Yotes cheerleaders host tryouts, kids cheer camp

The C of I cheerleaders bring the YoteFam to life each and every home game, getting the crowd rowdy and letting visiting teams know they’re in foreign territory. The squad knows they’ve got spirit, but do you?

The squad will host cheerleading tryouts on April 27 as it looks to add about 12 more cheerleaders this spring, looking for leaders who are enthusiastic and outgoing. Those interested can email cheer captain Paloma Magana at [email protected] or [email protected].

“There are a lot of levels of experience within the cheer team, from advanced to beginner,” said GG Anderson, the new cheer team head coach. “I highly encourage anyone interested to come on out and be part of the spirit team.”

“You don’t really need experience, you just have to be willing to try,” echoed Danielle Pulley, co-captain of the squad.

Pulley herself didn’t have experience before joining the team as a freshman. After seeing the cheerleaders perform at a football game, she decided to try out and walked on to the team. And there’s no other place she’d rather be on game day than the sidelines, hyping up the YoteFam.

“It’s crazy, especially when we’re playing NNU or other big games when everybody is there,” Pulley said.

While a front row seat at each game is alluring, Pulley’s favorite part of joining the cheer team is getting to know all her teammates, who bring a unique flavor to the squad.

“The football and basketball teams make those games fun, as well as YoteFam, but I wouldn’t want to be out there without my squad,” she said.

Kids Camp

The cheer team will also host a Kids Camp from April 22-23 for children ages 4-17. The cost of $35 gets each kid a t-shirt, pom-poms and a bow. The camp is from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Later that day, the kids will strut their stuff by performing at halftime during the C of I Purple and Gold spring football game.

For more information, email [email protected]. To sign up, click here.

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