Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
There is a great debate on whether marching band is a sport or not. In marching band the performers have to get a physical. Also there are competitions for marching. Another thing is that most people think that only nerds are in marching band, but most people don’t know that the people in marching band are actually using more energy than the football team. Marching band is a sport because of the Physical exertion, the mental fitness, and the time it takes to practice.
All true sports take a lot of dedication. Cheerleading does take a large amount of dedication just like any other sport does. Gregory Sean from TIMES Magazine says, “They train in the gym twice a week, not including time spent during games—or even the conditioning they do outside the structured practices.” While looking at things more in depth, two times a week seems to be a minimum amount compared to most teams. Many people say that cheerleading is not a sport because it does not involve a defined strategy, which is not true (Delp). When it comes to competitive cheer, there is a lot more than yelling chants.
Some believe, due to the level of skill and flexibility required, it is considered a sport. However, because competition is not required, recognition by collegiate programs does not exist, and cheerleading fails to meet a sports definition, it is unquestionably an activity. To begin, cheerleading requires enthusiasm and energy to interest crowds and draw their attention, though they rarely take part in competition and the stresses of a game. One of the main reasons this is not a sport is because the top priority is not competition. In sports such as basketball and baseball or soccer and tennis, athletes spend hours perfecting their skills to defeat other teams in a game or match.
This year I was honored to be the captain of the cheerleading team in Zapata High School. We started since June in the summer to try to perfect the simple stunts needed to know before we got to the more challenging and difficult ones. This was not easy for us, we failed and failed until the 100th time, we would finally stick the stunt. I would blame this entirely on the fact that not all the cheerleaders have taken physics in high school with Mrs. Pangi. If all of the team would’ve known at least the basics of physics, we wouldn’t struggle as much in the stunting area of cheerleading.
Has a conversation ever come up about the cheerleaders on the sideline and how they are just the "Help"? If so your right. That's correct regarding sideline cheerleading but competitive cheerleading is another story. Lots of people agree that Sideline cheerleading isn't a sport but competitive is. cheerleading is a sport because of the high difficulty in hand.
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). Cheerleading has proved to be extremely precarious and perilous in many occasions; there are unqualified coaches, increasing harder stunts and tumbling skills, and not enough safety precautions being taken. One thing that no kid should have to consider is if they can trust their coach when training. When playing a sport the coach should be credible and most importantly qualified when teaching certain skills like stunts, backflips, or tumbling. It is when unqualified coaches who fake their knowledge about teaching skills that the sport becomes dangerous and injuries occur.
Many people don’t see the hours of day in and day out that we train. I think that people don’t even really know that cheerleading consists of competitions just like any other sport. I am a firm believer that if more people would start to look at it like a football team or a hockey team, we would have a lot more people supporting cheerleading as a major sport. First of all, if people were to do this, cheerleading would start to be considered a major sport in more areas and get recognized as a sport that more people want to get into. Take the super bowl, for example, I mean sure it’s about football, but what about the cheerleaders on the side lines.
Gender equality: the pinnacle concept that American society is not-so desperately trying to achieve. Many Americans have convinced themselves that gender equality was remedied by the Nineteenth Amendment and the Second Feminist Movement, and have not considered the thousands of steps that are left on the journey. In recent years, a matter of public interest has been the gender wage gap, stating that women are earning significantly less money than men for doing an equivalent amount of work. Critics of the effort to “break the glass ceiling” claim that a pay gap does not exist, and that if it does, it is because women either do not work as hard, have to tend to their families, or hold lower paying jobs. However, the gender pay gap has been proven to exist in a variety of different forms,
They said how I would never be able to accomplish this because I couldn't learn the steps in such a short amount of time. They were jealous of me because of the work I had put in, and that their children hadn't done the same. I went on to learn 10 new steps in three months. Even though I didn't place at nationals, I was able to perform the dances to the very best of my ability, and I believe that that's pretty
In cheer you have to perfect a plan and work on it every practice to only perform for 3 ½ minutes. People think that cheer is on the sidelines, but they don’t know about the part about NCA, WORLDS, and SUMMIT. Cheer is as much a sport like any other sport. Cheer is a sport because it passes all of the qualifications of sports. One, “It must be a physical activity which
Is cheerleading a sport? By Jennifer Estrada, Junior News Page Editor Every cheerleader gets fired up when someone tries to argue with them that cheerleading is not a sport. Whether the person making an assumption is a football player in one of your classes, a teacher who talks down about cheerleading, or a friend who doesn’t understand the significance of cheerleading. 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.
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.
Many would say that cheerleading isn’t a sport. When they mention this to me they obviously don’t know cheerleading as a whole. Earlier I mentioned that unbreakable bonds was a goal of mine. When it comes down to my individual stunt team, unbreakable bonds is the only way to describe it. My very first day of practice made me question if I really wanted to be on the team.
I could place all the blame on the mistakes I made freshman year but that would not help change that I fell short of my goal twice. Instead I had to accept that my hard work was not hard enough and my endeavors were not my earnest. If I had the knowledge and skills that I have now back when I was a freshman, I would have had a higher chance at being a part of National Honor Society.The reality is that I cannot change what I did or did not do three years ago. Although the experience I have now would have helped me then, I must use my knowledge to help me now and not make the same