Cheerleading is (not) a Sport
ESPN cameras are all around, hundreds of screaming fans are in the stands, pride and a big trophy are at stake; but no, the described scene is not that of a football championship. This scene is at The Cheerleading Worlds competition. The excitement buzzing in the air...
Cheerleading is a physical activity based on choreographed routines that involve tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunts to lead spectators or crowds to cheer on sports teams at games or to participate in competitions. Cheerleading began in 1898 at the University of Minnesota when a student named Johnny...
Is Cheerleading a Sport?
Are cheerleaders just "flirts in skirts" or do they actually participate in a sport? When people hear the word cheerleading, majority of the time they automatically think of teenage girls dressed in pleated skirts with pompoms, jumping and cheering. According to the Merriam-Webster...
Cheerleading Teaches Self Education
I looked up various articles on allstar cheerleading, considering I am currently on a competitive allstar cheer team. I am very dedicated cheerleading and take it very seriously. Within the articles, I found that competitive cheerleading takes a lot of hard work and...
November 29th 2010
Should Cheerleading be Considered a Sport?
A sport is defined as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature” (Dictionary.com). Someone can’t roll out of bed and be an amazing cheerleader. Cheerleading is an activity that takes massive...
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Cheerleading is a Sport
Many people stereotype cheerleaders as the pretty, popular airheads who stand on the sideline to look good, but that is further from the truth. Cheering at football games may appear unchallenging...
March, 20th, 2013
Ap World History
Cheerleading traces its roots to the late 19th century, when crowds began to chant and yell to encourage their team. Credit for the first organized cheer is often given to a University of Minnesota...
ceiling. I felt the aches and pain take over the muscles in my body. IT was time to get up and start yet another day of cheerleading camp. Camp was a function my high school cheerleading squad attended every year together in order to build and strengthen our skills. We did this not only for the benefits...
the stereotype; I don’t deny that, but there are also other girls out there who fit that exact same stereotype and aren’t cheerleaders. So why is cheerleading the only sport that has this certain typecast? I’ve met many cheerleaders in my day, and yes some do fit the stereotype perfectly and others completely...
seconds. Cheerleading began over 100 years ago. “Basically the guy is the frame. The girl’s a piece of art,” says Justin Carrier, a former cheerleader (Valliant 13). Cheerleading has evolved from an all male activity to mostly female and some co-ed squads. In order to fully understand cheerleading one needs...
The Controversial Sport of Cheerleading
Cheerleading is just one of those activities, which cause many controversial upheavals. Whether it is the outfits they are wearing or the moves they are doing, there is always a problem it seems like. I mean just think about how many times you...
There is always conversation about how cheerleading isn’t a sport or shouldn’t be considered one. Cheerleading is the fastest growing girls sport, yet more than half of Americans do not believe it is a sport. In addition, they fail to distinguish between sideline cheerleaders and competitive ones....
If cheerleading were any easier, it would be called football. In most cases, many people
tend to laugh at the idea of cheerleading being called a sport. For decades cheerleading has
been seen as a girls’ only activity. Not many people know that cheerleading was started by a
Cheerleading has become increasingly popular over the past years. There has been a constant debate on whether cheerleading is a sport or just another physical activity. There are various types of cheerleading such as high school cheerleading, pop Warner cheerleading, and competitive...
Cheerleading: As “Sport” as it Gets
Contrary to popular belief, cheerleading takes a lot of skill, practice and team unity. Would you be able to stand on the shoulders of girl, and bear the weight of another on your own? Don’t feel too bad - not just anyone can. In fact, it requires...
When did cheerleading officially become a sport?
It became a high school sport in 1972. At that point, cheerleading became more athletic and challenging as coaches at cheerleading camps pushed the girls to try more acrobatic moves. In 1999, ESPN (the cable sports network) officially declared it a sport...
Evolution of Cheerleading
Cheerleaders have been inspiring crowds for years, but not everyone considered cheer as a real sport. Since the beginning of cheerleading in the late 1800's, it has been a part of sports like football and rugby (iSport). Cheering is not just yelling a bunch of chants...
Cheerleading; a competitive sport based on organized routines of two and a half minutes, which include tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting. No. Cheerleading does not consist of preppy girls from the movies who wear short skirts and who barely cheer at their highschool's football games. It's...
not the only reason this quote is meaningful to me. There have been times when I felt like giving up when it comes to my favorite sports track & cheerleading. For example, track is a competitive sport, and there have been time when my track coach has given us hard workouts. Giving up was always the...
September 24, 2014
Tight uniforms, loud voices, pulled back ponytails with bows the size of their head, white tennis shoes, and girls being thrown into the air, is the typical definition of a cheerleader but what exactly is a cheerleader...
crowd. Although, I did learn the hard way in school the experiences are what molded me into the individual I am today.
First and foremost, I felt cheerleading was my ticket into the popular social group. I made it my freshman year and not to mention I made All American cheerleader and went to Hawaii that...
impact on my life is cheerleading. Cheerleading has taught me life long lessons in how to work as a team, to be friendly and social, and to always be a good sport no matter what. All of the lessons that cheerleading has taught me, I will carry on through the rest of my years.
Cheerleading was a sport I had...
Boom! Aaaah! Princeton, Princeton, Princeton!”
Just like anything else, cheerleading has quite a history behind it. From the first chants at Princeton University to one of today’s most popular National pastimes, cheerleading has come a long way the past ten decades. In ancient times spectators cheered...
Cheerleading started as a male endeavor in 1898, when a University of Minnesota football fan led the crowd in verse in support of their team. It was not until World War II, when men shipped out to war, that women took over. Then cheerleaders came to represent the American ideal of femininity: wholesome...
As the thunderous crowd applauses and cheers with excitement from the jam-packed stadium, the energized but anxious cheerleaders wait behind the dark heavy curtain separating them from the solid blue mats waiting to be cheered upon. On the opposite side of the arena there is...
Is cheerleading really a sport? With all the strength, flexibility, and pain cheerleaders have to go through and endure daily, I would say that should not even be up for question. In cheerleading, there is an extremely high injury rate. Cheerleading requires excessive physical activity. Cheerleaders...
Is cheerleading is a sport? Although controversial, plenty of reasons exist as to why cheerleaders are athletes. Injuries occur in cheerleading that are greater than injuries of football players. Being a cheerleader has all of the same requirements as every other proclaimed “sport.” In addition to the...
The History of Cheerleading
Cheerleading is widespread sport mainly practiced in America. It involves leading a series of cheers trying to get the crowd excited. It includes dancing, cheering, tumbling, jumping and stunting.
Cheerleading traces back to when crowds...
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Cheerleading does take athletisim!
What is a definition of a sport? Who and what qualifications decide what a sport is? Is it the amount of physical activity, the number of injuries the activity obtains, or the number of competitions in which one participates? Many people believe that...
15 December 2008
Competitive Cheerleading: A Sport?
Though many people are apathetic toward this debate and hold inconclusive opinions, the decision whether to consider cheerleading a sport affects many. To some people, treating cheerleading as a sport is a pride issue. Cheerleaders themselves...