Spirit Squad

This game was created by the City of Tucson, with help from Pima County and The Arizona Bowl. Also, many of our business sponsors, who consider students like you to be our most important resource, have stepped forward finacially.

We are so excited to give our Spirit Squad High School Seniors a chance to perform one last time this school year.

The Southern Arizona All-Star Showcase Week will be May 31st – June 4th with the game being played at Tucson High School on Friday, June 4th. The time is TBA.

To be eligible for this game, you must:

  1. Be a SENIOR graduating this year
  2. Fill out the Application and return electronically by April 16, 2021
  3. Get a permission signature from a school administrator (on the Application)
  4. Be on track for graduation without issue
  5. Have a plan for transportation to and attendance at ALL showcase practices and activities
  6. Have a plan to complete school work, along with showcase commitments
  7. Have Parent Permission and Waiver ready, if selected
  8. Have a Physical Exam for THIS school year ready, if selected
  9. Be willing and able to follow ALL COVID restrictions required by the Showcase Committee and County Health Department

The Showcase Committee will accept applications from any eligible Spirit Squad athlete who submits a completed All-Star application, including the administrative recommendation section. After the closing date, the coaching staff will select Spirit Squad members to be split between two teams and then notify the selected athletes.

The Spirit Squads will meet for the first time on Sunday, May 31 in the grandstand at Tucson High School Football Field at 6:00pm. At this time, the squads will be introduced to our Showcase Committee, be greeted by local dignitaries, meet their teammates, pick up their uniforms, and get instructions from their coaches. Due to COVID restrictions, parents are not allowed to mix with the teams or allowed near the practice areas, but they are certainly welcome to watch from a safe distance.

Practices start promptly each day. Practice ends at 8:30 PM. It is extremely important that Spirit Squad Members have pre-arranged transportation that can promptly pick them up each night. Also, it is advisable that they have a plan for a healthy snack before we start each day.

Showcase Week Calendar: May 31 - June 4

SunAll-Star Group Meeting 6:30 PM at Tucson High
MonPractice 6:30-8:30 PM
TuesPractice 6:30-8:30 PM
WedPractice 6:30-8:30 PM
ThursPractice 6:30-8:30 PM
FriGame Day - 7pm Kickoff

Because of current COVID restrictions, we don’t know the status of spectators right now. However, if parents and fans are not allowed at that time, we will televise the game so people can watch it live. In the meantime, we will prepare to have fans in attendance and each player will be given two game tickets. No friends or family will be allowed on the field at any time, but they can certainly watch from the grandstands or a safe area.

If you have any questions, please send them to jaimebernier@gmail.com and we’ll answer as quickly as possible.

We are in the process of planning other surprises for our participants. It is our ambition to have each player clearly understand just how important they are to us as educators, public servants, and proud members of the Tucson community.

We hope that you will be thrilled about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in a local all-star game and choose to send in your application. A game like this has never been done in Tucson before, so we are all excited.

Jaime Bernier
Southern Arizona All-Star Football Game, Spirit Squad Director