I agree, jumping around like an idiot is not a sport. Lifting people in the air that most of the time are barely smaller than you, tumbling, dancing and yelling for at least 3 minutes is. Members of other sports occasionally participate in conditioning, and possibly even switch over, because cheerleading is a more challenging SPORT. Come to a competition before you judge us and say that this isn't a sport. At least in football, if you drop what you're supposed to be catching, all you'll get is shit from your coaches and teammates. In cheer, if we drop the PERSON we're supposed to be catching, we get shit from our coaches and teammates, not to mention that the girl could get seriously hurt and even DIE.
Not all cheerleaders are sluts, whores, or stupid. More girls who participate in other sports participate in these "less than wholesome" activities. Also, the stereotype that cheerleaders are mean to people of other "cliques" is completely wrong. Firstly, everyone isn't best friends on the cheer team. Has anyone noticed that people are naturally friends with others who participate in the same activities as them? But, you don't see that stereotype for girls who play volleyball or volunteer together. Also, we don't hate others who don't act like us. Yeah, we get sick of some of the people on our team too, but at least we support them and have to ability to make friends outside of our "clique", unlike others who are extremely negative about people who dress differently/take the time to dress nice/don't slit their wrists! In fact, there's even one t.v. show where a high school girl wanted to try out for her school's cheerleading squad. In this particular episode, the girl, who would have been previously classified as "emo" received much more criticism from her boyfriend and friends and was much more accepted by the girls who were helping her to learn more about cheer. We don't pick our friends by who they make fun of or what they wear.
Person 2: Why don't you try to do a roundoff back-handspring back-tuck back-handspring full? Not to mention you used the wrong 'their in your sentence. It should be they're, as in the contraction of they and are. Who's stupid now?
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!