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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheerleading

There is a large debate on whether or not cheerleading should be considered a sport for Title IX (a portion of the United States Education Amendments of 1972 forbidding discrimination under any education program on the basis of sex) purposes. Supporters consider cheerleading, as a whole, a sport, citing the heavy use of ...

www.bgsfirm.com/college-sports-law-blog/will-the-ncaa-consider-cheerleading-a-sport

Dec 29, 2016 ... Colleges and universities have argued that cheerleading is a sport for the purposes of Title IX and, specifically, have argued competitive cheer teams are engaged in intercollegiate athletic competition. In Biediger v. Quinnipiac University, the United States District Court, District of Connecticut (“District ...

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/05/why-dont-more-people-consider-competitive-cheerleading-a-sport/524940

May 2, 2017 ... Now, 97 percent of all cheerleaders are women. The national governing body of competitive cheer, the United States All Star Federation (USASF), was founded in 2003 to establish safety regulations and competition standards, and to certify coaches. The next year saw the formation of the world governing ...

www.varsity.com/event/1262/being-a-cheerleader-sport

The truth is, there really isn't a solid definition of “official” sport. ... But, there are still two more qualifications need in order to consider cheerleading a sport. ... In 2011, USA Cheer, the national governing body for sport cheering in the United States, launched the sport of STUNT to create new opportunities for female athletes at ...

www.sportsmd.com/womens-health/competitive-cheer-sport-key-title-ix-case-goes-court

Dec 26, 2016 ... So the question facing the court this week is to determine if a particular school can count competitive cheer as a varsity sport for Title IX purposes. Although initially ruled as an extracurricular activity in 1975 by the United States Department of Education (meaning that the cheerleading squads in the 70s ...

www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthy_kids/The-split-over-cheerleading-is-it-an-activity-or-a-sport.html

Dec 15, 2014 ... Learn more about why recognizing it as a sport in all states will help improve the safety for those who participate. - Rima Himelstein, M.D. ... Many groups, like the National Collegiate Athletic Association, do not consider cheerleading a sport mainly because not all teams compete. On the other side are those ...

womensenews.org/2014/12/ncaa-blocks-cheerleading-jump-to-sports-status

Dec 9, 2014 ... More than 30 states, meanwhile, already consider cheerleading a sport. But the NCAA, like some other groups, says it's not a real sport due to its supportive, noncompetitive role in galvanizing fans to cheer on other athletes. However, earlier this year the NCAA also turned down the application for emerging ...

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/826482

Jun 10, 2014 ... In April, New York became the 35th state to consider cheerleading a sport, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has not yet recognized it as such. One emergency pediatric physician, Samantha Rosman, MD, from Jamaica Plain in Massachusetts, said that she regularly treats injured ...

www.nfhs.org/articles/cheerleading-and-the-law

Sep 16, 2015 ... Title IX & Cheerleading. Regardless of the designation of a cheer squad as an “ activity” or as a “sport” by its school, district, state association or national governing body, its classification for Title IX purposes depends entirely on whether the squad satisfies the criteria set forth in the September 17, 2008 U.S. ...