Amid the pandemic that we have been facing we are proud to announce that Union High School has hired Kandi Iverson as the new Head coach for the Union Cougarettes! Joining her as an assistant will be Katie Connary. These two amazing new coaches are excited to get started with next year’s team. Please see below their bio’s and tryout information for all those who are looking to become part of the amazing Cougarettes!
“Hi there!! I am so excited to be the new Drill Team Coach!
I grew up doing gymnastics, dancing, and performing on stage from a very young age. Once I got married and started raising my family, I transitioned from participating myself to coaching and judging gymnastics, cheer and dance.
I have lived in Roosevelt for just over 6 years. I have 4 amazing kids (3 boys and 1 girl) and 2 darling daughters in law. My family is my entire world!
I only have 1 son left at home now and he starts high school this fall 😭😭. So the timing is perfect for me to start a new adventure. I can’t think of anything better than adopting the Union High Drill Team into my family as my 5th child. 🙌🏼🙌🏼
I love the coaching side of the sport as much as I enjoyed dancing myself. I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to get things rolling! 💃 💃💃”
Katie Connary has been dancing her entire life. She is a Union Cougarette alumni. After high school she went on to dance for the Utah Valley University dance team. Her time on this team she earned 2 collegiate national champion titles. She was recently married and graduated from nursing school. Katie is now working as an RN in our local ICU.
“I am so excited to get to be a part of this team! I can’t wait to get to know all the girls and get to work! Please feel free to reach out with ANY questions or concerns!”
Tryouts for the upcoming 2020-2021 Season are going to be a bit different.
Tryout Meeting- There will be a Facebook Live Tryout meeting this Thursday the 16th of April. Click Here for the link to that meeting. This will be a good chance for the girls to get to know the coaches and ask questions about the tryout process.
Audition Packet- All who are interested should Click Here to see the tryout packet which should be filled out and emailed to Coach Iverson at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 21st of April.
Audition Videos- Audition videos will be emailed out to everyone who submitted an audition packet on April 23rd.
Submission of Videos- Once the girls have completed their audition video they must upload the video to Google drive and share it with Coach Iverson using her email address email@example.com. In this way the audition will not be shared with anyone but the coaches. These videos must be submitted by April 27th at 11:59 p.m. in order to be considered for the team.
Good luck to everyone as they prepare for the upcoming season and Go Cougarettes!!!