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Clemson University 2015-16 Mascot Tryout Information
By: Clemson Athletics  
Release:  02/23/2015

TRYOUT TIMELINE

March 10, 2015
The informational meeting will be held in Jervey Gymnasium at 6 p.m. All applications (see Tryout Packet link above) must be turned in at this time.

March 11-27, 2015
Shadowing appearances and in-suit practice.

March 23-27, 2015
Interviews are conducted and finalists are selected.

March 29, 2015
Finalists take part in the live tryout, which begins at 1 p.m.

TRYOUT ELEMENTS

  • Interview
  • Gameday Performance
  • Pushups (Tigers)
  • Two-minute Skit

TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS

  • Medical Release Form
  • Proof of a physical within the last 6 months
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Sickle Cell Anemia test results as per NCAA rules

COMMITTMENT
The student performers selected to portray the Tiger and/or Tiger Cub mascots will be expected to make a significant time commitment to the mascot program. The mascots are required to attend Clemson athletic events/games and on-campus appearances when classes are in session (these appearances will not be scheduled during class/testing times). The time commitment ranges from 5-15 hours per week depending on the time of year and number of appearance requests. The mascots are required to attend all home and away football games, home men’s basketball games, home women’s basketball games, and the first half of all Olympic sporting events.

BENEFITS
Student performers who remain in good standing with the program will receive stipends each semester. The students selected to be the number one Tiger and Tiger Cub will each receive a $1,500 scholarship for the year. The number two Tiger and Tiger Cub will receive a $750 scholarship for the year. A third Tiger may be selected at tryouts if needed.

The Tiger and Tiger Cub mascots receive two complimentary tickets for each home football and men’s basketball game that they are working.

Student performers have access to a medical trainer and the option to condition in the Jervey Athletic Training Center with a strength coach.

Travel opportunities for the University, Athletic Department, and The ACC are available throughout the year.

Select off-campus appearances (weddings, birthday parties, etc.) pay $75 + $.56 per mile to and from the appearance. All appearances must be approved by the Athletic Department and can last no longer than 90 minutes.

EXPECTATIONS
The Tiger and Tiger Cub mascots are ambassadors for the University and Athletic Department. The students who portray these characters must display good decision making skills in and out of the suit. The Tiger and Tiger Cub mascots are expected to promote crowd involvement and sportsmanship at athletic events and appearances. Attendance at monthly meetings, good communication skills, and dependability are requirements for being a member of the mascot program. Student performers are asked to keep their “mascot identity” a secret while they are an active member of the mascot program.



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