What is cheerleading?
Cheerleading is a sport, that requires great physical strength
and dexterity. Cheerleaders not olny cheer for their team, but also
perform jumps, stunts (lifts), and tumbling (gymnastics). There are
three types of cheerleading:
School Cheerleading/ College Cheerleading- Athletes must try out
for the squad. If they make it their main focus is to support their
school's team, and promote school spirit.
Rec. League/ Association- These athletes do not try out for the
squad, the sign up at a local recreational association, such as the
YMCA. They cheer for other sports teams in their association They
All-Star cheerleaders- These are athlete that cheer at
cheerleading gyms. They do not have to try out to make the squad.
These athlete do not cheer for a sports team, but instead, their
sole focus is to compete at competitios, and build skill.
Both girls and boys are cheerleaders, and gender makes no
difference. Some of the best cheerleaders out there are male.
Cheerleading is a sport, and the things they do are just as hard as
any other sport.