Cheerleading Essay Examples

  • Volunteer Paper

    1233 words - 5 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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    Why Cheerleading Should Be Concitered A Sport

    1198 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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    The Stereotypical Cheerleader

    1473 words - 6 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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    Cheerleading Is A Sport

    1204 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

    1343 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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    Cheerleading Is A Sport

    2169 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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    Argument Paper

    1634 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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    Classy Yet Sassy

    1176 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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