Tryouts: This is a closed tryout, only cheer coaches, judges and athletic administrator will be present. The team will be announced electronically on Friday after 5:30 pm. Tryout practice to learn the material will be May 11th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in Langford Hall inside the Beck Family Innovation Center. Tryouts will be May 12th from 3:30 pm until 6:00 pm in the Lower School Commons. Tryouts are required for all girls trying out for cheerleading. Girls will learn jumps, a dance, a cheer, and one chant on Day 1 or on their own. Final evaluations will take place on Day 2 (May 12th). Girls are excused to leave after their evaluation.
Tryout Attire: At tryouts and practice, all girls must wear plain black athletic shorts, a black tank top (tucked in or fitted), white low-cut socks and sneakers or cheer shoes (preferably). Hair must be pulled from face in a ponytail. Ribbons/bow are required (black or white). No jewelry is permitted. There is no place to put jewelry so please leave it at home for safe keeping. Gameday make is required for Varsity on final evaluations on Day 2.
Jumps: The required jumps for MS are toe-touch and hurdler. The required jumps for Varsity are toe-touch, double toe-touch, hurdler and pike.
Girls will be evaluated in small groups by judges not affiliated with Maclay School. Team selections will be posted on the cheerleading website page after all of the results have been tallied. Girls will be given a number; no name identification will be used.
Maclay School Athletic Director Harold Hilliard announced Ryan P. Kline as the new Varsity Cheerleading Coach for the Maclay Marauders
Coach Ryan P. Kline is from Tallahassee, FL and attended Lincoln High School where he was a varsity cheerleader and also competed with Cheer Tech Allstars. As a 2008 Florida State University graduate, Ryan was a member of the coed cheerleading team and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. Prior to being named the varsity coach at Maclay School in 2022, Ryan coached at Florida State University from 2014-2022 and prior to that was the varsity coach at Tallahassee-Lincoln High School for two years. When not coaching, Ryan is an owner of WPTallahassee, which focuses on building cost-effective websites for local small businesses. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and Maclay teacher Kristin and their two children, Ryan (9) and Coraline (5).
There will be a Meet and Greet with Coach Kline on Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:30 pm in the Lower School Commons.