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TRYOUTS for the 2022 Football Season will be August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Complete the Online Registration, complete with a CURRENT physical, and READ and SIGN the Spirit Guidelines.

Use the Tryout To Do List column to the right to make sure you've completed all required tasks!

Coach Information

Coach Tess Kluttz is the Concord Middle School Head Cheerleading Coach for both 7th and 8th grade football and basketball Minergirls.  She came to us as a cheerleader from The University of North Georgia, having cheered all four years in both high school and college, finishing her senior year at UNG as Co-Captain of their co-ed cheerleading team.  Coach Kluttz has been coaching at CMS since 2004, and assisted the Concord High School Varsity Spidergirls competition team in 2010-2011.  You can reach her by phone at (704)260-6430, ext. 33732, or at any time via email at and through text with Remind. (Email and REMIND texts are preferable and most quickly returned).  

Coach Schuh is our Assistant Coach, a former Minergirl and Spidergirl! Coach Schuh can be reached via Remind texts.

Cheerleading Season

The CMS Minergirls begin each new season with tryouts the first week of August each year, with summer workouts offered in July.  Immediately following making the team, the Minergirls attend camp and prepare for the season. Both 7th and 8th grade football cheerleaders cheer from August through October every Wednesday. 

Basketball Cheerleading is a winter sport, from November to March. We cheer for these sports, as well as participate in various pep rallies and events here at CMS and our feeder schools.  CMS Minergirls make a commitment to being the best of the best in our sport!

Tryout "To Do" List

So you want to cheer at CMS?  Are you a RISING 7th or 8th grader?  Make sure you complete these steps!

1.  Make sure grades, attendance, and behavior meet minimum requirements for eligibility. 

2. Get SPORTS Physical from Doctor (must be within 395 days)

3. Complete online registration HERE.

4. Text @cheer22FB to 810-10, and send a message with both parent AND athlete names.

5. READ the Guidelines and return SIGNED by August 1st.

6. Start Practicing using the YouTube Channel.

7. Sign up for and attend summer workouts. 

8. Follow Workouts Given by coaches to Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance

REMIND Account

Sign up for the Remind text thread for CMS Cheerleading! (You do not need an app; just text message capabilities. Remind is no additional charge, but your cell phone provider's text policies and charges will apply.)

Text @cheer22FB to the number 810-10. This is the BEST way to communicate with Coach Kluttz & Coach Schuh, and to stay on top of information about tryouts!

Contact Information

Coach Tess Kluttz

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