Cheerleading Essay Examples

  • Volunteer Paper

    1488 words - 6 pages

    Every year our cheerleading team at Central High School organizes a camp that we hold in the gym at our school. We have it for kids around the community who show an interest in cheerleading. Our squad teaches the kids about motions, dances, jumps, stunts, and they learn two of our chants, one of our cheers and two dances. On the last day of camp we invite every parent to come and watch everything that the kids learned. July 18, 2007 Prior to the first day of camp our coach set us all up with what we would be teaching for those three long days. On the eighteenth the instructors had to be at

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    Cheerleading Vs Ballet

    778 words - 4 pages

    Cheerleading can be defined as a sport that involves tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting in an organized routine. Cheerleading involves several individuals joining together in order to form a team that performs and participates in competitions. When one cheers they may do it on the side lines of a football game or in a more intense setting such as a competition against other cheer squads. While cheerleading involves a team, ballet is based more on the individual. Ballet is a technical form of dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance court and involves choreographed dances, miming, and

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    Blood Sweat And Tears

    595 words - 3 pages

    Four years of hard work was finally paying off. I had finally earned the one title that I had longed for all of my band career. Months of nonstop practice, hundreds of private lessons with the best teachers available, and one determined mind all attributed to me obtaining the goal that I thought I wouldn’t be able to accomplish until my senior year. After trying out for the All-Region band, I had been officially named an area-band member. I still remember exactly how I felt when I was first told that I had made the cut. Excitement engulfed my entire being, and I had never been as happy as I

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    Origin Of Cheerleading

    598 words - 3 pages

    From ancient times, spectators cheered for runners in foot races, held during the first Olympic games in Greece. Since then, the fashion of cheerleading has changed originally and gradually up until the present. cheerleading really began at a Princeton University football game using only megaphones. But soon after, cheerleading manners progressed on to another level. The audience of the Olympic games in Greece, as mentioned earlier, was the mark of all cheering events. At this time, the word cheerleading meant to influence the athletes or entertainers to gain pride and to give

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    Open House

    558 words - 3 pages

    Campus and Community Relations Fall Report Overview: Fall quarter for CCR is a lot of prep work. At the beginning of the quarter, I made a timeline of the year that included all of CCR’s responsibilities and when things were to be done for each. The list of our responsibilities includes: Sponsorships Special Events Fundraisers VIPs Alumni Signs Cell Phones Resource Faire Volunteers Based on this list, we assigned jobs within our subcommittee so people would know what they were going to be working on. Next quarter will be a lot busier as we will need to begin working on m

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    Why Cheerleading Should Be Concitered A Sport

    1080 words - 5 pages

    Amanda Otten AP English 3 Ashworth, Period 6 18 December 2008 Football Players Throw Balls, Cheerleaders Throw Athletes… Why Competitive Cheerleading should be recognized as an Athletic Sport Competitive cheerleading may cause the average American to forget the archetype of the blond cheerleader in a tight sweater, pining for the muscular quarterback. The world of cheerleading no longer means “sideline” squads, which exist solely to support other teams. Cheerleading used to be thought of only as an accessory to sports, much like a nice handbag or a fresh fitted baseball cap. However,

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    Cheerleading

    803 words - 4 pages

    Cheerleading Its February 10th, every successful high school cheerleading team is here. Each and every cheerleader hoping to have on that white satin national championship jacket on their backs when they leave Disney World on their flight back home. I remember those days of long hours, weeks, and months of getting through tough practices for this day, February 10th. The UCA National Highschool Cheerleading Championship is the competition that really shows a team how great they are, or maybe not so great. Cheerleading teams come from all across the country hoping for the same title, champi

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    Why I Should Be Cheerleading Captain

    310 words - 2 pages

    I believe that I should be head cheerleader because I am dedicated to everything that I do. I’ve been cheerleading since the age of five years old, and on a varsity level for two. I’ve participated on an All- Star team for two years. I’ve also served as the Youth Praise Dance Leader at my church for 6 years. My interpersonal skills have all been sharpened because of this endeavor. As a leader, I also have a better understanding for using the strengths of those willing to help and I’ve learned of the necessity of listening to others. I feel that a cheerleader should be able to influence others

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    The Stereotypical Cheerleader

    1571 words - 7 pages

    The Stereotypical Cheerleader In the dictionary, the word stereotype is described as "a too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group (Stereotype)." This means that people, or groups of people, are given a reputation of something that is not true, which is very hard to overcome once it has been spread. Today, the world is composed of people who do nothing but stereotype others, especially cheerleaders. Most people describe cheerleaders to be stuck up, popular, rich, dumb, etcetera. What most people don't understand though, is that looks, money, and popularity are not what cheerlead

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    Scholarship Essay

    353 words - 2 pages

    For years I have revolved my entire life around cheerleading and now that it is coming to an end, I am extremely proud of who it has made me. I have decided to build a career from all that I have learned by majoring in Kinesiology and becoming a Physical Therapist. Cheerleading has helped develop my interest in sciences and the human body. Like my coaches and trainers have done for me, I hope to help future cheerleaders condition their bodies correctly in an effort to minimize major injuries. To me, the most important part of cheerleading is sportsmanship. I believe this because cheerleading

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    Cheerleading Is A Sport

    1236 words - 5 pages

    Rayshelle Wright English 102 Cheerleading IS a Sport Despite what the many critics believe, mainly football players and other athletes, cheerleading is a sport that requires hard work and dedication. Cheerleaders, just like participants in every other sport, attend camps, practice multiple times, risk injury, and face competition. It is time for cheerleaders to get the respect and recognition they deserve, instead of the stereotyping and ridicule they receive. During those last weeks of summer when all the sports teams are off at camp, one might assume that cheerleaders are just working on

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    Discourse Community

    1477 words - 6 pages

    Copiah Lincoln Junior College Cheerleaders Discourse Community A discourse community is described as a group of people that require a set of specific characteristics, which allow the term “discourse community” to be narrowed down until the point when other competing qualities of a group are eliminated. There are many school settings which are considered discourse communities, fitting each of the five characteristics. The five characteristics that define if groups are considered a discourse community are required to have common goals, vocabulary, behaviors and must communicate in orde

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    Cheer Think

    972 words - 4 pages

    Casey Rakaczky Mrs. Smith- 3 AP Lang & Composition 20 January 2011 P. 240, # 3 Cheer Think Two, four, six, eight ,who does everyone love to discriminate? “Cheer think” is a set of ideas about what comprises cheerleader behavior. Cheerleaders are supposed to be blonde and skinny. Cheerleaders are thought of as dumb and ditzy. They are known to be petite and popular. Cheerleaders are not athletes but they are merely girls wearing too short of skirts waving pompoms in the air. The idea of “cheer think” is instilled in many minds till this day. The notion of cheer think is extremely p

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    Cheerleading Is A Sport

    2158 words - 9 pages

    Cheerleading a Sport? September 29, 2010 - 7:29 AM | by: Maryam Sepehri After a Federal judge ruled that cheerleading is "too underdeveloped and disorganized to be considered a sport," some colleges started developing different models of competitive cheer in the hopes of reaching sport status under the Board of Education’s title IX requirements. Title IX is a gender equity law passed in the 70s to create equal gender opportunities in college sports. Two organizations have come to the plate. The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association or NCATA and USA Cheer are both launchin

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    Cheerleading

    439 words - 2 pages

    From stunts, to flips, gymnastics, flexibility; cheerleading is still a sport. So much comes into play when you are cheering. It’s not just a whole group of preppy girls who stand around and yell every Friday night neither at football games nor at basketball games. Cheerleading is a physical activity, and sometimes a competitive sport, based on organized routines. Cheerleading teaches you there is no “I” in Team. Cheerleading can be a difficult sport when it comes to getting your motions tight and staying together as one. The motions and routines have to be precise or you will look a mess on

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    Argument Paper

    1643 words - 7 pages

    Aubrey EG 102 23 February 2011 Cheerleading is a Sport Over 4.1 million males and females all around the world devote over 2,000 hours a year to something they absolutely love (Cheerleaders 1). And all they get in return is the label of only an activity. Cheerleaders dedicate too much time, money, sweat, tears and energy just to get told by the Federal Court that they only “support other athletic teams” (Federal Court Rules 1). Those blind to cheerleading underestimate what all cheerleading involves therefore the sport is now being labeled as only an activity. The Supreme Court is wrong i

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    Ammendment

    286 words - 2 pages

    A former Texas cheerleader was kicked off her high school’s cheerleading squad after she became quiet at a game, because one of the players supposively sexually harassed her in the past after a game. Sillsbee High School proclaimed that her “silence was disruptive” and her job was to cheer at the game. Doe V. Sillsbee Independent School District violated the free speech, but the three-judge panel of the 5th circuit also excluded the cheerleader’s claims of being silent. The cheerleader was too young for her name to be published so they used H.S as her identity. This case is an injustice be

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    Cheerleading

    588 words - 3 pages

    Is cheerleading a sport? Cheerleading is an international phenomenon that includes not only millions of young Americans but a rapid amount of worldwide participants. As cheerleading continues to gain in popularity the controversy still remains, is cheerleading a real sport? How do you define sport? Sport can be defined as physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engage in competitively. So what makes cheerleading different than football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and etc.? Cheerleading includes physical activity, practice and skills, and set rules t

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    Cheerleading

    785 words - 4 pages

    Sport, an activity that involves physical activity and skill in which an individual or team compete against another individual or another team. In order for something to be a sport it must fall under this category, so why isn't cheer leading a sport and who gets to define whether it should be a sport or not? Cheer leading doesn't just involve a bunch of girls trying to look pretty in mini skirts. Male cheerleaders are also included and the sport was in fact founded and started by males. Now cheerleaders don't have to get all down and dirty either because they have to look good while competing

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    Classy Yet Sassy

    1247 words - 5 pages

    Classy, yet Sassy We all remember them: the CHEERLEADERS. The girls who graced themselves throughout the halls in high school; the girls who seemed to be perfect; the girls who every guy wanted and every girl hated and secretly envied. Not everyone likes cheerleaders though. Typical stereotypes of cheerleaders would include: dumb, stupid, evil, demanding, loose, and conceited. Another stereotype would be that cheerleading isn’t a “real” sport. Of course all of these aren’t exactly true; they have stuck to cheerleaders as the years go by. Society displays these stereotypes everywhere, i

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    Essay

    786 words - 4 pages

    Becoming A Cheerleader 1.Get fit[->0] if you aren't already because cheerleading is a very intense work out in its own right. Be flexible.[->1] Look up cheer stretches. You need a good toe-touch and herkie. Stretch every morning and every night. This will lengthen your muscles. You need good back, leg, and arm flexibility for stunts, jumps, and tumbling. Get strong. It doesn't matter if you're a flyer or if you're a base, back spotter or front spotter, you need to weight lift at least three times a week. You will be stunting and lifting about 60 pounds in every stunt you can t

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    Cheerleading

    572 words - 3 pages

    The New York Times states that cheerleading is the fastest growing girls’ sport, yet more than half of Americans do not believe it is a sport. In addition, they fail to distinguish between sideline cheerleaders and competitive ones. Sideline cheerleaders’ main goal is to entertain the crowd and lead them with team cheers, which should not be considered a sport. On the other hand, competitive cheerleading is a sport. A sport, according to the Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors, is a “physical activity [competition] against/with an opponent, governed by rules and conditions unde

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    Cheering As A Sport

    882 words - 4 pages

    ESPN cameras all around, hundreds of screaming fans, pride and a big trophy at stake; no, the described scene is not that of a football championship. The excitement buzzing in the air escalates as the next team steps up to put all they have into a two minute and thirty second sprint to the finish. As a competitive mix of various other sports, cheerleading is a new sport on an international rise in popularity. Some may argue cheerleading should not and cannot be considered a sport, but according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary cheerleading follows the definition of a sport and therefore shoul

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