March 05, 2014

University to host pre-tryout cheer clinic

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Saluki cheerleading pre-tryout clinic is March 29 at the Student Recreation Center. 

The clinic, which is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will prepare current high school and college students for Saluki cheerleading tryouts and becoming a college cheerleader.  The clinic will be in the recreation center’s west gym.  Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. 

The registration fee is $65, and participants receive instruction, a T-shirt, snacks and lunch.  The registration deadline is March 21.  Participants age 18 and younger must have a signed medical release form on file before the clinic. 

Registration is available at or by calling Continuing Education and Outreach at 618/536-7751. 

More information is also available by visiting SIU Saluki Spirit Groups at or contacting Neva Corn, head coach, at 618/967-3441 or by email at