Persuasive Essay On Cheerleading

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“Waiting to walk on that mat with my team is the most scariest thing”. Hearing my mom yell for me and my team is the best feeling because i know my mom believes in cheer, me, and my team. All the excitement helps me do better and it helps me believe that cheer is a sport and anyone can do it. Cheer has standards to be considered a sport. Cheerleading meets ALL of the athletic specifications”- ( A lot of teens, mostly teen boys think that cheer is only for supporting their schools football team and basketball team, but cheer is not limited to that. Competition comes second. “Usually people make negative comments about cheerleading because they know how it gets under your skin, people also believe cheerleading lacks athleticism”.…show more content…
“It must be a physical activity which involves propelling a mass through space or overcoming the resistance of mass. Stunting… check!“Contesting” or competing against/with an opponent is required as well. Competition… check!”. “It must be governed by rules that explicitly define the time, space, and purpose of the contest and the conditions under which a winner is declared. Time limit, mat size, score sheets… check, check, check!”. Acknowledgement that the primary purpose of the competition is a comparison of the relative skills of the participants. You know those competitions on ESPN? Those are national championships… check!”. That’s a four out of four but there is still something that has to be done to really consider it to be a sport. The Women’s Sports Foundation makes it clear that “any physical activity in which relative performance can be judged or qualified can be developed into a competitive
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