Is Cheerleading A Sport? Essay

1665 Words May 5th, 2016 null Page
Is Cheerleading a Sport? What do you think of when you think of sports? Maybe competiton between two opposing sides. Few say only competition cheerleading is a sport, others will argue it is not. When looking at it from my point of view, cheerleading is a sport because it is physically demanding, requires teamwork, and involves competition. I have been apart of my schools cheerleading teams since the seventh grade. I also used to play soccer and softball so I have seen and heard both sides. To help determine, A C Field Hockey Academy defines the value of competition, “Competition provides motivation to achieve a goal; to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance to overcome challenges; and to understand that hard work and commitment leads to a greater chance of success.” All of which is apart of cheerleading. To be fair, I looked at this question from the opposing side. I asked others thoughts as to why they do not claim cheerleading as a sport. The main point brought up was that cheerleaders do not have much physical activity, they don’t break a sweat, and majority of those cheering just stand there. I assume that’s when they’re reffering to side line cheerleaders at games. Well another point was added to that and said, “No one comes to the games to pay and watch the cheerleaders.” That is partly true, many do come to watch the actual game or event going on but,…

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