As I sit on my bed deciding on what to write about, I glance over at my trophy case. Glittering with golden light, my trophies remind me of all the accomplishments I have been awarded during the short span of my life. My accomplishments are mostly involving either cheerleading or softball.
On March 11, 2017 the world’s best all-star cheerleading teams will be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in DisneyWorld for the most prestigious cheer competition of the year. The teams there have qualified by getting bids from regional and national competitions, similar to how gymnasts qualify for large meets by competing well in smaller meets. Throughout the competition hundreds of teams will perform their routine filled with the most elite tumbling and stunting sequences ever performed. The tosses and baskets will be so high that if they were performed in a smaller building the flyers, or girls in the air, would hit the ceiling. The tumbling will be so fast and so powerful that if someone was to radar gun the pass, they would be going over
We’re not here to show you high school cheerleading. We’re here to show you the young women and men putting all of their free-time into a stuffy old gym. Trusting each other with their lives and defying gravity. We’re not here to show you the average athlete. We’re here to show you the all-stars.
The crowd is screaming, sweat is dripping, and the cheerleaders are cheering. All of which happen at both football and basketball games. The past four years I have been a cheerleader for both sports. There are many differences between football and basketball cheer.
Competitive cheer teams preform a two-and-a-half-minute routine filled with elite skills such as tumbling, stunting, and jumps. Although people on the opposing side of this argument state that this activity requires
Some people might not know, but cheerleading requires physical activity and skill, just like any other sport. Cheerleading also requires flexibility, commitment, time, effort, and many other requirements just like football, basketball, and gymnastics do. Cheerleading is being added into the Olympics, which proves it is a sport because the definition of the Olympics is a multi- sport event.
Cheerleaders throw people 5-20 feet in the air and have to catch them in the same place. On December 3, 2013, cheer was considered one of the most dangerous sport and people still don’t think cheer as a hard sport. People who say cheer isn’t a sport have never experienced it and how hard it is. Cheer takes up more or the same amount of hours as any other athletes put in. 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.
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. “Cheerleaders do compete, and when they do, they have to follow guidelines and rules, just as in any other sport. For example, their routine has to be finished in less than three minutes and 30 seconds, according to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA)” (Pom pom shake). Certainly cheerleading is different then other sports but many things relate to each other. To conclude, The rules and competitions make cheerleading one of a kind but that doesnt mean it can 't be a
After cheering for 4 years, I can tell you that being on a team is way more than just “doing stuff together”. It’s encouraging each other, having one another's backs, and being more than just friends; but being a family too. And just like family members fight, I’ve had my fair share of arguments with my teammates. I realized not everyone thinks or learns new things the same. This was a hard concept for me to grasp because I had my ideas, I knew what worked, and I couldn't figure out why everyone else made things so difficult. Now since I was no longer shy, I jumped right into making my opinions obvious and heard when I could. Other people had different opinions and didn't always like mine; they also weren’t very nice about it. I wondered all the time why people weren’t as dedicated as I was about cheerleading, and I still struggle with that today. However, cheerleading is my passion and I’m not going to let other people's opinions change that. Being on a cheer team has made me stronger as a leader, and more patient as a
Being a cheerleader takes a positive attitude and the willingness to work hard! It takes commitment, self-discipline, and dedication. It takes energy and skill and it takes each of us working together to be our very best!
Cheerleading and Gymnastics is a display of discipline, practice, and dedication, determination, and athleticism. Many people say that cheerleading and gymnastics are the same thing. I say that they’re not the same thing. They both have some similarities, but they have differences too.
The vast majority think about cheerleading as a feeble action that requires young ladies sprucing up in charming garbs and waving around tufts. On the other hand, cheerleading is an exceptional game that requires practice, devotion, and learning of abilities. Much the same as some other game, material science is included in cheerleading 100%. Material science is found in each and every movement and trick. Cheerleading depends on tricks, tumbling, and bounced and since material science is so included in this game it makes this game really exist.
Cheerleading meets the Woman’s Sport Foundation Requirements.One requirement is it must be a Physical activity which involves propelling a mass through space or overcoming the resistance of mass. Stunting, cheerleaders hold and throw other people into the air and push them up with their arms and legs. Another rule is It must be governed by the rules that explicitly define the time, space and conditions under which a winner is declared. Cheerleading has a time limit of two minutes and thirty seconds, the mat size is nine panels, and a winner is determined by score sheets.The final requirement is Acknowledgment that the primary purpose of the competition is a
What is Cheerleading? Many may think it’s a sport that you dress up, apply makeup, slick your hair with a bow, and simply put on a smile, and yell as loud as you can to keep the crowd pumped. Cheerleading includes all those easy and pretty factors, but it is also a sport that you stunt, tumble, and jump. Jumps and tumbling may seem really easy to many people, but there’s more work done than most might think is possible. Stunting is also a major element in cheer, and that’s what really pleases the crowd, but stunting takes tons of work. What is really the secret to perfecting all these major components in cheerleading? The straightforward answer is PHYSICS! Nothing could be done in cheerleading without the use of physics. 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. Same thing went to play as we tried to jump and tumble, it was all so hard for us. For today’s presentation and research, we all needed to know the concepts of physics dealing
As soon as I found out that I made cheer I instantaneously felt a connection to high school. I discovered a newfound obligation to do well in school, and It started to seem like less of a chore and more of something that was important to my squad so was therefore important to me. The minute that I put on anything that says “Parkway South cheer” on it I signed a contract. As soon as I signed it, I no longer just represented myself or even just the freshman class; I represented the entire high school. Anything that I do, not just while in uniform, but especially when in uniform, reflects upon all of us. It’s just like a time when i babysat this little girl. I came to her house wearing my hair in two french braids, the next time she wore her hair in two french braids saying “I wanted to be just like you!”. Being on cheer makes you more than just a frequent visitor, you are looked up to, and expected to behave as