The Baltimore Ravens will host auditions for their 2009 cheerleading squad on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Downtown Athletic Club. Saturday registration will be held between 9:30-11:00 a.m. and material will be taught from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tryouts will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and run from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
"Entering our 12th cheerleading season, we are excited," said Ravens cheerleaders coordinator Tina Galdieri. "Cheerleading tryouts are not only a time when new people can step up and join our team, but veterans are also expected to improve their skills to remain on the team. As a coach, it is always inspirational to see people work hard in order to achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing even more talented athletes this year who will strive to become a part of the Ravens' organization."
Approximately 150-200 male and female hopefuls will participate in open tryouts with 45 making the final squad. All participants, as well as cheerleader coach Tina Galdieri (prior to 11:00 a.m.), will be available for interviews on Saturday and prior to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Additionally, tryouts for the Playmakers squad will be held on Sunday, March 8 at the Downtown Athletic Club.
The Ravens Playmakers are the organizational elite promotions team. They make appearances throughout the Baltimore area, and although they do not perform on gameday, they promote fan interaction and fun at home games.
Ravens Cheerleading and Playmaker Hopefuls
2009 Ravens Cheerleading Squad Tryouts
March 7-8, 2009
Downtown Athletic Club
210 Centre St.