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Why do people say cheerleading isn't a sport?

I'm a cheerleader and people always say oh cheerleading isn't a sport... Why is that? We get more injuries than all the other sports it's one of the most dangerous sports and I'm talking about all-star competitive teams.

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I once a cheerleader in High School.They all said cheerleading isn't a sport.But i proof they wrong.Cheerleading is in fact a sport. The dictionary definition of a sport is:an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, which cheerleading complies to . Cheerleading involves jumping, cheering, dancing, stunts and tosses (elements of lifting or throwing athletes into the air) and, tumbling(gymnastics).

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Thank you!! At least one person agrees! Lol
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You're welcome.Guess what? After i said to them,they all quiet and embarrassed. =)
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Haha xD That's funny
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Its not a special varsity sport like volleyball or football. Even if there are many injuries and movement its not really counted. I consider it a sport but others might not.

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It's not
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Yes it is considered a varsity sport...just sayin
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I dont know about others but i consider cheerleading as a sport..

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So do I :) Lol
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Me 3!!
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Because it isn't a sport. You get more injuries than any other sport? Lol!!! You do know no one cares about cheerleading right? Competitive or not if someone wants to make money they're not going to say I want to be a cheerleader when I grow up. You have to play a real sport like football, baseball, or basketball. Do you know how a cheer leader makes for a professional sports team? Not much, that's why they all have real jobs outside of being a cheerleader.

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Lol!!!! They erased your answer!! Don't be mad because it's not a sport!!
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Haha! They removed your comment. Imma be immature about it just like you were! And don't tell me what to do i'll spell how i want and use punctuation whenever i want. Quit commenting on this go bash on someone else. And someone that cares! Kay? thanks!
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I'm a cheerleader and I'm an A student with an GPA of 4.0 ( the highest GPA you can get at my school. ) So what now?
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cheerleading is a sport and people that cheer make alot of money in the future u think of all star teams that make thousands of dollors cheering... im a cheerleader.. just becouse ur not tackeing eachother or passing a ball through a net doesnt meen u dont hyave skill... cheerleading is even harder try getting thrown 10-15 feet in the air opr doing amazing tricks its hard i would know... in 2011 there were 36,925 injorys thats alot more then baskeball!!!! ur obviously jelous of cheerleading talkin all that smack
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It isn't usually considered a sport because it traditionally didn't involve competition of any kind. If there's nothing to win or lose it can't really be a sport. A strenuous physical activity, yes. A sport, no. Now that there are competitive cheerleading teams maybe that will begin to change. Many people don't consider golf a sport either.

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Yes there is stuff to win in it there is trophy's and bids and medals. I consider cheer leading as a sport I count golf a sport the only thing I don't count as a sport is racing.
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I agree with you. There are competitions now. Years ago there weren't. That's what I was referring to. I guess people's perceptions are a bit slow to come around. In regard to auto racing: I never used to consider it a sport either until I learned that drivers in those fire retardant suits racing on that hot blacktop can sweat so much they lose pounds of body weight from the start of the race to the finish. It really is a feat of endurance.
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Yeah, cheer has changed A LOT in the past few years. And haha xD Yeah and I never thought of that.. That is very true about the racing. lol
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WTF who said that golf wasn't a sport?!?!?!?!? You made that up!
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I don't know but I love cheer and consider it a sport and when peapole say it's not say well why

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People that say cheer leading isn't a sport is just jealous of them ;) Haha
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Well most people consider it not a sport because usually all they judge cheerleading by what they see on t.v. Which is stereotyping it. On the other hand I think because they can't get pass the fact of girls in skirts being toss in the air and the tumbling on the side lines cheering for the team that is on the field consider a sport. I guess people don't appreciate it at all sometimes I'm sorry if this doesn't help

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Yeah, I wish cheer leaders had wayyyy more respect then they get..
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its not a sport, its an activity.
a lot of people get hurt walking too.
it is a highly precise activity..... but not a sport.

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Okay, you don't think it's a sport? You're probably just like all the other idiots out there that think it's not cause you guys think it's "easy" If it's easy do a roundoff back handspring back tuck standing back tuck Then for stunting throw girls up in the air let them kick you in the face brake your nose and then tell me its not dangerous, or a sport! If they count gymnastics and dance a sport then cheer sure as hell is a sport!
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Wow no need to name call! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you don't want to hear it, don't post the question. It's still not a sport.
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You have your own opinion I have mine I think people are idiots who think cheer isn't a sport.
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kuckle and hdoc have provided very good answer and comment...the best in my opinion. Cheerleading isn't a sport because they don't score points. You shouldn't get angry because somebody doesnt agree with your p.o.v..
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Ummm you don't know what you're talking about bdogjohnson32: cause they do score you with points.
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I never said it was easy. its very hard and very demanding. but its not a sport.
if it makes you feel better, call it a sport if you want to. its really not that big a deal.
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Is ASK a sport? Green thumbs are kind of like points.
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I don't get why people don't count cheer as a sport, but yet they count soccer as a sport... It's dumb but whatever. Lol i'm done on this xD Cheer is a sport. End of story goodbye. :)
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lol
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someone looking for validation??
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Cheerleading is a sport idk why people don't consider it a sport I'm a cheerleader and it isn't easy it's not a activity or an event it's a sport! :)

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Thank you people don't understand they just always talk $hit and say it's sooo easy
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Ikr like it makes me so mad like this boy in my school called it an activity
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Hah, I woulda punched him in the face! C:
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Lol I should've I find it ridiculous how golf can be a sport but cheerleading isn't
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Agreed!
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'Cos it ain't surfin', mate

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? any reason why....
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I consider cheerleading a sport. As long as it's competitive cheer and not cheering on sidelines. Competitive cheer, as does stereotypical cheer, requires physical energy and exertion, you can get injured seriously, and it is a way to get exercise. Competitive cheer is where you can actually argue that it's a proper sport though, as you compete against other teams.

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It requires lots of physical activity, and you get lots of exercise. Plus there are competitions for it, so yes it's a sport. Usually only sexist guys or tomboys say cheerleading isn't a real sport.

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It is a sport you all say it not it is i have been doing it for 5 years and most of were i live think it is a sport so think again and when people prove it is a sport you will be looking and felling stupid.

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Maybe focus a little more on your academics instead of your extracurriculars... No one cares if you can do a scorpion or hype a crowd, but I'm certain you will be looked down upon if you can't clean up that grammar and punctuation problem you're having...
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Cheerleading, dancing, gymnastics, and activities of this sort (even fighting in this case if the victories weren't decided by knockout or submission) are not sports. They may be physically demanding, but if the outcome is determined by judges instead of an objective score (i.e. one team scoring more points than another (like in football, soccer, golf, etc...) rather than basing subjective point values on performances that judges perceive to be better than others), then it is just an athletic/aerobic spectators event. There are too many variables to say that judges always get their scoring correct, and people (in most cases) can always argue a decision based on biases (personal or professional). Again, that's not to say that these activities do not require a certain degree of athleticism; but they cannot be defined as true sports.

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cheerleading is a sport

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SAME HERE!!! people r like cheerleaders dont do anything!i usually say then you get off your lazy butt and do what i just did. that makes me soo mad! to me thats juts like saying football, basketball, ect. is not a sport,i think people r just jelly of how cool it looks and want to make fun of you........

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