Competitive Cheerleading

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I have either cheered or tumbled ever since I was 6 years old. I typically cheer for two teams. One team is a competitive cheerleading team and it is in Knoxville. The other team is here at the high school. However, this year, I have been unable to cheer for the competitive team in Knoxville. My team’s name was Viper. As much as I loved the competitive cheering for Viper, I had to stop because of another back injury I had. During high school cheerleading, I have been able to be hurt and still be on the team; however, on my or any competitive team, if you are injured, you no longer are able to participate at all, ending with you having to quit. My first back injury was the worst out of them all, and led to many other complications with my back…show more content…
There are many competitive cheerleading teams that are at a college level competing with other teams on the same level, but not being a major university team. GymTyme is a cheerleading, and tumbling gym in Louisville, Kentucky, who is home to the University of Louisville Cheerleaders. There are a couple of teams in the gym that are college level teams; however, they are not cheering for their university sports. Alan Ball said, “Not everything is going to be successful. To strive for that is really naïve. You just do the best you can do.” This is special to me because I do realize I may not do everything I have always wanted to do, but the best I can do is try. I do not know whether or not I will want to be on the college level competitive team or to be a cheerleader at the university that I attend. My thoughts and ideas of doing either of those two things is straight down the middle. I think it would depend on what college I go to. Alan Ball said, “Not everything is going to be successful. To strive for that is really naïve. You just do the best you can do.” This is special to me because I do realize I will not do everything I have always wanted to do, but the best I can do is try. In either way, striving to become a college level cheerleader has made me work harder in tumbling and getting new and harder skills to fit the…show more content…
She is the most important person in my life. She helps me with everything that I go to her for and she is amazing. Talking to her is like talking to a best friend. Because I do not have a dad, mine and my mom’s relationship has gotten stronger. Since my brother has left for college at UT Chattanooga, me and my mom have gotten closer in that way as well. My mom has to play the mother and father role for both me and my brother and I am very grateful that she is so good at it, and does everything she can to be the best for me. She has taught me to not take things for granted, and to keep looking forward and not backwards. She has taught me how to manage every issue that could possibly come my way. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain said this, which made me laugh and smile because I know my mom has had some troubles with me, but she always fights for me and does everything she can to teach me all the right things. She is the most important person to me in my
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