•  Come see our 2019-2020 Spiritline at our first Basketball Home game on November 25th at 4:45 pm!!! 

    Hello,

    Grads Photography will be at Hillcrest Middle School on December 2, 2019 photographing students for Winter Sports. For your convenience, you
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    Thank you,
    Hillcrest Middle School and

    Grads Photography 


    Hello Spiritline Candidates,

    Thank you for your interest in trying out for our Spiritline. The Hillcrest Spiritline has placed multiple times in the State Cheer and Pom competition and our DVUSD regional competition. We are the only certified Sparkle Effect team in the state of Arizona. The Sparkle Effect is a national organization that works to integrate students who have high special needs onto cheer teams.

    Spiritline at Hillcrest is a cut sport and tryouts are required.  All of the girls who make the team cheer for Basketball games and are considered part of Spiritline.   In addition, the girls who make Spirtline are required to participate in at least one of our competition teams (Cheer, Pom, or Both).  Girls who exhibit good cheer and dance skills are selected for two competition teams. The competition team a Spiritline member is selected for is determined by the coach based on feedback from the tryout judges.

    Our competition teams are Cheer and Pom.  Competition cheer consists of routines that include tumbling and stunting.  Our competition Pom team is a dance team.

    Tryouts are held in early October each school year.  Girls tryout in groups of two or three in front of an independent judging panel.  Judges do not work at Hillcrest middle school and are selected to judge only if they have a background in cheer or dance.  

    The information below is the tryout material for the 2019/2020 school year.

    During tryouts girls will be asked to do the following:

    Cheer

    Words to the Cheer–

     

    here we go 

    falcons attack 

    falcons attack

    f-a-l-c-o-n-s 

    falcons attack 

    fans on this side yell out red

    come on red 

    fans on this side yell out black 

    fans all together now 

    red black 

    falcons attack

     

          

    Dance

         Dance fast with music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHJwXaheejE

         Dance slow no music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8vaJlh8M4

    Cheer

    Tryout cheer  front view- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55RnhZBjHts

    Tryout cheer back view - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6MXt8YK9Cg

     

    Jumps - Herkie  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlKVIc4GdEk

    Pike - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZlBJdKOc_M

    Toe Touch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlF26-Uu2I

    Show tumbling skills (Back walkover, Back handspring and Back Tuck, front or side Ariel ) The Back handspring and Back Tuck can be running or standing

    A La Seconde Turns (up to four)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9tMzSHqFs&feature=youtu.be