Due to my involvement in numerous extra-curricular activities, I have been able to greatly improve my leadership abilities. Throughout by six years in cheerleading, I have learned how to be a good representation of my school by doing what was right, even if I was doing it alone. At the beginning of my senior year, I was proclaimed as captain of the Varsity squad. With this position, I have worked to represent both my squad and my school by making the tough decisions and keeping spirit alive. To me, being a cheerleader meant being a leader first and cheering second. In times of strife, I have risen above the conflict in order to _____ly listen to both sides inorder to do the right thing. I have also been able to hone my leadership abilities
San Diego City Beat: A chronicle “I hate cheerleaders” written by Edwin Becker published on April 28, 2004. The author expresses a certain hatred against cheerleading and thinks that cheerleading is not a sport for girls. He further explains why he has this rage about them, first of all, he was not able to date them in high school more likely there was no chance and second of all, he hated the whole cheerleading premise. Why? Because he was told to go “woo woo” when he was not in the mood for it. He also could not stand their way of speaking, kicking and how they would talk during practices like for example “Rah rah sis boom bay!”. To begin with Becker’s text was amusing, however, his opinions were irrelevant and let me tell you why.
As Simone said, “ today do what other won't so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't.” Simone Biles had a tough childhood but with a lot of hard work she became the gymnast she is today.
Being cheer captain is a very important job not only is it important, but it comes with many responsibilities. Cheerleading itself is a very special privilege that people all around the world get to have the opportunity to do. Making the cheer team is one of the most exciting times of one’s life but becoming captain would be once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that would be a pleasure of anyone. Becoming cheer captain would give me the opportunity to be a good image to the squad, showcase my leadership abilities, and motivate my squad to spread spirit all throughout the school.
At almost all football and basketball games, home or away,cheerleaders will be seen on the sidelines. Cheerleaders have two main goals while performing and standing on the sideline, to get the crowd hype and to support the players. Cheerleaders are the main supporters of their athletic teams, winning or losing. They have to cheer and chant along with getting the fans on their feet to cheer with them.
What do you think of when someone asks you, what is a cheerleader? The way many people across the globe view cheerleading is merely a stereotype. This stereotype consists of the idea that all cheerleaders are pretty, overly enthusiastic girls that lack intelligence and athletic abilities. Many people have decided on these grounds that cheerleading cannot be considered a sport, but what exactly constitutes a sport? Generally, any activity that requires physical demand, risk, skill, and commitment to succeed is a sport. The technical definition of a sport, defined by the Oxford Dictionary is, “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment” (“Sport”). Cheerleading requires these key characteristics that determine a sport.
“I am my own cheerleader. I am the one who puts my goals, who pushes myself to get the next goal.” Cheerleading is a very difficult and intricate sport that allows athletic and flexible guys and girls to perform tumbling and stunting talent. Cheerleading was created at Princeton University in 1884. When the sport first started only men were allowed. Now around 97% of all cheerleaders are females. Although many people may disagree, cheerleading is and a sport and here is why…
Cheerleading is a sport that often goes unacknowledged for its athletic demands and time commitment required from its athletes. There are two main types of cheerleading today: high school cheering and competitive cheering. The main difference between the two is the amount of athleticism each athlete needs to obtain. Another difference is the time requirement for each. With both comes different financial demands and travel obligations. I feel that those who have the thought that competitive and high school cheer are the same, should truly learn about them individually, so they can see their differences. Overall, competitive cheer is dramatically more challenging and involves a higher skill set than high school cheering.
Many people say that cheerleading is not a sport because it does not involve a defined strategy, which is not true (Delp). When it comes to competitive cheer, there is a lot more than yelling chants. Cheerleading requires sharp/quick motions, strength, along with perfect timing. Cheerleaders have to have the ability to throw 100+ pound girls in the air and be able to catch them.
Being a cheerleader takes dedication and a positive, energetic spirit! It takes the desire to want to be the best, to try hard and then try even harder, and to never give up! It takes passion and the ability to keep your head up and keep smiling even when things get tough!
Throughout my Life and high school career I have spent many hours with teachers and coaches. I have had many experiences, but the one that stands out most to me is my former cheerleading coach and gym teacher, Ms. Traska. She coached our team with no background in cheerleading. She brought us closer as a team and being part of this team has made a difference in my life. The two years that Ms. Traska coached were the most fun, productive, and memorable years that I have been on the team.
Why do I like to play basketball? While we may not realize it, there is some rationale for everything we do. It may not always be logical, but there is a force that drives our emotions, actions and ultimately our destiny. My motivation for playing basket ball is very simple, pure enjoyment. No one is telling me I need to play basketball and I certainly don’t need it to survive, but every time I step onto the court with my four other teammates, the electricity courses through my body and my heart races. Representing my school is a source of pride, but when added to the joy of playing the game, there’s nothing like it. But before I can encounter that feeling, it all must begin somewhere. The dreadful 2 hours of of my day,
For example, Cheerleading is or is not determined as a sport is by stereotypes. Starting off, in the article Myths About Cheerleading and Cheerleaders, Valerie Ninemire, “They are as old as the sport itself: those pervasive stereotypes about cheerleaders and cheerleading.” This evidence shows me that stereotypes have been around for awhile if they are as old as the sport, which means that the stereotypes that were told or made up back then seemed
From a young age I watched the cheerleaders at football games in incredible admiration. All of the girls- in their sleek uniforms with pompoms in colors representing their school- captured my attention. I longed to be in their shoes one day, and I looked up to them. The cheerleaders claimed the spot role model to me for the majority of my childhood. I never realized that years into the future I would fill their shoes, and carry the responsibility of being the person little girls looked up to. I didn’t know back then I would come the tremendously frightening and honoring understanding of how much I could influence a young person’s life.
A time in my life that I have had to come together with other people to solve differences would be in cheerleading. There were thirteen girls, all with very different personalities and opinions. Like most cases, our personalities clashed at times, resulting in conflict. Most of the time we were able to resolve our conflicts, but when it came down to our homecoming routine, there was a lot of tension between us all. It is difficult to balance school and cheer at the same time, especially around the time of homecoming. We often had long, stressful practices that left us feeling weak and drained. Our muscles had no time to recuperate from the constant lifting and stretching, since we would practice every day. We all brought many different talents and strengths to the team, as well as weaknesses.