In cheerleading, teams go to competitions and compete against other teams in their divisions. This is the chance to shine and perform like I never have before. Just like any other sport, there is an allotted warm up time. Following warms up, I wait anxiously to go onto the competition floor. There is nothing like the adrenaline rush I feel while I execute each and every skill, dance move, jump, etc. Two minutes and thirty seconds is all it takes to finish the performance. After it is done, there is no going back. Any mistake that is made cannot be fixed and there is no chance to redeem ourselves at a later point. The judges have already seen what we can do and compare the routine to others. At the end of a cheerleading competition, there is always a winner just like any other sport. My heart and my soul pour into my routine when I have done my best. Even if my team loses, it is the comfort of knowing that I have done my best that makes everything worthwhile.
When most people think of a sport, the first thing that comes to our mind is baseball, America’s favorite past time, or football, or soccer, or volleyball. Rarely do people think of cheerleading as fitting into the category of a sport. I am a cheerleader and know the athletic ability one must have to be a cheerleader. This athleticism combined with the teamwork involved contribute to my belief that competitive cheerleading is a sport.
17.08.2012 · Is Competitive Cheerleading a Sport
Cheerleading has rules that restrict skills in each level and performance time, and as far as I know, cheerleading is the most competitive sport I’ve ever participated in.