Cheerleading is a sport!

I'm a cheerleader, and I get told a lot that cheerleading is not a sport. I don't see why people think that! Cheerleaders compete and practice a lot, so how is it not a sport? I've been doing research on this to try to convince you that it is a sport!

Many people think that Cheerleading is not a sport, but I know it is. Google defines a sport as "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." says "Forget the American archetype of blond cheerleader in tight sweater showing off for the muscled quarterback. The world of cheer no longer means sideline squads that exist solely to support other teams. They are teams in their own right these days, not so different in some respects from the football and basketball teams for which they traditionally cheer. College and high school cheerleaders compete for national championships. They risk terrible injury. They get recruited for college scholarships. And, in some cases, they put in more practice hours than the football team. "Football is not growing," says Jeffrey Webb, president and CEO. "Cheerleading is. We looked at it and decided we were better off alone."You can argue whether cheerleading is a sport — as many as 20 state high school organizations say it is — but not whether it is a business."

Basketball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, football; those are all sports we cheer for. We cheer for you, so why don't you cheer for us? I believe that everyone has a little cheerleading in them.

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3 years ago

@AbbyWilcox I was a cheerleader for 5 years and completely agree - it's hard work! It takes strength, agility, confidence and a lot of practice. this Tackk!