Cheerleaders have competitions which they physically work together to perform and compete to win awards. “The word sport is defined as "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment” (Tori Jackson). Also cheerleaders don 't get points by scoring a touchdown or making a basket, but they get points by performing a perfect routine, like other sports. “They also note that competitive cheer squads are judged on their skill--just as in figure skating, gymnastics, diving, and other sports” (pom pom shake up). Lastly cheerleaders have rules to follow just like football does, like no going off the mat just like football players can 't go off the field.
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In certain cases, cheerleading can be time consuming and stressful, which establishes cheerleading as a sport. The newly found sport discovered by NCAA is called STUNT. It is a competitive team sport derived from cheerleading. The sport “focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps and tumbling (USA Cheer).
A sport includes physical activity against/with an opponent with a clear winner which competitive cheerleading has. Competitive cheerleading has conditioning just like any other sport. Competitive cheerleading includes a lot of physical activity. Cheerleaders must learn to tumble, They perform standing backhand springs, back tucks and fulls, They also learn round off flips. Cheerleaders
Cheerleading should not be regulated because of dangerous stunting or even so called “provocative” dance routines, everyone has a different opinion on what is considered dangerous or provocative. In 1996, the CPSC attempted to add some clarity to its injury statistics by reporting that cheerleaders between the ages of five and twenty-four were not as likely as athletes in other sports to suffer injury. According to the commission's report, only about 18,000 cheerleaders were injured in 1966 compared with roughly 326,000 basketball players and 514,000 football players. Dr. Mark Huchinson says, “Compared with other sports, cheerleading carries a relatively low risk of injury.”
There are a lot of sports that you can play that are fun to play and watch! Cheerleading is one of the best sports ever created. Most people think cheerleading is not a sport but I am here to tell you that CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT. Some of the best cheer teams are World Cup, Cheer Athletics, Spirit of Texas, Woodland Elite, and Cheer Xtreme. All of these gyms have been to big competitions like Worlds and Summit.
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.
Activity: cheerleading _____________________________________ Date: __7th grade_____________________ Your Role: _dancer and lifter______ Description of Activity: _We made a coreography for our presentations and needed to worck together to lift and catch our friends that were going in the air. ____________________________________________ How does your participation in this activity illustrate any specific Academic Achievement, Leadership, Service, Character and/or Citizenship traits as described on page 2 of the application? Indicate how your performance shows you went above and beyond the required expectations.
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
Cheerleading leads you to finding the best of your abilities and skills in yourself, which is very important in each sport, especially cheerleading. Tumbling down the court once again she lands perfectly on her feet after doing a back handspring. The crowd cheers for her as she says to her teammates and coach “I love this sport and I could never leave it from an ankle injury.” Cheerleading is an amazing sport that delivers camaraderie, competition, and provided injuries that will pick back up again.