For example according to the American Medical Association competitive cheerleading is a sport because it is a physical activity that is governed by rules under which a winner is declared and its primary purpose is to compare the skills of the participants. These rules are the exact same rules any other sport such as football or basketball but because cheering doesn’t involve manipulating a ball Americans think that it shouldn’t be considered a sport. However, gymnastics is sport and even showed on the Olympics and cheerleaders do the same thing that gymnastics do just not on a beam. Same thing with dancing. If dancing is a sport then why isn’t cheerleading looked at as sport?
While cheering for basketball, the cheerleaders do not have to worry about the weather because they are inside, which is nice when it is winter. Basketball and football are similar in that there is something I would change about both, whether that is location or weather I would change
cheerleading is a sport because of the high difficulty in hand. 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.
Although many do not see cheerleading as a sport, it is definitely considered as sport, as it requires intense physical activity, entertains people, and unites players. Firstly, cheerleading is a sport since it requires intense physical activity for the players. Sport means “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical ability and often of a competitive nature” (Dictionary.com, n.d.). Cheerleading consists of jumps, dances, and tumbling, which people generally do for exercising and consider as a sport. Not only having those, cheerleading also requires muscular strength for male and flexibility and balance for female which are also required for the other sports such as gymnastics.
Cheerleading has become one of the most dangerous school activities making doctors push schools and organizations to treat cheerleaders as athletes and that cheer is in fact a sport. Nelson feels very strongly about this topic and stresses that, “ It is disappointing how underestimated we are as cheerleaders because as a competitive cheerleader, we practice hard at least three hours a day, not only mastering the skills, but looking good work completing them…we work just as hard as any other sport but we did not get the appropriate
Nothing to Cheer About Many people now consider cheer a sport but is that enough to change the minds of the Universal Cheer Assocation? Even though cheerleading has been around for quite a while many people still do not consider it a sport. The disorganization and sexism in the past kept it segregated from other sports making people believe it does not qualify for the title of a sport. In the recent years it has been up for debate to be part of the Olympics after 2020, so does that not mean it is hands down a sport (Schultz). Even though many people still don't believe cheer is a sport the facts prove that cheer is a sport.
Cheer, what comes to mind when you think cheer. Most people would consider it not a sport, but I am here to tell you why I think it is. Not just because I’m a cheerleader, it’s my opinion and my firm belief cheer should be recognized as a sport. Many people get injured and you have vigorous training that in most cases could be harder than training for basketball, for example. Cheerleaders have to be able to throw people not just a ball.
Many people may think that cheerleading looks easy or is not that dangerous, but that is why cheerleading is like an illusion. On the field or mat cheerleaders make what they do look like no big deal, but there is a curtain separating the fun spirit from the menacing risks of the sport. Sometimes one is able to catch a glimpse behind the curtain when mishaps happen like a stunt falling or a mess up in a tumbling pass. These injuries that come from the mishaps used to be less occurring when the sport began in the 1870’s, but the sport has become increasingly more difficult and dangerous. Stunting alone accounts for 42 to 60 percent of all cheerleading injuries; that 's more than half of injuries that are caused from stunts alone not including the other causes like tumbling and even coaches (Betterbraces.com).
Even though cheer at other schools is not seem as a sport doesn’t mean that our cheer team is not a sport either. Joy and her teammates put in long hours for the enjoyment of the sport and their own passion. Joy has a strong passion for the sport, which keeps her pushing through the hard days. She has hope that cheer will be seen as a sport in the near
Critics assert that, as performers, cheerleaders should be entitled to express themselves in whatever fashion they with. While cheerleaders may participate in routines deemed suggestive by some observers, those dances are not provocative enough to negatively affect either performers or spectators, they say. Other opponents insist that the suggestive dancing in question is not a very common occurrence at sporting events. Throughout games cheerleaders may put a few stunts in the air during timeouts, but that is all they would have time for. Cheerleading routines usually only take place at special games such as homecoming, other than that provocative routines are not very common, in the highschool level that