Pep Team

  • The Hoover Pep Team is made up of CheerDance and Pep Flags. All three teams practice in the Small gym at 6:45AM throughout the school year. We cheer at football, basketball, and water polo games as well as competing at several local and national competitions throughout Spring semester. The team is also expected to perform at numerous school and community events such as pep rallies, assemblies, back-to-school night, Relay for Life, etc.

     
    The Cheer team is divided into Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. In addition to cheering at games, the girls are also placed into stunt groups where each member has a designated spot in performing said stunts. No tumbling experience is required but is a plus. 
    The Dance team is a Varsity team and competes Pom, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. Previous experience in one of these styles is preferred upon try-outs.
    The Pep Flag team has both Varsity and JV teams and competes two routines throughout the season (One flag and two flag). Must be a fast learner and have high attention to detail but no previous experience in twirling is necessary.
     
     
    AUDITIONS for the 2021/2022 teams are as follows:
    IMPORTANT - please print, complete and sign an Audition Application and Athletic Assumption of Risk waiver (see links below). These must be turned in at the beginning of Day 1 of prep clinics. You will not be allowed to stay if these are not turned in. 
    Masks are required, temperature checks will be taken upon arrival.
    Mandatory prep clinics are MTuW, May 10-12, 3:30-6pm in the small gym. You will be taught a routine, a cheer and other skills.
    Auditions are Thursday May 13 starting at 3:30pm in the small gym.
    What to wear: Athletic attire that is slim fitting (no sweatshirts or sweatpants), athletic shoes, hair pulled back out of your face, no jewelry. Bring water.
     
    Other important dates:
    Mon May 17 - new team announced on Instagram @hooverdance, @hoover_cheerleading, @hooverpepflags
    Mon May 24 - team meeting for all 2021-2022 team members, 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom
    Wed May 26 - uniform fitting, new team members, 5:30-7:00pm, Hoover dance room. Team times TBA
    Wed June 16 - Summer practices begin
     
    Please contact head coach, Anita Bacon at abacon@gusd.net if you have any further questions about the program. 
     
    Pep Team Awards:
    2021 USA National Champions - Varsity Song/Pom
    2021 Virtual Dance Nationals National Champions - Varsity Pom/Song
    2020 USA Varsity Song/Pom - 5th Place
    2020 USA Varsity Cheer - 5th Place
    2019 USA Varsity Song/Pom - 5th Place
    2018 USA Varsity Song/Pom - 3rd Place
    2017 USA Varsity Song/Pom Finalist, JV Song/Pom Finalist
    2016 USA Varsity Song/Pom Finalist
    2016 USA 1 Flag & 2 Flag - 3rd Place
    2015 USA National Champions - Freshman Song/Pom
    2013 USA Varsity 1 Flag & 2 Flag - 2nd Place
    2013 USA Varsity Pom - 4th Place
    2013 USA Varsity Cheer - 5th Place
    2012 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Jazz
    2010 USA Dance Captains Jazz Trio - 4th Place
    2009 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Lyrical
    2008 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Cheer
    2008 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Pom
    2008 American Grand National Champions - Dance Captains Lyrical Duet 
    2006 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Cheer
    2006 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Pom
    2003 American Grand National Champions - Varsity Hip-Hop