2020 NCA Tryout Kit

Tryouts to NCA Summer Camp!

NCA has all the resources you need to easily host a successful and safe tryout this season!  See below for tryout material, music, documents, and sample score sheets to start building the perfect team to take to NCA Summer Camp.

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes and coaches is our top priority. We are diligently monitoring the impact of COVID-19/Coronavirus, and have a dedicated team working on solutions to support you as the situation evolves. Varsity Spirit wants to help support you with some suggestions on ways to conduct a virtual tryout, keep student engagement and navigate your athletes through these uncertain times.

Virtual Tryout Guide

Virtual Tryout Guide

What's Included

We have all the material, music and documents you need to run a successful tryout this season!

  • Material Overview
    • Explains how to best utilize the tryout material to pick a squad that fits the needs of your school
  • Band Chant
    • Includes 3 ripples, call-backs, and repeating motions
  • Game Day Cheer
    • Sideline style cheer to evaluate candidates’ crowd-leading ability
  • Performance Cheer
    • Quicker paced, performance style cheer to judge jump technique and ability to learn
  • Chant
    • Simple motions and words that repeat to see candidates’ motion sharpness
  • Performance Dance
    • Upbeat halftime-style dance to see showmanship, dance ability and energy
  • Pom Dance
    • Easily add poms to make this dance more suitable for the sidelines
  • Music
    • Downloadable music files for the Band Chant, Long Tryout Dance & Short Tryout Dance
  • Tryout Documents
    • From teacher evaluations to interview questions, we have provided all of the documents you will need


Each cheer, chant and dance has a front view and back view for easy learning. Be sure to watch the overview videos for more ideas on how to utilize the tryout material!

View Material


Click each link to download the appropriate music for the material you are teaching.

Band Chant

Tryout Dance (Short)

Tryout Dance (Long)

Helpful Download Tips:
The easiest way to download the music is to right click on the link. From there, based on your browser, select the following:

  • Firefox and Google Chrome – Save Link As
  • Internet Explorer – Save Target As
  • Safari – Download Linked File As

Music provided by unleashthebeats.com.

Virtual Tryout Tips

Varsity Spirit wants to help support you with some suggestions on ways to conduct a virtual tryout, keep student engagement and navigate your athletes through these uncertain times. As a coach, it is important to adhere to the school district guidelines of social distancing while still maintaining the welfare of your spirit program.

BAND Virtual Tryout Step-By-Step:

Varsity University Virtual Tryout Tips: