Its a sport. For all you high school athletes who think your better than us your wrong. you barley play state wide mabe. we go to world competioins that you have to be invited to. AND we dont just go against one other team. it can be anwhere form 2-50(at worlds). if you have ever seen a gymnast tumble we do the exact same things! you throw a ball i throw a girl and catch her too.
competitive cheerleading competitions like the Disney wide world of SPORTS is held in disney world and you have to get a bid to go. (basically get invited) to compete against 50 teams for a world title
Cheerleading that is not on the sidelines cheering on a sports team, but it's own independent sport. Competitions are held to judge teams on things such as their tumbling (gymnastics) and stunting abilities. Much training and a higher skill level is imperative to succeed at competitive cheerleading.
Most competitive cheerleaders are allstar cheerleaders, which are cheerleaders not associated with a school.
The movie Bring it On is about two competitive high school teams.