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 =http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=92530439&site=eds-live&scope=site While reviewing Ball’s article, she points out important skills sets to engage in cheerleading. Cheerleading has become more than just a sport, but a way of life and a drive for more active exercise. Ball describes the basics of cheer, not being an anti-feminist sport and how the sport has changed from back in the 70’s until today's date.
Abstract Taylor Swift has been marked by her many fans as an icon of feminism and empowerment. Inspiring girls on how their own experiences and personal truths are something worth singing about. Illustrating what she claims to be female empowerment through ‘squads’ and award speeches. With the rapidly increasing influence of mainstream media, it is imperative to highlight how big icons such as Taylor Swift are manipulating and being manipulated by the masses, society and the market itself for profit and personal gains. This paper will discuss how Taylor Swift exemplifies an icon who uses feminism as an embellishment for her own personal brand.
For example according to the American Medical Association competitive cheerleading is a sport because it is a physical activity that is governed by rules under which a winner is declared and its primary purpose is to compare the skills of the participants. These rules are the exact same rules any other sport such as football or basketball but because cheering doesn’t involve manipulating a ball Americans think that it shouldn’t be considered a sport. However, gymnastics is sport and even showed on the Olympics and cheerleaders do the same thing that gymnastics do just not on a beam. Same thing with dancing. If dancing is a sport then why isn’t cheerleading looked at as sport?
It is more a sport because cheerleading fits the definition of a sport, cheerleading is competitive and it involves training and practice. Yet another thing people might say is “stunt is a sport but cheer is not because it's like any other club.” Yes stunt is a sport and so is cheer. Cheerleading is mostly based on stunting. But cheer has more physical exertion and has practice unlike most activities and more like a sport. Also a club is something that most people will call “nerdy” or “uncool”.
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.” So what is stopping schools and associations from considering it one?
Influences of media on people values and beliefs on relationships Done by: Colette Mitchell 11CM The media affects and influences a wide variety of people in regard to their relationships and causes people to look for certain characteristics in a possible partner or friend, and at the same time causes them to believe they must act a certain way for it to be seen as acceptable. The role of American-produced soap operas is big as it affects many teenagers beliefs of typical romantic relationships and what they should strive towards. For example, a popular TV series amongst many teenagers; The Vampire Diaries shows how the strong, good looking, athletic male, will typically date a conventionally attractive, slender, petite girl, which in turn shows how on average, ‘attractive’ people search for someone who more or less matches them. We often turn towards the media in order to determine what is acceptable or appropriate when it comes to relationships. A key feature in many teenage girls eyes is that a partner should be strong and have specific looks that attract that girl, but as they become adults, this usually changes as many women strive towards finding a man that will be able to support and care for a family.
Most people view cheerleading as twenty four girls in skimpy uniforms who know basic cheers along with rhythmic stomps and claps, but this is not entirely the case. Cheerleading involves an athleticism unlike any other sport or physical activity. While some people say competitive cheerleading is too unmethodical and muddled to be considered a sport, it actually meets all the criteria to be considered one. Competitive cheerleading is physically demanding, competitive, and regulated. Although competitive cheerleading meets all the components of a sport, some people still see it as merely an athletic activity.
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.
Today more than 100,000 girls play sports once considered to be “guys only.” I would like to talk to you today about equal rights, how women have the same skills as men , and how boys and girls work together to become better teammates and also better friends. This is why I think girls should be allowed on boys’ sports teams. First, girls should have equal rights. For years there were women who worked very hard to accomplish equality. These women fought for what they believed in, which brought Title IX into action.
Cheerleading is a sport Is cheerleading really a sport,I believe that cheerleading is a sport . http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-cheerleading-a-sport says”Not that school cheer stuff with pompoms. The definition of a sport is competing against other teams and having a goal, and when cheerleaders go to the All star cheerleading competition they are competing against other cheerleaders to win”. But when people say that that cheering is not a sport I say I would like to see all them do the flips that we do and how many times we do it in a row. Can’t you just respect our sport like we respect yours,when the cheerleaders at at a football game or or a basketball game they are cheering you on and trying to have better cheers than the other
Because of constant workouts and games, athletes have better health overall. Athletes are less likely to be diagnosed with diseases like obesity and heart disease because of exercise (“Athletics”). Women are also given gender equality. Gender equality gives women all around over the United States the right to play sports and to be given the same opportunities as men. “Before Title IX was enacted, the main sports women participated in were cheerleading and dance (“Before”).
Cheerleading could easily become a recognized sport. There will need to be clear definitions, standard rules, safety regulations, competition rules, and judging regulations. When cheerleading becomes a sport then the athletes that compete would achieve higher recognition that they do now and become entitled to full college scholarships. The benefits to making cheerleading a standard sport outweigh the costs. Competitive cheerleaders are required to acquire many skills before they can get chosen for a squad and compete.