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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 Is a Competitive Sport - Cheerleading has changed a lot over the years and is no longer what people think it is. Cheerleading is no longer shaking pompoms around and yelling to the crowd (Tanner). It is becoming a physically athletic sport, with higher demands than most realize. Cheerleaders deserve the same credit as other athletes, but unfortunately don’t get that credit they deserve. What many americans think of cheerleading, is a stereotype. Cheerleading has become a sport, and not many people see how. Cheerleading started with only males in 1898, and started accepting few females in the 1920’s....   [tags: Cheerleading Essays]
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Cheerleading Is A Sport - The New York Times states that cheerleading is the fastest growing girls’ sport, yet more than half of Americans do not believe it is a sport. A sport is defined as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature” (dictionary.com). Cheerleading at a competitive level is physically demanding and requires team work to be the best. The misconception of cheerleaders being weak, nonathletic crowd entertainers makes people believe cheerleaders are not athletes and that cheerleading is just a hobby but cheerleaders that compete at a competitive level are in fact athletes because it meets the standards of what a sport is, which includes rules and regulatio...   [tags: injury, cheerleader, physical activity, fit]
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Cheerleading is a Sport - Because some cheerleading squads don’t compete, society thinks of it merely as a physical activity. Even though cheerleaders’ main purpose is to support other athletic activities, cheer squads whom compete, follow all physical criteria to be considered a sport. Cheerleaders put forth an incredible amount of determination. They practice tirelessly to show off their skills, with little or no recognition for their efforts. Cheerleading is a sport because it requires physical fitness, skill, dedication, and stamina....   [tags: competition, all-star squad, hazardous] 2203 words
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Is Cheerleading a Sport? - ... Cheerleading competitions still have an element of strategy. You must know what stunts the other squads are capable of, which stunts they are likely to perform, and which stunts the judges will score higher that those the other squads are performing. A cheer squad can not simply use the same routine in every competition. “A routine should be a constant work in progress—skills should be added and the level of difficulty of the routine should increase over time. A team should be trained so that they readily accept and welcome changes” (Cheer Coach Magazine)....   [tags: acrobatics, competition, strength, hardwork]
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The Sport of Cheerleading - ... Megaphones, gymnastics, and tumbling began to emerge in different cheers that are still being used today. In 1948, Lawrence Herkimer, formed the National cheerleaders Association (NCA). NCA was formed to hold clinics for cheerleading. The first clinic was held in 1949 in Huntsville, Texas. 52 girls attended this clinic. Herkimer founded the herkie, where one leg is bent towards the ground and the other is out to the side as high as it will stretch in the toe-touch position, Cheerleader & Danz Team cheerleading uniform supply company, and the “Spirit Stick.” By the 1960s, college cheerleaders started hosting clinic workshops across the nation....   [tags: different types of athletes] 839 words
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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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The History of Cheerleading - ... Thanks to Campbell and his fellow "yell leaders", Minnesota won the game 17-6 and cheerleading was born. Based on their success, cheerleading continued to grow and develop over time. As participation in cheerleading grew over time, new techniques and skills were added, until cheerleading became what it is today. Meanwhile, the sport of Basketball invented in 1891, also grew in popularity and became a major sport where cheerleading also continued to develop and prosper over the next 100 years....   [tags: crowd participation at athletic events] 1027 words
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Cheerleading is a Sport - When most people think of cheerleading, they think of the spirit squads that attempt to pump up the local crowd at high school basketball and football games. People are not aware of what these athletes are doing when they are not in front of these crowds. Strangers to cheerleaders who do not follow the sport extensively do not know the exact involvement of the athletes in this sport, at all ages. Cheerleading requires athleticism like all other sports as you must be in shape and at a great fitness level to be involved in most circumstances....   [tags: sports, club teams]
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The History of Cheerleading - History of Cheer Cheer, a diverse and dangerous sport is a very foggy subject for many. The majority of the population would say cheer is just a group cheering on a sports team. Before being able to define what cheer is, one must first look at current day competitive cheer. How cheer gained its stereotypes lays in its history, and rapidly evolved into a completely different function. With cheer being the number one cause of sports injury for girls under twenty, twenty thousand deaths from stunting, and seventy percent of girls sports injuries in high school, the statistics raises an eyebrow as to just what cheerleaders are doing....   [tags: sports, cheer team competitions]
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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: Autobiography, Personal Experience] 927 words
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The Truth About Competitive Cheerleading - RAH. RAH. GO TEAM. This is what most people think of when they hear the word cheerleading. Movies usually give people the impression that cheerleaders are just stuck up blondes that rule the school and cheer at football and basketball games. Although there are still stereotypical cheerleaders just like the ones in movies, cheerleaders are not just on the sidelines anymore. There are now competitive teams who only compete and do not cheer for anything. This is called competitive cheerleading. This type of cheerleading is very different from the cheerleading on the sidelines and is much more athletic....   [tags: stereotypes, cheer, point system, sport]
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Cheerleading - "It's been phenomenal. Better than I ever expected, within five years, this is going to be the norm just because it makes sense,” says head coach at University of Maryland, Lura Fleece, when referring to the sport of cheerleading (Drehs). Although cheerleading has developed into a thriving activity, with determined athletes, demanding practice hours, and astounding bravery most of the world still does not give it the credit it deserves in the world of sports. In the past 20 years, the activity has developed into a worldwide, athletic phenomenon with competitive events of its own across the nation; starting in the United States....   [tags: Sports]
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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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Team Motivation: Clemson Cheerleading - A team is defined as “A distinguishable set of two or more people who interact, dynamically, interdependently, and adaptively toward a common and valued goal” (Chen). It is extremely frustrating when you are a part of a “team”, yet you find yourself being one of the few people who have passion for what they are doing while you are giving 110% into every single practice, game, and competition. To us, this is one of the most frustrating dilemmas that we face in our day-to-day lives. Being on the Clemson University cheerleading team, we find ourselves more often frustrated at practices, than enjoying practices....   [tags: Sports]
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A Study of Injury Incidence in Florida High School Cheerleading - Introduction Over the past 20 years, the athleticism involved in cheerleading has increased dramatically. Cheerleading in the United States is a year round competitive activity. Cheerleaders are asked to perform through 3 seasons, peak for national competitions, and attend cheerleading-training camps in the summer. Cheerleading begins at an early age and is estimated to include over a million participants between elementary school and the professional sports levels. Cheerleading is a kind of sports which combines music and physical activities and usually associates with football and basketball....   [tags: Sports, Injury] 2015 words
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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...   [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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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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Cheerleader and American Icon by Natalie Adams and Pamela Bettis - ... 28 Mar. 2014. USA Today is one of the most popular newspapers read today. In this case it targets the entire reading audience. This article was on the front page of the newspaper talking about how the Varsity Spirit Corp which is a company that sold cheerleading products and also sold football products. In the article it talked about how cheerleading is starting to become a really big industry and that the company stopped selling football products to focus on money which was selling cheerleading products....   [tags: book review and analysis] 1255 words
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American Cheerleader: The Icon, The Stereotype, and The Truth - Many have seen her. Many know her. But who is the American cheerleader. Is she a blond haired, blue eyed sex symbol. Is she a drug-addicted girl with no brains and even fewer moral values. Maybe she is just your average, pretty, girl-next-door with a loud voice and lots of spirit. What is clearly true is that cheerleading and cheerleaders have evolved greatly over a century-long history. What started as one bold college student has turned into an activity with over 3 million participants (Brady 1); one that is backed by a $150 million industry (Williams 2)....   [tags: Sports ]
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Academic Success through Athletic Invlolvement - In high school I was the most predictable student in the entire student body. When teachers would take roll, they could always count on one thing: me not being there. My grades were horrible. My accumulative grade point average was below 1.0. I had no interest in school and kept junkie friends. These so-called friends would often skip school and would pressure me to do drugs. I was already puffing away on cigarettes by the time my junior year rolled around, and my future looked pretty bleak. During my senior year, I decided it was time for a drastic change....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 974 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!] 971 words
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Nursing: Ready for the Challenge - The world is constantly changing as the future draws nearer. By being a nurse, I have the ability to change lives and make major impacts on the lives of people and the world in a medical aspect. I know in my heart that it is my calling to become a nurse, to lead this world into the future. Being a nurse will be a challenge, but I am ready for that challenge. I have been ready for a long time to take on my role as a world changer, a listener, a healer, and a friend to those with needs, a nurse. I have chosen to pursue a career in nursing because it fits my essence of being, will allow me to accomplish my professional goals, and will allow me to practice a career with which I am irreversibly e...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 835 words
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How My Current and Future Academic and Extra- Curricular Activities Will Help Me to Reach My Lifetime Goals - I have chosen to pursue a career in acting because entertaining people is what I thrive on. Ever since I was little I have loved being the center of attention and making people laugh. My whole life I have wanted to be the person who helps somebody turn their day around. That is why I love being a cheerleader. I have been cheering long before I chose what career I wanted to pursue but as I was contemplating what to write for my essay I realized, I have been acting my whole life. Every time I step onto a competition mat I am putting on a show to help my team to win....   [tags: career choices, acting, dramatic arts] 669 words
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The Role of Women in Sports - Sports have long been an important part of society. It was, “at some point lost in the smog of the 19th century, sports went from being officially a bad thing to being a very good thing indeed, virtually a pillar of state.” (Sheed) The world has since become sports obsessed, and for good reason. The triumphs and defeats of a favorite athlete or team can unite families, cities, even whole countries on a level that few other events can. Felisa Rogers claims that a love for football is what brought her and her husband closer together....   [tags: boundaries, overcoming opression]
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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 adapta...   [tags: films, ] 592 words
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