The Program

Tryout Information


Saturday, February 15, 2020


10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Tuley Park
501 E. 90th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60619


The Program
The Program
Boys and girls age 6 (and in the first grade) to age 16. Applicants should have some basic tumbling skills. Students who are home-schooled must bring documentation from the City on City of Chicago letterhead that confirms that they are being home-schooled. A parent/guardian must accompany his/her child to the audition. Students must bring a copy of their most recent Report Card. For more information, please call (312) 266-7498.

Training Program Information

The Jesse White Tumbling Team Training Program has been designed to enhance the tumbling skills of students that have been selected to participate in the Training Program through the tryout process.  In addition to enhancing tumbling skills, the Training Program also teaches discipline and introduces the rules and philosophy of the organization, which have guided the members of the Team throughout the years.
The Training Program and uniform are free to all training participants.

Trainees are allowed up to (3) unexcused absences and may be terminated for violating the rules and regulations of the program.

Trainees who are unable to attend a training session should contact Ms. Denne at the Tumbling Team Office prior to that session, by calling (312) 266-7498. Parents are allowed to temporarily remove their child from the Training Program.

The Program
The Program



Grades are monitored by Mr. White, Ms. Jones and Ms. Denne after every marking period. Because the organization requires its student-athletes to maintain a “C” average in their academic school-work, trainees who fall below this standard are required to attend the Jesse White Tutoring Program or show proof that they are enrolled in another tutoring program.

Training sessions are held: Mondays and Wednesdays at Tuley Park – 501 E. 90th Place and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jesse White Community Center – 412 W. Chicago Avenue. Both locations are in Chicago. Trainees should arrive by 4:30 p.m. at either location to check-in and prepare for each training session.

Trainees need to be picked up after each session by no later than 6:45 p.m.