Please attend the following clinics wearing: SMCHS Colors in Full length T-shirt or Tank Top, Black Shorts, with hair pulled back in a polished low ponytail with a bow or ribbon. Please come with short nails, no nail polish or jewelry.
Clinic 1 May 8th 3:30pm-8:00pm SMCHS
Clinic 2 May 9th 3:30pm-5:30pm SMCHS
Clinic 3 May 10th 3:30pm-5:30pm SMCHS
We will provide you with an audition T-shirt – please wear black shorts, performance makeup, and low pony with a bow or ribbon. You will be given a tryout timeframe based on your stunt position. You may be asked to stay for a call back with alternative groups.
Athletic Clearance for tryouts and the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Traditional Competitive Cheerleading.
Every student-athlete that is wanting to participate within tryouts is required to be cleared through https://www.homecampus.com/login. You must upload your current physical as part of this process. Physical forms are valid for 365 days from the original date of service.
When selecting the school, we are listed as "Santa Margarita"
STUDENT ID INFORMATION: For incomingfreshman: type "unknown" in the "Student ID" field. For returning SM athletes: type in your SMCHS Student ID in the "Student ID" field
Physical must be completed by a MD or a DO. Physician Assistant is ok with a doctor’s office stamp. All others will NOT be accepted.
Our sport is listed as Traditional Competitive Cheer
Hard copies and email copies of forms WILL NOT be accepted by SMCHS personnel.
If you have any questions please reach out to AT@smhs.org OR visit our Sports Medicine webpage HERE.
Dana Maasis an SMCHS alumni, former English and Religion teacher, and directed the Pep Squad for 23 years before becoming an SM Mom. She was a competitive gymnast and dancer before discovering cheer; a sport she is passionate about sharing with others. Dana cheered at the University of California at Irvine, was a cheer instructor, chorographer, and camp director for the United Spirit Association, and is currently the co-owner of CHEERpros, a company specializing in cheer and dance events. Coach Maas has choreographed for High School, All-Star, and Collegiate teams all over the country and has produced events, halftime shows, and performances locally and abroad. She has won 21 combined High School and All-Star National Titles, was named a CA State Coach of the year, and enjoys speaking at conferences and judging competitions. Dana lives in Rancho Santa Margarita with her husband Brian and their three children Dean, Davin, and Brenna. She loves spending time with her family, volunteering, and being part of our faith filled community. Dana is proud to be part of the SMCHS family and believes The Best is Yet to Come!
Tiffany was a competitive gymnast for 5 years and a three time USA National Champion as a competitor here at Santa Margarita. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and was a four year member of the AZTEC stunt team. While at SDSU, Tiffany was a part of the Mascot Development Committee and also competed for two years as a member of a Co-ed All Star Team winning the 2001 USA Collegiate National Championship. Tiffany has coached and choreographed for numerous Jr High, High School and College teams. Tiffany coached at Santa Margarita from 2006-2016, leading the squad to numerous USA National titles and UCA top 10 finishes. She has over 15 years gymnastics coaching experience. She was a part of United Spirit Association’s instructional cheer staff for 12 years, 8 years as a Head Instructor. She is a Varsity All Star certifies judge and judges Regional, National, and International Competitions including the 2013 Cheerleading Worlds and the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Varsity Summit. Tiffany is AACCA Certified. She currently teaches 7th grade physical education and health at Serrano Intermediate School.
Tiffany lives in Melinda Heights with her husband Brian and two children.
Ali has been involved in cheerleading since 2001. She began her coaching career as a gymnastics instructor and cheer coach in 2002, and taught recreational and team gymnasts for 4 years before completely switching over to cheerleading. She has competed on advanced level All Star, High School and College teams since then and has competed four times at the USASF Cheerleading Worlds. Ali has also worked and judged for JAMZ and NCA cheerleading companies. Before cheerleading, Ali spent 10 years in competitive gymnastics having spent her last year training level 8.