The Poly Post published Cheerleading: It Should be a Sport.
Many believe that there is no physical activity involved in cheerleading because all they do is shake their butts and show off their bodies. Although this may have been true of cheerleaders in the past, it couldn’t be further from the truth today. Cheerleading today takes strength, agility, flexibility and stamina, just like any other sport.
Syracuse.com published If You Think Competitive Cheerleading Isn’t a Sport, Think Again.
I’ve covered a lot of sporting events throughout my career, both amateur and pro, and I’m here to say this is a sport … period! These young ladies are athletes — the same as the players on the teams that they cheer for during the school year.
The Daily Messenger published Women in Sports: There’s No Debate — Cheerleading is a Sport.
The results were not surprising to anyone familiar with cheerleading. The cheerleaders ranked very high in their fitness and strength. As a matter of fact, they ranked as well as any top-level athlete and showed “superior athletic fitness.”
This is a great video promotional video regarding respecting the sport of cheer. A note from the producers:
This is a tribute to Thunder Elite! Also to show that cheerleading is more than what people think. Our goal is to gain respect for what we do, we respect your sport so respect ours.
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has published Second Circuit: Cheerleading Still Isn’t a Sport.
The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that competitive cheerleading isn’t a sport, at least not yet.