This experience has aided me in all other aspects of my life, because it serves as an encouragement whenever something does not go as planned. Having been apart of different cheer teams for about 5 year. Some of my accomplishments would include first place at nationals, first place winner at state, and first overall best at UCA camp. I was even able to make the SACS Varsity cheer team, which is an unforgettable experience knowing that they are one of the best in town. Every single accomplishment has been worked for with hours and hours of preparation, and even years in experience.
Zig Ziglar once said, “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when your passion is born.” When you find something that you're good at and that you love, you’re driven to do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's cheerleading. I’ve learned so many things, not only about myself, but about other people and what I want in life from cheerleading. It’s safe to say being a cheerleader has impacted every single area in my life, for the better.
Every little gymnasts’ dream, including mine, was to go to the Olympics, to compete at the college level and achieve overall greatness in the sport of gymnastics. However, as I got older and progressed through the sport, that dream that every little girl dreams about started to slowly slip away. The reality was that by the time I had reached 8th grade I was no longer at my pinnacle. I had hit the dreaded growth spurt.
I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
On top of being a school cheer team and showing up at all required practices and games, a competitive team that is affiliated with a school puts in the extra practice and effort to make it to the top. While the normal school cheerleader slides by without having a certain skill, the competitive cheerleader is required to reach a skill level and continue to better themselves. If a skill needs extra work, time is expected to be found to work through it, tackling whatever obstacles that may come in the way of it. Many competitive cheerleaders are held to certain workouts and diets, just as many sports are, to maintain their strength, stamina, and balance. Many nights of hard work and tears go into perfecting the routine.
Hoo-Rah!” Which then led the team to a victory. In 1923 is when women were allowed to finally cheer. This is the decade where cheerleaders added acrobatics and tumbling to their routines which leads me to my argument of why I believe cheerleading should be considered a sport.
I do not have a specific story with her, but just creating a relationship with her inside and outside of basketball helped me get to know an amazing person on a greater level.
Patty was without oxygen for almost an hour. To this day Patty has to communicate by blinking her eyes.(Ling) Cheerleading should be a sport because it matches the definitions of sport terms. Sport-an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.(The) It also matches the definition of team and athlete.
Cheerleading goes beyond shaking poms and chanting cheers on the sidelines of a football or basketball game. In similarity to every other sport, with it come sprains, breaks, and severe injuries. In my mindset I was too well trained
Cheerleading leads you to finding the best of your abilities and skills in yourself, which is very important in each sport, especially cheerleading. Tumbling down the court once again she lands perfectly on her feet after doing a back handspring. The crowd cheers for her as she says to her teammates and coach “I love this sport and I could never leave it from an ankle injury.” Cheerleading is an amazing sport that delivers camaraderie, competition, and provided injuries that will pick back up again.
“Cheerleading isn’t even a sport,” “cheerleading is easy,” and “cheerleading is stupid” are a few remarks cheerleaders hear often. Cheerleading consists of hard work, dedication, pain, injuries and team work. So why doesn’t society view cheerleading as a sport? A sport is defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Sounds like cheerleading to me.
Being a cheerleader you are a member of a group or squad that do organized cheering and chants in support of a sports team. I cheered from the time I was in the 5k until the end of my ninth grade year. Cheering was a big part of my life then I realized that it was not good for me to continue with the group. With cheer leading being a big part of my life there were reasons why it was very important to me, but why did I quit, and did I make the right choice? Being a little kid and always looking up at the older cheerleaders I wanted to be just like them.
Should cheerleading be a sport? We’ve all seen cheerleaders at football and basketball games, flying in the air, doing 4 flips at a time, yelling at the top of their lungs, rooting for their team. But what you don’t know is that cheerleading and their shiny pom- pom’s are not an actual sport. You’d think it be a sport with all the competitions, and the number of accidents. Cheerleading has more accidents than gymnastics, and gymnastics is considered a sport.
Before I even stepped into my high school as an official freshman I knew I was going to be a part of my school one way or the other. I made it a goal to be a part of some type of extra-curricular project all four years. This goal I know I have succeeded in because I have been a part of the following extra- curricular projects: three years of SWAT club, four years of Raider Riot, and three varsity sports. All of these extra- curricular projects have made my high school career not only interesting but also made me a better person in the long run. One of the only clubs I was able to be a part of in high school was the SWAT club.