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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 - "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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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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The Truth About Competitive Cheerleading - ... If you look at competitive cheerleading, it is a competition or contest in which the cheerleaders do physical activities such as jumping, stunting, tumbling, and dancing according to rules set in place by the U.S. All-Star Federation and compete against each other. Competitive cheerleading fits like puzzle pieces into Merriam-Webster’s definition just like any other sport does. Not only does competitive cheerleading match up with the definition of a sport, it also requires athletic strength and endurance....   [tags: stereotypes, cheer, point system, sport]
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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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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 - Missing Works Cited 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....   [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 - 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 - ... Typically, the drills included sit-ups and push-ups. We even lifted weights to further tone our bodies. All of these simple things taught me how to discipline myself both physically and mentally, because I had to push my body and mind each day. Constantly reminding myself that I could do it, I had to ignore my body wanting to give up. By doing this, I learned determination, hard work and how to set obtainable, personal goals. At the very end of each practice, we would all meet in the gym. This time was used to reflect on our choices, to discuss our physical and nutritional concerns, and share our progress....   [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!”, Rick Reilly, ] 971 words
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