It is possible to think there’s only one good person on the cheer team, but it takes the whole team to hit a routine. So it stands to reason that it’s not just one person, it’s the whole team who can win a competition. This also means that it takes everyone to get better on skills or to do a perfect routine. Although people might think cheer isn’t as severe as other sports, competitive cheer should be considered a sport. Cheer takes up a lot of time and hard work put into it, it’s not the stereotypes people think it is, and it takes a team effort like other sports.
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.
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.
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”. Cheerleading isnt a sport but people are working really hard for other people to accept it as a sport. Cheerleading is an activity where you make a routine and perform it for points, and even win awards at competitions. When you perform you are against many teams in your division. Cheerleaders take a lot of time to train and prepare for the competition, also cheerleading is more physically demanding than other sports, lastly cheerleading meets all the requirements to be a sport.
Playing with her for 3 years was one of the best experiences for me because I was challenged by her hard work ethic every day in practice and got to guard her every single day. Being on the court with her for every practice made a huge impact on my game because she was such a phenomenal player to play against/with. 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.
I have been cheering for five years now. I can not remember the times when I was not a cheerleader, it is hard to imagine myself doing anything other than cheer or simply not cheering at all. I fell in love with the sport and within time, my passion towards it grew even more. Cheerleading consumed my life, it was my only focus. I was fortunate enough to grow up with coaches that pushed me to reach limits I did not even know I had, as well as teammates whom I shared the same passion towards the sport with.
Professional wrestling, for better or for worse, has always paid heavy attention to the physiques of those who step into the ring. The fans like extremes, or at least that’s the theory. They want to see absurdly muscly performers battle it out with ridiculously overweight opponents, which has led to some pretty interesting bodies over the years. However, chiselled physiques are quite difficult to maintain and fat bodies are unadvisable to maintain, which means for every awe-inspiring body in pro wrestling, there has been an awe-inspiring body transformation. Because pro wrestlers, especially those who perform for WWE, are constantly in the spotlight, these body transformations are usually impossible to hide and often times are the cause of much unwanted attention and mockery.
Some believe, due to the level of skill and flexibility required, it is considered a sport. However, because competition is not required, recognition by collegiate programs does not exist, and cheerleading fails to meet a sports definition, it is unquestionably an activity. To begin, cheerleading requires enthusiasm and energy to interest crowds and draw their attention, though they rarely take part in competition and the stresses of a game. One of the main reasons this is not a sport is because the top priority is not competition. In sports such as basketball and baseball or soccer and tennis, athletes spend hours perfecting their skills to defeat other teams in a game or match.
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). Cheerleading has proved to be extremely precarious and perilous in many occasions; there are unqualified coaches, increasing harder stunts and tumbling skills, and not enough safety precautions being taken. One thing that no kid should have to consider is if they can trust their coach when training. When playing a sport the coach should be credible and most importantly qualified when teaching certain skills like stunts, backflips, or tumbling. It is when unqualified coaches who fake their knowledge about teaching skills that the sport becomes dangerous and injuries occur.
He claims, that before the 70’s, people did not care if athletes used performance enhancing drugs (PED’s), but today they do. “It seems disingenuous for us as a