There is no halftime for competitive cheerleaders. Although, many Americans do not believe that cheerleading should be considered a sport, AMA members states that “cheerleading is as rigorous as many other activities that high schools and the NCAA consider sports. Adding it to the list would mean more safety measures for cheerleaders and proper training for their coaches.” Many people fail to distinguish the difference between school and competitive cheerleading. School cheerleaders are mainly targeted for getting the crowd involved with team cheers, and most importantly, pushing the sport they are cheering for, to a victory, which would not be considered as a sport. But as for competitive cheerleading, it should be considered as a sport.
Cheerleaders throw people 5-20 feet in the air and have to catch them in the same place. On December 3, 2013, cheer was considered one of the most dangerous sport and people still don’t think cheer as a hard sport. People who say cheer isn’t a sport have never experienced it and how hard it is.
Cheerleading is a sport that often goes unacknowledged for its athletic demands and time commitment required from its athletes. There are two main types of cheerleading today: high school cheering and competitive cheering. The main difference between the two is the amount of athleticism each athlete needs to obtain. Another difference is the time requirement for each. With both comes different financial demands and travel obligations. I feel that those who have the thought that competitive and high school cheer are the same, should truly learn about them individually, so they can see their differences. Overall, competitive cheer is dramatically more challenging and involves a higher skill set than high school cheering.
When it comes to competitive cheer, there is a lot more than yelling chants. Cheerleading requires sharp/quick motions, strength, along with perfect timing. Cheerleaders have to have the ability to throw 100+ pound girls in the air and be able to catch them. In conclusion, cheerleading is dangerous, competitive, and takes time and dedication. These are all the components of what society considers a “true sport.”
Cheerleading again is competitive, takes time, skill, commitment, and is truly a sport. Even though some people don’t consider cheerleading as a sport, cheerleading requires so much athleticism. I have to go work to perfect my state routine
“Cheerleaders do compete, and when they do, they have to follow guidelines and rules, just as in any other sport. For example, their routine has to be finished in less than three minutes and 30 seconds, according to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA)” (Pom pom shake). Certainly cheerleading is different then other sports but many things relate to each other. To conclude, The rules and competitions make cheerleading one of a kind but that doesnt mean it can 't be
Another rule is It must be governed by the rules that explicitly define the time, space and conditions under which a winner is declared. Cheerleading has a time limit of two minutes and thirty seconds, the mat size is nine panels, and a winner is determined by score sheets. The final requirement is Acknowledgment that the primary purpose of the competition is a
Most professional cheerleaders want people to know that being a cheerleader does make you an athlete. The truth is that there really isn 't an "official" definition of a sport. The civil rights makes this determination on a case by case basis. The Women’s Sports Foundation has now narrowed the field down of what is considered a sport.
So like in What is A sport? By Topend Sports, “A human skill involving physical skill or exertion.” This definition of a sport explains that this is a qualification and COMPETITIVE cheerleading meets the standard criteria by how we have tumbling and stunting, which requires a skill or exertion. Another statement by Topend Sports in the same article from before, that states “Governed by a set of rules or customs.” This meaning of the qualification of a sport is that it must be ruled over, which is time limit, score sheets and mat size.
What is Cheerleading? Many may think it’s a sport that you dress up, apply makeup, slick your hair with a bow, and simply put on a smile, and yell as loud as you can to keep the crowd pumped. Cheerleading includes all those easy and pretty factors, but it is also a sport that you stunt, tumble, and jump. Jumps and tumbling may seem really easy to many people, but there’s more work done than most might think is possible. Stunting is also a major element in cheer, and that’s what really pleases the crowd, but stunting takes tons of work.
We’re not here to show you high school cheerleading. We’re here to show you the young women and men putting all of their free-time into a stuffy old gym. Trusting each other with their lives and defying gravity. We’re not here to show you the average athlete.
Victoria C. Acosta Dr. Jillian Wenburg Comp 252-4 February 27, 2017 Annotated Bibliography: Cheerleading vs. Health Aspects Ball, M. (2012). Sideline no more: The athletic and aesthetic qualities of cheer. Physical & health education journal, 77 (4), 30-32. https://fortlewis.idm.oclc.org /login?url
The vast majority think about cheerleading as a feeble action that requires young ladies sprucing up in charming garbs and waving around tufts. On the other hand, cheerleading is an exceptional game that requires practice, devotion, and learning of abilities. Much the same as some other game, material science is included in cheerleading 100%. Material science is found in each and every movement and trick. Cheerleading depends on tricks, tumbling, and bounced and since material science is so included in this game it makes this game really exist.
Especially in college, cheerleading should be a sport, because college level is higher and more strategic than middle and high school cheer. Yes, cheerleading is a very feminine sport and use to be a male ran activity but Title IX and all of its components should fulfill the needs for cheerleading. Cheerleading being feminine and looked down upon should not be the reason why they do not receive the aids, and materials they would need to be successful. It takes the same amount of athleticism as these sports and even more physical and emotional abilities. Cheerleading should be considered a sport because these women are just as athletic as any football team, baseball or softball