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Is Cheerleading a Sport? - According to the website Dictoinary.com, the word sport is defined as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature,” but to Marla Jo Fisher, staff writer for The Mom Blog and author of the article “Cheerleading is Not a Sport,” cheerleading does not meet the standards of a true “sport.” Her immature and unrealistic views, ridiculous morals, and over-protectiveness of her child try to convince us why cheerleading isn’t and shouldn’t be considered a sport....   [tags: Cheerleading]
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Cheerleading - ... Not only does it benefit the athletes, but it helps publicize the program, the school, and the world of cheerleading. Athletes are more likely to attend the college that offers them the largest scholarship and with split teams there is more money in the competitive cheerleading program allowing those coaches to be able to invest into their athletes education and offer them more money in scholarships to cover their tuition. Statistics show that cheerleading has been one of the fastest growing activities in the United States in the past ten years (Drehs)....   [tags: Sports]
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Is Cheerleading A Sport? - In this article there is a debate on deciding if competitive cheerleading is a sport or not. This issue was brought up because a volleyball team in Connecticut was going to be replaced with a competition cheerleading team due to budgetary reasons. They have decided under Title IX that cheerleading does not qualify as a sport. Once the coach and the team members had complained about what was going on, they decided to keep the team. The school also decided to add a women’s rugby team to keep everyone satisfied....   [tags: Athletics ]
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Cheerleading is Not a Sport - Cheerleading is Not a Sport According to Joe Hatton, the author of the article, “Sports Beat - The sport of cheerleading: It’s more than just pompoms and smiles,” cheerleading is a sport because it requires strength, balance, and coordination. The major claim of the article is “cheerleading is a sport - plain and simple - and cheerleaders are true athletes” (Hatton C-04). The article offers the following arguments in support of the claim. Hatton claims because cheerleaders are athletes, cheerleading is a sport....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Cheerleading Through the Eyes of a Cheerleader - From an outsiders perspective one may see brainless and beautiful robots, which scream and perform neat tricks. This is not the case from the inside; cheerleading is so much more than that. Many people are under the impression that cheerleading is not a sport. I am the voice of reasoning that will let you in, and I will show you that cheerleading, in fact, is a sport. Cheerleading requires much physical demand from the body just as any other sport would. Cheerleading, in general, is a team effort....   [tags: Personal Experience] 927 words
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Team Motivation: Clemson Cheerleading - ... After researching the relationship between goal difficulty and performance they had “Found a positive, linear function in that the highest or most difficult goals produced the highest levels of effort and performance” (Latham). The article also mentions that if you set a specific difficult goal, higher levels of performance can be expected rather than wanting or telling people to do their best. When people are told to do their best, it allows a wide range of performance levels rather than when told specifically what to do....   [tags: Sports]
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Male Cheerleading is a Sport! - Male Cheerleading is a Sport. Against popular belief, females were not the founders behind the sport of cheerleading; instead males who were so eager to cheer while watching sporting events created this sport. In the 1890's the first pep club was organized at Princeton University, and it was there where the first organized yell was recorded. The University of Minnesota organized cheerleading and the first school "fight song." Women didn't get introduced to cheerleading until the 1920s when gymnastics was slowly introduced to the sport....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 825 words
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Personal Narrative: Cheerleading Competition - Cheerleading - It Was Our Year. Running the same routine over and over since August 14, 2004 and it is now October 6th. Bodies are aching, feet are sore and we all feel as though we have been beaten by a 200 pound boulder. Cheerleading is our passion and we love to do it, but by mid September we were all ready to quit. Practice Monday threw Friday from three o’clock to seven, and then eleven until two on Saturdays. As the Lord did, we got to rest on Sundays. It was rough, sometimes practices would go longer, Coach Curry would say "You girls are running this until you get it right", and some practices were a lot shorter than expected, "I am tired of seeing the same tired faces, the same sloppy motions and hearing those uneven voices… roll up the mats and leave....   [tags: essays research papers] 1180 words
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Personal Narrative: Cheerleading - Cheerleading A jolt of energy rushed through my body and hit my heart when they call me up to get the team trophy. Not fourth, third, or second, but first place for the third year in a row. Being a captain of a team is an amazing experience. You get to see your team physically, mentally, and emotionally prepare for competition. It's a lot of hard work, but if you try your hardest, make all the practices and have a passion for cheerleading its worth it. Every year we take a few weeks to build a competition routine, the out come is incredible, but the celebration is the best part....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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A Study of Injury Incidence in Florida High School Cheerleading - ... Gymnastic-type element of cheerleading is considered to be a major factor related to the high risk for cheerleading-related injury (Schulz et al., 2004). Johnson and Easter stated that the national pay more attention to the risk of cheerleading started from a seriously accident happened in basketball game between Southern Illinois University and Bradley University in 2006. During the ball games, a cheerleader from Southern Illinois University named Kristi Yamaoka hit her head after her falling from a human pyramid but she still continued to perform until she was moved away from the game....   [tags: Sports, Injury] 2015 words
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My Personal Support Group (Cheerleading) - My Personal Support Group Honors 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 sports are an integral part of growing up. They provide an opportunity to meet and interact with peers. Numerous occasions I can recall feeling excluded from the group because of my lack of involvement. Although I have to admit, I am not a tough girl. Most likely I would not excel in any contact sport. Cheerleading tryouts proved to be a revelation....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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American Cheerleader: The Icon, The Stereotype, and The Truth - ... From there, competitive cheerleading took off leading to the establishment of all-star gyms, independent of any school or team affiliation. As for the cheerleading industry, Varsity Spirit Corporation now monopolizes the market on all things cheerleading: camps, competitions, uniforms, and more. Although the purposes of cheerleading squads now vary, the essential qualities of a cheerleader rarely do. The table seen above presents the results of an independently conducted survey of 46 students, teachers, cheerleaders, and other adults from Sylacauga, Alabama....   [tags: Sports ]
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What Makes a Champion? - What makes a champion. It is not the trophy. It is not the talent. Not the salary, the most points, the fastest time, or the most records. It is not even being the best of the best. All of these things are just the benefits of what makes a true champion. You see, the real winners in life are those who have the courage to see the impossible. They are the people who overcome and persevere through all adversity. They learn from their mistakes, and no matter what, they never give up on their dreams....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 707 words
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Collaborative Processes - Collaborative Processes Working with a group of people allows individuals to come together to express a common interest and strive toward a common goal. Frequently, working in collaborative fashion requires more in-depth and complex social skills than does working individually. Working in a group requires an individual to put aside their single motivations in order to combine together with the rest of the team to reach the demands and expectations of the group. The skills required to be effective team members are evidently instilled in the youth of today at an early age....   [tags: essays papers] 1268 words
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“Sis! Boom! Bah! Humbug!” by Rick Reilly - In the essay “Sis. Boom. Bah. Humbug!” by Rick Reilly he analyzes the sport of cheerleading and tells us why he does not care for the sport. His essay starts off stating “ Every Friday night on America’s high school football fields it’s the same old story. Broken bones. Senseless Violence. Clashing egos. “ I think that Reilly has a good opening sentence because right away it grasps the readers attention because it is so strongly worded. It was also good that he starts his first paragraph off with a statistic and a fact, but after that the rest of the essay seems to flow with just his own stories and personal opinions of what he thinks about the sport....   [tags: “Sis! Boom! Bah! Humbug!”, Rick Reilly, ] 971 words
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Nursing: Ready for the Challenge - ... I have also encountered difficult ethical situations that I have had to resolve in these two leadership positions that require significantly challenging duties and extreme responsibility. Through these challenging ethical issues, I have learned to listen sympathetically and patiently, endeavor to understand, and tactfully manage the situation. Though I have had to deal with inquiries which I was not utterly confident addressing in these positions, it has always been in my disposition to do the critical research needed to determine the most effective answer and articulate that answer to better respond to any questions posed about a certain subject....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 835 words
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Gender Expectations - Before we are born and actually take that first breath of air into the world, Society and our family prepares us to play our role as a male child or female child, leading into adult hood. When the parents are told by the doctors whether or not it is a boy or girl; we as a society plan for our showers, to coordinate with the sex of the baby. If it is a female child, the decorations for the shower are mainly pink, and if the sex of the child is a male child, the decorations are of course mainly blue....   [tags: Sociology] 1005 words
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The Pressures of Teenage Life - Teenagers constantly worry about their body image. Magazines, newspapers, and television don’t exactly help to boost their confidence. The portrayal of stick thin woman and body building men forces teens to believe they need to achieve that “perfect” body and look. The biggest issue of these images being broadcasted to teens is the effects that the images have on them. Teenagers who obsess over their body image can experience stress due to trying to impress others, develop an eating disorder, and neglect, and even jeopardize, important aspects of their lives when they focus too much on their body image....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Friday Night Lights Book vs. Movie - Friday Night lights Is High School football a sport, or is it more than that to some people. I’ve learned that the book is more sociological, which means that it focused on our human society of racial issues and also emphasizes the economy and the divide between the wealthy residents of one city versus the more working-class denizens of another are all subjects that are given an in-depth examination. This is more of the main or focal point of the whole book and in not so much in the movie. Although Bissinger's story is a true-life recounting of the 1988 football season of the Permian High School team, it reads like fiction and even though I believe his book is superior, the theatrical adaptation still stands apart as one of the great football movies ever to see in theaters....   [tags: films, ] 592 words
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Motocross Should be Classified as a Sport - Motocross: Sport or Not Even though some would consider motocross racing a hobby or a game rather then a sport because of their opinions, a person should understand that motocross racing is a sport in today's world because it contains all the elements of the definition of what a sport is and Motocross is a sport due to the fact that it requires an individual to be in top shape, both mentally and physically as defined by the word sport. What exactly determines whether or not an activity is a sport....   [tags: Sports] 1921 words
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The Pressure to Be Thin - Teenagers constantly worry about their body image, and magazines, newspapers, and television don’t exactly help to boost their confidence. Awkward – sounds at first like they worry about body image and magazines – a very small bump, but avoidable. The portrayal of stick thin woman and body building men forces teens to believe they need to achieve that “perfect” body and look. The biggest issue of these images being broadcasted to teens is the effects that they reference – teens. Another small bump, but recast....   [tags: Psychology]
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