A majority of high school cheerleaders dream to be a part of a college cheer team. The level of difficulty goes up along with the number of rules and regulations go down. Even though both high school and college cheerleaders cheer for the same reasons, like getting the crowned hype for the game and supporting the players, they have many differences that we don't notice. At almost all football and basketball games, home or away,cheerleaders will be seen on the sidelines. Cheerleaders have two main goals while performing and standing on the sideline, to get the crowd hype and to support the players.
Cheerleading goes through a lot more than what is shown. Workouts are mandatory at least 2-3 times a week. It is required so stunts can be hit and tumbling fall through. Practice happens every week and if one is missed, you miss new stunts or formations. Cheerleading teams can compete nationally with other cheerleading teams around the world.
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.
“As Cheerleaders Soar Higher, So Does the Danger” points toward the dangers of cheerleading, and at the same time the author reports “the number of serious injuries is low when compared with the number of current participants” (Pennington). This comparison indicates the author has kept an open mind with a clear personal opinion while writing this article. Cheerleading is obviously viewed differently today than it has been in the past. The writer describes modern cheer as “performances are a blur of tumbling bodies, executed to loud, pulsating music. The stunts are breathtaking.”
Cheerleading is very fun and entertaining sport that can also be doubled as a very dangerous sport almost as more dangerous than football. Most people think of cheerleaders as being the girls who cheer on the sidelines at football or basketball teams, but it’s a lot more than just cheering at a football game. No one sees the behind the scenes actions of cheerleading, no one sees how hard we practice on a everyday basis. But in these long, hard working practices, there are injuries, some minor and some major. Cheerleading as evolved into a athletic and high skilled sport but the higher the skills reach, the bigger chance of getting injured.
When i was a little i was going to gymnastics and i see and smell the sweat from how hard the cheerleaders where working and doing there routine and i asked my mom "can i do that" and she said "of course". That was when i was four years young and it has been a long and great exprience.
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.
What creates the border between a casual hobby and a sport? Typically, activities that require practice, dedication, and determination are classified as sports, along with the element of competition. Commonly, baseball, soccer, football, and swimming are argued to be sports, while art, music, and video gaming count as hobbies. The line separating sports and pastimes can get hazy when cheerleading is mentioned, though. As a gymnast, I notice no reason why cheerleading shouldn’t be considered a sport, as it meets all the requirements listed above.
“Whooo!” The crowd goes wild with excitement. We jump for joy as we score another goal. The soccer ball slashes the net with a hard enough kick to go straight through. Lexi and I scream with excitement knowing we just tied the score two to two with only 3 minutes left in the game.
Sports have been around for as long as we know, but it wasn’t until the late 1800s that women were allowed to compete. Since the 1800s, women have begun to make a name for themselves in the world of athletics. Besides the basic sports like Wimbledon, otherwise known as tennis, women started a new era for sports. They created new sports and activities like cheerleading, field hockey, etc. Serena Williams, the number one nationally ranked female in tennis, has also made some history herself.
Marble Champ Have you ever met someone that keeps trying to be good at something and wants to be perfect like the other kids in the school? In The Marble Champ by Gary Soto Lupe Medrano is always challenging herself to try new things. First Lupe challenged herself to try new sports. Another Lupe challenged herself to practice a whole lot.
Friday October 20, the West Sioux Football Cheerleaders held their annual little Falcon Cheer Camp during halftime of the football game. There were girls in kindergarten through middle school who were encouraged to participate in the camp. The girls met after school on Wednesday and Friday till 5:15 learning all different kinds of cheers. It was a great way for the campers to interact with the football cheerleaders, and to learn many of the cheers that are done every Friday night. Kindergarten and First grade had participants.
“Next, put your hands together for the Michigan City Wolves,” said the announcer. This meant we were two groups away from performing. The team I cheered for was the La Porte Slicers Pop Warner Midget Cheer Team. The midget team is the oldest team you can be on for Pop Warner.