I devoted 8 and a half years to this sport and every time…
‘No it is not a sport.’
Seriously!? Back in the days, we ran, we stretched, we suffered injuries, went through them and supported our schools and teams, competed and went to camp. Oh and yeah, we had practice!!!
And what?! Not a sport. Let’s see, injuries that happened in our youth can affect us in our wise elder years. My knees hurt, sometimes I twinge my back and even my nose is affected from too many butts on them during seasons.
Hon’ folks… cheerleading is a sport.
We were spirit leaders, we were equally expected to have excellent sportsmanship and to represent our schools well.
Not a sport?!? I will drop a butt on your nose.