Ok. Since everyone on this site thinks cheerleading is NOT a sport, and you only need half a brain to do it, that shows that they have never done it. Cheerleading is the most physically demanding SPORT in the world. Almost every country in the world has a cheerleading team of some sorts, and it is sometimes considered the fastest growing sport. Cheerleading invovles the ability to remember sidelines (usually close to 200-250), about 7-8 dances, and countless stunts. It also requires extreme flexiability and the ability to put your life in someone elses hands. Ashley Burns
is a 14 year old cheerleader who died from being caught incorrectly by her bases (people under her.) Now name another sport where you have to do all those things and it is a matter of life or death. Yea, didn't think so.