So i'm a cheerleader, not a school cheerleader. it's competitive cheer leading. People think it's not a sport and it's really easy. Well, i would like to see people walk through the door do a backhandspring & tumble, hold people up while doing a stunt, and jump really high. And forget about the strength we have to do. So do you think cheerleading is a sport and do you think it's really easy?
I have to start off by saying, cheerleading is definately not my thing, however, I do know how hard you guys work your tails off to do what you do! I grew up with my sister always cheering in the livingroom, in the kitchen, in the bathroom...where ever she was, you always heard cheering. It drove the beegeezies outta me! After high school, she went on to coach at CM and then went on to coach a few teams in MI and helped her girls win state championships in competitive cheer. You guys are so amazing to watch!! I absolutely love going to competitions now!! Cheerleading is definately a sport and I would love to see anyone give it a try who thinks otherwise!
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I think it is as strenuous as gymnastics. Some of the aerial moves seem dangerous. They seem to really rely on partners to come through and catch them. It's certainly more of a sport than golf and there is artistic choreography of great precision required. I admire you~!
i did cheer for 3 of the 4 years of high school, and i loved it. it kept me in shape while doing something i loved. i know for a fact it's a sport. you have compatitions, practices, and you have to strength train for it as well. just like football or anyother sport...
so i agree with you it is a sport. and good job for doing it. not many people can. it takes alot of will power and strength to do it.
My daughter Kayla was a cheerleader in Jr. High school. She liked it at first, but did not care for the attitudes of some of the girls on the team. When she got into high school, she tried out for the dance team and made it. The crowd always seemed to really love it when the dance team came out onto the field to do their routines. They were better than the cheerleaders. She said it was harder work, but a closer knit group of girls.
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I personally belive anything competive can be a sport. People don't think of bowling as a sport, but my dad has been perfessional for years. I envy you for being able to do it. I tried out many times in high school, but never made the squad. Lots of luck in all your competions.
Sport or not, it is certainly fun to watch. Watching a bunch of young skinny pretty girls, eagerly jumping around in tight skimpy cloths and short skirts, and having lots of close personal contact with each other, is the stuff that dreams are made of.
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I think it's a sport. I've never done it but my daughter who just graduated from high school has cheered for 7 years. Two in pee-wee/jr. midget, one in competetive and four in high school I can tell you those girls work hard and get beat up along the way. My daughter's friend talked her in to trying out for a college team but when she went to the practice the returning cheerleaders were really rude, all had tramp stamps and had all their stunt groups picked for try-outs. She changed her mind about trying out the night before but her friend did and was the only incoming Freshman to make the co-ed team. So keep up your hard work and don't let anyone tell you you aren't competing in a sport - although my son always told his sister she wasn't.