Cheer: Cheerleading and Sport Essay

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Why isn’t cheerleading considered a sport?
Cheerleading is not only a form of entertainment but an actual sport which has been around for a long time and has great variation. Dance, gymnastics and tumbling, all are considered some form of sports, but when they are all put together, known as cheerleading, it’s not considered a sport. Why is that? Maybe because it’s easy or maybe because cheer doesn’t have a good rep. What makes one activity a sport and another not one?

Do you know that cheerleaders are in better physical shape than most athletes? Not only do cheerleaders need to be in shape but they also have to have rhythm, coordination, hand eye function equaled to baseball players, strength, good sportsmanship, character and the ability to get a crowd worked into a frenzy which can lead to a victory for their team.

What makes something a sport? Sport is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants. Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner

What does cheer has that makes it a sport? Cheerleading ranges from yelling to intense physical activity in order to motivate sports teams and the audience. It can be for entertainment or competition based upon organized routines.