Cheerleading is an intense physical activity (sometimes a competitive sport) using organized routines, usually ranging from one to three minutes, such as tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting to direct spectators of events to cheer on sports teams at games and matches. Most high school cheerleaders have to keep at least a 3.5 to cheer. Competitve cheerleaders use both gymnastics skills, and dance skills to perform. Many people use do not know this and therefore think that cheerleaders are rude, inconsiderate, and slutty. This for the most part is not true.
Girl 1: Cheerleading is retarded.
Girl 2: No it's not. It is a highly competitve sport and the girls are very talented and can do things you never will.
by toeturtle141 June 23, 2010

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A SPORT. cheerleading consists mainly of 5 elements: tumbling, stunting, jumps, dance, and how loud/affective you are to a crowd. I understand how people think that cheerleading at basketball and football games is not a sport but competitive cheerleading is a sport. my highschool cheer team is number one in state and i'm on the team with some of the most skilled gymnasts, dancers, and ATHLETES that i know. those who think that cheerleading is not a sport should try it, and then make an argument to support how it's not athletic. but to stupid guys and jealous girls, cheerleading is NOT just a bunch of slutty girls shaking their butts for attention.
by itsyourlife July 05, 2011

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There's many different types of cheerleading, here I will explain those types. Note: I am a cheerleader.
1) Sideline Cheerleading- a team of cheerleaders (often all female but can be coed) who cheer on a sports team. The sports team they often cheer for is basketball or football. This is where people refer to cheerleading as not a sport, but that doesn't mean its easy. Sideline cheerleading is not what you think, this is what you might be thinking it is "Oh yeah boys lets go team whoooooooo" NO. Sideline cheerleading involves jumps, stunts, and tumbling! Yes, gymnastics!

2) Competitive Cheerleading- a sport is a team that competes against others, therefore this makes COMPETITIVE cheerleading a SPORT. The competitions are very extreme and dangerous. Before you say that cheerleading is easy, try to go see a cheer gym's competition. Now I'm not talking about your local reciational gym. Anyways, schools at the middle, high & college level most often have competitive teams. They are very serious!
3) Allstar cheerleading- the best of the best. Go watch Califorina Allstars Smoed or Sting Ray Allstars orange, or Cheer Xtreme Senior Elite. Alllstar cheerleading ends their season with cheerleadig WORLDS. The worlds are the BEST allstar teams in the WORLD who go to disney world florida to compete. And this WORLDWIDE competition is on ESPN
Jake: Oh wow those cheerleaders really work hard!

Fletcher: Yeah I know man, you know that they beat us?
Jake: Beat us at what?
Fletcher: Didnt you hear, cheerleading is ranked the #1 most dangerous contact sport
Jake: oh wow man, where is football placed?
Fletcher: 2nd man.
by The Professional Cheerleader April 30, 2013

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When you insist something excessively, it becomes known as cheerleading. This is because cheerleaders constantly remind us that yes, cheerleading is in fact, a sport. No matter what the occasion is, if you glance at a cheerleader she will most likely yell, "ITS A SPORT". Hence, "cheerleading" happens when something gets told over and over again, but really has no effect on anything at all.
Dave: You still dating that one chick?
Jake: Yeah, SHES REALLY HOT DONT TRY TO TELL ME SHE ISNT HOT BECAUSE SHE IS
Dave: Ok, ok, stop cheerleading.

by alksjldfkj July 29, 2006

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The best sport in the world.
Takes energy, time, determination, and talent.
They do so much more than back handsprings.

If you need proof for that, watch "Columbus High School", "Mill Creek High School", or "Top Gun All Stars".
You'll be blown away.
Cheerleading is the best sport ever.
by emilythecarefreebear October 15, 2011

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Cheerleading IS a sport. You think its not? WELL YOUR DUMB. you serioulsy think its all about looking like whores and doing no work. you have no idea how fucking hard it is. my high school cheerleading team practices 3 hours every single day. guess what, THATS MORE THAN ALL OF THE BOY SPORTS. we also have to do ATLEAST 300 pushups, A DAY. yeah, does any other sport do that? NO. so shut the fuck up and stop saying that all it is is flirting and shaking our asses. because, ITS NOT. it takes hard work, and dedication. as well as every other sport.
go watch allstar cheerleading, bitches!
by cheerleader3374 June 22, 2010

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Although many may argue this, it IS a sport. There are actual competitions for it and, in my opinion, some of the things they do are very difficult. It is a combination of dancing, tumbling, stunting, and, of course, cheering. Many cheerleaders don't actually enjoy having to cheer at football and basketball games, and are only on the squad for the competitions. At competitions, hundreds of squads perform 3 minute routines that include the 4 staples of cheer (listed above) and work for months on perfecting what they do, just like any other sports team. Cheerleading is definitely a misunderstood sport.
Girl 1: PLEASE, cheerleading isn't hard. It's a bunch of stupid sluts jumping around shouting.
Girl 2: Oh really? You have to have a standing back tuck just to get on the squad, you have practice almost every day, you have to keep your grade above a C average, and they are able to throw people in the air and not get hurt.
Girl 1: Yeah...but still....whatever.
by ilybabyxoxo June 06, 2011

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