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...
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...
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...
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; 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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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...
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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...
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...
be comparing cheerleading and the other “typical sports” such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey, etc. People take cheerleading as a joke, and I find it offensive. A sport is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. Cheerleading is a sport where...
the stories of when she was in High school and how hard she tried to make it on the squad of her cheerleading team, finally after trying out for two years, she finally made it, she became the cheerleading captain of her team until she graduated high school. I dreamed of growing up and being just like...
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...
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...
two-a-days three brothers, basketball not good, cheerleading offer, soccer, swimming, baseball not catching
• Sophomore year
• Girl friends, Kristin, Whitney, Emily, back to Kristin
• sports , football starting var., cheerleading open gym, baseball
• going to reds...
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...
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...
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...