Tryout Request

To Request Judges for Tryouts, Click the Red Button to the Right

Requesting Judges

To request tryout judges, please fill out THIS online submission form or contact Lizbeth Rohrmoser at 800.886.4USA ext. 2022.

General Information & Rates

Administrative Fee:  In order to offset costs incurred by the United Spirit Association for scheduling and coordinating tryout judges, a $75 administrative fee will be charged to all schools/groups requesting tryout judges.  If the school/group attend a 2020 USA Summer Camp, the $75 fee will be credited toward the total camp costs.  This money will be automatically be credited to the school’s/group’s account once the camp registration paperwork and deposit are received in the USA office.If you are a 2019 USA camp attendee, your administrative fee is waived for your 2020 Judges’ Try-Out Request. 

Judges/Clinician Rates

Tryout Judge Rates:  $65.00 for first 2 hours and $20.00 each additional hour/per judge.  The rate begins at the report time (typically 30 min. prior to start time).

Try-out Clinic Instructor Rates:  $75.00 for the first 2 hours and $20.00 each additional hour/per instructor.

Mileage Rate:  If a judge drives over 25 miles one way, then the judge is paid $0.58 per (subject to change) mile starting the 26th mile. USA will calculate mileage and include in the total for each judge.

NEW! – Payment for the Tryout Judges and/or Tryout Clinic Instructors: An estimated invoice will be sent to the Advisor/Coach within a week of receiving the online submission form. A PO/Proof of Payment must be submitted to the USA in the amount of the estimated invoice a week prior to the try-out date. A final invoice will be sent to the Advisor/Coach after the try-out date with exact total. The following forms of payment are acceptable: credit card, cashier’s check, money order, or school check.   

Please Note:

  • The main contact or Advisor/Coach needs to be present during the tryout.
  • Score sheets and other materials need to be provided for the judges.
  • Please provide someone to do tabulation, as USA does not provide this service.
  • An end time is needed for each tryout request, even if it is an estimated end time.
  • We are unlikely to be able to fulfill try-out judge request received less than two weeks from the try-out date.

2020 Black Out Dates:

Judge availability likely will be limited or unavailable during the following dates due to major events (i.e. USA Nationals, Cheer and Dance Worlds, etc.)

  • March 12-15  All Star Championships & Dance Nationals
  • April 4  Southern California Area
  • April 5  Northern/Central California Area
  • April 6  Utah Area
  • April 23-27  Cheerleading & Dance Worlds
  • May 21-26  Staff Training

To Request Material for Tryouts, Click the Red Button to the Right

Click HERE to complete the form to request tryout material (routines, cheers, etc.)