Do you consider cheerleading a sport and why?

Cheerleading....A Sport?

These days, cheerleading is definitely considered to be a sport. There is no way you could possibly be a cheerleader if you are not athletically prepared. Cheerleaders ar required to do mounts where they either hold another squad member up, or actually do the climbing to the top of a pyramid, press, or shoulder stand. They must have the endurance to perform a dance routine in front of a crowd or for competitions for at least five minutes or more. They must memorize sideline cheers and performance cheers and learn the art of synchronization. And finally, they are required to do gymnastics stunts, such as dive rolls, back handsprings, and jumps like toe-touches, which require enormous strength. A typical cheerleader warm-up BEFORE practice consists of the following:

Leg stretches
Jumping jacks
Waist stretches
Step jumps (for calf muscles)
Heel stretches
Running for 10-20 minutes

These are the usual stretching and warm-up exercises that ATHLETES must do before attempting their sport of choice. Cheerleading is no different!

Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a professional cheerleading music mix service?

How fast should my cheerleading music be?

What songs should I use for my cheerleading routine?

Should I have a custom voice over for my cheerleading music mix?

What software do you use to mix your cheerleading music?

Should I use a pre-made Cheerleading music CD?

Should I use sound effects in my cheerleading music?

Which comes first, music or choreography?

What style of music should I use in my cheerleading routine?

How long should any given song be used in my cheerleading music mix?

Should I avoid using a tape recorder to mix my cheerleading music?

How important is energy in a cheerleading routine?

What does it mean to have a routine with good "flow"?

Can I have a theme for my cheerleading music mix?

Should I include a cheer in my routine?

What is "level-play" and should I go to a level-play competition?

How do I choose the division to enter at cheerleading competitions?

What should I focus on for an upcoming cheerleading competition?

Should I use a professional cheerleading music mix service?

How should I choose a cheerleading competition to attend?

What is the most important factors for success at cheer competitions?

Should I bring back up copies of my cheerleading music?

How come every cheerleading competition has differerent rules?

How important is the first impression for the judges?

Should I attend an event because it has a spring floor?

Should I bring my brand new cheerleading team to nationals?

how should I use my warm-up time at cheerleading competitions?

What Cheerleading shoe is the best?

What company should I buy my cheerleading shoes from?

What features should I look for in a cheerleading shoe?

How much should a good cheerleading shoe weigh?

How important is low price guarantees for cheerleading shoe purchases?

Should I get a cheerleading shoe that has mesh in it?

What us an easy exchange system for cheerleading shoes?

Should I avoid indoor only cheerleading shoes?

What is important for cheerleading cheers?

How loud should I be when doing cheerleading cheers?

Should I do a crowd response in my cheerleading cheer routine?

Should I do an "all-music" routine without a cheerleading cheer?

Should I use poms in my cheerleading cheer at competition?

Can I choose all of my own songs?

How do you deal with hyperactive cheerleaders?

Do you consider cheerleading a sport and why?

How do I best prepare for high school cheer tryouts?

What are high school cheer coaches looking for at tryouts?

Recent Cheerleading Questions

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