Ok. Who thinks cheerleading is a sport?
I'd have to say yes, because of this information I found online...
Strategy: Like all recognized sports, cheerleading has big-time strategy. One very important aspect of cheering is knowing when to say certain things. For instance, they only use touchdown cheers when their team has made a touchdown. Knowing when to say the right thing during a game is kind of like debating.
Another strategy that could be even more essential to successful cheering is knowing how to read your audience. Cheerleaders always know when the crowd is getting bored and they combat this by doing some moves. For instance, a popular move would be a little shimmy, which always wakes up the males in the stand even if their team has yet to score a point.
Trash Talk: Every athlete knows that sports involve a lot of trash talking. Cheerleaders could possibly be the worst trashers of them all because a part of their sport is calling out the other team. For example, if one of the teams comes over to the other side of the field they might use a classic cheer like: “We’re hot, you’re not so go light up in the parking lot. Yeahhh! Wheeew!”
I have to say though that trash talking in cheerleading is bringing a new aspect to the term, because members even slander their own team mates! They are definitely one up on all the other sports.
Uniforms: Every recognized sport has uniforms and cheerleading is no exception. In fact, their uniforms could possibly be the most recognized of any sport. Uniforms are perfected to best suit the athlete’s needs. In cheerleading, the girls are put in super-duper short skirts that probably do not even fit the dress code at the school. But there is a valid reason for their size. Short skirts allow for greater movement than a long skirt.
The guys are put in baggy shorts or pants. There is a definite reason why girls are dressed in skirts and not pants. Remember when we were discussing how there are strategic moves in cheerleading. Well…some of those moves tend to reveal a little more than others and that can sometimes be pretty entertaining to all that testosterone in the crowd. The shirts also tend to be pretty small and I really can’t figure out how that would be of any use to the cheerleaders. So again, I have come to my own conclusion and deducted that again they are for the entertainment.
Popularity: Anyone who has been to high school knows that the jocks are usually pretty popular and party pretty hard. This goes the same for cheerleaders. Like the male athletes, the cheerleaders are also strangely popular among their fellow peers. I really can only attribute this to their unique and special athletic ability. They also have the great ability to party on and on and on. This has to be because of their superior build and strategic mind.
TV Competitions: Maybe the most compelling evidence of all is that there are televised competitions. Every sport has televised competitions and so does cheerleading. I can just imagine the whole family gathering around to watch the national championships of cheerleading. It is probably the equivalent of the Super Bowl. Now don’t try and deny it, I know you have watched one of these in awe. Well…maybe you haven’t; but there is always a first for everything.
Now if this isn’t enough evidence that cheerleading is a sport, I have to conclude that you are just a stubborn person that is unwilling to expand your horizons even though your belly keeps miraculously expanding. You see, I know the trials and tribulations of cheerleading because I was one! Yes I was, and I am damn proud of it. Not really, but only you and I know that
wow definatley a sport...the hardest thing that ever happened to me...I've done advanced leagues in baseball, basketball,soccer,and volleyball and they don't come close to competitive cheerleading...I agree though gymnastics is extremely hard also... when you go to the really competitive teams and get to the really high, older levels its extremely difficult!!! yes it invloves tumbling, stunting and much more...it is basically the love of my life, its not just about skill but about heart, dedication,strength,freindships, and teamwork. I cant imagine my life without it..
o and I've been to worlds its great!=] its always in florida so I have a lot of fun every time I go! o yeah and usually anyone who says its not a sport..not to be mean but its either that your jealous or that you have no idea what it is...if you dont know what it is then I would like to see you last through one of my practices=p
ok.whoa now.HOLD.UP.your comment on "people say cheerleaders are gymnasts gone the easy way.but I took gymnastics for 7 years and it's just as hard, if not harder" if you say that then apparently you were not high enough of a level to judge how hard gymnasts work.in my opinion - cheerleaders ARE gymnasts that chose to take the easy way out. now.I will NOT say that cheerleading isn't a sport.because it is.they work hard, and are doing physical activity.it's a sport.but you have not lived the life of a competitive gymnasti(elite level)apparently.and if you haven't.I would quit sticking my input into something you know nothing about.
Ughz! I hate when people say cheerleading is "not" a sport. I am a cheerleader. and trust me, we do the same or more work than football and basketball players. For the people who this cheerleading is all "Yeah" "Okay" "1 and 2 and 3 and 4" Dead wrong. We run 3 miles. we have to practice jumps 24/7. We have to learn our back hand springs just to move up to JV or Varsity! We have to stay in shape. Come on! Cheerleading is a sport. Trust me.
I do competative cheer is a sport. but the thing is. a dictionary defines a sport as something that uses a ball. that means -CHESS -TRACK -SWIMMING -WRESTLING -DIVE and a lot more things would be considered a sport.. so I prove my point
and cheerleading is SOOO much harder than track football soccer and wrestling combined.. ill admit that sideline isnt a sport. but competative is so much harder than yall think.
basketball cheerleading and football cheerleading isnt a sport but competition cheerleading is one of the hardest sports out there also do you know that there are bigger and worse risk of getting hurt in cheerleading than football many people say its harder than football but it depends what cheer level your on go on youtube and check out cheerleading competition level 5 or 6 ull see :D
Cheerleading is a form of gymnastics and gymnastics is classed as a support and I was a cheerleader and I calass it as a port because so much hard work, physical strain and time , excersise and working out goes into so I cant see why people think it couldnt be most cheer leaders work out harder than some athletes or I no I did anyway! so yes is the answer to that question!!
yeah cheerleading is defintetily a sport!!! It takes A LOT of guts! to be thrown up in the air and count on your team mates to catch you (and this is coming from a competive level 8 gymnast!) believe me, I know what scary is (doing backwalkover backhandspring on a four inch beam isnt as easy as it looks!), and cheerleading is pretty freakin scary-looking
cheer leading is definitely a sport. it's so dumb how people say it isnt when they would never be able to do half of the stuff any cheer leader does. it takes a bunch of hard work, exercise, training, whatever. I'm not a cheer leader and I've never been one, but I know for a fact that it's a sport.
I dunno if I'd necessarily consider it a sport, but people generally are misconseptive about cheerleading. That sh*t isnt easy to do. You'd have to seriously be in shape to throw people up in the air as high as they do. Cheerleading is basically a combination of dance and gymnastics...
idc what people say a sport to me is something you do for fun.. and I so cheerleading and I love it. I do it for shine athletics. and its really fun. and honestly no matter what people say. as long as you like it.. then it doesnt matter what other people think :D
Cheerleading is a sport. That is final. What else could it be??? But im a cheerleader and the captain of my squad (yeah, the usual stuck-up blonde) sayz that cheerleading is suspended between a sport and an art. Yeah next thing you know football is a type of shoe.
CHEERLEADING IS DEFINATLY A SPORT!! no matter who says what, it is... it is the hardest sport because we flip, and fly in the air. I have gotten 4 broken fingers, a broken ankle, and a broken nose from cheerleading.. so yesss it is a sporttt
OMG YESS CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT!ahahaha. I am a compeettivie cheerleader and we bust our butts off 4 times a week ! we do this for 3 hourss every practice.. cheer dance tumble condition stunt and it is very tiretingg!but I loveee it!
cheerleading is a sport and its hard if not harder that other sports beause there on the ground the whole time while we fly through the air and any one who thinks that it isnt a sport I dare them to try and see if they can do what we do
cheerleading is definately a sport! I mean, hey, you compete in competitions don't you?? and yeah, you have to learn all the cheers. and it takes hard work and a lot of time to put together a cheering routine. CHEERING IS A SPORT!
omg just because its hard doesnt make it a sport.. yeah its hard.. and theres a lot of stunts going on.. and stuff would you say dance was a sport.. they work hard too... just get over it your not in high school anymore grow up
yeah it defo is and its one of the UK's fastest growing sports. and I've been cheering with the uk reigning champions for 6 yeah and have been to two europeans. id say its a sport. next step it the worlds.
thank u!! lol. b/c every1 says that a cheerleader is a gymnast gone the easy way, but I did gymnastics for 7 years. and its just as hard if not harder..
my daughter is a competitive cheerleader and I have seen her work out so hard she almost cried...and she is 11!!! Cheerleading is definately a sport!
is cheerleading in the olympics or x games? Although it may be difficult and I'm sure I can't do it, I have to say it is not a sport. Sorry!
Cheerleading is a sport! 100% Cheerleading is a lot more of a sport than most of the sports like guys play. Ha gymnastics is also a sport!
of course it is. Some guys dont think it is but it is.
-your exercising -practicing -competeing people who think it not are werd.
I think that cheerleading is a sport because it makes you get up and move instead of fust laying on the couch wathing reruns of friends.
cheerleading is a sport and its one of the best ones there is. I was a cheerleader for 7 years but I cant anymore cause im pregnant: (.
I was a cheerleader and I busted my behind!!! You practice and work just as hard as anyother team! Cheerleading is def. a sport!
I wouldn't consider chanting and wearing short skirts on the sidelines a sport, but competition cheerleading I definetly would.
I could be wrong, but I think some people class chess as a sport; if chess is a sport then cheerleading is definitely a sport.
I do!!! heck yess.. im a cheerleader and its a lot of work.. escpecally because im a base [= hope this helps!! much love<3
odal. cheerleading is more of a sport than chess is. you cant compare something that isnt physical to something that is.
well I am a competative cheerleader. and everybody always says that it isnt a sport. and I just want to know who doesnt
SPORT. It's competitive, and includes a team. SPORT!!! "Athletes lift weights.. Cheerleaders lift athletes."
Im a cheerleader and I agree 100% it is a sport because you definetely have to have strength!
Cheer is totally a sport I mean you get more excersise then tennis and crap thats for sure!
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yeah. I hurt my SI joint in my back. I want to hear a guys response. lol.
I do, It has always been considered a sport. What else could it be?
I agree its a sport o and guess what im a guy!!!
who thinks its a sport? anyone who is an as*
duhhh cheerleading is a sporrtt!!1 ha ha
cheerleading is definitly a sport
it is actually a sport.
I AGREE 1500000%
Yes, it is.