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...
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....
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...
Cheerleading is a Sport
What constitutes a sport being a sport is a major topic of debate. One such sport that is often questioned is cheerleading. Some people believe that cheerleading is a sport, while other people argue that cheerleading is not a sport. I believe that competitive cheerleading is...
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...
Is Cheerleading Considered a Sport?
Cheerleading is recognized as an activity, because some people do not see it as a sport. However people who participate in this activity consider themselves to be an athlete. The National Collegiate Athletic Association does not consider cheerleading 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...
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...
play at a Division 1-A level in their sport, but are also given the extensive benefits that athletes receive at Ohio State. At most universities cheerleading is not considered a sport, but at OSU it is a varsity sport that is given $169,000 in funding, which is used toward scholarships, jet time, and...
Pom-Poms and Megaphones: A Cheerleading Journey
People underestimate the competitiveness and risks that go along with cheerleading. Some also do not consider it a sport, which is an unfortunate opinion. I took a tremendous risk when I decided to join the cheerleading team in seventh grade, although...
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. Sideline cheerleaders' main goal is to entertain the crowd and lead them with team cheers, which should...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Ms. M. Lauritsen
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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, a World Itself
As I tried to think of a discourse community to write about, I felt obligated to share the one I have been a part of since I was six, the world of cheerleading. Cheerleading has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Throughout the years I have learned words...
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...
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...
ENG 102 –T/Th
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...