There are two types of cheerleaders
Type A: These girls (or guys I suppose) are very talented. They've most likely been doing gymnastics for a long time. They're extremley flexible, they can do flips and whatnot, and they're fun to watch. They deserve credit for pleasing the crowd. Unfortunatly, type A cheerleaders are brought down by...
Type B: These girls make the team when there are not enough talented girls interested to make up a whole squad. They are either preps who want to be "cute" in the little skirts, wannabes who think they'll become popular, or in some cases average girls who just dont have the talent for it. They are usually placed in the back where they cant be seen as well, they dont do anything impressive, and basically bring the team down.
Cheerleaders seem to be very defensive of cheerleading being a sport (as you can tell from this page). I could argue it either way. I'd consider it more of a performance but good cheerleading does involve gymnastics so I have to give them that.
They (being some who have written on here) also seem to have this idea that anyone who bad mouths cheerleading didnt make the squad or is jealous and couldnt do half the stuff a cheerleader could. These girls need to realize something, Everyone is NOT jealous of you. Thats exactly where the bad stereotypes come from so if you want them to stop, stop being so self centered. As for the not being able to do half the stuff a cheerleader can do, I'm a dancer and I can do half the stuff cheerleaders can do. And if someone couldn't do that stuff, SO WHAT. It doesnt mean they have to like cheerleading
girl: Whats your new routine like?
Type A cheerleader: Its really cool. I do lots of flips
girl: so what do you do in the routine?
Type B cheerleader: I, like, cheer duh! oh and I, like, try to do a toe touch but I cant get my legs past a 90 degree angle. That doesnt matter since I'm in the back and hopefully no one will notice me
grls who take time n effort to learn things work out to keep there shape n strength to lift other grls in the air guys also r cheerleaders not all grls
cheerleaders arnt always slutty popular or bitchy most are very nice n are tryin to support there team
theses grls work hard to do wat thy do n it is hard its almost lik bootcamp u train urself to b respectable in everyway
and lik everyone else as hard as it seems most of thm arnt rich and thy go through harder tmes thn most u wouldt want to b thought as slutty or a bitch
u wrk everyday in skool to prepare 4 a test these amazin grls wrk hard 4 competions n showing thy rnt a regular cheerleader
who are very stong.
Can be male and female.
Some are big bitches
OMG can you believe those rumors the cheerleaders are starting.
Ok we get it, you hate cheerleaders. Officially it is a sport, but I really dont think it is. I dont even understand the point to it, but everyone has to admit when we throw amazing stunts and have perfectly timed tumbling going on througout dances that no one misses a beat on, it looks pretty darn cool.
We practice 10 months out of the year and 3 hours every day after school. In summer we have 2 a days and we are in the weightroom more frequently then the football players.
We have to learn over 300 cheers, around 20 dances and learing to fly the stunts I do is no easy task.
We stand out on the track in Montana winter weather but barely feel it because there is to be no stop in the flow of sidelines.
We do not talk or move until we turn around and begin a cheer.
We march and are all perfectly in line and have constant nightmares of 5-6-7-8 AGAIN!
The ab workouts, stretches,running and jumps kill and we are always bruised or sore.
We also have to have a B average to be on the squad, and I am proud to say my best friend and I (the two main flyers) have straight A's.
We cannot wear anything slightly revealing (while our volleyball girls are running around in their bras and spandex)
Its not that easy and I can guarentee that most girls couldnt survive it and so many cant handle the responsibility. There are squads out there that are not even close to this level and I know so many cheerleaders are out there who are sluts and act like stippers. I hate those kin...
A Cheerleader is most commonly thought of as a brainless blonde bimbo
who flirts with everyone etc.
And that may be true of some people, but it is sterotyping.
Some people think that cheerleaders must be white
but this is also not true.
Cheerleading to many people is a sport, just as gymnastics and other aesthetically-pleasing sports are (e.g. ballet, dance).
Other people may also think that cheerleading is limited to America. It is not. Most schools in the UK for example do not have a Cheerleading Squad, but there will be opportunities to do this as a Sport in the Local Leisure Centre.
Other things to note: Cheerleaders aren't always blonde. That is the sterotype. They are not always preppy
though I doubt that anywhere would have a punk
Cheerleading is often used in Media. It has featured in:
The Princess Diaries Movie (in a pretty negative form)
Bring It On (in a pretty positive form)
The Princess Diaries Book (in a pretty negative form to begin with, then more neutral)
The video for Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Other reasons for negative impacts on Cheerleading: They can make enemies easily. You cannot live without someone hating you, for some reason. These cheerleaders who make enemies then became the sterotype.
Other reasons for positive impacts on C...
i understand how people would think that cheerleaders are sluts and bitches and whatnot, cus most of them are. being a cheerleader myself, at competitions,i have seen girls that fit this stereotype, and it is true that being around them is quite unpleasant, scratch that, I WANT TO FUCKING PUNCH THEM IN THE FUCKING NOSE. but for the other girls, we are very nice girls who just enjoy dancing, and all those other slutty and bitchy girls are just giving cheerleaders a bad name.
i used to think that cheerleaders were sluts, whores, and stuck up bitches, cus thats what people led me to belive, but after joining cheer myself, i have come to realize that not all cheer squads are like that. and the only reason why people see cheerleaders hanging out in a clique is because we practice everyday, about 2 times a day, and we spend the most time together, so who else are we gunna be close to? but even then, cheerleaders have a lot of friends outside of cheer. so to all those people who judge cheerleaders just because theyre cheerleaders, just take a second to get to know them before you assume the worst.
not all cheerleaders are bitches, but most are.
A person involved in cheerleading. The sporting activity, while negatively associated with unfavorable male and female personalities, demands rigorous athleticism, spirit, and team-work.
Cheerleading shown on ESPN is an extreme example of the athleticism. While most squads aren't competitive (i.e., co-ed partner stunts, gymnastics, etc.), more work goes into a good squad than just looking cute and sleeping around. (For bad squads, see shit
However, it seems a high percentage of perky, pretty girls fall under the category of slut
. Unfortunate for the cheerleading world. Quite a good deal for the guys.
In defense of cheerleaders, though, there are cool ones out there with real personalities and real goals in life. Don't let the stereotypes fool you.
Our male cheerleaders are some of the strongest guys I've ever met. And also some of the most horribly perverted and straight guys at that. Think about it, though. Girls in tight clothing and skirts, and you get to touch them. Now that's a contact sport.
Can you believe that our class valedictorian was a cheerleader? And that her parents' combined income is only $34,000? I don't even know.
First off let me state that I am not from the US. I heard about cheerleaders from a friend but didn't know what they were. I came to UrbanDict to check it out. Although some definitions are overly negative and stereotypical, by reading the overt positive definitions I found out why people hate cheerleaders so much. While the negative definitions state that cheerleaders are blonde slutty airheads, the positive ones all said something like:
"I am a cheerleader and I am reaaaaal smart honest and I got accepted into harvard and stuff like that. Also stop saying that cheerleading is not a sport cuz we can break our necks yup and we have to fling people into the air and do REALLY HARD THINGS like handsprings. You try doing that. We cheerleaders are always there for our team and you're just jealous because you're not a cheerleader and because you can't get laid by one. So HA you loser!"
When I read that I was like woooooooow how pathetic.
Although I do not agree with the rants, I feel like the cheerleaders posting definitions like these just make them look worse than on the rants. Through the pisitive posts, I have found out that cheerleaders are all of that shit
1. Cheerleading is NOT a sport. It is a HOBBY for loosers who live in some village in like Wyoming with a population under 5 million. in other words, the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
2. These positive posts show that cheerleaders truly are stuck up.
3. I do not dream about getting laid by cheerleaders. Sorry!
4. You must lea...