My Personal Support Group Honors English 11
August 31, 1999
I am often sorry that my parents did not take it upon themselves to enroll me in any recreational activities in my preadolescent years. I believe that spo
Whenever someone mentions the word cheerleading or cheerleader, people often picture girls jumping around, doing brainless cheer, and looking attractive. Most often people have this stereotype embedded into their heads and are not familiar with the true facts. But what is a sport, what do cheerleade
Should cheerleading be considered a sport?
Think about the cheerleaders you know or know about. Do you consider them to be athletes? Through my survey 100% of people surveyed believe cheerleading is a sport. A sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill, governed by a set off rules
Stephanie A. Brown
7 March 2006
To be or Not To be
Cheerleading is a nationally recognized activity. Some people do not see it as a sport. But people who are in the so called activity consider themselves to be a athlete. Although schools a
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 sh
When asked the question, “How has cheerleading been an impact on your life?” many responses come to mind. Being a cheerleader since age 5, the sport of cheerleading has been my primary focus and has had a major positive influence on my everyday life.
During the many hours spent in the gym perf
Can Our Children Think For Themselves?
It is nothing new for parents to influence their children’s decisions or to flat out make them. This has been happening for many, many years, and will probably never stop. Parents often think they know what is best for their children, or don’t want thei
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 i
Cheerleading is a sport that uses organized routines made from elements of tumbling, dance, and stunting to direct the events spectators to cheer on sports teams at games and matches and/or compete at cheerleading competitions. The athlete involved is called a cheerleader. With an estimated 1.5 mill
“Rah rah rah! Tiger, Tiger, Sis, Sis, Sis! Boom, Boom 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
March 15, 2010
Cheerleading is a sport
Do you consider cheerleading to be a sport like football, or any other sport? In most cases, many people tend to laugh at the idea of cheerleading being called a “sport”. People sometimes laugh because they are use to seeing cheerleaders cheer, and doing
Istrouma High School
Congratulations on making the IHS Cheerleading team. As a member of this team you will be expected to fulfill certain obligations and responsibilities. Practice is held Tuesday thru Thursday. It is held from 2:45 pm to 4:30
Ever been to a cheerleading competition? , said Torrance.
Oh, you mean like a football game? , said Missy. No, not a game, those are like practices for us said Torrance, “I'm talking about a tournament, ESPN cameras all around, Hundreds of people cheering.” Wait a minute, people cheering... che
The Trial and Tribulations of Cheerleading
Between the 1960s and the 1970s, a second wave of feminist activism occurred, shortly after this time Title IX was enacted. Title IX prohibited any program receiving federal aid to discriminate on the basis of sex, which inevitably caused cheerleading t
Friday nights, crowd roaring, fireworks and pushups for every touchdown! The electric atmosphere of all eyes on your, making an impact on the student body and just being such a big part of school spirit and the football program was unbelievable. Cheerleading has been such a big p
"North Branford Varsity squad, you may now take the mat." The calm words seemed to scream into my head above all my other racing thoughts. Our team paraded onto the mat and before I realized what was taking place, I felt my body instinctively move into position. I waited, smiling, in fearful a
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
From Kick-Butt to Beautiful
Most people have had a favorite person in there lives that influenced them in many positive ways. That person in my life was, Mr. Stephen Kaminski. He helped me from the girl that would kick but the beautiful young lady that I am today. He taught me that is someone app
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
Is Cheerleading a Sport?
Cheerleading was first introduced at Princeton University in 1884. There at Princeton University the audience that attended the football games came up with a cheer that involved yelling and chanting to encourage their team. The initial stages of cheerleading were simply jus
Cheerleading and Dance
When people think about cheerleaders and dancers they are categorized as total opposites. But in reality cheerleading is based on dance. Like dance they both have physical and mental requirements, their preparation and techniques are similar. However, they have many differe
Instructor Patrick Mello
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
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 cheer
Cheerleading is a physical activity, sometimes a competitive sport, using organized routines, usually ranging from one to three minutes, which contain the components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting to direct spectators of events to cheer on sports teams at
By: Heather Dangel
‘Set, ready!’ These words at a cheerleading competition mean all eyes are drawn to the mat as the next team gives it all they have to impress the judges.
“Cheerleading takes so much time, energy and dedication for each girl to know all the mat
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cheerleading, short skirts and air-headed teenage girls? That’s how most of the school sees us, mainly because that’s what the movies portray, but it’s just a stereotype. We practice just as hard as other sports do,
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
Lets! Go! Ground hog! Bethany Gottshall, from Apollo, Pennsylvania is a very down to earth young lady. Bethany is thoughtful, nice, cheerful, energetic, and outgoing. Bethany, a cheerleading at Apollo High School, she enjoyed not only cheering but loved the girls she cheered with. She got along with
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
A significant experience and achievement that had a major impact on my life is sports. I have been playing sports since I was a little girl. The sport that had the biggest impact on my life is cheerleading. Cheerleading has taught me life long lessons in how to work as a team, to be friendly and soc