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Is CheerLeeding a sport?

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chanel crocquet

on 27 February 2015

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Transcript of Is CheerLeeding a sport?

Is cheer leading a sport?
Cheer leading requires all the same things as other sports must have like
Coaching
Competitive cheer leading is directed by a coach, just like other team sports are directed by a coach or staff. The coach will direct the routines, supervise the training, and motivate the cheer leaders.
Physical Exertion
There is no question that competitive cheer leading is a physically demanding sport. Teams incorporate elements of dance, tumbling and gymnastics to create performance routines for competition.
Competition
For an activity to truly be considered a sport, it must involve competition against others. In competitive cheerleading, squads compete against each other in a head-to-head fashion and are evaluated according to a standardized set of rules.
Why it is a sport?
Cheer is just as athletic and dangerous as any other sport- maybe even more! Cheer leading also follows a sports guidelines, a physical activity, that goes against or with an opponent governed by rules and conditions in which a winner is declared. Competitive cheer takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and training. So it should definitely be considered a sport!
Competitive Training
Training for competitive cheer leading is as tough as it is for any other competitive sport.
Is Cheer Leading a sport?
by Chanel Crocquet
speech Per. 5
Physical Exertion
Training
Coaching
Competition
Three times a week they do strength-training then they meet four evenings a week for three hours to practice the actual tumbling and stunts.
They go through vigorous training and it requires a lot of physical activity and coordination.
"Stunting" is a particular cheer leading activity that involves cheerleaders sitting, standing or squatting on others, such as in pyramids and basket tosses. These performance elements require strength, stamina, balance and timing, all clear athletic qualities.
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