Cheerleading is one of, if not the best memory I have from high school. Ms. Traska made all of us not only think about cheerleading but also made us think about each other. I don't think that I would be as close to my cheerleading girls as I am without her as a coach. She kept as organized and helped make us all have our own responsibilities on the team.
As a student in highschool, I contribute to numerous teams. I participate in cheerleading for varsity football and basketball. For cheerleading we all work together and create cheers and dances that we perform at games. We also are assigned to compose cheers by ourselves to teach the whole squad. I have been a cheerleader for three years now.
The first part says an activity which cheerleading is because people take time out of their days to come to practice and make themselves better athletes. Cheer takes up alot of someone's life because school cheerleading is everyday after school for two of more hours for the football and the basketball season, and then also they have games every week that takes up all of their Fridays. Competitive cheerleading is two or more practices a week that are two and a half hours for the entire year. Competition cheer is an all year round sport that has no off season. This amount of time isn't including choreography camps or dance camps which are set dates in which the teams routine are made and they need up to five days for that and all the days are at least six hours long since the routines are so complex.
Cheerleading allows me to participate in activities that contribute to worthwhile programs within my community as well. The team participates in the Smiles program that allows downs syndrome kids to cheer with my school team on game nights. I was also able to organize a group to participate in the Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure which carried significant importance to me since my grandmother passed away from breast cancer. These have been outstanding experiences that I might not have been involved with if I was not participating in cheer. When I started cheerleading, I thought it was all about winning the trophy
Cheerleading teaches responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. In cheer, they have to take responsibility if cheerleaders forget a count or the stunt messes up because they did not do something correctly. Cheerleaders have to work with their team and stunt group to perfect their routine and have a positive attitude. Leadership skills are a major key to cheerleading because everyone is a leader and can give suggestions to the team and help everyone out. “According to a survey conducted by Varsity Brands...cheerleaders were more likely to hold a leadership position in their school or community (Healthline).”
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.
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.
Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age 14 need treatment for sports injuries, with nearly half of all sports injuries for middle and high school students caused by overuse(Inetwork, 2017). This means that kids are being worked out to hard and play too much. Kids should not have to practice their sports everyday. 1.35 million kids a year get a serious injury from playing sports that are too competitive. It is getting to a point where the kids are not even having fun when they are playing sports, they are just playing it to win.
Classmate Interview: Wearing big bows, a pound of glitter and tight skirts is a normal day for Joy Barber. Joy Barber always knew that she would be a cheerleader in college. Since the age of 7 she has cheered competitively. At a young age Joy started cheering, unfortunately as a freshman in high school her dream was almost destroyed. After tearing her ACL Joy used her injury as motivation.
This female gender role is supported throughout Odessa’s community. Pepettes have a specific role to play, and that role is to support their football player in anything he needs to be successful on the field. It is mentioned that often times, intelligent females “dumb down” to fit within the Permian school culture. Academic expectations have encouraged deviance within the classroom for Permian football players. Boobie Miles is a good example of how corrupt the town’s educational program is.
Safe Activity Although most might look at cheerleading or think of cheerleading being a dangerous sport, if taken seriously, cheerleading is taught to be one of the most safest activity performed, if performed serious and in correct motions. With an approximate number of 3.5 million members of cheerleading in the United States solitarily, cheer is one of the most mass favored athletic activities (Rosario, 2016). While cheerleadings persists to expands as a whole in popularity, the talk of safety becomes a huge stepping stone in everyone’s word of mouth. The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators is a profitless as well as an academic coalition for over 70,000 cheerleading athletic trainers, coaches as well as
In 1898, during a football game at the University of Minnesota, a young medical student by the name of Johnny Campbell armed only with a microphone was able to incite his classmates into joining him into a rowdy chorus in an effort to energize their team while demoralizing the opposing team. He went on to create a small team of “yell leaders” that would yell, sing, and dance to show appreciation to their favorite team. This act is attributed as the beginning of modern cheerleading which is now a part of every professional team, university, and high school in the country. The historical role of cheerleaders is to provide direction to crowds during sporting events leading in cheers, chants, and yells that serve to provide motivation to the athletes
Some of the fundamental qualities required to be a successful cheerleader counter the stereotypes constantly perpetuated in media. The mean-girl stereotype does not exactly fit this narrative of them working hard and supporting athletes to performing complexed stunting and tumbling, and the memorization of chants and routines. It is unfortunate that the majority of cheer-related representation does not reflect reality, and paints the athletes in an unfavorable light, because the millions of girls who cheer are unable to identify with positive role models or even multi-dimensional people. I feel that film and television should try to depict these characters in a more positive light. These characters should be more dynamic and we shouldn't generalize
Have you ever been to a football game before? Well if you have you know that most football teams have a cheer squad or dance team. Not many people acknowledge cheer, or think that cheer is an actual sport. well is cheer leading really a sport?