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...
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...
Cheerleading. One of the sports that I actually want to do. It’s what this essay is going to be about, so get used to it. You may be thinking “Cheerleading isn’t even a sport!” It is. It’s obvious you don’t even...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
of emotionally support or support with keeping up her grades. Also if Elise conformed to something like cheerleading, she would need good grades to be a cheerleader or even to stay in cheerleading, so that could help her out as well.
If Elise were an innovator, she would probably receive her money...
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...
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...
for two years of my life. I was blessed with coaching over thirty girls in that time period. I was a coach for Upward, a Christian basketball and cheerleading program at my church. My first experience with Upward was helping my dad coach his basketball team that is when I fell in love with the program...
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...
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...
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...