If dancing is a sport then why isn’t cheerleading looked at as sport? ; when all dancers do is simply move to beats of music which anyone can do. At cheer competitions teams perform two and a half minute routines which music is played and stunts , jumps , and tumbling is performed. Then a winner is chosen based on the best routines. Cheerleading is a very competitive sport that needs to be looked at
Many people may think that cheerleading looks easy or is not that dangerous, but that is why cheerleading is like an illusion. On the field or mat cheerleaders make what they do look like no big deal, but there is a curtain separating the fun spirit from the menacing risks of the sport. Sometimes one is able to catch a glimpse behind the curtain when mishaps happen like a stunt falling or a mess up in a tumbling pass. These injuries that come from the mishaps used to be less occurring when the sport began in the 1870’s, but the sport has become increasingly more difficult and dangerous. Stunting alone accounts for 42 to 60 percent of all cheerleading injuries; that 's more than half of injuries that are caused from stunts alone not including the other causes like tumbling and even coaches (Betterbraces.com).
Canterbury Tales Paper: Prologue/Character Sketch: There are many experiences that seem crucial to life, Like schooling and marriage, and times of great plight, But cheerleading competitions belong too on that list, With their flips and their tricks that you don’t want to miss, See gravity defied! Weightless girls- flying high! It’s a unique experience, you can’t deny, With music and crowds that normal moms hate, But Donna Gale is not normal- at least, not of late. She herded her daughter through the security lines, Paid the admission and all of her fines, Jostled her way into the loud, crowded room, And taking joy in the breathing of thick hairspray fumes. All around her were cheerleaders, in short, skimpy skirts, Music playing so loud that it made her ears hurt, Bleached-blondes in ponytails, bows high in their hair, And people so fake that you couldn’t help but stare.
¨Cheerleading isn’t a sport because they cheer for other ones.¨ Most people would consider it not a sport, but I am here to tell you why I think it is. Not just because I’m a cheerleader, it’s my opinion and firm belief cheer should be recognized as a sport. Many people get injured and you have vigorous training that in most cases could be harder than training for basketball, for example. Cheerleaders have to be able to throw people, not just a ball. That requires a lot of conditioning and sometimes occasional injuries.
Over the years cheerleading has transformed from an organized pep club to causing controversy as to whether it is a sport. Despite the view held of cheerleading there is no denying that cheerleaders put their bodies through risky maneuvers that can cause injuries. According to Jacobson, Morawa, and Bir (2012), out of the 4,245 cases of cheerleading accidents 11.6% of them were injuries to the back. Cheerleading has become a high level sport and with an increase in injuries. Although there is research on the most common cheerleading injuries, is little research done on prevention and detection of possible injuries.
While young people are having less sex and sex with less people than previous generations (Monto, 2014), one only has to go to a frat party to see that casual “hook-ups”, or sexual encounters, are far from rare. The question is whether or not this so-called “hook-up culture”, in which casual sexual encounters are socially encouraged, is detrimental to women—and while Stano (2016) would argue that it is, I would agree to disagree. Out of the five points she argues in her article, I take particular issue with her argument concerning sex positivity. Stano (2016) first cites sex positivity as a benefit of hook-up culture, stating that the normalization of casual sex has created an atmosphere where sex is viewed in a positive light, which has removed
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a sport can be defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Although many may argue that cheerleading is a form of entertainment for crowds, people often do not attend to games and matches for this aspect. Cheerleading is defined as “an activity involving the performance of organized cheering, chanting, and dancing in support of a sports team at games.” Clearly the definitions of a sport and that of cheerleading contradict one another showing this activity is most definitely not a
Cheer, what comes to mind when you think cheer. Most people would consider it not a sport, but I am here to tell you why I think it is. Not just because I’m a cheerleader, it’s my opinion and my firm belief cheer should be recognized as a sport. Many people get injured and you have vigorous training that in most cases could be harder than training for basketball, for example. Cheerleaders have to be able to throw people not just a ball.
Looking back I do not regret my decision of quitting gymnastics because cheerleading was the best that could ever happen to me. I fell in love with cheerleading because it had a lot of the same aspects that gymnastics had. But what I loved most about cheerleading was the team aspect. I have loved being apart of a team knowing that I am important and play a big role on the cheer team. Something I would have never gotten from gymnastics because it is not a team sport, no matter what other gymnasts say at the end of the day gymnasts are competing against each other.
If you would've told my ten year- old self that today I would be a cheerleader and love every single minute of it, she would’ve laughed and then probably thrown herself off of a cliff. When I was younger I played basketball, volleyball, and goofed around with ballet. I didn’t really love these sports and only joined teams because my mom wanted to get me involved. However, it was obvious by