Informative Essay: How Cheerleading Is A Sport

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Lizzy Benne
6th hour
People think cheerleading isn't a sport, and girls and guys are just jumping around and screaming. There's more than that. There is tumbling, stunts, chants, and dances. Cheerleading takes time, training, and practice. People don't think cheerleading is a sport because it does not use a ball and it is too easy to even be considered. Little did they know that cheerleaders travel more than most soccer and football teams. Cheerleading is a sport because cheerleading fits the definition of a sport, it is competitive, and it involves training, effort, and practice. Cheerleading fits the definition of a sport. First, for example “ An activity involving physical exertion in which an individual or team competes
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