Cheerleading can’t really be considered a sport [column]

The most fundamental aspect of a sport is competition. Going back to early sports – whether it was a foot race, wrestling or even archery – the shared characteristic was competition. And that competition could simply be determined by who was faster, who was stronger and who had better aim.

My questions: Where is the competition in cheerleading? And how do we objectively measure who wins in cheerleading?

That’s the key – that’s the pivot. There is no way to measure, without subjectivity, who cheers better. They are not competing against the opposing cheer squad to see who has the best performance. Cheerleaders support and encourage their team, while also rousing the crowd.

And whether the team wins – well, unfortunately, that has nothing to do with how well the cheerleaders did.

If members of the student section start doing tricks and backflips and screaming their heads off trying to help their team win, they are not participating in a sport. They just cheer for their team.

Particularly in high school, cheerleaders may not be allowed to do half the acrobatic or athletic tricks and stunts that make cheerleading so impressive. For the most part, high school cheerleaders end up doing their own personal celebrations while shouting cheers. This makes it an extremely disorganized team sport – if it were to be classified as one.

As for actual competitions, only about 15% of cheerleaders in the United States compete, according to the survey. In my view, this is not nearly enough to qualify it as a sport. Most cheerleaders are just glorified fans who can jump and do some tricks. I’m not sure what you would call that, but I believe it just doesn’t qualify as a sport.

Additionally, cheerleading is not recognized as a sport by the NCAA. The NCAA does not sanction any cheerleading activity. Cheerleading programs are clubs associated with colleges.

Many people have the misconception that cheerleading is a sport because members have practices and attend sporting events.

Cheerleading also does not meet the requirements of a sport under Title IX. Specifically, at the high school level, the Office for Civil Rights “has not certified Traditional Cheerleading as counting as an interscholastic sport under Title IX in any state.”

Yes, cheerleading is hard and takes a lot of practice. I do not want to delegitimize the efforts of young people who participate in that activity. And yes, it requires a degree of athleticism that not everyone can have. Absolutely, cheerleading is even more physically dangerous than some sports.

But, it simply lacks that unique and key aspect of sports: objective and measurable competition.

Jadon Burkholder is in the 12th grade at Garden Spot High School.

Which sport is the easiest?

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  • Table Tennis/Ping Pong.
  • Running.
  • Spikeball.
  • Badminton.
  • Cycling.
  • Volleyball.
  • Bowling.

What is the easiest job in sports? Jobs like bullpen catcher or game announcer are some of the easiest in sports, but they still bring a lot of prestige to those who do them. These positions allow some to bask in the glory of being a part of professional sports without having to dress themselves up game after game like star players do.

What is the 2nd hardest sport?

What is the best sport for beginners? A few sports to start with include swimming, cycling, badminton, table tennis and volleyball. Swimming is an easy sport to learn, it all boils down to the style that swimmers incorporate into their routine.

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What is the scandal with cheerleading?

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Jerry Harris, former star of the Netflix documentary series "Cheer," for 12 years in prison for forcing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and for soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. On the same subject : Bucs arrive for Week 17 vs. Carolina Panthers.

What is Gabi Butler doing now? WWE (2022âpresent) In November 2022 it was reported that Butler had signed a contract with WWE and was going to start training at the WWE Performance Center.

Who has Rockstar Cheer? This is after two lawsuits filed against the Rockstar Cheer brand and its owner, Scott Foster.

What did cheerleader Navarro do? The former Navarro cheerleader pleaded guilty to child pornography and traveling across state lines for the purpose of having sex with a child.

Why did Rockstar Cheer close?

Rockstar Cheerleading and Dance in Greer is closing after the death of its owner and two lawsuits, which include claims of sexual abuse by cheerleading coaches and the late owner. Read also : 2022 NFL Draft: Jaguars Cornerbacks and Safeties. Scott Foster, who owned Rockstar Cheerleading and Dance in Greer, died by suicide on August 22 in Paris Mountain State Park.

Is Rockstar Cheer closed? Last night I announced that Rockstar Cheerleading and Dance is closing its doors indefinitely. Although this was a difficult decision, I believe it is the best choice under the circumstances.

What happened to the Rockstar Cheer gym? The Greer-based competitive cheerleading gym closed in September amid allegations of abuse against Foster, its late owner and founder.

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