Cheerleading Being 15-20 feet in the air is a breath taking moment the whole crowd has their eyes on you. That moment is what every flyer lives for. Cheerleading looks fun, but there are also many challenges to overcome to become a college cheerleader. Being a cheerleader isn’t all fun and games. There are many requirements in high school that need to be met in order to do cheerleading.
Competitive cheerleading includes lots of physical activity. Cheerleaders must learn to tumble; they perform back tucks round off back hand springs and full and double twisting layouts. Cheerleaders also perform stunts and tosses which is where the flyers are thrown two to three meters in the air, held by bases in different body positions that require strength and cooperation with other team members. In this respect cheerleading is the number one cause of injury followed by gymnastics then athletics. The physical exertion in Cheerleading is comparable to other sports.
Color guard’s dances are more contemporary and lyrical unlike the cheerleaders cheering. Unlike cheerleaders going to every game, Color guard only goes to the home football games to dance on the football field. After football season is over they’re getting ready for competitions for the rest of the school year. In the same way, one can say these two sports are similar to each other, but they aren’t. Cheerleading and color guard may have the same concept to pump the moral of the school spirit in school, but they are different.
Cheerleading is a sport Introduction Is cheerleading considered a sport? It’s a very huge debate among most athletes and people outside of athletic programs. While most sports only have one season, cheerleaders have two; football and basketball. We have the same requirements as other sports; cross country we run, like soccer we kick, and like track and field we run. We also have to go through tryouts and injuries.
Competitive cheerleading is similar to gymnastics in the aspect of performing in front of a panel of judges. Two of the main things that separate competitive cheerleading from gymnastics is that gymnastics is actually a Title IX sport and the fact that gymnasts compete individually. Competitive cheerleaders typically compete with a group of 15 to 36 others. During one performance, competitive cheerleaders will flip and twist their bodies through the air, catch girls that are airborne and stack bodies on top of each other to build a two-story pyramid. Of course, some may say that competitive cheerleading is not a sport because it does not involve a ball or that it is subjective because routines are judged, and they are right.
They wore unitards so every inch of a dancer’s line is celebrated. Although some had random jewels on it that I thought did not fit the piece, the unitards definitely enhanced the ideas and themes of the dance. She also had dresses for girls and pants and shirts for guys in some pieces. In Nancy’s solo J, she was wearing a costume that had pants with very high slits, which showed off the lines of her legs. I find it interesting how O’Donnell used the unitards to detach a dancer of his or her gender to make all the dancers interchangeable.
Lucas Dennis PE Weinrich Period 6 8 March 2015 Is Cheerleading a Sport? People have debated over whether or not cheerleading is a sport. Sports recently have shown none equality since the beginning of their popularity. Some people believe cheerleading is a sport for multiple reasons. One reason is that cheerleaders compete against the other team just like in any other sport.
Everyone plays soccer the same way, but there are many different types of dance. The one thing that both soccer players and dancers need is passion; you need to want to improve. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke In conclusion, soccer and dance both are physical sports, need strength, and they both require passion. But while dancing requires endurance and leg strength and there are many different styles, soccer requires stamina, and leg strength,
Cheerleading has been argued as being a sport and not being in a sport. Cheerleading is based upon organized routines that range anywhere from one to three minutes. The routines contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting which are used in order to attract spectators of events such as sports games or to participate in cheerleading competitions. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American, with an estimated 1.5 million participants (“Cheerleading”). In 1997, ESPN International started broadcasting cheerleading competitions and in 2000, Bring It On was released.