Yes. I said "sport", even though I don't do it. And I'll tell you why.
I'm a 800 metre runner for my school. 800 metres takes me three minutes. How long does a routine take? Oh, wait, let's see. Three minutes. Those who say that it "doesn't last long enough to be considered a sport" shouldn't consider athletics one, either. But you do, don't you? So... well. That arguement doesn't work.
What about it's "not hard enough"? Well, weights is a sport, no? And cheerleading - proper, competitive cheerleading - includes weight-lifting, in the stunts, no?
You say "well, it's four people lifting one"... umm.. have you ever seen it? The weight is carried by two - the others are just for safety.
Also, my friend's coach and her do this stunt where it's just him holding up her. You can't say weights is a sport and cheerleading isn't.
How about when you say "it's just a bunch of girls screaming"... god, have you ever seen rounders? Whenever they score a rounder, they're all like, "AHH!! WELL DONEE!! OMG!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!" and clap and everything.
Umm.. to the dudes saying "all they do is flip a little" - well, gymnastics is just that, correct?
I have heard even lamer arguements, such as "jumping around a little isn't a sport!". What about high jump, long jump, triple jump and trampoling?
Or even - laugh my ass off - "only things that are against another team are sports." What about COMPETIVE cheerleading? This is the one my friend does. You - guess what - COMPETE against - can you even believe it? - OTHER TEAMS to try and - oh my god - WIN. ¬.¬'
Yes. She likes cheerleading.
no matter what people actually think , some of the things we do out there you wouldnt even be able to do.
yeah you think that lifting a girl above your head seems easy , well it isnt .. dont go around thinking that were lifting a 100 pound anorexic girl when we arnt , there are MANY tops who weight waay more then that and we still lift them, and yes .. we DO compete and the intention for that IS to win, we dont just go out there and think "oh lets show off our bodys to make our score higher" we go out there with our routine with we made to try and get the most points to beat other cheer teams , when we cheer on the side lines is just for fun. did you guys know that cheerleading is the SECOND most dangerous SPORT in high school? i kinda doubt that you knew that . and yes football maybe the first most dangerous but in cheerleading you could actually die if something bad happens , ive even heard dtorys from my own coach that someone on his cousins team had his finger RIPPED off when he was doing his basketoss, like seriously guys, cheerleading IS a sport .. theres no doubt about it .
guy: umm actually i used to do cheerleading. make fun of me, whatever. but its really hard. i give credit to those girls.
guy: just stop.
Guy 2: i know man, i know.
Girl 1: i wish i was a cheerleader.
Girl 2: haha yeah right, you aint got what it takes.
Cheerleader 1: i love cheerleading!
Cheerleader 2: omg me too! its the best SPORT ever!
boy #2: They're cheerleading! It's a really hard sport!