Sometimes. Competitive Cheerleading is a sport. If the cheerleaders are not engaged in competition, then they are not practicing a sport. It is the element of competition which makes a physical activity a sport.
Cheerleading involves: jumping, cheering, dancing, stunts and tosses (elements of lifting or throwing athletes into the air) and, tumbling (gymnastics). There are three different types of cheerleading: School (Middle, High, and College), Association (Pop Warner), and All-Star or competitive. Each has their own governing body: National Cheerleading Association (NCA) for High School; The United States All-Star Federation (USASF) and the International All-Star Federation (IASF) for All-Star cheerleaders. Cheerleading has come a long way since its beginning, and it is no longer girls with pom poms shouting GO TEAM GO! With the addition of All-Star cheerleading and advanced stunting and tumbling elements, as well as long hours spent each week at practice and conditioning, cheerleaders have become extreme athletes pushing their bodies to limits that most people only imagine.
Obviously these organizations consider cheer leading a sport, as well as the athletes who participate in it. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has yet to recognize cheerleading as a sport even though it accounts for 66.7 of all female catastrophic sports injuries. ESPN recognizes cheerleading as a sport and broadcasts the NCA High School Nationals, as well as the USASF Cheerleading Worlds for All-Star cheerleaders. During the 2009 Worlds USASF launched it's Be an All-Star campaign promoting All-Star cheerleading and the sport as a whole. Plans have been made for cheerleading to be featured in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. For these athletes, this is their dream, their goal, what they strive for, what they live for. Cheerleading is their sport.
On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 a federal judge ruled that cheerleading is not a college sport on the grounds that for many squads the sole purpose is not competition. It also does not meet the Title IX requirement for equal opportunity activities. While there are female and coed squads, there are no all male squads. However, some feel that while this is a blow to respect, in the long run it's a good thing. If governed by the NCAA its possible routines would become compulsory, eliminating creative elements.
The bottom line is that whether or not cheerleading is a sport is a matter of personal opinion. The word sport does not necessarily equal respect. Bowling and darts are also "sports", and people still make fun of them as being non-sports like. Cheerleaders work their butts off to do the things they do. They know what they do is a sport, and they know they are extreme athletes. They also know that a judge does not decide whether they are athletesS.
Cheerleading is a sport bottom line.
Yes it is..all cheerleading is a sport :) <3
There are thousands of schools across the country that have cheerleading, but very few consider it a sport. 17 of 50 states consider cheerleading a sport
Both. Sideline cheerleading (the cheering you see at football and basketball games) is NOT a sport. It is a physical activity then. Competition cheerleading (strictly cheerleading competitions, self explanatory) is a sport in that setting.
The definition of 'sport' is: "A physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively." Cheerleading is a physical activity, cheerleading is governed by a set of rules, and cheerleading is competitive. Therfefore, cheerleading is a sport.
yes Miley's fav sport is cheerleading i have talk to her myself!!!
There is very little cheerleading at schools but there is cheerleading at professional sport games
I think Cheerleading is a very important sport. Because you learing and its making you important.
everyone has their own opinion on each sport. cheerleading is not considered a sport to some
It's a matter of opinion. I love cheerleading and definitely think its the best sport there is!
Cheerleading is great sport for kids. I used to do cheerleading and I had an amazing time. Most people dont think that cheerleading is a very athletic sport, but there's alot more to cheerleaders than screaming and jumping
It is a sport because has long as your making a routine and stuff think the NBA makes routines and NBA is a sport them competive cheerleading is a sport
Cheerleading is a sport. It takes a lot of practice and work to be a cheerleader. People just don't consider it as a sport for some reason.
There is no official date of when cheerleading became a sport. This is because there is still much debate over its status as a sport
cheerleading or gymnastics
it is a sport
A contact sport is by definition, a sport where people are intended to run into eachother, such as football. But, in cheerleading there is a risk of running into people. Cheerleading also do a alot of physcial contact during stunting.
Currently no, but it is rumored that cheerleading will be in the 2016 Olympics
Cheerleading was invented at the University of Minnesota.
Cheerleading is not a sport
Her favorite sport is Cheerleadingits cheerleading WRONG singing and danceing, cheerleading is her thrid fave. HA HA!her favorite sport is cheerleading! she loves to cheer she has been a cheer leader at her others schools (and the school shes at now)
Cheerleading is a famous sport because of its difficulty and skills needed to do it. Cheerleading is also BIG in American high school ! Hope this helps xx
As of Wednesday July 21, 2010 a federal judge ruled that cheerleading is not an NCAA college sport