Tryout Judges

General Information & Rates

Administrative Fee:In order to help offset the costs incurred by the United Spirit Association for scheduling and coordinating tryout judges, a $50 administrative fee will be charged to all schools/groups requesting tryout judges. If the school/group does attend a 2018 USA Summer Camp, the $50 fee will be credited toward the total camp costs. This money will automatically be credited to the school/group’s account once the camp registration paperwork and deposit are received in the USA office. The administration fee must be paid directly to the USA through school check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card.

NEW – If you are a USA VIP Customer, your administrative fee is waived for your the 2018 Judges’ Try-Out Request. 

Judges/Clinician Rates

For Tryout Judges, please complete the online submission form. For Clinicians, please email

Tryout Judge Rates:  $50.00 for first 2 hours and $20.00 each additional hour/per judge.  The rate begins at the report time (Typically 30 min. prior to start time).  

Try-out Clinic Instructor Rates:  $60.00 for the first 2 hours and $20.00 each additional hour/per instructor. 

Mileage Rate:  If a judge drives over 25 miles one way, then he/she is paid $0.54 cents per mile starting the 26th mile. USA will calculate mileage and include in the total for each judge. 

Payment for the Tryout Judges and/or Tryout Clinic Instructors:  Checks (made out individual judges) are to be given to the judges the day of the tryout.  In order to have checks ready ahead of time, advisors will be sent a confirmation letter via email with the names, addresses, social security numbers (if requested) and total amounts approximately 3 weeks prior to the tryout date.

Please Note:
  • Judges will not be confirmed until the administration fee has been paid. 
  • The main contact or Advisor/Coach needs to be present during the tryout.
  • Score sheets and other materials need to be provided for the judges.
  • Please provide someone to do tabulation, as USA does not provide this service.
  • An end time is needed for each tryout request, even if it is an estimated end time.
  • We cannot guarantee requests made 2 weeks or less, prior to your tryout date.
2018 Black Out Dates:

Judges are not available (or may be limited) on the following dates due to major events (i.e. USA Nationals, Cheer and Dance Worlds, etc.) 

  • March 17-18  All Star Championships
  • March 29-31  Dance Nationals (Dance Judges Request)
  • April 27-May 1  Cheerleading & Dance Worlds
  • May 24-28  Staff Training

Request a Judge

To request tryout judges, please contact Lizbeth Rohrmoser at 800.886.4USA ext. 2022 or fill out an online submission form.